June 2020: Chattanooga Chamber Action Report

Live Video Calls

More than 30 live calls on top-ranking topics:

  • Re-opening safely

  • Securing credit and financial assistance for small businesses

  • Understanding COVID-19 legislation

#ChattanoogaTo-Go – 600,000 impressions: 3,000+ engagements

  • Impressions include paid, in-kind, organic reach online

  • More than 100 companies signed up to participate

  • Campaign promoting local businesses continued through May 

ChattanoogaTrend.com: One-Stop Shopping

Weekly articles include:

  • How to navigate remote internships

  • Highlights of virtual tourism efforts 

  • Results of two small business impact surveys

News Updates

  • ChattanoogaChamber.com/news page and social media disseminated local updates

  • Daily policy update emails

  • Wall Street Journal placement highlighted Chattanooga & Baylor School lab

Connecting people, businesses to recovery resources

  • Worked with 10 partners from the local business community to launch a Small Business Hotline as a resource for local businesses

  • Connected manufacturers with distributors and suppliers to produce PPE, locally

  • Created resource for businesses to secure locally-manufactured PPE

  • More than 5,000 visits to new ChattanoogaChamber.com COVID-19 resources pages

  • Talent resources page provides resources for employers, employees, job seekers

  • Conducting business impact surveys by phone and e-mail

  • Linked employers who are furloughing employees with those who are hiring

  • Converted networking events to virtual experiences

  • Working directly with local and state officials to address member-specific needs


  • Chamber staff engaged in best practices meetings with leaders from ACCE, U.S. Chamber, Tennessee Chamber and Tennessee Business Roundtable

Questions? Call our small business resource hotline at 423.206.2565

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