P.O. Box 25548

Chattanooga, TN 37422-5548




Week of August 14, 2006


Knoxville Business Owner & Event Coordinator Tamara Longworth Partners with Sisters in Business





Tamara Longworth

Laurel Lee Jewelry Business Consultant





Sisters In Business is pleased to announce its newest  "sister in business" and partner, Mrs. Tamara Longworth.  Tamara is a business consultant for Laurel Lee Jewelry.  She shared with Sisters In Business how upon starting her Laurel Lee Jewelry business, she started searching for events in which to participate and network.  She looked for something that would offer class, but not be outrageously expensive. There just wasn't anything out there. So, she decided to create her own.  The idea she explained started off small but as she talked with more and more people she saw there was a much needed demand for something like this.

Regarding her interest in partnering with Sisters In Business, Tamara states, "I feel women are sensitive to each other's needs and have an inner desire to help others achieve. We all have motivation to make it to the top, but we want to take our sisters with us!  We are all stronger together! "

Tamara's experiences and motivations for starting her new business endeavor are very  similar to that of Sisters In Business owner Tekelia Kelly's.  Owner of Sisters In Business Tekelia C. Kelly said, "As Sisters In Business celebrates its 6 month anniversary on August 14, 2006, it's great to see the networking vision  for women in business come into fruition.  It's also good to see other women who value sisterhood; and know that 'it's not just about making money, but about also making a positive difference in someone's life.  These are women who have a 'heart and soul for taking care of business' like the Proverbs 31 woman.

Tamara will host her 1st Annual "Women In Business" Expo 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Knoxville. This event is designed to help and provide a place for women in small or home-based businesses to market their industry. The cost to vendors is minimal, while it remains no cost to the public. Free parking and door prizes will also be available to those who attend.  For more information, call 865-693-6408.

To find this and other Sisters In Business supported events, please click here.

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Using our dynamic website, Online Newsletters, along with out wide area network and reach with a reach potential of over 75,000 people, we can assure visibility, networkability, and marketability.  Our marketing measurement tools help us to know this, with metrics showing our subscriber viewer rates above industry standards.  For more information about our Business and Event Promotional Services, please call 423.421.5646.

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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. 

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


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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





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"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


  Sadie Smith
  Skin Balm, Inc.

Phone: 423-296-1655



  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







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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 Saturday August 19, 9 AM-2 PM at the Eastgate Town Center.  Click here for more information about the Minority Health Fair. (.pdf)


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.

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Holiday Shopping Showcase & Business Expo by Sisters In Business

Going Going, Going.....But Not Gone.  Don't Miss Out!


Sisters In Business is proud to present the 1st Annual "Holiday Shopping Showcase & Business Expo 2006" in Chattanooga, TN on November 4. This entrepreneur -oriented event is designed to showcase small, family-owned, home-based, start-up, and youth businesses for holiday shopping season, while benefiting the Chattanooga Community Kitchen. 

Vendor response to this event has been quick and good  Booths have been reserved with still a good selection for the pickings.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to promote your business, sell your products and services, and develop new relationship through networking.  Click here to Register and reserve your booth now.   For more information about this and other Sisters In Business supported events, please visit us online at www.sistersinbusiness.net, or all 423.421.5646.

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Sisters In Business Food Drive For The Chattanooga Community Kitchen

The Sisters In Business Holiday Shopping Showcase & Business Expo 2006 is open to the public and also serves as a fundraising event for the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.  A donation of $1.00 will be accepted for supporting the Community Kitchen, and a food drive will also be conducted, with canned goods graciously accepted at the Holiday Shopping Showcase & Business Expo on November 4 in a designated area.   (Click here for more information about the Community Kitchen.)

"Lunch & Learn" Networking Meetings



Network your business...build relationships ...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



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Answer.  "A woman and/or a man can SIB Business Partner.  Only women can be a SIB Client!"  ;>) 



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"Be not weary in well doing, for in due season you shall reap if you faint not". Galatians 6:9



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Sisters In Business Holiday Shopping Showcase 

& Business Expo



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