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Tekelia C. Kelly Enterprises. LLC

P.O. Box 25548

Chattanooga, TN 37422-5548



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  1. SIB Clients:  Dr. Cassandra Whitaker, OB/GYN and Owner of Whitaker Women's Center Joins Sisters In Business

  2. SIB Clients:  SIB Clients Business Directory and Service Locator

  3. SIB Partners: CPA Terri Jeter-McAvoy, and V.P.of Investments Katye Jones Partner with SIB

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

  5. Meetings/Events:  Lunch & Learn Networking Meetings

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

  7. News: Chattanooga Times Free Press "Women Business Owners Find Networking Helpful"

  8. News: Disparity Study

  9. News: Governor's Office Diversity Business Enterprise TN Contracts For Women Business Owners

  10. News: Nautilus Awards for Women Entrepreneurs October 2006

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

  12. News: Sister-Girl Story

  13. News: Cece Winan's "Always Sisters 2nd Annual Conference", August 4-5, 2006, Nashville, TN

  14. News: SIB Upcoming Newsletter Stories

  15. News: Technical Support for SIB Website

  16. Community Connections:  Back 2 School Tax

  17. Community Connections: Recipes, Announcements, Contact Us

  18. Clients Advertisements:  Rose of Sharon Senior Villa 2nd Annual Pearl White Gala

  19. Clients Advertisements:  Carolyn Miller of Warm Spirit and Arbonne

  20. Clients Advertisements:  Sadie Smith

  21. General Advertisement: TN Department of Revenue, Back-to-School Supplies, Clothing, and Computers, Tax-Exempt Holiday during Aug.4-6

  22. General Advertisement: Bernie Miller for County Commissioner-District 5

  23. General Advertisement: SAVE THE DATE: Nov. 4, 2006 Sisters In Business Holiday Shopping Showcase 

  24. General Advertisement: Aquarium Foods

  25. Advertisement: MED Week

  26. Advertisement: Onyx Business Report

  27. Advertisement: Advertise with Sisters in Business

Monday, July 31, 2006    

Dr. Cassandra Whitaker Joins Sisters In Business

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.   Click here to learn more about Dr. Cassandra Whitaker.



Cassandra D. Whitaker,  M.D., OB/GYN


                   Whitaker Women’s Care

                 929 Spring Creek Road Suite 202

                 Chattanooga, Tennessee 37412






Kayte Jones and Terri Jeter-McAvoy Partner with Sisters


Business 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 & McCollough.  Both are sister business-women with whom we are glad to be in partnership..






Katye Jones, CFM, CRPC
Asst. Vice President/Investments
Merrill Lynch Global Private Client Group












Terri Jeter-McAvoy, CVA, CIT

Certified Public Accountant

Henderson Hutcherson & McCollough, PLLC




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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  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


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

Holiday Showcase & Business Expo in Chattanooga, TN



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, candles, floral 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 Chattanooga Community KitchenYour $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 Kitchen.)

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

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


  Rose of Sharon's Senior Villa


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


Click here for more information at



Carolyn Miller

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



 Sadie Smith

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



SIB Network Business News


SIB in the News: Chattanooga Times Free Press, Article "Women business owners find networking helpful" written by Staff Writer Jason M. Reynolds: Click here to read more.

Disparity 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 equal opportunity for participation in contracts where 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 board."

 To find out more about the study click here.

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  


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.

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



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2 Broad Street .  Chattanooga, TN 37402

423 265-1691 or 800-820-FOOD



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Public Service Announcement

Tennessee Back-To-School Savings on Supplies and More!


Tennessee Department of Revenue

Back-to-School Supplies, Clothing, and Computers

Tax-Exempt During Tennessee’s

First Sales Tax Holiday Aug.4-6    Download Tax-exempt Items List.



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Bernie Miller for County Commissioner-District 5

Don't Forget to Vote August 3.


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

"Lunch & Learn" Networking Meetings


Promote your your network. 


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 meeting.  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" event and 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 Networking Meetings


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


Business Website of the Week



Business Q/A of the Week

Question:   Is the customer always right?

Answer.     "Yes"



Business Quote of the Week

"If you stick and stay, you'll make it pay."



Business Card Use of the Week

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 Effective People



Business Fashions Find of the Week

Fashions by Interbel Jellico.


Sister-Girl Story


Regarding the book Fifty Black Women Who Changed America (Hardcover) by Amy Alexander, Reviewer:Janice Sims "Romance Novelist" says 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 will have

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


Upcoming SIB Newsletter Stories

  • SAFAH-The Commmunity Kitchen Support for Women

  • Youth In Business Report Summer 2006

  • Technical Support for Small Business


Technical Support.  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.



Community Connections



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. 
During 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, email or call (800) 342-1003.


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