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Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Aug. 20-24

Friday, August 17, 2018

Aug. 20, Intermediate Shopify

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Edney, Floor Five: 1100 Market St.

This class is for users who understand the basics of websites and/or Shopify and want to go further in their understanding of how to use its intermediate features.

Register at thechattery.org.

$25

 

Aug. 21, Red Bank/Signal Mountain Chamber Council Meeting

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Red Bank Community Center: 3620 Tom Weathers Dr., behind Erlanger

Program: BBQ & Networking

$12

 

Aug. 21, City & Federal Government Contracting for Women-Owned Small Business

1 to 3 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Please park across the street in the Republic parking lot)

In this two part session, learn how to start doing business with the City of Chattanooga, through their free Vendor Registry for Diverse Business Enterprise. Secondly, learn about the Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) program through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Key topics include eligibility requirements and steps towards the certification process.

Speakers: Jacqueline Merritt, SBA & James McKissic, City of Chattanooga

Register at tsbdc.org/chscc/.

No cost.

 

Aug. 22, Nonprofit Startup Information Session

9:30 a.m. to Noon

United Way of Greater Chattanooga: 630 Market St.

Interested in starting a nonprofit in Tennessee? This information session covers early considerations such as for profit business options and collaboration, differences between a nonprofit and for profit and an overview of the nonprofit startup process. 

Register ventureforwardnow.org.

$25

 

Aug. 22, Pick the Brain of a Commercial Insurance Agent

11 a.m. to noon

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Please park across the street in the Republic parking lot)

Business owners, let the insurance agent know your area of inquiry regarding all things Commercial Business Insurance. This Q & A group session will cover: insurance coverage required by law, top three policies every business should have and how proper risk management can reduce your insurance cost and protect your company.

Speaker: Keith Rocha, The American Insurance Group

Register at tsbdc.org/chscc/.

No cost.  

 

Aug. 22, 2018 Chattanooga Chamber Annual Meeting

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Chattanooga Convention Center: 1150 Carter St.

The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce presents their Annual Meeting. Local volunteers receive awards, including: Ambassador of the Year Award, Chamber Council of the Year Award, and Chamber Council Membership Award.

Keynote speaker Mick Fleming, nationally recognized Chamber of Commerce Executive, will speak about the power of community leaders.

 

Aug. 22, When Does HR Matter & Why

2 to 5 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Please park across the street in the Republic parking lot)

Every small business owner wears more than one hat. But when it comes to HR issues, they face an ever-increasing range of legal obligations and risks, and it’s good to know when outside expert help is needed. In this program, we will explore the primary HR challenges faced by growing small businesses and offer practical suggestions for addressing them.

Speaker: Attorney Dan Gilmore, Founder of Squire Strategies

Register at tsbdc.org/chscc/.

No cost.

 

Aug. 23, Enterprise Gateway Chamber Council Meeting

8:15 to 9:30 a.m.

Hospice of Chattanooga: 4411 Oakwood Dr.

Speaker: Charita Allen, Deputy Administrator of Economic Development with City of Chattanooga

$10

 

Aug. 23, Small Business Orientation: Morning Seminar

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Please park across the street in the Republic parking lot)

This seminar addresses key topics of interest for individuals considering starting a business. Get to know our TSBDC staff, as we cover topics such as business entity options and tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options and the extensive network of resources available through the TSBDC. Participants receive a startup packet containing vital phone numbers and addresses for getting established within State and Federal regulations.

Speakers: TSBDC Staff

Register at tsbdc.org/chscc/.

No cost.

 

Aug. 23, Small Business Orientation: Evening Seminar

5:30 to 7 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Please park across the street in the Republic parking lot)

This seminar addresses key topics of interest for individuals considering starting a business. Get to know our TSBDC staff, as we cover topics such as business entity options and tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options and the extensive network of resources available through the TSBDC. Participants receive a startup packet containing vital phone numbers and addresses for getting established within State and Federal regulations.

Speakers: TSBDC Staff

Register at tsbdc.org/chscc/.

No cost.

 

Aug. 24, Lunch & Learn: Finding Your Zen in a Corporate World

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Chattery at Chattanooga WorkSpace: 302 W. 6th St.

In this class, you will learn basic concepts of breath and gentle motion that will allow you to stop stress in its tracks. After discussing stress and its effects on you and your workplace, we will practice techniques to calm your mind, relieve your body and boost your mood.

Register at thechattery.org.

$15

 



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