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For Chattanooga Entrepreneurs, A Brand New Week Of Their Own

Chattanooga Entrepreneur Week 2024 banner.
Chattanooga Entrepreneur Week

Next week here in Chattanooga, entrepreneurship is calling.

The inaugural Chattanooga Entrepreneur Week is Monday, April 29th through Friday, May 3rd, presented by Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union and the Chattanooga Business Resource Collective.

It includes a free three-day conference at the Finley Stadium Ultra Club and partner events throughout the week - including a few events well known to entrepreneurs in this city.

Sarah Mattson is Director of Entrepreneurship for the City of Chattanooga.

Ray is the host and producer of Scenic Roots, Mondays - Thursdays at 3 PM on WUTC.
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