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  • Women in Business

    An Urban Chamber Special Feature

    Women's History Month 2013

  • Young Woman's New Business 'Rebellious' to Redefine Sneakerhead Culture

    March 19, 2013


    Rebellious Culture

    By Medin Gebrezgier
    Southern Nevada Business Counselor, Business Success Center


    What is a “sneakerhead,” you ask? Sneakerhead—someone who is an enthusiast about shoes and the apparel that comes with it.

    The sneakerhead culture is mostly dominated by men, and Tireesha Valentine—a 21-year-old African American huge fan of sneakers herself—saw an injustice here. So, she decided to do something about it.

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  • Inspired by Women's History, Motivated by Business Success

    March 13, 2013

    By Deborah Campbell

    Lead Strategist, Deborah Campbell and Associates

    Member, Urban Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

    Deborah CampbellMarch is Women’s History Month and perfect time to talk women in business! When asked to share my thoughts on the current business climate for Nevada women, I reflected on my personal journey as a daughter, sister, mother, volunteer, television journalist and nonprofit professional; and, nearly a decade as a successful Nevada entreprenuer.  My journey is inspired by women’s history and motivated by business success.


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  • What is the Climate for Women-Owned Businesses in This Economy?

    March 5, 2013


    By Dida Clifton

    Founder and CEO, TheOfficeSquad®

    Dida CliftonWhen asked to answer this question, I was at first stumped.  See, I don’t think of myself as different, nor do I use the label “woman-owned” business.  It’s just a business and I happen to be the crazy woman that started it.  The economy in this valley is recovering.  I feel it. If your business survived 2008 through 2010, then you are probably feeling it too.  It feels pretty good, doesn’t it?  Huff Post ranks Nevada #2 in the top 15 states for Female Entrepreneurs.  So, if you just started, welcome!  You’ve picked a great time and a great place to grow your business.

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