Chattanooga Business Networking Events (January 2023)

CMBA Luncheon With Special Guest, Sam Wills

Cost: $25 General Admission
Date: Thu, January 19, 2023, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM EST
Where: The Walden Club 633 Chestnut Street ## 2100 Chattanooga, TN 37450

The Walden Club is hosting a special guest, Sam Wills, who is the Regional Director for Mastermind in TN. He has extensive knowledge of the local market, including what’s coming down the pipeline in places like Chattanooga. He has a long career in construction management, including working as the Director of Business Development and helping to secure industrial projects for companies such as Volkswagen and Wacker Polysilicon. He has also worked in other sectors such as healthcare, education, retail, hospitality, warehousing, and distribution. He has established many relationships with key leaders in both the public and private sectors within the region. He graduated from Lee University and holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary. He will be sharing some exciting information that will be of interest to real estate agents and loan officers.

TECA ConnectED Chattanooga

Cost: Free
Date: Wed, January 18, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Where: The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga 401 East Martin Luther King Boulevard #Suite 301 Chattanooga, TN 37403

ConnectED is an event that brings together educators of color from around the state of Tennessee to focus on building a communal healing practice. The goal is to move beyond individual self-care and focus on supporting one another on the journey toward reflection, self-advocacy, and growth. During this event, participants will have the opportunity to develop or reclaim the tools and agency needed to bring about real change within the community and systems they work within. “When we are all healing, the world has no choice but to adapt.” Light food and drink will be provided. Future ConnectED events are planned for Murfreesboro on June 17th, 2023, and Knoxville on September 15th, 2023.

Chattanooga Social Mixer sponsored by Comparion Insurance Agency

Cost: Free
Date: Thu, January 26, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EST
Where: Naked River Brewing & BBQ 1791 Reggie White Boulevard Chattanooga, TN 37408

An event is taking place for insurance and sales professionals to network with others in related industries. The goal is to make connections, expand one’s network, and share referrals. The event is free to attend and food and drinks will be provided. It is sponsored by Comparion Insurance Agency and attendees will have the opportunity to learn about agent and sales associate opportunities in Chattanooga. Attendees are encouraged to bring friends to join them.

EBC January Coffee & Connections

Cost: Free
Date: Fri, January 20, 2023, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM EST
Where: W XYZ Bar @Aloft Chattanooga Hamilton Place 2090 Hamilton Place Boulevard Chattanooga, TN 37421

Lauren Wingrove of Transworld Business Advisors will be the host of this networking event. Coffee and light fare will be provided and attendance is free. The goal of the event is to make connections and the host emphasizes that while attendance is free, the connections made during the event are invaluable.

Ask The Underwriter Workshop

Cost: Free
Date: Thu, January 26, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST
Where: DNS Business Center 5811 Lee Highway Suite 401 Chattanooga, TN 37421

BrightBridge Capital and the City of Chattanooga’s Department of Equity and Community Engagement’s Supplier Diversity Initiative are partnering to provide a free workshop to entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking funding. The “Ask the Underwriter” workshop will feature a panelist, Mike Matousek, Senior Loan Officer with BrightBridge Capital, who will provide key insights into the underwriting and funding process. The event is free and limited to 75 participants, and registration closes on January 24 at 5:00 pm or when max capacity is met. The event will be hosted by Demetria Jordan, Owner of DNS Creative Spaces & Business Center, and co-hosted by Karen Collins, Director of Supplier Diversity with the City of Chattanooga, and Facilitator is Ty’Quan Glaze, Community Development Specialist with BrightBridge Capital.

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