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Supply Chain Lunch and Learns

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is proud to collaborate with FreightWaves and the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturing Association to produce the monthly Supply Chain Lunch and Learn series. These events provide Chattanooga’s supply chain and logistics community with networking opportunities that add value to their organization through education.

Upcoming Lunch and Learns

Georgia’s Port Authority has been a major driving factor for economic development for Georgians. As part of their mission, GPA is committed to customer service and experience by ensuring their port facilities are the most efficient in the nation. Through innovative technology and operations, GPA maintains a competitive edge and continues to identify opportunities for more growth and better performance.

During January’s Supply Chan Lunch and Learn, David Porter, Regional Sales Manager at GPA, will discuss GPA’s recent record breaking year and how Savannah continues to be the fastest growing port in the U.S.  Porter will also highlight the Appalachian Regional Port and how the development has increased opportunities for Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama.

Join us and see how your business can connect to GPA’s resources and

Presenter Details:

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David Porter

David Porter has been with the Georgia Ports Authority for 17 years. David’s experience within the Port Industry began in Vessel Operations. From there he has experienced multiple positions with the Port’s Operations Department including Crane, Container  and Intermodal Operations. In 2014 he transitioned from Port Operations into the Trade Development Department within the Georgia Ports Authority. In this role David covers territories in the U.S. Southeast and Pacific Northwest. It is his responsibility to convert Cargo Owners using other ports to utilize the Port of Savannah and drive industry into the U.S. Southeast.

David works with the local and State of Georgia transportation industries as a member of the National Propeller Club and Savannah Traffic Club.

David is a graduate of Georgia Southern University where he studied Business Administration with an emphasis on Logistics in Intermodal Transportation.

Upcoming Session Details

Date: January 18, 2019 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: UT Chattanooga Cost: $10 (includes lunch)

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Bellhops started from a dorm room with the purpose of serving college students.  The company has grown and is now a full service moving company operating in 31 cities across 13 states. 

Cam Doody set out to fix the moving industry by providing customers with a completely different experience.  In order to fix the moving industry, Bellhops had to fix the labor pool.

Cam will share the amazing journey of Bellhops and discuss how his team created a company culture that would attract, challenge and retain a young workforce while providing customers with a completely different experience.

During the lunch and learn, Cam will be joined by other industry representatives for a Q&A session to discuss strategies for engaging the millennial workforce.

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Cameron (Cam) Doody

Cam Doody is the Co-Founder & Chairman of the tech-enabled moving company, Bellhops. Cam's contributions at Bellhops have focused on venture capital fundraises ($52m raised to date), recruiting top-level executive talent, brand building/positioning/messaging, public relations, speaking engagements, and creative strategy.  He was recognized as Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016 by his Alma Mater, Auburn University, where he studied Supply Chain Management and Logistics. He has spoken at Google Headquarters, numerous tech conferences and has been quoted in The New York Times, Forbes, USA Today, Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, Fox Business, Business Insider and many others. Bellhops has been nominated as Best New Startup of 2014 at the TechCrunch "Crunchies" Awards, winner of the Chattanooga Spirit of Innovation Award, and recognized as having the #4 Best Company Culture of 2015 by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Upcoming Session Details 

Date: February 8, 2019 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: FreightWaves Cost: $10 (includes lunch)
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