Chattanooga Chamber Of Commerce Events Jan. 11-15

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Here are the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce events for Jan. 11-15

January 11, NEWtrepreneur Bookkeeping
Noon to 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 car expenses and more. Hosted by TSBDC and HR Business Solutions.
Register here.
No cost.

January 11, Ask a QuickBooks ProAdvisor
2 to 3 p.m.
QuickBooks is a great choice for startups and small businesses who need to improve their bookkeeping tools.

We will begin with a presentation of the recent updates for QBO, then there will be a Q&A discussion with QuickBooks experts. Hosted by TSBDC and HR Business Solutions.
Register here.
No cost.

January 12, 2021 Economic Outlook Virtual Event
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Economic Outlook Virtual Event taking place Jan. 12 from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. via Zoom. The Economic Outlook Event is sponsored by Bank of America. Please join us as we hear from David Altig, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Altig’s remarks will focus on how to think about key economic indicators and trends in light of Covid-19 impacts alongside what his team is learning from business and community leaders across the Southeast.
Watch the event here.
No cost.

January 13, Government Contracting 101
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Contracting with the federal government can open the door to many opportunities and can aid the growth of your business tremendously. This comprehensive workshop outlines everything you need to know about government contracting and how to be successful in today’s procurement marketplace. Hosted by TSBDC and UT PTAC.
Register here.
No cost.

January 13, Pick the Brain of an Attorney
11 a.m. to Noon
In this one-hour Q&A session, you can ask any and all of your business-related legal questions. FAQ: 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? Hosted by TSBDC and Grant, Konvalinka, and Harrison, P.C.
Register here.
No cost.

January 13, MidTown Council Meeting
Noon to 1 p.m.
Our MidTown Council is determined to keep you informed on the great work taking place within the MidTown area.  Join us as we hear from President and CEO of the Chattanooga Airport, Terry Hart.
Register here.
No cost.

January 14, Personal Finances for Small Business Owners
Noon to 1 p.m.
Whether you're still in the brainstorming phase or a well-seasoned entrepreneur - your financial wellness as a business owner plays a large role in the success of your small business. In this presentation, learn about the 5 Financial Challenges of an entrepreneur and how to optimize your personal finances so you can open more doors and give your company the ultimate chance for success. Hosted by TSBDC and R&D Financial Coaching.
Register here.
No cost.

January 15, Ooltewah Collegedale Council Coffee
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Come join us for our monthly networking event to make some of the best business connections around.
Register here.
No cost.



Tennessee State Unemployment Inches Upward During December

Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Dips Slightly In December While Jobs Increase

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The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia’s unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percentage points to reach 5.6 percent in December while the state saw a significant increase in ... (click for more)

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Business

Tennessee State Unemployment Inches Upward During December

Statewide unemployment inched upwards during the final month of 2020, according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2020 is 6.4 percent, an increase of 1.2 percentage points from November’s revised rate of 5.2 percent. Tennessee’s latest jobless statistic remains ... (click for more)

Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Dips Slightly In December While Jobs Increase

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia’s unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percentage points to reach 5.6 percent in December while the state saw a significant increase in the number of jobs. “December is yet another month where we have seen job growth throughout the state,” said Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “We more than doubled our job growth from November, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Health Department Says It Has Many "First Dose" Appointments Still Available Through The Call Center

Most "first dose" COVID-19 vaccine appointments are booked online, but there are still many appointments available, Hamilton County Health Department officials said Sunday afternoon. Those seeking the appointments should call the appointment call center at 423-209-5399 beginning Monday at 8:30 a.m. Officials said, " If you get a busy signal, hang up and call again. When all ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Has No New COVID Deaths, 89 New Cases; Tennessee Has 2,841 New Cases, 40 More COVID Deaths

Hamilton County reported 89 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. The new total of cases in Hamilton County is 36,978. There were no more deaths from the virus in the county reported since Saturday, leaving the total at 337. The number of coronavirus cases in Tennessee is at 708,717 on Sunday with 2,841 new cases. There have been 40 more deaths from the virus, for a total ... (click for more)

Opinion

What's The Deal, Steve Highlander?

While listening to the school board meeting on Thursday night, School Board Member Steve Highlander made a comment that he had been teaching all day. I was a little confused and started searching. It didn't take me long to find out that Highlander teaches at Ringgold High School. So let me get this straight. He was teaching in person at a Georgia school, then came to ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Open Our Schools!

There has never been a better time nor a better reason for Hamilton County to do away with the School Board. The group of nine wasted the better part of two hours Thursday night trying to decide whether to allow children to go back to school before tossing any decision back to superintendent Bryan Johnson. The School Board is worthless. It makes no decisions about anything other ... (click for more)