1. Headline: Sisters In Business "Holiday Shopping Showcase" in Chattanooga, TN Nov. 4, 2006

  2. Headline: 1st Annual Empowerment Luncheon & Mini-Tradeshow Great Success!

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

  4. Headline: Youth In Business: Girl's Inc GirlVenture Entrepreneurship Academy-Business Plan Competition

  5. SIB Business Clients: 2006 SIB Network Meetings Schedule

  6. SIB Business Clients: Welcome NEW SIB Business Women: Katye Jones with Merrill Lynch, Terri Jeter-McAvoy with Henderson Hutcherson & McCollough

  7. SIB Business Clients: Cheri Hudgins BeautiControl Consultant

  8. SIB Business Clients: Janice Burse Avon Awards and Special Promotion

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

  10. SIB Network News: Chattanooga Times Free Press "Women Business Owners Find Networking Helpful"

  11. SIB Network News: Onyx Magazine "Corporate Downsizing Can Be a Blessing"

  12. SIB Network News: Disparity Study

  13. SIB Network News: 28th CDC Entrepreneurs Wanted

  14. SIB Network News: Governor's Office Diversity Business Enterprise TN Contracts For Women Business Owners

  15. SIB Network News: Nautilus Awards for Women Entrepreneurs October 2006

  16. SIB Network News:  Business Sponsors and Support

  17. Advertisement: Bernie Miller for County Commissioner-District 5

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

  19. Advertisement: Aquarium Foods

  20. Advertisement: MED Week

  21. Advertisement: Onyx Business Report

  22. Advertisement: Advertise with Sisters in Business

Saturday, July 15, 2006    

Sisters In Business "Holiday Shopping Showcase" in Chattanooga, TN Nov. 4, 2006

Bigger, better, and buying like never before!  Back by popular demand.  Sisters In Business is proud to present its second vendor showcase event—"The Sisters In Business Holiday Shopping Showcase", featuring sister-owned and other business exhibitors, with products and services for everybody and every budget.  

Come shop for jewelry, fashions, handbags, hats, shoes, fragrances, candles, floral designs, art & crafts, books, pictures, decorated accessories, novelty items, and more!  Yes, we heard you, our wonderful vendors and customers, say you wanted another marketplace showcase...soon.  Well here it is, one that is sure to be beautiful, and offer a unique and wonderful variety of vendors from all over the southeast region, as well as exhibitors from other businesses and organizations.   

Plan now to attend what will be a fabulous, fun, and financially friendly event.  The Showcase will also serve as a fundraiser* where your $1.00 admission will help make a difference in the community over the holidays.  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."

The Sisters In Business Holiday Shopping Showcase will be held November 4, at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Imperial Ball Room.  Save that date...mark your calendars. 

Showcase Exhibits
The 2006 SIB Holiday Shopping Showcase will be held on Saturday November 4, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  If you would like information about exhibitor/vendor registration, please call (423) 421.5646.  Also, check back for more online information.

Several sponsorship packages are available. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please call (423) 421.5646.  Also, check back for more online information.


Adults                            $1.00

Children                          Free

Fundraiser Beneficiary      TBA*

Click here to see highlights from the Sisters In Business Mini-Tradeshow Event.

"1st ANNUAL EMPOWERMENT LUNCHEON A GREAT SUCCESS!" SIB's empowering luncheon took place on June 15, 2006 at the Bessie Smith Performance Hall, and included a Mini-Tradeshow and Youth Fundraiser for Girl's Inc. GirlVENTURE Entrepreneurship Summer Academy.  The event was covered by WRCB-TV Channel 3 News, and aired that night, highlighting the entrepreneurial bridge constructed between Sisters In Business and Girl's Inc. at the luncheon.  Chattanooga Times Free Press also published  the story the next morning.  See except of article below.  Click here to see highlights from the event, along with photo gallery, and online publication of the commemorative program booklet




Thanks for Making the "1st Annual Empowerment Luncheon,

 Mini-Tradeshow, & Youth Fundraiser" a Great Success!  --Mack & Tekelia Kelly

Click here for highlights of the event.

2006 SIB Network Meeting


July 20     New Covenant Fellowship Church, N. Moore Road 6:00 PM

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







Mark Jones, Pre-Paid Legal Services

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 Mark Jones, Independent Associate

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



SIB Welcomes New Business Partners to the Network

Welcome to the following Business Partners Katye Jones and Terri Jeter-McAvoy, who joined the Sisters In Business Network during the Empowerment Luncheon on June 15, 2006.  Katye Jones, Vice-President of Investments at Merrill Lynch, also personally participated as a sponsor, purchasing a table for herself, a company guest, and several girls attending the luncheon from Girl's Inc.  Terri Jeter-McAvoy is a Girl's Inc. Board Member and has been awarded among many distinctions, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce Athena Award.

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



 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.

SIB in the News: Onyx Magazine, June 2006, Volume 9, Issue 2, "Corporate Downsizing Can Be a Blessing"

.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.

Also, for more business development resources and information that impacts women-owned businesses please visit our website at http://sistersinbusiness.net/BusinessSupt.htm.  

The 28th Legislative District Community Development Corporation is pleased to invite entrepreneurs to an informational meeting on Tuesday the 25th of July, 2006 that will address opportunities on Martin Luther King Boulevard. The primary focus of this meeting will be business opportunities in a real estate project set to begin construction in early July.

The meeting will provide information on the individual prospects related to this project, and also, general information on opportunities along the MLK corridor. Additionally this meeting will provide information on the types of financing available and the steps one would be encouraged to take to successfully start a business along MLK.

(423) 698-8190 www.cdc28th.org     www.neof.com



GO DBE TN CONTRACTS FOR WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS.  (Governor's Office of Diversity Business Enterprise) Diversity Business Marketplace 2006, a  Procurement Conference slated for  September 28, 2006 from 8:00 AM-7:00 PM at Chattanooga Convention Center was announced at Chattanooga African-American Chamber Community Awards June 22, 2006.  For more information contact Chattanooga African American Chamber 1001 Market Street Chattanooga, TN 37402 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.


SAVE THE DATE: Nov. 4, 2006

Sisters In Business Holiday Shopping Showcase 



Exhibitor and Sponsorship packages available.  Call 423.421.5646


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2006 SIB Network Meetings Schedule


July 20     New Covenant Fellowship Church, N. Moore Road 6:00 PM

Meeting Agenda:

        Networking:  20 minutes, start of meeting, bring your business cards, special guests  and visitors recognition, Networking games and activities

        Advertisement:  Highlights of Advertisement Campaigns in place, SIB New Business Announcements,

        Marketing:    News Coverage and scenes of  Empowerment Luncheon Mini-Tradeshow Exhibitors & Display Booths, SIB Client(s) Testimonials

        Empowerment: Training information and materials distributed to clients for Business Development & Training Resources

August 24         TBA

Sept 21             TBA

October 26        TBA

November 16    TBA

December 14    TBA


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SIB Business Clients

Cheri Hudgins

Cheri Hudgins is a new BeautiControl Consultant. If you wish to learn how to relax in the comfort of your own home- Cheri is the person you want to call. 


Cheri is available to do "Spa Parties" for special events, such as Bridal Showers, Ladies Night Out, or a special twist for a birthday party.  She will create an environment of relaxation while providing great information of how to care for you and your body. 


For more information about Cheri's offerings, please contact here at 423-355-3518, email at hudgi911@bellsouth.net, or find her at www.sistersinbusiness.net Cheri Hudgins.




Janice Burse

Avon hosted it's President's club luncheon on May 25, at the Chattanooga Marriott.  This event is to celebrate Avon representatives outstanding success 2005-2006.  Janice earned the Honor Society award for sales of $20,200.00 in a year.  Janice also earned second place for increased sales of over $7,000.00 in her district.

Janice's Avon promotions for the month of June includes foot care products, deep moisturizer cream, foot soak, foot file.  Remember, we need to take care of out feet as we do the rest of our body, especially during the summer when we all wear our fashionable sandals. 
Special offer- receive a 10% discount off your first order of $20.00 or more from Janice.
Janice Burse,Beauty Advisor
Avon independent sales


Rose of Sharon's Senior Villa

Rose of Sharon's Senior Villa 2nd Annual Pearl White Gala on Sept. 8, 2006 Get Ready for the 2nd Annual Pearl White Gala , September 8, 2006, at the Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center. Featuring Phil Perry, Howard Hewitt ,and a local artist. Tickets go on sale June 8,2006. All seats are VIP-(no general admission).

Tickets are $50.00 per person.
Tables are $500.00 for event only.
Corporate tables are $650.00,


Click here for more information or visit www.sistersinbusiness.net.



Youth In Business 

Girls Inc Entrepreneurship Academy Program, Business Plan Competition & Winners

The Girls Inc. Business Plan Competition was a POWERFUL event!  The girls did a FABULOUS job presenting!  The presentations were professional and impressive.  them! 

The participation from girls, the organization of the staff, and the representation from the community made it all so special, and a great success. 

The event was such an honorable and wonderful occasion!   The editor of Sisters In Business wishes to thank all the wonderful young ladies for the opportunity to be  part of plan competition.    

 For more information about the GIrlVenture program, the Business Plan Winners, and more highlights about the event, please click the following links to read article publications and see video presentation.


6/28/2006 - Girls Inc. Summer Entrepreneurship Academy Wraps Up ...

7/3/2006 - GirlVenture Awards Presented - Business - Chattanoogan.com


http://www.wrcbtv.com/news/?sid=1886  Teaching Young Girls How To Become Entrepreneurs  June end 2006


 (Click here to see more about SIB's Youth In Biz Initiative.)









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