Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce Hosts First Virtual EXPO Aug. 26 and 27

The Chattanooga Chamber hosts its annual EXPO virtually this year to continue promoting local business amidst COVID-19 challenges. 

“Our 2020 EXPO Chattanooga will be all virtual and all innovative, providing local businesses with invaluable EXPOsure and providing the business community with opportunities to network and hear from high profile speakers,” said Sandra Brewer, Chamber Vice President of Membership and Investor Relations. “2020 has been an unprecedented year for all of us, but with new challenges come new opportunities.”

EXPO will now be a two-day event: Aug. 26, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Aug. 27, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Honorable Bob Corker kicks off day one of EXPO at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 26. 

Virtual EXPO attendees can network in our virtual networking lounge, and exchange contact information and live chat with 70+ vendors and other attendees.

Each day of virtual EXPO will be divided into industry categories featured for one hour each. Each category features exhibitor commercials in that industry as well as relevant guest speakers.

Industry categories include:

·      Business Services with speaker the Honorable Bob Corker

·      Manufacturing, Building & Logistics with speaker Eric Fuller, U.S. Xpress CEO

·      Tourism, Hospitality, Food Products & Retail with speakers Terry Hart, Chattanooga Airport CEO, and Barry White, Chattanooga Tourism Co. CEO 

·      Education, Mentorship & Leadership Programs with speaker Reggie Piercy, Vice President, Sandler Training

·      Professional Services with speaker Justin Groenert, Vice President Public Policy, Chattanooga Chamber 

·      Health Care & Insurance with speaker Janelle Reilly, CHI Memorial CEO

·      Media & Advertising with speaker Bill Stiles, Director of Strategy & Research, The Johnson Group

·      Nonprofit with speaker Molly Blankenship, Executive Director, Chattanooga 2.0

Find more information at Beginning the morning of Aug. 26, EXPO attendee registration and entry will be available on this site.

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