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8 Apr

LAUNCH Seminar To Feature Corporate Etiquette And Style Experts

April 8, 2014     News

LAUNCH announces the next installment of its Professional Development Seminar series. The “Style, Image & Etiquette: Why They Matter in Business” event will be held next Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at 535 Chestnut Street, Suite 103. This seminar is open to all entrepreneurs, business owners and those interested in starting a business. The seminar will be led by aQQolade speakers Robin Fisher…
Here, inside a small red-brick-and-cement-block duplex in the heart of Emma Wheeler Homes public housing, out-of-work felons can shed their street uniform for one some of them may never have known. Dress shirt. Tie. Jacket. Some of the labels read J. Crew and Ralph Lauren. Designer duds with a pocketful of possibilities. These clothes are just one piece of transforming men offered an alternative…
17 Mar
High school senior Deshel Hambrick opened her business last week with funds she won in a competition after completing a High School entrepreneur program with LAUNCH Chattanooga. 4 Ever Young is a thrift store located in the old Henry Wesley Bowles Gymnasium behind the school's main building at The Howard School.  The store offers used clothing and items donated by the community and her…
17 Mar

PEP Talk 3/17 LAUCH Program & Howard H.

March 17, 2014     Spreaker     News

On this episode of PEP Talk, we sit down with Hal Bowling of the LAUNCH Program, discussing local entrepreneurs in our community. Plus we hear from Howard High School's Principal, Zac Brown and Howard's partnership with the City of Chattanooga. Last we hear about 17 year old Deshel Hambrick's Thrift Shop and low cost prom dress shop for all. Hear the episode at
14 Mar

LAUNCHED: Student-run business provides low-cost prom dresses

March 14, 2014     Times Free Press     News

Deshel Hambrick doesn't have a dress for prom herself - but she's working hard to make sure that other girls like her will. Hambrick, a senior at the Howard School, thought about the dilemma while trying to come up with ideas to market her in-school secondhand clothing store, 4 Ever Young Resale Shop. "I wondered how many girls are looking for a prom dress, but can't find one because they're too…
9 Mar

4 Ever Young Thrift Store Opens at Howard

March 9, 2014     Metro Weekly     News

Tucked just out of sight behind the school building, a new small business is open for operation at Howard School of Academics and Technology. Deshel Hambrick, a Howard student, recently opened 4 Ever Young Thrift Store on campus. As the winner of the LAUNCH High School Entrepreneurial Program, she received $1,000 for the startup. The store is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and…