published Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Chattanooga area business calendar

Events and Seminars

• Ribbon Cutting for Kabob-ster Monday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Kabob-ster, 1408 Gunbarrel Road, Ste. 111.

• International Commerce in Chattanooga Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at The INCubator, 100 Cherokee Blvd. Speakers include Greg Jones, vice president of the Foreign Trade Zone Corp.;David Tiller of the Small Business Administration; Ivette Rios of the Small Business Development Corp.; Wiley Turnipseed of Steam Logistics and Hollywog. Hosted by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, the event is free and open to the public. Call 423-756-8668 to register and for more information.

• East Brainerd Council Meeting Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Car Barn, 6721 Heritage Business Court. Charlie Vaden, a UTC engineering student team leader. Topic: East Brainerd Traffic Study. Sponsored by Pressed4Time. Meetings cost $10.

• Legal Advice Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Company Lab, 55 E. Main St., Ste. 105. Schedule a free a session with Fleissner, Davis and Johnson law firm by contacting Allison Reedy at allison@colab.co.

• Ribbon Cutting for Physicians Care Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Physicians Care, 1313 McCallie Ave.

• 4th Annual Women Ground Breakers Storytelling Event Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at Erlanger Medical Mall- Probasco Auditorium, 979 E. 3rd St. This seminar will feature multicultural and multigenerational stories in honor of Women's History Month. Speakers include Mayor Andy Berke, award-winning author Deborah Levine, entrepreneur Linda Marie Bullard, computer pioneer Ginnie Sams, international reporter Millie Smith, HIV activist Candace Taylor, and emcee Maria Noel, Director of African American Business Development at the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided and seating is limited. To RSVP, please visit http://www.womengroundbreakers.com/event-rsvp/.

• 2nd Annual Entrepreneur Power Luncheon Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., presented by the Urban League of Chattanooga and featuring Lisa Price, founder and president of Carol's Daughter, Inc. For more information please visit http://www.ulchatt.net/2nd-annual-entrepreneur-power-luncheon.

• Hixson Council Meeting Wednesday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at North River Civic Center, 1009 Executive Drive. Speaker: Dan Gilmore will talk about "Union Labor and its impact on local business--the good, the bad and the ugly." Meetings cost $10.

• East Ridge Council Meeting Wednesday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Best Western Plus Arbour Inn and Suites, 6710 Ringgold Road. Bridgette Massengill of Thrive 2055 (regional 40-year growth plan) will speak. Meetings cost $10.

• Ribbon Cutting for Inspire Chiropractic Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Inspire Chiropractic, 400 E. Main St., Ste. 140B. Join the Chattanooga Chamber to celebrate the grand opening of Inspire Chiropractic.

• Hixson Community Breakfast Meeting Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Creek's Bend Golf Club, 5900 Hixson Pike. Featured Speaker: Allen Neely, vice president of operations at Card-Monroe Corp. The event will be hosted by Friends of Hixson and the Hixson Kiwanis. Breakfast buffet and coffee will be available for a cost of $8.00 per person. Contact: David Queen 423-875-5338 or dqueen@qfsc.com. Visit us on Facebook at : https://www.facebook.com/friendsofhixson.

• CEG/BDC INCubator Luncheon Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The INCubator, 100 Cherokee Blvd. Speaker: Maury Nicely-Evans of Harrison & Hackett. Topic: Employment Law: 2013 Year in Review. This event is free for CEG/INCubator clients and costs $10 for all others. Contact Tabitha Erickson at 423-752-4301 or terickson@chattanoogachamber.com.

• International Business Council Meeting Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The INCubator, 100 Cherokee Blvd. Speaker: Scott Gaskill, president of Sovee, will talk about how technology is helping businesses save significant time and money as they reach new audiences around the world or here at home. Sponsored by: Steam Logistics. Meetings cost $10.

• Small Business Orientation Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The INCubator, 100 Cherokee Blvd. Counselor will discuss basic business planning including financial projections and legal entities. Hosted by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, this event is free and open to the public. Call 423-756-8668 for more information and to register.

• Affordable Care Act Workshop Friday from 11 a.m. to noon at BrightBridge Women's Business Center, 535 Chestnut St., Ste. 161. This workshop is targeted to business owners who want to know how this new legislation will affect their companies. Hosted by the BrightBridge Women's Business Center, this event is free and open to the public. Call 423-424-4220 to register.

• YPAC Luncheon Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chattanooga Chamber, 811 Broad St. Offered the last Friday of each month, YPAC Professional Development luncheons feature networking and a keynote discussion from a local leader on topics related to the career development of the area's young professionals. This month's program will feature Rick Napper, president of Memorial Hospital Glenwood. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and a program beginning at noon. Cost: $10 for members, $12 for non-members and $15 at the door.

• 48Hour Launch: The Learning Edition from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Sunday at The Company Lab: 55 E. Main St., Ste. 105. 48Hour Launch is a weekend-long competition that challenges teams of entrepreneurs to spend 48 hours transforming a startup concept into a viable business model or prototype. This year, 48Hour Launch: The Learning Edition, will focus on ideas that improve educational experiences in the classroom, workplace and beyond. The program will culminate with a Demo Night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, where participants debut their work to the public and a panel of judges announces the winners. Weekend passes are $10, and Demo Night tickets are $5. Visit http://colab.co to learn more.

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