Dr. Cassandra Whitaker Joins Sisters
Sisters In Business is
pleased to introduce its newest member Dr. Cassandra Whitaker to the Sisters In Business Network
of women-owned businesses. Dr. Whitaker is a board certified
Obstetrician and Gynecologist (OB/GYN) who has recently opened a
new practice known as Whitaker Women’s Care in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She
brings years of experience to the Chattanooga area. Sisters In
Business is happy to welcome Dr. Whitaker and her practice to our network
and the Chattanooga Community.
to learn more about Dr. Cassandra Whitaker.
Cassandra D. Whitaker,
Whitaker Women’s Care
Creek Road Suite 202
Kayte Jones and Terri Jeter-McAvoy
Partner with Sisters
Partners Katye Jones and Terri Jeter-McAvoy have been supporters of Sisters In
Business since their joining on June 15, 2006 at Sisters In Business "1st
Annual Business Women's Empowerment Luncheon. Katye Jones is the Vice-President of Investments at Merrill Lynch.
Terri Jeter-McAvoy is a Certified Public Accountant for
Henderson Hutcherson &
Both are sister business-women with whom we are glad to be in
Katye Jones, CFM, CRPC
Asst. Vice President/Investments
Merrill Lynch Global Private Client Group
Terri Jeter-McAvoy, CVA, CIT
Certified Public Accountant
Henderson Hutcherson &
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Holiday Showcase & Business
EXHIBITORS EARLY BIRD
REGISTRATION AUGUST 1-31, 2006
In answer to requests from our last event's customers and
exhibitors, Sisters In Business is proud to present another vendor
showcase event— entitled "Holiday Shopping
Showcase & Business Expo 2006", designed to feature sister-owned as
well as other business exhibitors,
along with their products and services.
We are inviting exhibitors of all kinds who offer jewelry,
fashions, handbags, hats, shoes,
decorated accessories, fragrances,
designs, art & crafts,
books, pictures, toys, games, electronics, media, gifts and novelty
items; as well as those who provide hair, facial, spa, catering, wedding, health
and wellness, financial, business, and other support type services.**
We are promoting this event to over
45,000 people in the southeaster region. The
event will also serve as a fundraiser for the the
Your $1.00 admission price will help make a
difference in the community over the holidays. And should you wish to
further help the cause, your canned food donations will also be graciously
accepted at the Community Kitchen, or our Sisters In Business event that day.
After all, it's a Sisters In Business "thing", and you know we believe that
"it's not just about making money, but making a difference in someone's life." (Click
here for more information about the Community
Click here for more information about the
Holiday Shopping Showcase & Business Expo 2006, or visit us online
or all 423.421.5646.
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
Rose of Sharon's Senior Villa
Pearl White Gala
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
Click here for more information at
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.
Call Sadie Smith of Skin Balm,
Inc. at 423.296.1655. or visit
SKIN BALM, INC.
Network Business News
SIB in the News:
Chattanooga Times Free Press, Article
business owners find networking helpful" written by Staff Writer Jason M.
Click here to read more.
Study Regarding Minorities and Women-Owned Businesses Before
Council. Deferred Until later date
The Disparity Study, scheduled to reviewed by the
Chattanooga City Council the week of June 27, has been deferred until a
later date to assure ample attendance of council members.
The study involves several factors, of which include the
analysis of contracting practices, and
opportunity for participation in contracts
minorities and women owned businesses are concerned.
Also the study is to provide "both qualitative and
quantative data from a socio-economic perspective that will be used to
drive the work of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and its advisory
find out more about the study
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
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
Cece Winans "Always Sisters 2nd
Annual National Conference"
Cece Winans "Always Sisters 2nd
Annual National Conference" will be held on Friday, August 4th and
Saturday, August 5th at the beautiful Curb Event Center in Nashville,
Tennessee. The Curb Event Center is located at 2002 Belmont Blvd.,
Nashville, TN 37212. For more information please visit the official Always
Sisters website at
Walter Johnson & Lou Goss,
Aquarium Foods Catering and
2 Broad Street . Chattanooga,
423 265-1691 or 800-820-FOOD
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Public Service Announcement
Back-To-School Savings on Supplies and More!
Department of Revenue
Supplies, Clothing, and Computers
First Sales Tax
Download Tax-exempt Items List.
Forget to Vote August 3.
SAVE THE DATE:
Nov. 4, 2006
Business Holiday Shopping Showcase
& Business Expo
Exhibitor and Sponsorship
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Or call 423.421.5646
"Lunch & Learn" Networking
Promote your business...build your
Starting the month of August 2006,
Sisters In Business will host its new series of "Lunch & Learn" networking
meetings to provide networking opportunities for its members as well as
those in the Chattanooga area. 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 and
Partner will be given the opportunity to participate in "marketing
minutes" by personally presenting their business and services at the
Drop by, bring your lunch, and get
empowered with knowledge from business professionals, and of course, make
new contacts and network!
Lunch & Learns will be a "brown bag"
take place during the lunch hour at different locations around the city.
Please click here
to see and stay abreast of meeting schedule.
Mark Jones with Pre-Paid
Legal Kick-off Subject Matter Expert Presentations at SIB Monthly
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
Mark Jones, Independent Associate
With Pre-Paid Legal Services®,
Inc. and Subsidiaries
Bizzy Bee Brief
Business Website of the
Business Q/A of the
Question: Is the customer always right?
Business Quote of the Week
"If you stick and stay, you'll
make it pay."
Business Card Use of the
Give people a reason to
hold on to your card
Print something unique on the back of it--a calendar, a list of your
services, important measurements, or anything relevant to your industry.
You could also print a coupon on it, and ask them to return the card with
their order, so again they have a reason to keep your card.
Click here for more.
Business Book of the Week
Covey's 7 Habits of Highly
Business Fashions Find of
Fashions by Interbel Jellico.
Regarding the book
Fifty Black Women Who Changed
America (Hardcover) by
Sims "Romance Novelist"
Sonia Sanchez, Betty
Shabazz, Zora Neale Hurston, Florence Griffith-Joyner. What do these women
have in common aside from the fact that they're all African Americans?
Answer: They've all contributed to the positive image of black women in
America, and around the world. Buy this book for your home library. It's a
wonderful reference book. Buy it especially for your daughters. They can
read a story a week and by the time they're finished with the book, they
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.)
SIB Newsletter Stories
SAFAH-The Commmunity Kitchen
Support for Women
Youth In Business Report
Technical Support for
Our web hosting service had technical difficulty with one of its servers
this past week. Please pardon any inconvenience you may have
experienced while trying to access our website.
Tennessee's First Annual Sales
Tax Holiday August 4-6
Tennessee will hold its first annual sales
tax holiday in August, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 4 and
ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6. During this time period, consumers
may purchase selected clothing, school supplies and computers without
paying Tennessee's state and local sales tax on the items. This holiday
also includes purchases of designated items sold via mail, telephone,
e-mail, or Internet if the customer orders and pays for the item and the
retailer accepts the order during the exemption period for immediate
shipment, even if delivery is made after the exemption period.
the holiday items exempt from sales and use tax include: clothing with a
price of $100 or less per item; school supplies with a price of $100 or
less per item; computers with a price of $1,500 or less per item. There is
no limit to the quantity of items that may be purchased as long as the
purchase price of each item falls within the price range set by law. For
more information, visit the Department of Revenue wesite at
call (800) 342-1003.
for more information about MED WEEK
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