DIVERSIFY

Something for Everyone at Weeklong DIVERSIFY Celebration

It’s new, improved — and you don’t want to miss our summer celebration of all things local, cultural, diverse and inclusive!

From shopping to business networking to local music and food, DIVERSIFY week June 19 – 23 offers themed daily pop-up markets and concludes with the Chamber’s annual DIVERSIFY Luncheon. We’re building a business community that includes everyone!

Our DIVERSIFY pop-up markets celebrate what makes our region special, showcasing small, multigenerational, culturally diverse, innovative and creative businesses, as well as the nonprofits that support our communities.

It’s the perfect place for vendors to sell merchandise and market their services to area residents and visitors. It’s also a great venue to shop for unique gifts, discover new businesses, promote upcoming events, and strike up conversations with downtown workers, startups, innovators and entrepreneurs.

DIVERSIFY Pop-up Markets

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. each day

Miller Plaza’s Waterhouse Pavilion downtown

RETAIL -- MILLER PLAZA -- MONDAY, 6.19.17

Aflac Supplemental insurance to companies
Allasso Shoes Men's & women's shoes
Bentco Office Solutions Office furniture - chairs
Blinganooga  Paparazzi Jewelry
Color Journey Clothing and Jewelry
Communication VIP Books, educ. sessions & professional development training
Cousin's Mobile Boutique  One-of-a-kind  jewelry -- mobile boutique
DJ Media and Designz Media and design company -- photo booth
Eastgate Town Center Business center and school campus with 6 retail locations
Fab'rik Online women's clothing & accessories boutique
Habitat for Humanity Resale store items
Healthy Glow Studio Airbrush tanning & boutique
Johnnie Mae Designs Paper products/motivational buttons/military décor
LegalShield Prepaid legal services
Partnership for Families, Children and Adults, Inc. Thrift and consignment shop
RugLock Solution keeps rugs from slipping
Scenic City T's T-shirts
Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry Fashion jewelry
Southside Salon Hair and makeup artist
The Rug Rack Area rug and home décor 
What-A-Hat Men's & women's hats and accessories

BUY LOCAL -- MILLER PLAZA -- TUESDAY, 6-20-17

Adornments Beadwork, jewelry
Area 61 Gallery Gallery of 30+ local artists and craftsmen
Area 61 Gallery Gallery of 30+ local artists and craftsmen
Aunt Lo's Cookie Connection, LLC Old fashioned Thumbprint Cookies
Catching Fire Designs Metalsmithing & semi-precious stone jewelry designs
ClearSpring Yoga Yoga classes
Divine Purity Natural Products
Flutterbies -- Art With A Message Faux stained glass art
Genesis Gift Shop  Gift Shop -- African American gifts and hair bow boutique 
Johnnie Mae Designs Paper products -discarded books/motivational buttons
LoAdebar Loaded energy bar
Maximos Natural hair/body butter, lip balm, African Black soap wash
Michelle's Herbal Products Herbal hair and body care products
New Beginnings, New Legacies Book sale
Perfect Portions by Cheri Meal prepping service
Primemerica  Financial services 
R. Love Photography Photography and artistic images
RugLock Solution keeps rugs from slipping
Scenic City T's  T-shirts
SensaCalm Weighted blankets for individuals (ADHD, Autism, etc.)
Te Life Healthy, organic beverage
The Bethlehem Center Nonprofit dedicated to empowering children, families
The Company Lab (CO.LAB) Non-profit that helps entrepreneurs start
The CPR LifeWrap CPR product
TrailDrops Outdoor nutrition company
Wild Woman Botanicals Natural bath and spa products
Divine Dance Studio  Dance academy

FOOD -- MILLER PLAZA -- WEDNESDAY, 6-21-17

BBQ Rowe BBQ ribs, wings and pulled pork
Blue Orleans Seafood Restaurant New Orleans cuisine
Calamansi Café Filipino American Fusion Café
Chatterbox Caterer, food truck and restaurant
Chattown Catering Caterer - includes New Orleans-style cuisine
Dipped Fresh Caterer -- gourmet desserts, deli, hot meals
Dish T Pass Caterer, cooking school
Herman's Soul Food Soul Food
Kenny's Smoke House BBQ pork, Philly cheese steak, smoke sausage, hot dogs
Kozy Cooking Caterer -- gourmet foods
Las Morelianas Authentic tacos and tamales
Oh Fudge Yeah, LLC Fudge
Ovalle's Café  Mexican-American cuisine
Panoram Imports Catering Argentine-style grilling & catering services
Te Life Healthy, organic beverage
Tepuy Venezuelan cuisine
The Dawg Father Hot dogs, cotton candy, and other festival foods

SERVICES AND NONPROFITS -- MILLER PLAZA -- THURSDAY, 6-22-17

A Step Ahead Info about birth control
AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists Foundation repair, waterproofing, floor supports
American Job Center Job Search SETDD
Belhaven University University for working adults
Bessie Smith Cultural Center Cultural Center
Blades Creative Graphic design
Career Construction Career Coaching & Development Training
Cate Goins Realtor Buying & Selling Agent w/Keller Williams
Center Centre Vocational trade school - user experience designers
Chambliss Center for Children Nonprofit caring for children
Erlanger Community Health Centers Health centers
Father to the Fatherless Nonprofit social and legal services to at risk youth
Flypaper Digital marketing agency managing online presence
Grand Finale Events & Décor Event planning
Habitat for Humanity Home builder
In Focus Counseling Psychotherapy services - diverse perspectives
Legal Aid of East Tennessee Nonprofit law firm
Loan Simple Mortgage company
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Grassroots organization for people w/mental illness
Neelu Eldurkar Photography Commercial photographer
Peace Communications Voice, data, internet and IT supporting managed services
Primerica Teach families how money works
Royal Transportation Shuttle transportation Chattanooga, Atlanta, Nashville
Second Life of Chattanooga Non-profit focuses on ending sex trafficking in TN
Skye Strategies Grant development and capacity building firm
Southeast Financial Credit Union Not for profit financial member institution
Southern Adventist University University's Advancement Office 
Tennessee Valley Pride/Chattanooga Pride Nonprofit that celebrates diversity in Chattanooga
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Mortgage Services

BUSINESS FAIR -- CHATTANOOGA CONVENTION CENTER -- FRIDAY, 6-23-17

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Medical insurance
Brewer Media Media firm
Center Centre Vocational trade school - user experience designers
Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute (CWLI) Women's leadership development organization
EPB Electricity/Internet/Phone Utility
Erlanger Health System Health system
First Tennessee Financial services 
Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architects Architecture & Design Firm
Noticias Libres / Times Free Press Latino Best of the Best / newspaper
SHRM Chattanooga Human resources association
Tennessee American Water Water Utility
Tennessee Valley Authority Power Utility
United Way of Greater Chattanooga Nonprofit service agency
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga University

 

 

DIVERSIFY Luncheon & Business Fair

Friday, June 23

Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., 37402

Presented by EPB and the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, the DIVERSIFY Luncheon & Business Fair concludes the week, highlighting diversity and inclusion strategies for local businesses. It also showcases networking and booths promoting supplier diversity, human resources and other business connections.

Isabel Wilkerson, author of The New York Times bestseller “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration,” will give the keynote speech for the luncheon.


 

Luncheon

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Early Bird Tickets until June 1 – $45 per Chamber member, $55 non-members, $650 corporate tables.

Tickets After June 1 – $55 members, $65 non-members. Deadline to purchase luncheon tickets – June 19

Click Here For Reservations

 

Business Fair

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. / closed for luncheon 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Booths available for $250 (optional electricity – $50 extra); includes 2 luncheon tickets

These booths are for corporate sponsors and major employers only to promote their diversity and inclusion policies, initiatives and best practices.

To reserve your Business Fair booth, contact Maria Noel at mnoel@chattanoogachamber.com or 423.763.4338 or 423.413.2515.