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.

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Ringgold Telephone Company has donated $10,000 in digital learning equipment and labor to the Catoosa County Public School System. "School is almost back in session; yet, due to the threat ... (click for more)

CBL Properties on Monday announced that its portfolio of regional shopping centers will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day for the fifth consecutive year. “We are proud to continue our tradition ... (click for more)

America’s Car-Mart, Inc. opened its 150th dealership located in Chattanooga on July 31. This will be the seventh dealership in Tennessee and the second dealership opening in fiscal year 2021. ... (click for more)



Business

RTC Donates $10,000 To Support The Catoosa County Public Schools Digital Learning Initiative

Ringgold Telephone Company has donated $10,000 in digital learning equipment and labor to the Catoosa County Public School System. "School is almost back in session; yet, due to the threat of Covid -19, some local families are opting to keep students at home, choosing to try the virtual, digital-learning route instead of traditional, in-class education," officials said. "As ... (click for more)

CBL Properties To Close Stores On Thanksgiving For 5th Consecutive Year

CBL Properties on Monday announced that its portfolio of regional shopping centers will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day for the fifth consecutive year. “We are proud to continue our tradition of closing our centers on Thanksgiving,” said Stephen Lebovitz, chief executive officer. “Given the challenges of 2020, it’s more important to us than ever to ensure our employees and ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Supt. Johnson Says County Schools To Start Aug. 12 In Groups, But Hope To Be Fully Open By Aug. 30

Hamilton County Schools Supt. Dr. Bryan Johnson on Monday said the schools plan to open Aug. 12 with two groups of students at each school each attending two days a week. However, he said it is hoped that students will be able to go five days a week by Aug. 30. The opening format includes Group A going on Wednesday, Aug. 12, and Group B on Thursday, Aug. 13. Friday will be ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Has Just 52 New Coronavirus Cases, But ICU Cases Continue To Go Up; Tennessee Has 25 More Deaths

Hamilton County had just 52 new coronavirus cases on Monday and deaths remained at 48. However, the number of COVID patients in Intensive Care continued to go up and is now at 37. Total cases now are 5,669 after the numbers have dropped in recent days. There are 86 COVID patients hospitalized as well as four more suspected cases. The number of active cases in Hamilton ... (click for more)

Opinion

Leave C.E. James Monument And Park Alone - And Response (4)

The recent controversy over the monument to our town's founder, C.E. James, is more than a completely unnecessary and avoidable waste of time and possibly money - it is contrived and downright silly. Race-based restrictions on residential real estate sales weren't just common a century ago, they were universal in both the North and South. Such "red-lining" didn't start to die out ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Laughing With Jim Murray

When I was in high school, I would love it when the “Newspapers in Education” would roll around once a week. The Chattanooga Times was a real Godsend because it offered me something interesting to read during class and, man, I would pounce on the paper. I would immediately find the syndicated columnist, Jim Murray, and revel in his every word. He was - and this I believe to this ... (click for more)