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Congratulations to the new members and featured businesses showcased on the Sisters In Business website.  See them online by clicking here, or visit www.sistersinbusiness.net.



"A Good Problem To Have"



"A Good Problem To Have"

Tekelia C. Kelly

Founder & CEO-Sisters In Business, Publisher

You may have heard of the expression "...that's a good problem to have." Well, we would like to use this phrase to spin our editorial article for this week. 

As is the case for many small businesses, Sisters In Business is a woman-owned operation performing with a very skeletal crew (one person, if you don't include my husband who was recently drafted to proofread my newsletters).  Many new businesses are not in a position to hire employees, and have staff for each functional area of business like that of a larger business or corporation.  However, the functions of these areas are often times still very much needed.  So, you will find the owner and his or her faithful few partners wearing several hats to accomplish all of the needed functions.

This brings me to the point of this article.  Due to business growth, Sisters In Business is experiencing an increase in work volume, which translates into increased production schedules, project management time, and customer service.  We definitely see this growth in business as a good thing...and it is "a good problem to have". Nevertheless, one that warrants attention. 

We are contemplating whether to publish the Sisters In Business eNewsletter on a biweekly basis.  Therefore, we thought we'd poll you for your thoughts about the matter.  Would you prefer to receive the newsletter  “weekly”, biweekly, or monthly?  Is one time better than the other? Or does it matter?  Let us hear from you.  Your feedback would be greatly appreciated.   Please feel free to email us comments at  sistersinbusiness@comcast.net

Best wishes!

Sisters In Business is a "sisterly" networking firm that connects both established and emerging women in business and their communities, world-wide.  The Sisters In Business eNewsletter is distributed to thousands of readers locally, nationally, and globally.  Thank you for your interest in this publication. 




 Evelyn Bakers Business Debut 
 Elegant Handkerchiefs 

Evelyn Bakers' Elegant Handkerchiefs Business Debut

Evelyn Baker of Elegant Handkerchiefs is a native of Chattanooga, TN. She is the oldest of three siblings, and daughter of G.W. Willis and the late Evelyn P. Willis.  While growing up Evelyn watched her mother sew, and not knowing that she would take on where her mother left off, Evelyn discovered her talent of sewing. 

While developing her talent over 10 years, she would discover how older ladies carried handkerchiefs embroidered with lace while going to church.  She would ask them from whom and where did they get their handkerchiefs.  Some responded that they had friends who made them, or that they had purchased them at conventions. 

One particular lady Evelyn consulted was Mrs. Gay Crutcher. After seeing her beautiful handkerchiefs, Evelyn began her search for fabric and lace to begin her dream of making elegant handkerchiefs.

Evelyn started making all of her handkerchiefs by hand. Later, purchasing a machine to speed up her work, she changed from a plain satin fabric with 2 inches of lace to a polyester/jacquard fabric with 2 to 5 inches of designer lace. She achieved a look of elegance for her customers' greater satisfaction.  Learn more about Evelyn Baker and her Elegant Handkerchiefs.  Click here for her Business Directory Listing.  Click here for her Web Page.  Click here for merchandise showcase at SIBay.



Meet Our Partners
TLC, Talk Listen Communicate, LLC, Chattanooga, TN

Talk Listen Communicate, LLC Joins the Sisters In Business Network!

CEO Beverly Inman-Ebel of TLC, Talk Listen Communicate, LLC  is a Business Partner in the Sisters In Business Network.  TLC helps people to communicate more effectively through their individual coaching, seminars and keynote speaking.  Beverly can help you build your relationships in order to build your business.

Beverly will also share her world-renowned communication expertise  by joining our team of newsletter columnists to to write about “Interpersonal Communication Skills”.

Beverly is endorsed as a "preferred service provider" in the Sisters In Business Network.  She is a professional business woman recommended to members of the SIB network, as well as customers in the community, to provide her quality products and services.

Stay tuned for Beverly Inman-Ebel's business debut article in upcoming issue of this newsletter.  To learn more about TLC, Talk Listen Communicate, LLC visit www.talklisten.com.

Click here to learn more about our Business Partners.

What People Are Saying
Feedback from Partner Fire Eye Productions


A Word From Our Partners

"You are doing great things for entrepreneurs as well as for this community."

Submitted by Kris Simmons

Fire Eye Productions

Kris Simmons is President and CEO of Fire Eye Productions.  Fire Eye Productions accelerates Business Communications by offering BusinessVIDEOS, BusinessDVDs, BusinessCDCARDs, BusinessWEBCHANNELS™, BusinessWEBCASTS, and  BusinessAUDIOVISUALs.

For more information about Fire Eye Productions, please contact:

Fire Eye Productions, Inc.
212 West 8th Street
Chattanooga, TN  37402
(423) 757-9585


Grand Opening Ceremony
1st Anniversary & New Website Celebration

SIB Celebrates 1st Year Anniversary & New Website Grand Opening

Sisters In Business.Net

YOU ARE INVITED! to Sisters In Business '1st Year Anniversary & New Website Grand Opening Celebration' & Business Expo. The event is scheduled February 15, 2007, and will be a Networking and Vendor Exhibiting event .  The event will take place at the Development Resource Center (DRC) located at 1250 Market Street downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee in the USA, and will include the following activities:

"Meet & Greet" Networking begins at 11:30 AM

Vendor Exhibits (Small Business Expo) open at 11:30 AM

Ribbon Cutting Program/Ceremony starts 1:30 PM  

Ribbon cutting ceremony will be officiated by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce. For further information about the event, to advertise in the event program, or to inquire about registering for an exhibitor table, please call 423.421.5646 or email sistersinbusiness@comcast.net.

About SIB Website Official Name Change

The official website and company name change from SISTERS-IN-BUSINESS.COM to SISTERS IN BUSINESS.NET has resulted in greater internet marketing results, and has yielded near-top or first-page listings in most all major search engines.  This means greater visibility and searchability for SIB network businesses.


Vendor Exhibitor & Advertising Opportunity 

There will be a limited number of display tables available for business exhibitors.  Exhibits will open from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM (closing approximately 30-40 minutes during ribbon cutting ceremony).  Exhibitors may request a table by emailing sistersinbusiness@comcast.net or calling 423.421.5646.  Please notify our office as soon as possible to make reservations.  Cost of exhibitor table is $35.00.  Advertisements in event’s commemorative program can be placed for $10.00 for a half-page and $20.00 for whole page ad.


To learn more about Sisters In Business, please visit us online at www.sistersinbusiness.net  


Aquarium Food Caters Grand Opening


Aquarium Foods  Caters Grand Opening Event


We are very appreciative of those who support our efforts by helping to sponsor our events.  Walter Johnson and Lew Goss, owners of Aquarium Foods, will be providing their delectable hors d’oeuvres for the festivities of the Sisters in Business Anniversary and Website Celebration on February 15, 2007 (See above related article.)


To find more about Aquarium Foods contact:


TN Aquarium Plaza, 2 Broad St.
Chat., Tennessee 37402
United States
Phone: 423 265-1691
Fax: 423 266-6268




SIB Affiliate -Bloomfield CT
WOH Celebrates 4th Year Anniversary    


Woman of Hope Celebrates 4th Year Anniversary

The members of “Woman of Hope, INC. will be celebrating its Fourth Anniversary on Monday, January 22, 2007, commencing at 6:00 P.M.  The event will take place at the VILLAGE for FAMILIES & CHILDREN AUDITORIUM, located at 1680 Albany Avenue, in         Hartford, Connecticut.

The theme for the program is “RISE FROM YOUR BROKEN-NESS,” MY SISTER,  “IT’S YOUR TIME TO FLY”

Keynote speaker for the occasion will be, Rev. Dr. Carolyn Fleming-Sawyerr. Dr. Sawyerr is the Director of Training for the Pastoral Counseling Department of Hartford Hospital.  She is a graduate of The Yale Divinity School with a Masters of Divinity.  In 2002, she was ordained as an American Baptist minister with the American/USA Connecticut Conference.

Rev. Dr. Sawyerr has many God-given talents as well.  She integrates her natural ability of storytelling along with her many acquired achievements when presenting.  It is certain that you will agree that Dr. Sawyerr is a wonderful, engaging public speaker.  You are invited to an evening of inspiration, expectation and joy.  When the evening is over, you will realize, “It is your time to fly, My Sister.”

.S.V.P. by January 18, 2007 to the individual by whom you were invited or contact Ruby Claytor at 860-916-1842.  Thank you in advance for your support, we look forward to seeing you.

submitted by:

Kathleen King

Ruby Claytor

Publicity Co-Chairpersons


Fourth Anniversary Celebration Committee


GoodSearch Is Good for 28th CDC


28th CDC Benefits With "GoodSearch"  Search Engine


By using "GOODSEARCH" as your search engine you can help raise funds for the 28th Legislative District Community Development Corporation.  The 28th CDC works to improve the quality of life for residents of Tennessee's 28th Legislative District, through economic development, community revitalization and affordable housing. Thank you for your support. Pass it on. www.goodsearch.com.

For more information about the 28th Legislative District Community Development Corporation, contact Forestine Watson-Haynes, Executive Director at (423) 698-8190, or  twoeight@bellsouth.net.  You may also visit them on line at  http://www.cdc28th.org/


SCWN Women Business Luncheon
 Madelene Miller Speaks


Madelene Miller Speaks at Scenic City Women's Network Luncheon

(As published in SCWN News.)

JANUARY 25th MONTHLY LUNCHEON:  Madelene Miller will be the  featured speaker at Scenic City Women's Network's (SCWN) monthly luncheon. 

Where: First Presbyterian Church, on the corner of Douglas and McCallie, park behind the Christian Science Church

When: Thursday, Jan. 25 from noon-1 PM

Magazine and television ads flaunt the newest thing guaranteed to make us happy, and many of us race to buy it.  However, God tells us that it is in His presence that we will find fullness of joy.  What does it mean to be in His presence?  How do we get there, and more importantly how do we stay there when we are so prone to wander?  Come and explore the answers to these and other questions as we talk about God's presence in our lives.  Madelene is a Bible study leader and pastor's wife.  She has a master's degree in Education from Tennessee Temple.  She is presently serving as the Director of Children's ministries at New Covenant Fellowship Church and is on the planning committee for the Women's Ministries.  She is married to Dr. Bernie Miller and they have a son, Zachary.

You will not want to miss this one!

Program and Lunch: $10 member/$12 visitor

For reservations, call 698-6262 or email: romaine@scwn.org

Click here to see for Other Community News & Events. 

Send your Women & Business Organization Announcements to sistersinbusiness@comcast.net.

SIB eNewsletter Archive

SIB eNewsletters

Missed the first two issues of the new 2007 Sisters In Business eNewsletters? Just click the links below. Or click here to see our visit our newsletter archive. 

Also, we'd like to invite you to join our e-newsletter mailing list.  Just submit your email address in the "Join our list" box in the left margin side of this newsletter.  Thank you! 


Sisters In Business Online Newsletter 01/01/07-Happy New Year; Ruby Claytor of Bloomfield, Connecticut Joins SIB, Grand Opening Celebration in February, SIB Year 2006 In Review, Articles, New Member Packages


Sisters In Business Online Newsletter 01/08/07-CEO Beverly Inman-Ebel, TLC Talk Listen Communicate, LLC Joins Sisters In Business, Feedback Fuels Business, Class In Session, GoodSearch Good for 28th District CDC, Member Packages



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Best Wishes! --Tekelia C. Kelly, Publisher


Tekelia Kelly

Tekelia C. Kelly Enterprises, LLC

Sisters In Business


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