1. Headline: Four Powerful Business Women Empower "1st Annual Business Women's Luncheon"

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

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

  4. Business Clients: SIB Business Directory and Service Locator

  5. Business Clients: Cheri Hudgins BeautiControl Consultant

  6. Business Clients: Janice Burse Avon Awards and Special Promotion

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

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

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

  10. Network News: 2006 SIB Network Meetings Schedule

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

  12. Network News: Disparity Study

  13. Network News: 28th CDC Entrepreneurs Wanted

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

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

  16. Network News:  Business Sponsors and Support

  17. Community Connections:  Back 2 School Tax, Sister Girl, Recipes, Announcements, Emailing SIB

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

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

  20. Advertisement: Aquarium Foods

  21. Advertisement: MED Week

  22. Advertisement: Onyx Business Report

  23. Advertisement: Advertise with Sisters in Business

Saturday, July 24, 2006    

Four Powerful Women Empower Sisters In business

The Fantastic 4!  Meet the SIB Client Power that empowered SIB's "1st Annual Business Women's Empowerment Luncheon, Mini-Tradeshow and Youth Fundraiser".  The client and staff of Sisters In Business would like to sincerely thank and acknowledge four fabulous sisters and their business/services employed during for event. 


Thank you to Mrs. Mary Williams (top left), Event Design (The Floral Gallery), Mrs. Deborah Grimes (top right), Food Catering (Creative Catering), Mrs. Dorothea Johnson (bottom left) Exhibit & Vendor Coordinator (Inner Glow Skin Care at Heavenly Styles), and Virginia Yarbrough (bottom right) Photography and Maitre d. (Chattanoogan Hotel and Massage Plus, Massage Therapist.)


SIB's Youth Fundraiser benefited Girl's Inc. GirlVENTURE Entrepreneurship Summer Academy.  The event took place on June 15, 2006 at the Bessie Smith Performance Click here to see highlights from the event, along with photo gallery, and online publication of the commemorative program booklet.


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

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

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

Showcase Exhibits
Please click here for more information about exhibitor/vendor registration, or call (423) 421.5646.  Also, please check back periodically for more online updates, to include online payment system.

Sponsors & Advertisers
Several sponsor and advertiser packages are available. To learn more about these opportunities, please call (423) 421.5646. 


Adults                            $1.00

Children                          Free

Fundraiser Beneficiary     TBA***

Vendors                            Click here

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

SIB Business Clients Directory & Service Locator



Clients and Services In Our Network

The purpose of Sisters In Business is to promote, propel, and prosper women who own their own businesses called Business Clients using our Sisters In Business Network.  In a spirit of sisterhood we connect our clients with each other as well as other businesses in the marketplace to form business-to-business (B2B) partnerships.  We then connect them to their community. 

SIB channels our business clients and partners to customers (B2C) using many marketing outlets, one of which is our SIB Business Directory and Service Locator, where clients and partners can readily be found in the community.  Click here to search for a SIB Business Client or Services in your community.

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.

All proceeds will go toward activities, field trips , and to offset cost for our frail elderly and disable that have a fix income. This will allow our love ones to stay within their community for as long as possible. This event is being done under the non-profit of SJK of Chattanooga Inc. All check are to be made out to SJK of Chattanooga Inc. For more information about ticket sales call 423-355-3518, or e-mail us at www.sjkelly@bellsouth.net .

Ticket outlets are Bear's Barber Shop in Alton Park, Marcy's Hair Show on East Brainerd Road, Kurl up and Relax in Wilcox Shopping Center, Mary's Lounge on McCallie, Havens Express on the conner of Shallowford and Wilcox and Sharon's Adult Day Center located at 2000 Raulston Street are all ticket outlets.

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


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

www.sistersinbusiness.net Janice Burse


Sadie Smith

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




Carolyn Miller

Call Carolyn of Nia! Companies at 423-902-2442 , your Arbonne and Warm Spirit Representative


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.

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 



SIB Welcomes 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



.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 Business Support Resources

For more business development resource information on matters such as  business plans, finances, training and business savvy strategies, 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.




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


www.Tennessee.gov/revenue    Download Tax-exempt Items List.



Paid Advertisement

Bernie Miller for County Commissioner-District 5





SAVE THE DATE: Nov. 4, 2006

Sisters In Business Holiday Shopping Showcase 



Exhibitor and Sponsorship packages available. 

Click here for more info.  Or call 423.421.5646



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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 www.Tennessee.gov/revenue, email Salestax.holiday@state.tn.us or call (800) 342-1003.

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2006 SIB Network Meetings Schedule


July 20,             New Covenant Fellowship Church, 6:00 PM

SIB Clients can request copy of meeting information from this meeting at 423.421.5646.

August 24         TBA  

Check Meeting Calendar on SIB Client Website, or call 423.421.5646.

Sept 21             TBA

October 26        TBA

November 16    TBA

December 14    TBA


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