Our Speakers For 2019 Appalachian Women’s Show

 

 

 

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AUNDREA Y. WILCOX, Brenau University MBA, is currently the Senior Business Counselor of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Kingsport Affiliate Office, and Executive Director of the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) at the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce, Tenn. She has provided technical assistance to over 1,800 individuals or businesses.  As a business coach she has contributed to creating 692 new jobs, raising $12 million for local companies, and assisting several clients with applying for minority, veteran, and woman-owned business certifications resulting in these companies achieving certifications and securing new contracts totaling more than $10 million

Aundrea Y. Wilcox is also the author of two books: Startup Savvy: Strategies for Optimizing Small Business Survival & Success–and Superwoman Smarts: Activating Leadership & Substance.

 

 

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PENNY McELROY, 2019 Appalachian Women’s Show Story of the year. 

Penny McElroy is a certified Master Herbalist, has a bachelors degree in Addiction Counseling from Almeda University, and was a certified Peer Recovery Specialist in the State of Florida. Penny self-identifies as a person in long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, and celebrates 17 years of sobriety on April 17. She is the widow of former Methodist pastor Michael Moyer, and mother to 3 sons, grandmother to 2 lovely girls. Flying Pig Skincare was born out of her own experience raising a child with asthma, eczema, and scent sensitivities, and the development of her soaps, lotions, body butters, and salves come from her research into skincare and treatment for her family.  She has spent the last 15 years working in the addiction treatment field, and 5 years ago began offering her skincare formulations part time. In May of 2018 she became the full time proprietor of Flying Pig, headquartered in Johnson City, where she continues to make all of her products in small batches, by hand, using locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. 

 

 

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Angie Hyche, a professional organizer and owner of Shipshape Solutions. After careers in medicine and education, she launched her business in August, 2016 and added another organizer, Laurie Harvey in August, 2018. Angie loves to share her passion and skills in organizing with her clients by providing custom one on one organizing services for any area of your home or business. She is a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. When she’s not organizing, Angie enjoys riding bicycle trails, hiking, and performing in community theatre.

 

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Erica Turner, is the owner of Green Meadow Cleaning Services. Founded in July 2013. Erica and her husband John are originally from the Richmond, Va area and moved to Johnson City in Feb. 2013. After losing her mom (2010) and father- in law (2012) from cancer, she wanted to begin a business that could ultimately help other people. Whether it be providing them with more time to spend with family, or helping others who are battling cancer. In 2017 she partnered with a non-profit Cleaning for a Reason, which allows them to also donate cleanings to women, men, and families with children currently going through cancer treatment. She currently employs 7 team members who are passionate about taking care of their clients and their properties with open communication, honesty, integrity, and professionalism. We not only provide cleanings for residential, commercial, and new construction, we also provide painting and maintenance services.