Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Aug. 3-8

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Aug. 3, ONLINE – NEWtrepreneur Bookkeeping 
noon-1 p.m.
New to being an entrepreneur? This information-packed class covers 10 of the most common bookkeeping mistakes and practical, efficient solutions to overcome them. Topics include: how to classify workers, receipt requirements, meal expenses, personal vehicle expenses and more. This class is hosted by TSBDC and HR Business Solutions.
Register at tsbdc.org.
No cost.
 
Aug. 3, ONLINE – Ask a QuickBooks ProAdvisor 
2-3 p.m.
QuickBooks Online (QBO) is a great choice for startups and small businesses who need to improve their bookkeeping tools.
We will begin this class with a presentation of the recent updates in QBO, then there will be a Q&A discussion with QuickBooks experts.Thisclass is hosted by TSBDC and HR Business Solutions.
Register at tsbdc.org.
No cost.
 
Aug. 4, ONLINE - Member Orientation 
8:30-10 a.m. 
Join us via Zoom to learn more about your member benefits and what's going on at the Chamber. 
Check the events calendar at chattanoogachamber.com for Zoom details. 
No cost. 
 
Aug. 4, ONLINE – North Chattanooga Chamber Council Meeting
11:30 a.m.-noon
Join us for as we hear from Dr. Steve Highlander.
Check the events calendar at chattanoogachamber.com for Zoom details. 
No cost.
 
Aug. 5, ONLINE – Pick the Brain of an Attorney (Q&A) 
11 a.m.-noon 
In this one-hour Q&A session, you can ask your business-related legal questions, such as: How should I structure my business? Would I benefit more as an LLC or Sole Proprietor? What should I be including in my contracts and partnership agreements? This class is hosted by TSBDC.
Register at tsbdc.org.      
No cost.
 
Aug. 5, ONLINE - Tech Empowers the Power Company: How EPB uses Tech in Emergency Response
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
EPB uses sophisticated technologies to manage daily operations, minor outages and natural disasters. Hear about the combination of technology, a highly skilled dispatch center and field crews to keep Chattanooga’s lights—and internet—working. Presented by ChaTech, The Chattanooga Technology Council.
Register at https://bit.ly/39DW9C2 for this Zoom presentation.
No cost.
  
Aug. 5, ONLINE - Experience Talks: Texting At Work
noon-1 p.m. 
Kenneth Burke, Director of Marketing at Text Request, hosts an exploratory talk on the innovative work Text Request is doing to change the standards of communications with businesses.
Register at https://bit.ly/39AX9Hi.
In lieu of ticket sales, we ask that you purchase a gift card from a local small business.
 
Aug. 6, ONLINE – Chamber Council Networking
8-9 a.m.
Join us for great networking opportunities and to meet new business connections. Provided by the Downtown Council and the East Ridge Council.
Check the events calendar at chattanoogachamber.com for Zoom details. 
No cost.
 
Aug. 6, ONLINE – Small Business Orientation 
1-2:30 p.m.
Have you been thinking about starting your own business, but don't know where to begin? Maybe you recently started a business but you're worried you may have missed a critical step. This class will cover: business entity options, how to get your business licenses, tax registration, planning and financing options. After attending this class, you will also have access to TSBDC counselors and other resources, including a Startup Checklist that will help ensure you are on the right track.
Register at tsbdc.org.
No cost.
 
Aug. 7, ONLINE - Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Coffee 
8:30-9:30 a.m. 
Consider attending this monthly networking event in Ooltewah to catch up with the best business connections around. 
Check the events calendar at chattanoogachamber.com for Zoom details. 
No cost. 
 
Aug. 8, ONLINE - CO.STARTERS Get Started Workshop
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Join us for a free three hour CO.STARTERS Get Started Workshop in partnership with CO.LAB and The Chattery. This workshop is designed to equip you with the insights, relationships and tools needed to turn your idea into a business.  
Speaker: April Corbett, Upstate Mississippi
Register at thechattery.org.
No cost.

For more on these events and growing your business, visit chattanoogachamber.com.

AG Slatery Urges Congress To Consider Pandemic Liability Protections

GDOL Addresses Outstanding Claims

Finalists For Chattanooga's 1st Annual Technology Excellence Awards Announced


Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with 21 other state attorneys general, co-signed a letter to Congress urging the adoption of the protections contained in the Safe to Work Act. ... (click for more)

The Georgia Department of Labor has recently been asked why not all initial unemployment insurance claims from the middle of March have not been paid. Officials said 92 percent of all valid claims ... (click for more)

ChaTech, the Chattanooga Technology Council, announces the first annual Technology Excellence Awards (TechX). The inaugural TechX Awards will recognize regional companies for outstanding involvement, ... (click for more)



Business

AG Slatery Urges Congress To Consider Pandemic Liability Protections

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with 21 other state attorneys general, co-signed a letter to Congress urging the adoption of the protections contained in the Safe to Work Act. The legislation would help mitigate the threat of frivolous COVID-related litigation for much-needed goods and services while still ensuring victims have legal options where appropriate. The ... (click for more)

GDOL Addresses Outstanding Claims

The Georgia Department of Labor has recently been asked why not all initial unemployment insurance claims from the middle of March have not been paid. Officials said 92 percent of all valid claims have received benefits in the past 19 weeks where a payment has been requested, but many of the others are not eligible for payment per state and federal law. Over 135,000 claims have ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Has 3 More COVID Deaths, State Has 20

The Hamilton County Health Department reported that the total number of Hamilton County resident deaths has risen to 53. Below are details of deaths 50-53: #50: 61-70 year old African-American, non-Hispanic male with multiple underlying conditions. #51: 61-70 year old African-American female with no underlying conditions and who was asymptomatic at the time of testing. ... (click for more)

Keith Fogleman Retiring, Brent Goldberg Leaving County Schools; Other Changes Announced

Keith Fogleman, co-chairman of the School Reopening Task Force and chief talent officer (personnel) for Hamilton County Schools, will retire in September. At the same time, county school officials announced several new leadership changes, including the departure of Brent Goldberg, chief finance officer. Mr. Fogleman came to Hamilton County Schools in January 2018. Previously, ... (click for more)

Opinion

Congratulations To Marco Perez

Congratulations to Marco Perez on winning the District 2 School Board race. Marco and his team ran a well organized campaign. It is my hope that Marco will take that same organizational skill to continue the improvement of our public schools for the benefit of our nearly 45,000 students. Thanks to my incredible campaign team that worked tirelessly. Thanks as well to the many ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Tennessee Picks Hagerty

Throughout the day on Thursday, I found myself thinking about Manny Sethi and a day he once spent as a 10-year-old kid in central Tennessee. It was Little League baseball day in Hillsboro, which is right outside of Manchester, a town you know as halfway between Chattanooga and Nashville on I-75. For any energetic child, Little League Day is everything, because all the boys are assigned ... (click for more)