"1st ANNUAL EMPOWERMENT
LUNCHEON A GREAT SUCCESS!
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- 2nd Annual Empowerment Luncheon & Business Expo"!
Thanks for Making the "1st Annual
Mini-Tradeshow, & Youth
Fundraiser" a Great Success! --Mack & Tekelia Kelly
See below for highlights
of the event.
Annual Empowerment Luncheon, Mini-Tradeshow, and Youth Fundraiser” for Girls
Inc.’s GirlVENTURE Entrepreneurship Academy has been deemed a great success by
all those who shared the experience. The event took place June 15, 2006 at
Bessie Smith Hall with Keynote Speaker Sandi Brock of the SEWBC, Honorable
Representatives Tommi Brown and JoAnne Favors, Girl’s Inc President and CEO
Maxine Bailey with staff and academy girls, Jacqueline Strong-Moss, Ann Weeks,
and honored guest Maelene Crutcher. Others included Chattanooga businesses, SIB
clients and partners, tradeshow vendors, and friends from the community. The
event was covered by WRCB-TV Channel 3 News, which aired that night,
highlighting the entrepreneurship bridge between Sisters In Business and Girl's
Inc. Chattanooga Times Free Press published an article the next day, generating
sales leads, one vendor said, from someone seeing the article. Vendors also
sold goods at the tradeshow. For more highlights of the event see online photos
and program at sistersinbusiness.net
PHOTO GALLERY OF EVENT
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Photos - Volume 1
Click here to see Event Photos- Volume 2(Coming soon!)
COMMEMORATIVE PROGRAM BOOKLET
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NEWSLETTERS OF THE EVENT
(Print) Newsletter July-Sept 2006
Featuring the "1st Annual
Empowerment Luncheon, Mini-Tradeshow , and Youth Fundraiser
SIB Online Newsletter July 4 2006
Featuring the "1st Annual Empowerment Luncheon, Mini-Tradeshow , and Youth
WRCB-TV CHANNEL 3 NEWS OF THE EVENT
Click here to see Channel 3 News Coverage of SIB
THANK YOU CHATTANOOGA & KNOXVILLE
...WE HAD A SELL OUT CROWD!
AND IT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!
1st Annual Business Women’s Empowerment Luncheon,
Mini-Trade Showcase, & Youth Fundraiser
Thursday, June 15, 2006 11:30 AM
Bessie Smith Performance Hall . 200 East Martin Luther King Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Thank you so much Chattanooga (and Knoxville) for your dynamic response and
support of this event. We have SOLD OUT of luncheon tickets and
Vendor/Exhibitor Booths for the event. For those who have purchased
your tickets and made reservations, remember to arrive early enough to
participate in the Mini-Tradeshow where you will find an assembly of
"FANTASTIC Business Vendors" waiting to exhibit and sell products and
services. Offerings include clothes, fashion accessories, jewelry, gift
baskets, floral designs, personalized candles, cosmetics, health and skin care
products, art work, inspirations, and more!
AFTER EVENT NOTES:
This event took place on Thursday June 15, 2006 with Exhibitor Hall
Opening at 10:30 AM and lunch starting promptly at 11:30 AM. The Exhibitor
Hall reopened at 12:45 PM-2:00 PM.
We made the television news that night at 5:30 PM on WRCB Channel
3!! The station covered the event so beautifully…with great spot coverage and
time showing SIB business clients and their business exhibits. The Chattanooga
Times Free Press also covered the event, and published a wonderful article the
next day in its business section.
We left the event with women openly expressing how they felt empowered!
They spoke about how they benefited from sharing and gathering resources and
information from each other, and from seeing the harmonious flow of sisterhood.
The comments and ratings on the event luncheon evaluations attest to the success
of the event as well.
The presentation by Keynote Speaker Sandi Brock of the Southeast Women's
Business Center was EXCELLENT! Hitting the target, it covered the
statistics, the available business development resources, and the Network, Plan,
Execute strategy for succeeding in business. This strategy so much correlates
with the SIB NAME strategy which is to Network, Advertise, Market, and Empower
through education, training, exchange of information with others, and engagement
This has been a BLAST! And we're already planning for next year's
event...which will be EVEN BIGGER AND BETTER! Please see below for
Program Participants, Dignitaries, Tradeshow Exhibitors, and the Event Program
S. E. Women's Business
Rep. Tommie Brown
Rep. JoAnne Favors
Dir. Off. Of
The Floral Gallery
Dorothea Johnetta Johnson
Inner Glow Skin Care
MYTD Youth Training &
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Sandi Brock S. E. Women's Business Center, Keynote Speaker
Maxine Bailey Girls, Inc, Girls Inc.-Entrepreneurship Academy
Ann Weeks Ivan Allen, Invocator
Tekelia C. Kelly, Founder and Owner of Sisters in Business
Tommie Brown (Honorable) Rep.
JoAnne Favors (Honorable)
Jacquelyn Strong-Moss Mayoral Representative, Dir. Off. Of Multicultural Affairs
Kimberly Thomas - Singer/Songwriter
Janice Burse - Avon Sales
Greta Long - Tre-Chic Women’s Accessories
Latrice Edwards - African Hut
Ferlencia Tuggle - Ferlencia’s Floral Design
Mary Williams - The Floral Gallery
Dorothea Johnetta Johnson - Inner Glow Skin Care Services
Deborah Gunn - MYTD Youth Training & Development
Marcella Moore - Mary Kay Cosmetics
Zeknovia Charles - ZUN-NO-Vee-Ya's Personalized Candles
(Earlier-Published Promotional Information)
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