What’s a morning without fresh coffee + startup pitches? This meetup is for anyone and everyone who is interested in learning about new startups and ideas. Whether you have an idea or want to hear what’s happening in our community, Wednesday mornings at 1 Million Cups are all about coffee and connecting. > This week is a double-shot! Startup Week Chattanooga and Green Commuter Chattanooga are presenting! > Startup Week Chattanooga is a celebration of Chattanooga’s entrepreneurial community. This multi-day experience will feature a number of community-led events that highlight Chattanooga’s growing startup scene and inspire entrepreneurial thinking. Participants include some of the most amazing startup founders, thought leaders, community supporters, investors, and Technorati in town, all of whom make Chattanooga an incredible place to live, work, and play. They want to showcase the very best of Chattanooga – its can-do attitude, its innovative spirit, and above all its people. >>> Green Commuter Chattanooga is a membership-based, fully automated platform where individuals and businesses have 24/7 access to a network of electric vehicles. Members can rent a vehicle on an as-needed basis, paying only for the time they reserve. Green Commuter pays for the electricity, insurance, parking, and maintenance. It’s like owning a car without the financial responsibility of car ownership. They have cars located at several pick-up locations across Chattanooga. >
Noontunes: BTS Ensemble Hosted by River City at The Miller Plaza
Musician, community leader and professor, Booker T. Scruggs II passed away earlier this month. Join us as the remaining BTS Ensemble members pay tribute to Booker’s life and work at Noontunes on June 28th. Scruggs served as an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Known throughout the city for his commitment and long term dedication to the youth of the city, Scruggs played clarinet on two albums of gospel and inspirational music – “My Tribute” (in memory of his father) and “Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled” (in memory of his grandmother). In 2005, he produced The Maxtiam Trio’s CD, “A Salute to The Duke,” a collection of favorite songs written by Duke Ellington which has generated over $10,000 for scholarships to deserving students throughout the southeastern United States.>> Noontunes is a weekly, mid-day music performance in Miller Plaza. Each performance will be open to the general public free of charge, live streamed by on CityStream Powered by EPB Fiber Optics and recorded and aired later on WUTC >> Noon – 1:00 pm
Main St Farmers Market > Main St Farmers Market’s in the new location at the corner of Main St and Chestnut St. Come visit us in our brand new spot right across the street from T-Bones on the Southside. The Main St Farmers Market is a grower only, weekly outdoor farmers market that sets up year round, every Wednesday between 4-6 (between 4-5 in the winter when the days are short). All of our vendors grow what they sell and while they may not be certified organic they all use sustainable practices. You’ll find us at the corner of Main St and Chestnut St in the portion of the Finley Stadium parking lot that borders Main Street. Parking in the lot is plentiful and free for market customers during market hours. There is also metered street parking.: Every Wednesday from 4-6 pm! > 4:00 pm
Chattanooga Market at Erlanger East > The Chattanooga Market > New for 2017! The Chattanooga Market at Erlanger East will be a weekly market featuring a dozen local farms and food artisans. Conveniently located inside the new Erlanger East Hospital terrace, this mini-market will enjoy year-around access to seasonal foods and local products. Our only year-around market, we are open from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm every Wednesday. Admission is free and open to the public.
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