A look ahead...

As I look ahead, I also need to reflect. I need to make sure that I am not being busy, just for busy's sake. This newsletter shows me I am on the right path to connecting, growing and learning. On this journey we call life, it can be easy to want to be in someone's position. Know that your journey is just that, "Yours." Ground yourself in the present and WORK towards your desired FUTURE. Have a vision, motivate yourself to accomplish your goals, celebrate your wins and learn from your L's (lessons). As a Veteran, the holiday season is where we saw the most suicides. I leave you with this saying, "If you can be anything in the world, Be Kind." 

Working With Tiffany, Virtual Assistance & More is booked to full capacity, and we will start accepting new clients after the New Year. 

Inbox Blessings,  

Tiffany + Team 


The Grind Awards

Our founder Tiffany Harris-James, and husband "Trip," will be celebrating Working With Tiffany, Virtual Assistance & More, at The Grind Awards on November 13th, at The Battle House Renaissance Hotel. We are sending you virtual hugs and celebratory wishes. It still time to join in on the fun with only a few tickets left. Visit The Grind's website to purchase event tickets. 

Month In Review

Mobile Citizens Police Academy 

Tiffany Harris - James

Class President

Ramona McMillian - Carter 

Class Vice President

Annette Turner 

Class Chaplin

Kathy O'Daniel

Class Treasurer

Chante King

Class Secretary

The participants of Mobile Citizens Police Academy #30 have elected Tiffany Harris-James as their Class President. Since taking office she has worked with the other class officers to accomplish the following:  

  • RaMona McMillian: Class Name, Class Motto, Class Roster
  • Annette Turner: Weekly Prayer Scripture & Blanket Drive 
  • Kathy O'Daniel: Managing Class Budget of Approximately $1,350 and Ordering Class Plaque
  • Chante King: (Staff Assistance) T-Shirt Order & Police Ride Along Schedule 

The Mobile Police Citizens Academy is held weekly on Tuesdays for a 10-week period. If you are interested in applying, please visit this link

Industry Engagement Day 

On Monday, October 3, 2022, we attended the Industry Engagement Day hosted at the GulfQuest Maritime Museum, as a local business. We wanted to hear the persective of panelists Chamber Executive Director Bradley Byrne, City of Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson, and Ben Kowing with SSAB, along with Dr. Russell Mumpor with UA regarding economic development opportunities and talent acquistions. We made a lot of connections with the University of Alabama staff and look forward to working with them in the future. 

ChildCare Summit 

On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, we attended the Alabama Partnership for Children Childcare Summit. Our presentation was led by Executive Director, Gail Piggott. This summit was different for us because of the statical research that was provided to participants. We finished the summit with a lively Guided Table Discussion. Tiffany was seated at a table with employees represented by Infirmary Health, City of Mobile, University of South Alabama and Baldwin EDA in which they shared unique point of views. Special thanks to Bridgette Wilson of SAWDC and Abbey Hugley of the Mobile Chamber for facilitating our registration. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Business Forum

On Friday, October 7, 2022, before the afternoon festivities of the Eagle Awards. We were poured into by a diverse group of panelists, discussing the 5 Pillars of Business. Barbara Peters, Business Navigator for the Mobile Chamber of Commerce, introduced speakers on the topics of SBA Funded Loans, Mentorship, Securing Financing, Human Resources and Marketing. The forum was sponsored by Trustmark Bank, Tommy Faust, Market President of Mobile and Baldwin County. Thank you all for your sharing your industry knowledge. If you are interested in learning more, please leave a message for Carita Koen, Chairperson of the Growth Alliance Task Force at (251) 433-6951.

Mobile Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Eagle Awards 

This is one of those events where you just had to be there!

Darrell Randle, Vice President of Small Business Development with the Mobile Chamber of Commerce and his team selected a wonderful speaker for the 25th Eagle Awards Luncheon and Ceremony. Ms. Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley was the keynote speaker. Our takeaways from Carla's Pearls of Wisdom were personal branding, knowing what success looks like, understanding different currencies and the need to have a Sponsor! We invite you to join us as members of the Mobile Chamber of Commerce, for a first-hand experience. 

Junior League of Mobile

October General Membership Meeting

The ladies at Junior Leage of Mobile are full speed ahead for our 38th Annual Christmas Jubilee. General admission tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. You could even treat yourself to a (21 +) VIP Experience for $35 shop with breakfast cocktails and stroller free shopping. Our October General Membership Meeting featured Chris Andrews with Bienville Bite Tours. He shared some interesting historical facts about the City of Mobile and if you take the tour. I hear the food is the rave around the city. 

Leading Learning University

The first class of the Leading Learning University led by Mobile County Public School System is in the books. Our dinner was catered by Moe's Southwest Grill and our host was Murphy High School. We were serenaded by the Fine Arts Academy and received a private selection by their band. We learned about the following topics (listing only a few):

  • Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Program
  • Special Services
  • Fine Arts
  • English Language Arts (ELA)
  • Mathematics

Nonprofit Development 

We are sharpening our tools in order to provide our clients with the latest information and best practices in their sector. Our presenter was Danielle Dunbar, Executive Director of the Alabama Association of Nonprofits. This event was different because Danielle's PowerPoint Slides were easy to understand. She didn't overload the slide with tons of information. It was easy to digest and there were interactive activities for the participants to converse and learn from one another. During the intermission, Danielle invited us to become members of the Alabama Association of Nonprofits.

Thank you to The Community Foundation of South Alabama for being our host and our event sponsors Crow, Shields and Bailey PC.

Maynard 4 Foundation

Our last event of the month was celebrating The Maynard 4 Foundation Ribbon Cutting. During their first year of inception, they were able to provide over 12 Thousand Dollars in Community Giving. That's incredible and they deserve a round of applause! The founder, Suntrease Maynard shared about the four areas of focus being: Culture, Education, Health Equity and Social Justice. The Maynard 4 Foundation also has four signature programs which you can learn more about by visiting their website. Congratulations again and lead well! 

November's Celebratory Theme:

Veterans Day

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