P.O. Box 25548

Chattanooga, TN 37422-5548




Week of August 28, 2006


SIB Business Owner Mary Williams  Nominated for Chattanooga Chamber's ATHENA Award




SIB Client Mary Williams, owner of "The Floral Gallery" has been selected as Sisters In Business Nominee for the Chamber's ATHENA Award for 2006..


Mrs. Williams has been in business for approximately 20 years, serving as both a business woman and business leader in the Chattanooga community, her church at New Covenant Fellowship, and in Sisters In Business. 


To find out more about Mary Williams click here.

To find out more about the Athena Award click here.






Help The Chattanooga Community Kitchen!

And Shop Early for the Holidays!

A "Holiday Shopping Showcase & Business Expo” Saturday, November 4, 2006. 10 AM-5 PM

$1.00 Admission.  Canned food donations accepted at door.  Benefiting the Chattanooga Community Kitchen. Showcasing and supporting over 50 women-owned, small, youth, and community businesses with clothing, jewelry, household items, and other gift ideas.

Exhibitor space still available.  Deadline September 30.  Call now to reserve 423.421.5646 or visit www.sistersinbusiness.net

A Sisters In Business Fund-Raising Event





Do You Like What You See?

by Tekelia C. Kelly

Thanks Chattanooga, Nashville, Knoxville and EVERY READER who has made our Sisters In Business Online Newsletter a well read publication!  It appears that you like what you see!

According to the statistical reports provided by our Email Marketing Service the comparative metrics for the Sisters In Business Online Newsletters are impressive.  The report provides industry standard ratings, which it indicates should be used to "Compare to other sites".  Two of the ratings highlighted in the report are "OPEN %" and "CLICK-THROUGH %" both defined below.


Opened percent  

Number of trackable emails that subscribers opened (received and viewed), divided by the number sent.

Click-through percent  

Number of click-throughs by subscribers who clicked from an email to your website divided by the number opened.

The industry standard  for "Open %"  is 37%, while the "Click-through" standard is 8.9%For the past seven email campaigns which were online newsletters, Sisters In Business  has an Average Open  rate of 39.2% and Average Click-Through rate of 21.8%.  (See Table 1 below.)  Links to special interest topics also received good ratings.

Total Open % Total Click-Through %
Sisters In Business 39.2% 21.8%
Compare to other sites 37.0% 8.9%

Table. 1.  Sisters In Business Online Newsletter Ratings

Please feel free to share with us your suggestions, comments, and any ideas you might have for making the newsletter even better.  We would be very interested in hearing about your business needs and interests. 

Thank you so much to the many "real people" letting us know how much you enjoy receiving and reading the newsletters.  The numbers are great, but there's nothing like hearing a real person with a personal testimony.  It's wonderful to hear each one!   

When it comes to business I personally know how email can get in the way when it is not coming at the right time or to the right place.  Therefore, please choose to "UNSUBSCRIBE" using the option provided, should you need to discontinue receiving the newsletters.

As always, your feedback is welcome, and we love communicating with you. And so  our clients, advertisers, partners, and sponsors!

Over 75% People Use the Internet.

Let SIB Promote Your Business Or Marketing Event Online!  It's Fast, Easy, and Affordable.

Sisters In Business is known for its quick, affordable, and professional business solutions offered to clients, partners, and the community.  We provide effective business advertising and event campaigns, with our entire business strategy built on networking advertising, marketing, and empowering those we serve. 

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.


  See Our SIB Business Clients Directory



Find the Business or Service You Need In SIB Business 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 Links


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.


Sisters In Business Client Advertisements

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


  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



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.

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.



Paid Advertisement




Subscribe Today!


Have the ONYX BUSINESS REPORT delivered to you at 25% savings off the news-stand price!


Call (423) 893-7709


Get the latest trends, hot industry and market information. Now available at Books-A-Million Stores!





Paid Advertisement

Aquarium Foods



Walter Johnson & Lou Goss, Owners

Aquarium Foods Catering and Foodcourt

2 Broad Street .  Chattanooga, TN 37402

423 265-1691 or 800-820-FOOD  


  Got Power?  


Get Empowered.

Gain Knowledge. Network.


At Sisters In Business "Lunch & Learn" Meeting, September 13, 2006 at The Cellar restaurant in the Tallan Building downtown.  Open to Public.

Come Meet and Greet!

Come Talk and Eat!

Hear a Brief Speech,

From an SME! (Subject Matter Expert)

Get Empowered!

 Next month's "Lunch & Learn" SME Dr. Cassandra Whitaker


SIB Client Dr. Cassandra Whitaker with Whitaker Women's Center will be the guest Subject Matter Expert (SME) at next month "Lunch & Learn" networking meeting. She will address "Updates in Women's Health Issues, including New Vaccine for Cervical Cancer".


The next Lunch & Learn Networking Meeting will be September 13, 2006 at The Tallan Cellar in the Tallan Building Downtown, located at 2 Union Square Tallan Building Chattanooga, TN 37402. Phone:, (423) 648-0880.   Lunch will be available if so desired, not required, 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. 


PARKING: Nearby Day's Inn Rivergate has graciously allowed free parking for all luncheon attendees this day.


Marketing Minutes will be allowed for all SIB Clients and Partners. 


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.


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.)


Help the Community Kitchen, while shopping at the Sisters In Business Holiday Shopping Showcase & Business Expo



Exhibitor and Sponsorship packages available. 

Click here for more info.  Or call 423.421.5646



Bizzy Bee Brief

by Tekelia C. Kelly



Business Website of the Week




Business Q/A of the Week

Question:  Why is there no question here?

Answer.  To ask you to send your questions. We'd love to hear from you.  :>)



Business Quote of the Week

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year.

John Foster Dulles


Business Card Use of the Week

Put your picture on it.



Business Book of the Week

101 Best Home-Business Success Secrets for Women (Paperback)
by Priscilla Huff


Business Fashions Find of the Week



Fashions by www.barriepace.com

Sister-Girl Story


Story submitted by: Tekelia C. Kelly

I read a passage sent to me by a dear sister entitled TGIF: God's Recruitment Strategy for Leaders.  TGIF stands for "Today God Is First" I wrote back in an email the following.  (Click here to read TGIF passage.)

Wow!  This passage truly “hits the nail on the head” with what we were talking about this morning, doesn’t it?  This encourages my heart and “refuels” my strength.

It is so like our God to intercede and make “on-time” contact with us via messages like below.  When God-cidents like this happen I am reminded of his Word that says, “He’s intimately acquainted with all my ways” (Ps. 139:1-16), and that “He will guide me with His eye upon me. (Ps. 32:.8).  As I have heard it also described once by someone, God has just “winked” at us! This passage is like an affirmation--as though He heard and felt everything we shared this morning--and He did!

I had been praying about my "feeling" so distraught about situations, yet knowing I must persevere because I had been in this kind of place many times before; ONLY to see ‘God’s Hand’ and His Faithfulness time and time again.  But as I said on the phone, it seems the trials are getting harder and longer to stay in.  And that’s because the roots are going down deeper --in Him-- each time.

Thank you so much for sharing, Dear Sister!



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  (Stories are in the queue.  Stay tuned.)


Community Connections







Saturday, September 16 -- 8:30 a.m. -12 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
554 McCallie Avenue

Light Breakfast Provided

The Event is FREE, but
everyone must pre-register

For More Information, please contact:
Romaine Ballew
Administrative Assistant
Scenic City Women's Network
(423) 698-6262
fax----(423) 629-7777
Website: www.scwn.org


Sisters In Business is a proud Sponsor of the Chattanooga Premier Stage Production "Crowns" by Regina Taylor. Directed by Karl D'Wayne Gardner.



Click here for more info.  Or call 423.421.5646


Interested in sponsoring this event.  Please contact Karl Gardner at email www.karldgardner@aol.com or phone (404)735-5282.

"We want to hear from you!"

Broadcast your Job Openings, Public Service Announcements, or Church Event FREE @SIB

Email us at sistersinbusiness@comcast.net


Send us your favorite recipe!

Email us at sistersinbusiness@comcast.net


Join our email community! 

Email us at sistersinbusiness@comcast.net


Send our newsletter to your friends!




Contact Us!


Sisters In Business

P.O. Box 25548

Chattanooga, TN 37422-5548





*All submissions are subject to review, approval, space availability; and  become property of Sisters In Business.


To Unsubscribe, please reply to this email with word "Unsubscribe" in subject line. 

The views and opinions of our Subscribing Customers, Sponsors, and Advertisers do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints and positions of Sisters In Business Establishment and Tekelia C. Kelly Enterprises, LLC.



Copyright Rights

All copyright rights in the text, images, photographs, graphics, user interface, and other content provided on the Sisters In Business Online Newsletter (the Service), and the selection, coordination, and arrangement of such content, are owned by Sisters In Business, as applicable among us, or their third-party licensors, to the full extent provided under the United States Copyright laws and all international copyright laws. Under applicable copyright laws, you are prohibited from copying, reproducing, modifying, distributing, displaying, performing or transmitting any of the contents of the Service for any purposes. Nothing stated or implied on the Service confers on you any license or right under any copyright of Sisters In Business, or any third party.


The Service and the information contained in reference herein are for informational purposes only. Any reproduction, copying, or redistribution for commercial purposes of any materials or design elements of the Service is strictly prohibited, without the prior written consent of Sisters In Business. Systematic retrieval of data or other content from this Service to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without written permission from Sisters In Business is prohibited.


Trade and Service Mark Rights

All rights in the product names, company names, trade names, logos, product packaging and designs of all Sisters In Business or third-party products or services, whether or not appearing in large print or with the trademark symbol, belong exclusively to Sisters In Business, as applicable, or their respective owners, and are protected from reproduction, imitation, dilution or confusing or misleading uses under national and international trademark and copyright laws, as applicable. The use or misuse of these trademarks or any materials, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited and nothing stated or implied on this Service confers on you any license or right under any patent, copyright or trademark of Sisters In Business or any third party.

Send mail to sistersinbusiness@comcast.net with questions or comments about this web site
Copyright © 2006 Sisters In Business
Last modified: 05/19/12
Send mail to sistersinbusiness@comcast.net with questions or comments about this web site
Copyright © 2006 Sisters In Business
Last modified: 05/19/12