Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events April 12-16

Thursday, April 8, 2021

April 12, ONLINE: Nokian Tyres: From Finland to Dayton Tennessee

noon-1 p.m.

This is a joint meeting with AGC, CRMA, Chattanooga Area Chamber's International Business Council and green|spaces. Nokian Tyres opened its Dayton, Tennessee production factory in 2019 after breaking ground two years prior.

The Dayton Factory is one of the most high-tech, eco-friendly tire production facilities in the world.  David Korda will speak about the construction and production and Nokian Tyres growth opportunity in the North American market and for the Southeast Tennessee economy.

Register here.

No cost.

 

April 12, ONLINE: NEW-trepreneur 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. Hosted by TSBDC and HR Business Solutions.

Register here.

No cost.

 

April 12, ONLINE: Ask a QuickBooks ProAdvisor

2-3 p.m.

QuickBooks is a great choice for start-ups 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 Q&A with QuickBooks experts. Hosted by TSBDC and HR Business Solutions.

Register here.

No cost.

 

April 13, ONLINE: New Member Spotlight and Networking

10-11 a.m.

Are you a new member of the Chattanooga Chamber? We want to recognize you! Join us as we highlight our new members and provide them the opportunity to speak about their businesses. Whether you are new to our organization or have been with us for years, please help us welcome these businesses to our Chamber community. 

Register here.

No cost.

 

April 14, ONLINE: Government Contracting 101: Part 1

10 a.m.-noon

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. This class is part 1 of 2. Participants are encouraged to register for both sessions. Hosted by TSBDC and UT’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

Register here.

No cost.

 

April 14, ONLINE:  ChaTech Startups

11 a.m.-noon

If you are the founder or a principal of an early stage technology-related startup, feel free to join this conversation. The group will bring together tech startups, not only for networking and moral support, but also to address their unique challenges as small businesses and entrepreneurs in the tech sector. Open to ChaTech member companies and others.

Register here.

No cost.

 

April 14, ONLINE: MidTown Council Meeting

noon-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 more about what’s been going on in our community.

Register here.

No cost.

 

April 15, ONLINE: Government Contracting 101: Part 2

10 a.m.-noon

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. This class is part 2 of 2. Participants are encouraged to register for both sessions. Hosted by TSBDC and UT’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

Register here.

No cost.

 

April 15, ONLINE: Gig Economy Law 101

2-3 p.m.

In this seminar, Rockridge Venture Law® attorney Kevin Christopher will explore some of the key legal considerations underpinning the ever-evolving gig economy. Freelancers, independent contractors and employers alike will learn how to protect themselves where business moves faster than the law.

Register here.

No cost.

 

April 16, ONLINE: Chattanooga Worksite Wellness Summit

9-9:45 a.m.

In turbulent times like these, employees crave interpersonal communication. Company leaders need to actively foster engagement, productivity and wellness in the daily lives of employees. In this session, we’ll focus on employee engagement and how to make heart-healthy choices when the fridge is just a few feet away. Presented by the American Heart Association.

Register here.

No cost.

 

 


Chattanooga-Based Skuid Named Best Workplace By Inc.

BBB 2021 “Student Of Integrity” Scholarship Winners Announced

CBCC Women’s Council To Host 1st Hybrid Meeting May 24


Skuid, a toolkit for creating human-centered digital experiences, has been named to Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2021. The list came from a wide-ranging and comprehensive ... (click for more)

The Better Business Bureau serving Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia announce the “Student of Integrity” scholarship winners for 2021. BBB will conduct its formal meeting and presentation ... (click for more)

The Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce Women’s Council will host its first program of the year on Monday, May 24 at noon in a hybrid format. Sponsored by Tennova Healthcare, the meeting will ... (click for more)



Business

Wade Hinton Named Top Diversity Officer At National Diversity And Leadership Conference

At their 17th Annual National Diversity and Leadership Conference in April, DiversityFirst recognized business leader and attorney Wade Hinton by naming him among the 2021 Top 100 Diversity Officers. Award winners were selected from organizations across the country and represent various industries such as healthcare, technology, and entertainment. “As diversity, equity, and inclusion ... (click for more)

Representative Esther Helton Extends Investment Period For Border Region Cities

State Representative Esther Helton successfully passed legislation to extend the investment period for border region cities, which include East Ridge, Bristol and Kingsport. House Bill 330 passed with unanimous support in both the House and the Senate. House Bill 330 extends the payback period from 30-35 years from during which a certain portion of state sales taxes are allocated ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Boyd Raises Issue Of Pinkston Raises To A Staff Member He Married And Hiring Her Brother; DA Says, "I Have Done Nothing Wrong"

County Commissioner Tim Boyd has questioned District Attorney Neal Pinkston on the issue of relatives in his office. He released an email he received that was critical of DA Pinkston giving allegedly excessive raises to a top staff member that he married and for hiring her brother. At budget hearings, he asked DA Pinkston whether he had any relatives on the county payroll. ... (click for more)

2 Killed, 1 Injured In Shooting Wednesday Night On Ridgeside Road

DeQuan Paris, 25, and LaRome Ridley, 20, were killed and a 29-year-old man was injured in a shooting on Ridgeside Road Wednesday evening. The two men who died are brothers. They have two other brothers. Their mother, Amanda Del “Rat” Paris, died last Dec. 3 at age 39. Chattanooga Police responded to the 3600 block of Ridgeside Road on a report of a person shot at approximately ... (click for more)

Opinion

Please Stop Calling Us “Latinx”

We’re asking nicely, because we think the use of the term has been mostly well-intentioned. But let’s start with some numbers: a mere 3 percent of Americans of Latin-American descent use “Latinx” to describe themselves. This is based on a 2020 Pew Research poll of about 3,000 American Latinos. Those who want for “Latinx” to become the default say it’s preferable because it’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Earn Life's "Free Lunches"

The worst debacle in our nation’s history, it is beginning to be proven, was when the United States was quarantined during the COVID-19 epidemic. Our economy – from employment to production – was stymied. Our next generation responded with virtually no education for an entire year and a surging teen suicide epidemic and the biggest profits that were made in the second half of 2020 ... (click for more)