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sistersinbusiness@comcast.net                                                                                                                                                                    Week of November 6, 2006


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Another 'Sweet Success' for Sisters In Business: Nov. 4 Fundraiser/Show Help Community Kitchen and Small Business

What a wonderful day on November 4 it was for all of us (Chattanooga Community Kitchen, Business Vendors, Guests, and Sisters In Business.) at SIB’s 1st Annual Holiday Shopping Showcase & Business Expo!  The event was truly a sweet success.  I have received so many kudos and compliments about the vendors and the occasion: how wonderful, classy, and resourceful it was in terms of business networking opportunities, vendor merchandise, and more.  A quick verbal survey yielded results by show of hands that practically every vendor sold merchandise on site.  Further, some vendors reported gaining new customers/contacts, took orders for extended merchandise requests, and cultivated new business partnership leads and direct selling opportunities. Though people volume was somewhat low, there was a steady flow of great guests who brought food and money donations for the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, and spent money with the vendors.

 Highlights of the event included spotlighting each sponsor and vendor and giving them the opportunity to speak, in order to promote their message, mission, and/or business products and services.  Mr. Hughes was among those who spoke at the event, and we appreciate him and his wife coming by to shop.  Also, newly introduced with this showcase were the SIB “Blue-light Special Sales” and “Vendor Door Prize Entry” periods.  The vendor promotional period along with the blue-light special and vendor door prize times have been given two thumbs up and greatly embraced by vendors.  These features as well as the Online SIB Sneak-Preview to Showcase uniquely define SIB’s tradeshows.  These features will also now become part of the SIB trademark and signature for future SIB shows, showing our difference and dedication to promoting business owners and their businesses.  Another way of showing clients how Sisters In Business truly has a “heart and soul for taking care of business”.

See links below to see more information about the event.

Click here to see Vendors, Merchandise, & Door Prizes!

Click here to see The Holiday Showcase Shopper's Guide!

Click here to see Vendors and Booth Floor Plan!

Click here to see SIB Website Visitors' Pre-Showcase Comments

Click here to see SIB Website Afters-Showcase Comments


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Blankets Needed at The Chattanooga Community Kitchen

With the weather turning cold, and quite quickly one might add, the Chattanooga Community Kitchen is desperately needing donated blankets.


Blankets can be brought to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen located on 11th Street.    Mayor Ron Littlefield has also made an appeal for blanket donations, as well as accommodations to receive them at  Mayor’s Office located at 10th and Lindsay Streets.  Click here to read more about the Mayor's appeal. 



As can be seen on the Chattanooga Community Kitchen's website, "Every Night in Chattanooga 300 men, women, and children go to bed outside, hungry, and homeless. Another 250-300 pillow their heads in shelters. Thousands more, the near homeless, are within inches of losing everything. They are powerless, in need, and often in despair.  Sisters In Business is joining with the Chattanooga Community Kitchen and together "we are working to change that!"  Click here to read about the work of the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.



SIB Sister "Success Story "


“We are already strong and the bond will get even stronger.”

Dr. Cassandra Whitaker, OB/GYN MD Whitaker’s Women Center, SIB Client


Cassandra D. Whitaker,  M.D., OB/GYN



Exercise 101:

SIB Seeks to Empower Women to Be Fit & Healthy! Presenting Felicia Wilson, SIB Health/Fitness Writer



Something Old or Something New

You are ready now, so GO for it! Try new routines and different exercises. If walking is not for you, try running or biking. Since the weather is pleasant now meet your spouse in the park after work with the children and go for a nice walk. Also, you can join in varies walks for cures or even prayer walks held by SCWN.


Track Your Progress

I recommend you go by the store after you read this article and buy a journal and label it Exercise Log Book. Each day you should record what you did, for how long and how you felt physically as well as mentally. This tool will allow you to view your progress and look back at your accomplishments.


Look for the Sisters In Business Health and Fitness monthly column written by "Faithful Fitness" Instructor Felicia Wilson.


 Business News & Information







SIB Online Newsletter 10/23/06:Help The Community Kitchen-Shop Early for the Holidays, New Sponsor Fire Eye Productions & Aladdin Printing

SIB Online Newsletter 10/16/06: New SIB Client Tanya Horne, SIB Solutions Propel Sisters, Camille Platt, Early Holiday Shopping Helps The Community Kitchen

SIB Online Newsletter 10/2/06: Client Zeknovia Charles, SCWN Patti Harris, Katye Jones SME, Deborah Grimes Catering, Showcase Preview

SIB Online Newsletter 9/25/06: Darlene Houston Purse-sonals, Woman's Way Treasa Newton, Katye Jones Lunch & Learn, Showcase Sneak Preview, Jack and Jill Tip,

SIB Online Newsletter 9/18/06: Ferlencia Floral Designs Joins SIB, SOM Cheri Hudgins, Faithful Fitness, SIB Award

SIB Online Newsletter 9/11/06: September 11, Felicia Wilson Fitness Column, Youth In Business Wanted 

SIB Online Newsletter 8/28:ATHENA Award Nominee Mary Williams, SME Lunch & Lear Dr. Whitaker, Statistics

SIB Online Newsletter 8/21:Woman's Way, Scenic City Women, Prepaid Legal, Community Kitchen, "Crowns"

SIB Online Newsletter 8/14:Tamara Long, Minority Health Fair, Girls Inc Job Openings, GO DBE Marketplace

SIB Online Newsletter 8/7:ETBP Jackie Payne, Blue Cross Women Town Meeting, Lunch & Learn Mtg.

SIB Online Newsletter 7/31: OB/GYN Dr. Whitaker, CPA Terri Jeter-McAvoy Katye Jones, Bizzy Bee, Client Ads

SIB Online Newsletter 7/24: Mary Williams, Dorothea Johnson, Virginia Yarbrough, Deborah Grimes honored

SIB Online Newsletter 7/15: Sisters In Business "1st Annual Business Women's Empowerment Luncheon"

SIB Online Newsletter 7/4: Girls Inc at SIB Luncheon, Mini-trade show, & Youth Fundraiser, GirlVenture Acdy.

SIB  Quarterly Oct-Dec. 2006-Whitaker, Houston, Tuggle, Horne, Charles Join Sisters In Business, New Business Tool SIB Award Nomination, Network News

SIB  Quarterly July-Sept. 2006: News Ads,  Partners Merrill Lynch Katye Jones, Henderson, Hutcherson, & McCullough CPA Terri-Jeter McAvoy

SIB  Quarterly May 2006

SIB  Quarterly April 2006

SIB  Quarterly Mar 2006

SIB  Times Free Press March 22, 2006






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Look for doctors, accountants, aestheticians, real estate agent, investment brokers, virtual assistants, caterers, florists, and many other professional women-owned businesses in the Sisters in Business Network.  Needing a business or service?  Find the service provider you need at Sisters In Business.  Visit us online at www.sistersinbusiness.net

Click here to search for our business clients, partners, and their services, using our  Business Directory and Service Links


Sisters In Business works to promote, propel, and prosper those in/related to its network. 

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


Cheri Hudgins, Sister of the Month-September 2006

Cheri Hudgins is a licensed Administrator of Rose of Sharon's Senior Villa and the manager of Sharon's Personal Care a BeautiControl Consultant. If you wish to learn how to relax in the comfort of your own home, then 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. 

Visit Cheri online at www.sistersinbusiness.net where she can be found in the the SIB  Business Directory, and her own Business/Owner Webpage.

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November 24, 2006





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Patti Harris, Business SME (Subject Matter Expert) for SIB's "Lunch & Learn" on November 9, 2006


SIB Sponsor and Partner Patti Harris will be  (SME) for month of November. 


Patti Harris has been the Executive Director for Scenic City Women’s Network since March 2003.  Scenic City Women’s Network is a ministry designed to Encourage, Equip and Energized today Christian working woman.  The ministry began in 1994 as a non-profit organization and is financially supported by the faithful giving of those who are committed to this ministry.  SCWN offers monthly luncheons, newsletters, prayer ministry, weekly Marketplace Meditations and Marketplace Bible studies



LOCATION: The Tallan Cellar in the Tallan Building Downtown Chattanooga, TN, located at the corner of Martin Luther King (MLK) Blvd and Chestnut inside the Tallan Building Chattanooga, TN 37402. Phone:, (423) 648-0880. Lunch will be available if so desired, not required, at a cost of $10.50 per person, and will begin 11:30 AM. Click here visit the Cellar Restaurant which also makes available its menu daily.


FREE PARKING: Nearby Day's Inn Rivergate has graciously allowed free parking for all luncheon attendees this day.

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At Sisters In Business "Lunch & Learn" Meeting Thursday, November 9, 2006

at The Cellar restaurant in the Tallan Building.


The Cellar is located downtown Chattanooga at the corner of Martin Luther King (MLK) Blvd and Chestnut inside the Tallan Building Chattanooga, TN 37402. Phone:, (423) 648-0880. Lunch will be available if so desired, not required, at a cost of $10.50 per person, and will begin 11:30 AM. Click here visit the Cellar Restaurant which also makes available its menu daily.


FREE PARKING: Nearby Day's Inn Rivergate has graciously allowed free parking for all luncheon attendees this day.


Open to Public.

Come Meet and Greet!

Come Talk and Eat!

Hear a Brief Speech,

From an SME! (Subject Matter Expert)

Get Empowered!


SIBay Online Store Browsing: Promoting Local Business

If you enjoy selling or buying at the mall, consignment boutiques, upscale resale shops, classified ads, garage sales, or flee markets, you’re going to love SIBAY.  SIBay is sistersinbusiness.net’ online and offline shopping solution that , yes it's similar to “EBay”, but offers Chattanoogans the benefits of doing business online and in their own backyard.  What does that mean?  That means that the money you spend stays close to where you live, which helps to build the our business economy and local communities.  

What really is a plus is that SIBay offers the opportunity to build invaluable relationships between businesses and customers.  Having an online shopping portal in the neighborhood means you get to do “free” local calling about an item of interest, and even go by to see the merchandise before purchasing.  It’s exciting to see the E*Commerce take life like this on a local level!

Got merchandise?  Need merchandise? Buy and Sell @ SIBay, Sisters In Business'  online shopping solution.  SIBay is an online showcase of items for sell in the local community, where customers and businesses can meet. 

To learn more visit our SIBay Online Shopping or to advertise on SIBay, please  contact SIBay Customer Service  at 423.421.5446.  Click here to go to the SIBAy Online Shopping Portal.


Thanks to Our "Holiday Shopping Showcase & Business Expo" Sponsors 









AYES! (Alternative Youth Employment Solutions)



That's AYES!  Sisters In Business has a passion for youth, and also wish for them to discover their potential to do business as young business entrepreneurs.  That's why the Sisters In Business Holiday Shopping Showcase & Business Expo 2006 has allotted a limited number of  tables for young folk (15-21) who may wish to do  business and showcase their talent and skills. Do you know a young person who has marketable skills?  Do they show the potential of being in a junior business?  Maybe they are good at word processing, or other office applications, provide computer training or computer technical support, can sing, dance, or do dramatizations for special occasions, create dynamic drawings and wonderful paintings, knit or crochet beautiful blankets, braid hair, has baby sitting service, write story/poetry books, or tutor children. 

Maybe you, or someone you know, could help sponsor such a youth on this day. Why not help some young person develop their talents and abilities and show them how their skills are a marketable resource that could help sustain and financially support them in life if/when needed.  Get their business plan, display, and business cards ready, and coach them that day as they explore the world of entrepreneurship and business commerce. 

Click here to learn more about SIB's "YOUTH IN BUSINESS" and AYES page.

Please consider being a mentor to children whenever you can.  Thank you!.

Email us here to request more information about Youth In Business.



Every Night in Chattanooga

300 men, women, and children go to bed outside, hungry, and homeless. Another 250-300 pillow their heads in shelters. Thousands more, the near homeless, are within inches of losing everything. They are powerless, in need, and often in despair.


We are working to change that!

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