EXPO Chattanooga’s Schedule of Events

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Here’s a run down on the events happening at the 2012 EXPO Chattanooga hosted by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce:

8:30-10 a.m. – Small Business Awards Breakfast – Exhibit Hall C/D
Each year, the Chattanooga Chamber presents awards to three locally owned and
managed businesses and to one nonprofit agency for outstanding practices, services
and success. To reflect the diversity of businesses in our community, awards are given
to one business in each of three categories: 1 – 20 employees, 21 – 50 employees and
51 – 200 employees. The cost is $40 for a ticket, or $400 for a corporate table of 8.

The deadline for reservations is Friday, March 16. For more information or to make your
reservation, email events@chattanoogachamber.com.

10 a.m.- 4 p.m. – EXPO Chattanooga – Exhibit Hall A/D                                      Over 225 local businesses will be exhibiting. Look for upcoming posts on what some of them have planned for the event.

11 a.m.-12 p.m. – “Coming to America” presented by Maury Nicely with Evans, Harrison & Hackett, PLLC – Meeting Room 20
U.S. (and Tennessee) Employment Laws for International Employers
For any employer, being familiar with the laws that apply to you is critical to avoiding
unnecessary legal exposure. This is even more important for international employers
coming to the United States to do business. In this training seminar, we will discuss
several fundamental U.S. employment laws, the requirements that any employer in
Tennessee should be aware of, and a few basic mistakes that can be avoided by simply
being aware of what the law requires.

1-2 p.m. – “Internet Marketing Tactics that Work”, presented by Delegator.com – Meeting Room 20
The maxim that “If you don’t have a website you don’t have a business” has been
around for a while. Today, if you’re not taking an informed and pro-active approach
to online marketing, you could be missing out on traffic, leads and sales. We’ll teach
you the basics of Search Engine Optimization, Conversion Optimization, Pay Per Click
Advertising, Analytics and more in a wide ranging seminar designed to help business
owners reach their full potential online (as well as their full complement of new
customers and partners). Delegator Co-Founder and YP Entrepreneur of the Year
Andrew Scarbrough and the Delegator team will lead participants in an in-depth and
conversational review of all things Web Marketing.

2:30-3:30 p.m. – “Social Media: Limitless Marketing Possibilities”, presented by Moss Media Labs – Meeting Room 20
By now most everyone has heard how social media can help market your business,
but where are the best places to spend your time? In this fun, fast paced session Jon Moss, President of Moss Media Labs, Social Media Club Chattanooga Founder and Creator of Business Chatt as he explores the major social media networks along with some the hottest newcomers. More importantly, we’ll dive into which of these platforms works best for certain types of businesses. Attend this informative workshop, and get an exclusive offer on upcoming Social Media DIY Workshops from Moss Media Labs.

4-6 p.m. – Business After Hours – Exhibit Hall A/B
Join the Chattanooga Chamber at this free event inside EXPO Chattanooga to network
with exhibitors and area businesses while enjoying a cash bar and complimentary
appetizers provided by the Convention Center. No RSVP necessary.

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