CBBI Entrepreneurs Participate in Habitat’s Women Build

On Friday, May 8th, several female entrepreneurs from the Cleveland Bradley Business Incubator participated in the 2015 Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build event.  The ladies were asked to volunteer four hours of their time on the construction of the home for Ms. Vicki Walker and her family.

The ladies spent the morning hours placing the final coat of paint to the interior walls of the house.   Female business owners participating in the event were Carrie Walls, Amaze Behavior Therapy; Brenda Gossett, Center for Wellness and Mobility; Mandi Choate, HaHa Shirts and Apparel; Stacy Dunn, Simon J Marketing; Wanda Pico, SerendipityCB; Sharon Burgess, Pop’s Ulpolstery; and Dana Teasley, Local Strategies.  Photos of the day’s event were taken by CBIC’s own Greg Conway, owner of Legendary Images.

Cleveland Bradley Innovation Center Businesses Featured at Green Day Event

On Saturday, April 11, 2015, Cleveland State Community College will host their annual environmental awareness event, “It’s All About the Green,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school gymnasium.  This year, the event will include a special opportunity to visit with the businesses housed at the Cleveland/Bradley Innovation Center.  CBIC is located at the north end of Cleveland States campus and will be open for business to allow event attendees an opportunity to discover the many wonderful products and services these businesses provide.

Attendees to the event will have a chance to visit with five unique businesses housed at CBIC.  In Suite 1030, Kim Currin Creations specializes in custom glass artwork.  Kim uses recycled glass in many of her pieces and her artistic talents are evident with every piece.

In Suite 1050, SerendipityCB features a line of all natural body products and therapeutic massage.  Owner Cheryl Barker, is a licensed massage therapist and esthetician and offers several different types of massages, skin care and waxing services.

If spring time has you wanting to make improvements to your physical condition, Alcatraz Fitness in Suite 1040 has the program just for you.  Visit with Dave Thompson, owner, to discuss your specific needs and goals and he can help design a program to meet your fitness needs.

The marvelous smell of hickory wood being smoked will be coming from G’Daddy’s BBQ in Suite 1060.  G’Daddy’s specializes in pulled pork, ribs, and chicken and offers catering for your family gathering or special events.  Go by and sample the wonderful foods Anthony and Karen Dunn cook up daily.

In Suite 1080, Greg Conway, owner of Legendary Images will be open to discuss all your photography needs.  From family portraits to special occasions, Greg is a very talented and seasoned professional photographer and will capture those moments for you to cherish for a lifetime.

If you would like more information about the above named businesses or any of the other businesses housed at the Cleveland/Bradley Business Incubator, please call 423-478-6476 or visit our website at www.cbbi.net.


Open House at Cleveland Bradley Innovation Center

On Tuesday, December 16th, Serendipitycb and Kim Currin Creations will host a special Christmas Open House celebration from 4 – 7 p.m.   Both businesses will be offering exclusive open house last minute holiday discounts to those in attendance and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

During the event you can take advantage of Serendipitycb’s Holiday Gift Certificate promotions.    Serendipitycb will be offering 3 – 1 hour massages for $125 or 3 – 30 minute massages for $75.  They also have a 1 hour massage and 30 minute facial for only $80.  Or, you may want to choose the new Raindrop Therapy Session, which blends aroma therapy, essential oils and a massage all for the special price of $80.  Serendipity also carries a complete line of NYR Gift Sets.

Kim Currin Creations will be running a special on all her bottles, pendants, and night lights at 25% of her regular retail price.  Kim also has a fine selection of 12 X 12 platters, a perfect piece for serving up your favorite foods at your holiday meals and parties.  These platters are regularly priced at $50 – $65, but will be on sale for one night only for $30 each.

If you have never visited either of these businesses, then now is the time!  Come enjoy some networking time with fellow CBBI/CBIC business owners and merchants and see all the wonderful holiday gifts and decorations that are currently on display.

Shop Small and Local This Holiday Season

Each year at Christmas time, the Cleveland Bradley Business Incubator and Innovation Center encourages everyone to support your local community by shopping small throughout the holiday season.

By shopping at your local small businesses, you are not only helping a business owner who employs other local people who pay local taxes, you are also providing tax revenue for your municipality, enabling them to fund  schools and build roads.

Several businesses at CBBI and CBIC are offering special promotions to stretch your shopping budget.

The following lists this year’s participating businesses and some of the specials they are offering for the 2014 holiday season.  For daily specials, please visit CBBI on facebook.

Center for Wellness and Mobility – 

Package of 3 – 1 hour Massages  for $ 99.00

( Includes Hot stones & Hot Towels. Can be broken into separate gift certificates  )

1 Hour Massage , includes Stones and Hot Towels – $45.00

Offer expires 12-24-14, one offer per person and not to be combined with other discounts offered.

Kim Currin Creations – 

Specials being offered daily.  For more information, please visit  www.kimcurrincreations.com.

Serendipitycb – 

Gift Certificates on sale!!

3 – One hour signature massages for $125
3 – 30 min rescue me massages for $75
One hour massage with 30 min facial $80
3 – Custom blend facials $140

For more information, please visit www.serendipity-cb.com.

Dove Healing – 

Every week we offer a Two For Tuesday Special.  Bring a friend and for only $20, you both get our Stress Buster Session!

Visit Dove Healing’s Website at: http://acupuncture-tn.com/

Alcatraz Fitness – 

Our new “Big Deal” Men’s t-shirts and Women’s tanks are here.

Check out our website at http://www.alcatrazfitness.com/show-your-pride.html for the entire clothing line.

Special $5.00 off every shirt for the entire month of Dec. Get yours today.







Upcoming Workshops for CBBI/CBIC Tenants

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming workshops!

Wednesday, March 26th from 12 – 1 p.m.

Google AdWords – Do you ever wonder what key words are driving the most customers to your website? This class will focus on using Google AdWords as a way to test the market place to find the most valuable key words to apply to search engine optimization.  Kirk Bates, owner of 428 Marketing will show class attendees how to use this powerful business tool to drive more visitors to your website.  Kirk will remain after class to answer any personal questions.  Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to Hurley Buff by Friday, March 21st.

Wednesday, April 9th from 12 – 1 p.m.

Search Engine Optimization – Now that you have discovered the key words that website visitors used to search for you, learn how to improve your website’s position in the search engine ranks.  This class will focus on improving your business’s website position in the search engines.  Kirk Bates, owner of 428 Marketing will show class attendees how to use search engine optimization skills to increase your position in the search engine ranks.  Kirk will also stay after class to answer any personal questions.  Lunch will be provided.   Please RSVP to Hurley Buff by Friday, April 4th.

 Wednesday, April 23rd from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Intermediate QuickBooks – You asked for it…you got it.  All of you who attended the Beginners Quickbooks class – or – those of you who already have a basic knowledge of Quickbooks…this class if for you.  Scott Goble will be instructing this intermediate Quickbooks user’s class.  Sign up early though; seating is limited for this one.  RSVP to Hurley Buff as soon as possible.  Lunch will be provided.

The Cleveland Bradley Business Incubator is able to provide these workshops with a generous grant from USDA Rural Development.  USDA Rural Development is an equal opportunity employer.

Small Business Saturday is November 30th

Small business has long been the backbone of our country, as well as, crucial to our local communities. Small Business Saturday, celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving is a day specifically dedicated to supporting small business.  It has grown into a movement that millions of individuals, businesses, and communities have embraced nationwide.

Small Business Saturday is a national effort to help independently owned merchants gain more exposure during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year.   This year’s big event falls on Saturday, November 30.

At the Cleveland Bradley Innovation Center, patrons can have the opportunity of visiting three different businesses for their shopping pleasure.  Serendipity CB and Kim Currin Creations will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and G-Daddy’s BBQ will be hosting an open house from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.   The Cleveland Bradley Innovation Center is located at 3575 Adkisson Drive (on the campus of Cleveland State Community College) in Cleveland, TN.

Cheryl Barker, owner of Serendipity CB is a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician.  She carries her own line of all natural skin care and holistic products made in her studio.  Her gift certificates are sure to please anyone on your Christmas list.

Kim Currin, owner of Kim Currin Creations, specializes in functional glass art.  Stop by her studio to see the many unique gifts she has available for those “hard-to-buy-for” individuals on your shopping list.

For mouthwatering BBQ and fixings, you can’t go wrong with G-Daddy’s BBQ.  Come in for a free BBQ Pulled Pork Slider and some of our famous sweet tea while supplies last. We will also have door prizes! Gift certificates will be available for purchase for your family and friends. Save 10% on your purchases for one day only, Saturday, November 30th.

The Cleveland Bradley Business Incubator and Innovation Center wishes to encourage everyone to do your part to help make this Small Business Saturday one of the biggest shopping days of the year for small businesses!

Open House and Holiday Preview Event at the Cleveland Bradley Innovation Center

This Thursday night, November 14th, two businesses at the Cleveland Bradley Innovation Center will be hosting a Pre-Holiday Open House and Preview Show.  The event is scheduled from 5 – 8 p.m and is open to the public.

Cheryl Barker, owner of Serendipity CB will be having an Open House event.  Serendipity CB is located in Suite 1050.  Even if your Christmas shopping is done, you can still find some quality items for stocking stuffers.

Kim Currin Creations, located in Suite 1030 will host an informal Holiday Preview Show.  CBBI and Cleveland State employees are welcome to stop by at their leisure throughout the afternoon. There will be refreshments, registration for door prizes and special prices on a variety of in-stock items. We have a wonderful assortment of one-of-a-kind gifts for most everyone on your list.   Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Tax Seminars for Incubator Tenants

The Cleveland Bradley Business Incubator will be hosting two tax seminars during the month of November in the Incubator conference room.  Both classes are being taught by Incubator tenant Scott Goble, CPA owner of Sound Accounting and will begin at 11:30 a.m. The classes are approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours long.  Lunch is being provided.  Please RSVP to Hurley Buff if you plan to attend.

On Wednesday, November 6th,  Mr. Goble will present Tax Obligations for Small Business.   This class provides an overview of the various types of federal and Tennessee taxes imposed on small businesses.  In addition, the class provides participants with real-world (and legal) methods for minimizing and , in some cases, totally avoiding these taxes.

On Wednesday, November 20th, Mr. Goble will present Year-End Tax Planning.  This class provides a brief overview of recent changes to the tax laws and practical planning ideas for reducing one’s overall income tax bill.

These classes are being provides to CBBI and CBIC tenants through the generous support of USDA Rural Development: Rural Business Enterprise Grant.

“USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”