Urban League Hosts Entrepreneur Power Luncheon March 26

Monday, February 03, 2014

The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, along with the Urban League Young Professionals, will host the Second Annual Entrepreneur Power Luncheon on Wed., March 26 at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Keynote speaker Lisa Price, Founder and President of Carol’s Daughter, will share how she transformed a  hobby of mixing up fragrances and creams at home into a multimillion dollar beauty empire.

Ms. Price, with only $100 in cash and her own kitchen, began building the collection that would become a beauty revolution. Price began by selling her homespun beauty products at flea markets, setting up shop in her living room as demand increased for unique products such as Love Butter, Hair Milk and Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie.

“From the very beginning, the success of my products was due to word-of-mouth.  My small home-based business rapidly grew, aided by the encouragement and assistance of family members and friends,” said Lisa Price.  “As an entrepreneur, it is easy to get lost navigating through the business world.  That is why I believe organizations like the Urban League that share resources and provide support and educational forums are vital to the success of entrepreneurs and business owners."

In 2013, The Entrepreneur Center assisted more than 90 businesses through a combination of services including training classes and workshops, mentorships, business plan development and identification of financing and procurement opportunities.  

“The Entrepreneur Center is about creating and leveraging scalable minority and women-owned businesses that can sustain and add to the community's inventory of livable wage jobs,” said Warren E. Logan, Jr., president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga.  

To be an event sponsor or purchase a company table for the Entrepreneur Power Luncheon, call 756-1762.  

Josh Janeway And Kenneth Garmany Join Metalworking Solutions

Metalworking Solutions announced on Wednesday that Josh Janeway and Kenneth Garmany have joined the company as quality manager and director of Business Development respectively. Mr. Janeway has eight years of experience leading ISO efforts in various organizations. Mr. Garmany has over 20 years in the metal fabrication industry, marketing and selling fabrication services throughout ... (click for more)

CSCC’s SBDC To Offer Free Seminar On Starting A Business

Cleveland State’s Small Business Development Center is hosting StraightTalk: Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask About Starting A Business seminar on Monday, April 28 from 1-3 p.m. in room 130 of the Technology Building on the CSCC campus.  Panelists from the Small Business Development Center at Cleveland State Community College, the U.S. Small Business ... (click for more)

Haslam Signs Bill Ending Forced Annexation And Giving Tennesseans Right To Vote

Governor Bill Haslam signed HB 2371/SB2464 on Wednesday. The law ends forced annexations and gives Tennesseans the right to vote. The law now requires cities to annex by consent of the landowner or through referendum approved by a majority of the landowners to be annexed. As an additional protection to farmers, land primarily used for agriculture purposes may not be annexed by any ... (click for more)

One Of "Worst Of The Worst" Gets 10-Month Federal Sentence

One of the men labeled as the "worst of the worst" in a Chattanooga roundup was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months and three years supervised release after he pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. Guy Wilkerson told Federal Judge Sandy Mattice, "I'm just a young father and I want the best for my kids." He said he apologized and that he knew what he ... (click for more)

Time For Tennessee To Act On Climate This Earth Day - And Response

Tennessee will join the rest of the southeast region, the nation and countries across the world in celebrating Earth Day on April 22. The entire month of April is a great time to reflect on the strides we have made to reduce pollution over the last 44 years, and assess current environmental conditions while evaluating our personal responsibility to a cleaner environment.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why Jim Coppinger Excels

Jim Coppinger, who as the mayor of Hamilton County has understandably had to grow some thick skin, wants no part of the repulsive billboards now seen around town that ask, “Do you have gonorrhea?”  His Tuesday morning telephone call revealed he is just as disgusted as the rest of us who see them showing a picture of a forlorn African-American male. “You need to know the Hamilton ... (click for more)