Chattanooga area business calendar

Chattanooga area business calendar

June 14th, 2014 by Leanne Hunter in Business Around the Region

Events and Seminars

• QuickBooks setup Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Blvd. Presenter: Lynn Talbott, PHR, HR Business Solutions LLC. This hands-on class is a step by step workshop on how to set up your new QuickBooks files for pro, premier or enterprise version. The class will help determine which QuickBooks products are best for your business and cover the basics of using QuickBooks. Computers provided. Registration and fee of $110 are due one to two business days in advance. Call 423-756-8668 to provide payment and register online by visiting www.tsbdc.org/chscc and scrolling to view upcoming training.

• ConnectForLunch Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m at participating local restaurants. Grow your business in face-to-face lunch meetings with two or three different members. Make real connections that can lead to real business relationships. Enjoy great food and conversation at local restaurants. Visit www.connect 4lunch.com/chattanooga chamber to register.

• Red Bank Council meeting Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Red Bank Community Center, 3653 Tom Weathers Drive.Rachael Watkins, Internet marketing analyst at FULLmedia. Topic: "Twitter for Business." Meetings cost $10.

• QuickBooks for beginners Tuesday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Blvd. This class is designed for those with at least 60 days of QuickBooks experience and files already set up. Class will cover preferences, vendors, sales tax, loans, credit cards, fixed assets, bank accounts, balance sheet explanations, invoicing and much more. Computers provided. Registration and fee of $110 are required at least one to two business days in advance. Call 423-756-8668 to provide payment and register online by visiting www.tsbdc.org/chscc and scrolling to view upcoming training.

• Fifth annual Tennessee Procurement Summit Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to noon at Tennessee State University, 330 10th Ave., N. The summit is presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the TSBDC. Procurement officers will share procurement needs and forecasts, as well as information about how to conduct business with them. Scheduling will allow time for attendees to meet with federal procurement representatives one on one. Representatives from Y-12, TVA, the Tennessee Army National Guard and more are confirmed to attend.

• Ooltewah/Collegedale Council meeting Wednesday from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. at Collegedale City Hall, 4910 Swinyar Drive. Stu Lewis of Sandler Training will speak on "Networking Works -- Strategic Approach to Networking."

• An hour with my attorney Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon at the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Blvd. This seminar will explore leases, contracts, powers of attorney, corporate meetings and other topics of interest. Free and open to the public. Visit www.tsbdc.org/chscc and scroll to view upcoming training to register.

• Ribbon cutting for Signature Brokers Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lake Breeze neighborhood, 6291 Breezy Hollow Drive.

• Hixson Council meeting Wednesday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at North River Civic Center, 1009 Executive Drive. Meetings cost $10.

• Developing a successful marketing strategy Wednesday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Blvd. Instructors: Hal Bowling of Launch and Paul Middlebrooks from the University of Tennessee Procurement Technical Assistance Center will speak. This first of a two-part series aims to assist small-business owners in growing their businesses through effective marketing strategies and personal selling. To register, contact Maria Noel at 423-763-4338 or at mnoel@chattanoogachamber.com.

• Small business orientation Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, 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. Visit www.tsbdc.org/chscc to register.

• North Hamilton County Council meeting Thursday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Budweiser, 200 Shearer St. Jeffrey W. King of Cartwright Hitchings & Frazier will speak on "Investing For Your Retirement." Meetings cost $10.

• Business After Hours at The Furniture Shoppe Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Furniture Shoppe, 1903 E. 24th St. Held the third Thursday of almost every month, Business After-Hours offers local professionals the opportunity to network and socialize at a different area business each month. For more information, email events@chattanoogachamber.com.