The Chattery

The Chattery offers fun, affordable and accessible in-person and virtual learning experiences for adults everywhere. Classes and workshops range from cocktails and calligraphy to business development and financial planning.


We are a proud women-founded and Black-led nonprofit organization offering fun, affordable, and accessible online classes and workshops for adults. Our classes range from cocktails and calligraphy to mastering Excel and financial planning. Since 2014, we’ve hosted more than 1,000 classes and events while connecting with over 12,000 lifelong learners from Chattanooga and beyond.

At The Chattery, you can learn from a variety of community leaders, experts and hobbyists all who share a love for teaching, learning and exploring curiosities. Classes are dreamt up and taught by you – in other words, our classes are for the community, by the community.

Services Provided

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Crowdfunding Preparation (Specialty)

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space (Specialty)
  • Coworking (Specialty)
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace

Starting a Business

  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)


  • Online Courses and Videos (Specialty)
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Marketing Plan Training (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
Contact Information
Shawanda Mason
1800 Rossville Avenue
Suite 108
Chattanooga, TN 37408