Annual Events

We provide mentorship assistance and host special events, training sessions and marketplace activities aimed at strengthening business connections, encouraging partnerships, improving revenues, and boosting the growth of diverse businesses.

Diversity Series

The series of seminars, workshops and pitch events strengthen connections, encourage partnerships, improve revenues, and boost the growth of small and diverse businesses. Topics include:  marketing, financial management, estimating and bidding, understanding legal contracts, and the culture of diversity. Diverse firms also pitch their products and services to purchasing officials at major private firms, national chains and governmental agencies.


Join Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce members and guests for Diversify, a half-day summit highlighting diversity, inclusion and the 21st century workplace. Diversify features breakout sessions led by local professionals and a lunch program keynoted by a diversity expert.

Chattanooga Business Opportunity Conference

This annual conference connects small, minority, women, veteran and other diverse firms from multiple states to construction, supplier and service opportunities with regional firms and local, state and federal agencies. The event features:  information about acquisition processes and upcoming bid opportunities, meetings with purchasing officials and construction project managers, best practices to win contracts, connections to business opportunities outside of Hamilton County, and networking with diverse firms seeking to locate here.

Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week)

MED Week, established in 1983 and celebrated nationwide, recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of minority owned businesses. The week highlights seminars, panel discussions and a luncheon keynoted by a diverse business or community leader.