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  1. Headline: East TN Black Pages & NMP Information Services Owner Jacquelyn Payne Joins Sisters In Business

  2. Meetings/Events:  "Lunch & Learn" Networking Meetings with Subject Matter Expert Presentations

  3. Meetings/Events: "Holiday Shopping Showcase & Business Expo" in Chattanooga, TN Nov. 4, 2006

  4. SIB Business Clients:  Business Directory and Service Locator

  5. SIB Business Clients:  Nia! Companies Carolyn Miller of Warm Spirit and Arbonne

  6. SIB Business Clients:  The Floral Gallery Mary Williams Specials for the Month of August

  7. SIB Business Clients:  Inner Glow Skin Care Dorothea Johnetta Johnson Waxing Services

  8. SIB Business Clients:  Skin Balm Sadie Smith

  9. SIB Business Clients:  Rose of Sharon Senior Villa 2nd Annual Pearl White Gala

  10. SIB Partners:  Pre-Paid Legal Mark Jones with Kick-off Subject Matter Expert Presentations at SIB Monthly Networking Meetings

  11. News: Blue Cross Blue Shield Cameron Hill Campus: Local, Minority, and Women Owned Businesses Town Hall Meeting August 10, 2006

  12. News: Minority Health Fair

  13. News: Governor's Office Diversity Business Enterprise TN Contracts For Women Business Owners Procurement Conference September 21, 2006

  14. News: Nautilus Awards for Women Entrepreneurs October 2006

  15. News: Sisters In Business Online Newsletter Archives

  16. News: Bizzy Bee Brief: SIB Choice Business Website, Quote, QA, Fashion Finds, Tools & Tips, and More!

  17. News: Sister-Girl Story

  18. News: SIB Upcoming Newsletter Stories

  19. Support: SIB Training, Development, & Business Support Services

  20. Support: SIB Website Technical Support

  21. Community Connections:  Job Openings at Girls Inc

  22. Community Connections:  First Day of School for Hamilton County August 14, 2006

  23. Community Connections:  Comcast First Day Festival

  24. Community Connections:  Recipes, Job Announcement Requests, Contact Us

  25. Advertisements: SAVE THE DATE: Nov. 4, 2006 Sisters In Business Holiday Shopping Showcase 

  26. Advertisements: Aquarium Foods

  27. Advertisements: MED Week

  28. Advertisements: Onyx Business Report

  29. Advertisements: Advertise with Sisters in Business

Week of August 7, 2006    

East TN Black Pages/NMP Information services Owner Jacquelyn Payne Joins Sisters In Business





Jacquelyn "Jackie" Payne, Owner & Vice President of East Tennessee Black Pages and NMP Information Services


Jacquelyn Payne



Sisters In Business is pleased to announce the joining of its newest "sister in business" member, Mrs. Jacquelyn Payne, Owner & Vice President of East Tennessee Black Pages & NMP Information Services.  Jacquelyn is the first to join the Sisters In Business Network from outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee area, marking SIB's reach and growth to outlying communities and other cities like Knoxville, TN, with potential connectivity with sister cities such as Atlanta and others in Georgia. 

Jacquelyn (Jackie) is married to Kenneth (Pacino) Payne Sr. who is the President of NMP.  Their Jacquelyn's East Tennessee Black Pages was formally known as the Knoxville Black Pages, a  community directory and information guide covering all of East Tennessee. 

Jackie earlier resided in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she and her husband Ken serviced the Knoxville area primarily.  Now located in Georgia, NMP services Knoxville and East Tennessee. 

Given our world of technology and innovation today it is now very possible for us to market and operate our businesses "virtually" from and to  any where.  This enables us to expand our base, cover new territories, and widen our networking relationships--as is the case with Sisters In Business and NMP Information Services.

A visit to Jackie and Ken's website would invite you to browse around its warm domain and enlighten you as to the purpose of its online community--to keep those in their community connected.  We welcome Jackie to the Sisters In Business Network.  Her values for connecting people: the community and the customer is very much in keeping with Sisters In Business' philosophy and mission.  It is with that we say to our new Business Client that we are happy to be your connection to other "sisters in business", who like you, have a heart and soul for taking care of business.  Please click here to find out more about our new SIB Business Client at www.sistersinbusiness.net. 

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Click to Search SIB Business Clients Directory



Find the Business or Service You Need In Our SIB Network

Look for doctors, accountants, aestheticians, real estate agent, caterer, florist, and many other fine women-owned businesses in our network at www.sistersinbusiness.net.  Needing a business or service?  Find the service provider you need at Sisters In Business. 

Click here to search for our business clients, partners, and their services, using our   Business Directory and Service Locator


Sisters In Business works to promote, propel, and prosper those in/related to its network. 

Thank you for supporting women-owned and small businesses in your community.


Click here for more information about the Holiday Shopping Showcase & Business Expo 2006, or visit us online www.sistersinbusiness.net, or all 423.421.5646.

A food drive will also be conducted by Sisters In Business during this time.  Canned goods will be graciously accepted at the Community Kitchen facility, as well as during the Holiday Shopping Showcase & Business Expo on November 4 in a designated location.   (Click here for more information about the Community Kitchen.)

Click here for more information about Chattanooga, TN activities and accommodations.

Click here to see highlights from Sisters In Business last tradeshow event as a part of the "1st Annual Business Women's Empowerment Luncheon".

Sisters In Business Client Advertisements


Nia! Companies

Carolyn Miller, Owner




Carolyn Miller, Owner of Nia! Companies has added Arbonne International Swiss Skincare products to the growing line of natural, botanically-based self care and wellness products that she represents as an Independent Consultant!

 Nia! Companies has been representing Warm Spirit’s luxurious body-pampering products for the past two years and is excited about the addition of Arbonne. The line includes premium skincare for men, women and teens, make-up, weight management, and nutritional supplements. Contact Carolyn at 423-902-2442 to learn more about Warm Spirit and Arbonne products! Also find more about Carolyn and the product lines she represents and at www.sistersinbusiness.net.



The Floral Gallery

Mary Williams, Owner


Brighten up your room or any decor with the special floral designs from The Floral Gallery, owner Mrs. Mary Williams.

Specials for the month of August include Assorted Mixed Dish Gardens 8" Assorted Containers for $25.00.  Also 10% discount on all other orders through September.  Visit your "sister in business" Mrs. Mary William at the Floral Gallery "for all your floral needs".

1524 Dodds Avenue 

Chattanooga, TN  37406





My Store Page


"Flowers for your Floral Needs"




Inner Glow Skin Care At Heavenly Styles Salon-Waxing By Dorothea Johnetta Johnson, Owner

"Tired of unwanted hair on your body?  Inner Glow Skin Care at Heavenly Styles Salon and Day Spa has your answer.

Have your unwanted hair removed by waxing.
Waxing is a way to have hair removed from your body.  It last longer than shaving every week because and the hair is removed straight from your hair follicle. 
Inner Glow Skin Care  is available to remove unwanted hair by waxing it from your eyebrows, lips, chin, sides of face, underarms, legs and bikini area.
Call now to schedule your appointment and receive a free lip wax with a eyebrow and chin wax.  Offer expire August 31, 2006.
Inner Glow Skin Care at Heavenly Styles Salon and Day Spa
3475 Brainerd Road, Suite 1
Chattanooga, TN 37411
423-290-5023 or 423-629-9272
Dorothea C. Johnson
Licensed Aesthetician




 Sadie Smith

Call Sadie Smith of Skin Balm, Inc. at 423.296.1655. or visit WWW.YOURSKINSHELPER.COM





  Rose of Sharon's Senior Villa

Sharon Kelly, Owner


Pearl White Gala (Update)   The performers for the Pearl White Gala will be Freddie Jackson and Meli'sa Morgan.  Also performing for the Gala portion of the event is Chattanooga's very own MaleMen Show Band.  22 Visionz Jazz Band will perform for the Pre-Gala.  Ticket prices remain as originally priced, and can be purchased online at www.sharonseniorservices.com





Click here for more information at www.sistersinbusiness.net.





SIB Network Business News


Minority Health Fair

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi phi Fraternity, Inc., and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., in collaboration with the 28th Legislative Community Development Corporation, have partnered to sponsor the fourth annual Hamilton County Minority Health Fair, “Empowering and Educating Minorities to Close the Health Gap.”

Did you know...

According to health data published by the Department of Health and Human Services, African-Americans are:

• 30% more likely to die of cancer than White Americans

• 30% more likely to die of heart disease than White Americans

• 40% more likely to die of strokes than White Americans

• twice as likely to die of diabetes than White Americans.

These statistics can drastically improve with careful screening and education on preventative health care issues in minority and low-income communities. Make plans to attend.  Click here for more information about the Minority Health Fair. (.pdf)

Blue Cross Blue Shield Cameron Hill Project - Local, Minority, and Women Owned Businesses Town Meeting

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, The Staubach 'company and SKANSKA/EMJ/RUSSELL, Joint Venture is sponsoring a Town Hall Meeting for Blue Cross Blue Shield Cameron Hill Campus at Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E. Martin Luther King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN  37402, August 10, 2006, 5:30 PM.  Topics of discussion will include Overview of the BlueCross BlueShield Cameron Hill Campus Project; Release of Bid Packages; and Project Requirements.


GO DBE TN CONTRACTS FOR WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS.  (Governor's Office of Diversity Business Enterprise) Diversity Business Marketplace 2006, a  Procurement Conference is scheduled for September 21, 2006.  For more information please contact Chattanooga African American Chamber 535 Chestnut Street Suite 200, 423-265-0021.

Nautilus Awards for Women Entrepreneurs October 2006.  The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce presents The Chattanooga Nautilus Awards Celebrating Strength, Leadership & Courage in Women.  For more information visit the following website.







Girls Inc. Job Openings

Girls Inc. is expanding their programs and services to reach more girls, Girls Inc., and has several job openings.  They are actively recruiting full and part time staff who embrace our vision of better outcomes for girls in our community and share in our passion for inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold.  Click here for more information about job openings.

Sisters In Business Online Newsletter Archives

SIB Online News Bulletin 7/31

SIB Online News Bulletin 7/24

SIB Online News Bulletin 7/15


SIB Online News Bulletin 7/4


 SIB  Quarterly Newsletter


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SIB Training, Development, & Business Support Services

For more business development resource information on matters such as  business plans, finances, training and business savvy strategies, please visit our website at http://sistersinbusiness.net/BusinessSupt.htm.  


Advertise With Sisters In Business!  Attention Sponsors, Advertisers, and Partners.  Use our online and print newsletters, websites, and tradeshows as a great way to market and advertise current news and events, business services, employment ads, job bids, election campaigns, real estate, and more.  Call us today at 423.421.5646 or  click here.  Also you can visit us online at www.sistersinbusiness.net and click the Advertising button.



Public Service Announcement

 Back-To-School For Our Hamilton County Kids!


Monday, August 14 is "back-to-school" for our Hamilton County children.  Click here for bus schedules, school start times, required summer reading lists, & more. 


Visit www.hcde.org to see personal welcome video from new Hamilton County School Superintendent Dr. Jim Scales.



On August 5, 2006, families, businesses & schools will once again joined together for the Comcast First Day Festival, a unique event celebrating education across Hamilton County.

Click here to learn more about this event.


Sisters In Business

"Lunch & Learn" Networking Meetings




Promote your business...build your network...learn new information.

Next Meeting: The Tallan Cellar, August 24


INVITATION TO ALL!  Starting the month of August 2006, Sisters In Business will host its new "Lunch & Learn" networking meetings, which will provide networking opportunities for its members as well as interested business persons in Chattanooga and surrounding areas.  The Lunch & Learn Networking meetings will also feature Subject Matter Experts (SME) from business, industry, healthcare, legal, government, and also the community. 


Each Sister In Business Client/Partner will be given the opportunity to share "marketing minutes" by personally presenting their business and services during the meeting.  Drop by, bring your lunch, or buy from the menu when  we meet in a restaurant.  Get empowered with knowledge from business professionals, make new contacts and network! 


The next Lunch & Learn Networking Meeting will be August 24, 2006 at The Tallan Cellar in the Tallan Building Downtown   Lunch will be available at a cost of $10.50 per person, and will begin 11:30 AM.  Click here visit the Cellar Restaurant which also makes available its menu daily. 


Please click here to see and stay abreast of meeting schedule. 


Got a  SME Special Interest Topic you'd like to be addressed?


Interested in being a SME at one of our meetings?


Email us at sistersinbusiness@comcast.net to find our more.


Mark Jones with Pre-Paid Legal Kick-off Subject Matter Expert Presentations at SIB Monthly Networking Meetings-August 24, 2006

Identity theft the number 1 white collar crime. 10 million victims every year, 27,000 victims daily, 1every 3.2 seconds. According to the FTC it takes an average 600 hrs and several thousands to restore your identity.  Mark Jones will be the guest Subject Matter Expert presenter at SIB's August 2006 Networking Meeting as part of SIB's Empowerment Education and Training solutions.


Mark Jones, Independent Associate

With Pre-Paid Legal Services®, Inc. and Subsidiaries 



Bizzy Bee Brief

by Tekelia C. Kelly



Business Website of the Week

www.entrepreneur.com (This website is different from that last week, spelled "uer"  This one I have enjoyed visiting and benefited from.  --Tekelia)



Business Q/A of the Week

Question:   Is there someone who can help me with my business plan?

Answer.  "Yes--SCORE, TSBDC, SEWBC  Click here to learn more.



Business Quote of the Week

"Whatsoever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might" Ecclesiastes 9:10



Business Card Use of the Week

Keep them in your pocket, purse, briefcase, and wallet, on your desk, and at the reception area of your office.  Leave some in your car. Always have them on hand so you can introduce yourself to new people when the moment is right. They should be a necessary part of your routine before you leaving home every day. When checking for your wallet and keys, check for a stack of business cards too. Keep replenishing your supply.  Click here for more.



Business Book of the Week

"The One Minute Manager"




Business Fashions Find of the Week


Fashions by Target.


Sister-Girl Story


Send in Your "Sister-Girl" Story (Seeking 'words of wisdom" from wise women who care to share the benefits of their experiences, in order to help develop girls, women, and "sisters in business"...and even the boys and men in our community.)  Send your story to sistersinbusiness@comcast.net


SAVE THE DATE: Nov. 4, 2006

Sisters In Business Holiday Shopping Showcase 

& Business Expo



Exhibitor and Sponsorship packages available. 

Click here for more info.  Or call 423.421.5646


Upcoming SIB Newsletter Stories

  • SAFAH-Commmunity Kitchen Support for Women and Children

  • Youth In Business Report Summer 2006

  • Technical Support for Small Business


SIB Technical Support


Sisters In Business web hosting service has experienced technical difficulty with one of its servers over the last two weeks.   Please pardon any inconvenience you may have experienced while trying to access our website.


Also, because some email browsers may not be compatible with certain web applications, we have also made our SIB Online Newsletters on the Sisters In Business Home Page  at www.sistersinbusiness.net, to better assure functionality.  Thank you!  --Tekelia C. Kelly



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