Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union Celebrates National Black Business Monthcharleswood
Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union Celebrates National Black Business Month
TVFCU Highlights Four Black-Owned Business Members through Video Series
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Aug. 16) — August is National Black Business Month and Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union (TVFCU) is celebrating by highlighting four Black-owned business members through a month-long video series.
“The beauty of my job as a business lender at TVFCU is that I get to work with small businesses,” said Marcus Cade-Johnson, TVFCU business lender. “I learn their stories, their successes and their challenges. This past year was extremely challenging for most small businesses. It is important for us, as consumers, to support small businesses to further strengthen our local economy. We are excited to share four of our business members’ stories through our Second Annual Black Business Month video series.”
Each Friday throughout August, TVFCU is releasing a video featuring one of the following businesses.
Baker’s Barber and Cosmetology College
Entrepreneur: Timothy Baker
Timothy Baker created Baker’s Barber and Cosmetology College in 2015 after seeing a need for younger barbers in the Chattanooga area. Located at 3983 Brainerd Road, Baker’s Barber and Cosmetology College is a registered barber school and offers students 1,500 education hours to earn a barber license. Affordable haircuts are available for men, women and children, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information about Baker’s Barber and Cosmetology College, please visit bakersbarbercollege.com.
Chambers Welding and Fabrication
Entrepreneurs: Brent and Chanda Chambers
Chambers Welding and Fabrication, Corp. is a full-service welding company offering custom fabrication, welding and metal repair. With over 25 years of experience, their professional welding fabricators provide superior service in their welding shop and in the field service. For more information, please visit chambersweldingfabrication.com.
Pathways Young Adult Program
Entrepreneur: William Ward
Turning 18 is a big deal as teens begin to navigate the transition to adulthood. This transition is even more challenging for young adults in foster care who often don’t have a safety net. Mr. William Ward has served as a foster care parent for more than 500 children and wanted to help young adults leaving foster care succeed. In 2007, he created Pathways Young Adult Program to provide housing for young adults who have aged out of foster care. To learn more about how you can help, contact Mr. Ward at [email protected] or visit pathwaystn.com.
Unveiled Bridal Studio
Entrepreneur: Veatrice Conley
Unveiled Bridal Studio is a private appointment bridal boutique that exclusively carries unique and electric bridal gowns, a small collection of bridesmaid dresses, and various bridal accessories for women of all cultures, shapes, and sizes. They also provide extraordinary niche bridal services such as select gently worn consignment wedding gowns. Veatrice Conley, founder/owner of Unveiled Bridal Studio LLC, has been an active member of Chattanooga’s fashion and beauty industry since 2012. For more information about Unveiled Bridal Studio, please visit unveiledbridalstudio.com.
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About Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union
Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union (TVFCU), a not-for-profit financial cooperative, was established in 1936 when 57 Chattanooga TVA employees pooled $500 to create the member-owned credit union. Today, TVFCU serves more than 164,000 members who live, work, worship, volunteer, or attend school throughout the 13-county service community. With more than $2.2 billion in assets and 21 branches throughout the area, TVFCU is the largest credit union in Southeast Tennessee. In 2021, Forbes named TVFCU Best-In-State Credit Union. For more information about TVFCU, please visit tvfcu.com.