Subscribe Here
  06/19/2024 07:18 PM PST
  New Member?  Sign Up   Sign In  
Home About Us Your Style Stylish Community Blog Stylish Magazines E - Biz Register Café Shop Stylish Attitudes Fancy Feet Contact Us
WoW! The Experience.
WoW! The Experience.
Let's do Lunch!
Your E-Biz Card!

Geek-Girls Rise

May 29th, 2014

It’s time to raise awareness and create opportunities for girls and youth in science and technology.

It’s been a long time coming, but I’m glad to finally see the recent data shared by Google brought to the forefront. At issue is the need to improve efforts to outreach and connect youth of under-represented communities to educational opportunities in technology. Science, math and engineering are included in the discussion.

A “girl-geek” at heart, I’ve always advocated for change in this arena. I look forward to collaborating with groups and organizations that have an interest in moving the agenda forward to help bridge the gap, reduce barriers (perceived and real) and raise awareness for our girls and young teens.

I still believe in the power of opportunities and advocating for our kids, their future and the wonderful gifts unlocked one educational opportunity at a time. Let’s take the initiative and move their agenda forward.


~ Dee | BioMy Stylish Attitude | @DeborrahGilbert

SYSTER Means Business.

June 28th, 2011

Moretta Economic Development Corporation Announces Women’s Initiative on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.

Annual conference tour and expo events raise awareness and visibility, bridge resource gaps and connect women entrepreneurs to ecosystems of entrepreneurial success

MEDC recently announced a five year initiative on women’s entrepreneurship and economic development. The initiative aims to raise awareness and visibility, bridge resource gaps and connect women entrepreneurs to resources and other micro and small business professionals, in-person and face-to-face, to foster individual entrepreneurship and sustainable community economic success.  Their online community activities reinforce the mission, showcase their accomplishments and sustain the gains.

The  SYSTER  Conference on Tour presents opportunities for attendees to connect to local leaders, decision makers, vital business resources, new market opportunities aimed to create pathways of success, and navigate the new economic environment with confidence to innovate, grow and sustain entrepreneurship.


  • Share ideas and experiences to launch a business or improve the work you do.
  • Gain valuable peer-to-peer insights and accountability.
  • Discuss best practices and experiences.
  • Share inspiring work in your community.
  • Find out what’s happening near you.
  • Explore new initiatives and opportunities to be involved.
  • Generate new leads in person!
  • Connect and create new relationships.
  • Meet with collaborative partners.
  • Learn new tips and strategies for measuring growth and stabilizing communities.
  • Celebrate accomplishments and “green” things that work!
  • Stimulate local Main Street economies!
  • Ask questions.
  • Get answers.
  • Share.
  • Rethink.
  • Resolve.
  • Renew.
  • Relate.
  • Recover.
  • Recycle.
  • Rebuild.
  • Repeat.


  • Entrepreneurs
  • Small Business Owners
  • Community Bank Partners
  • Sustainability Consultants
  • Health & Care Facilitators
  • Salon & Day Spa Operators / Owners
  • Community Development Professionals
  • Faith-Based & Community Leaders
  • Local Government & Business Leaders
  • Science & Technology Innovators
  • Cool Astrophysicists
  • Urban Planners
  • Safety & Emergency Response Planners
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses
  • Veteran-Owned Businesses
  • Women-Owned Businesses
  • Community Affairs & Education Coordinators
  • Green & Energy-Efficient Builders
  • Program Managers
  • Artists
  • Angels
  • Angel Investors
  • Visionaries
  • Community Development Professionals
  • Project Directors
  • Executive Directors
  • Wedding Planners
  • Fashion, Beauty & Personal Care Consultants
  • Fashion Merchandisers
  • Sports & Fitness Consultants
  • Community College Recruiters
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Entertainment & Media Consultants
  • Youth Program Managers
  • Travel Planning Agents
  • Board Members
  • Grant and Proposal Writers
  • Diversity Suppliers & Service Partners
  • Philanthropists
  • Collaborators
  • Mentors
  • Artisans
  • YOU!

If  YOU have a stake in building strong local businesses for  vibrant sustainable communities across the country – Our  America,  then these are just a few of your fellow professional partners in success, and this is YOUR Main Street Entrepreneurship & Economic Event.

We hope to see you there!

~ Dee | BioMy Stylish Attitude | @DeborrahGilbert

One Woman. One Idea. All In.

June 20th, 2011

By Deborrah Gilbert | Reflections on Father’s Day | June 19, 2011

I’m always intrigued when people ask about the Moretta Economic Development Corporation, and how she got her name. There’s certain meaning and history in a name. To know it invokes the invisible North Star and guiding light I live by each day. I am proud to say that Moretta is more than a name, it is the essence of experiences, reflections of family and the legacy of ideas. It is the name that bears my fathers’ spirit of big ideas and my mothers’ guiding force. It reflects good values and ideals; the ones parents wanted for themselves, dreams for the children they love and the adults the children became.

A righteous man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children. My father, like many, has accomplished this. It’s interesting how on this day I am inspired at the start of this next great chapter; how today, on the calendar, it’s Father’s Day.

My father was a man of vision; a dreamer. He was not a rich man, but he taught his children the value of true wealth; in service, compassion, strength and courage. Yes, he taught me the value of a dollar, but also how to count the stars and dream beyond the moon. He’s no longer with us on this earth, but he was a well-respected man of honor, dedicated, an American Veteran, and he served our country well. I honor the portrait of his life. He lead with commitment and I learned well – From my dad: a respected man; my father; my friend.

I am blessed that my mother is here on this day. Full of life. Living. I’ll call her after I post this post; tell her how much I love her and appreciate all she gives to her family, her children and husband – my dad. I know she misses him. We all do. I’ll comfort her today and remind her that she bears witness to the dreams I dream and to the determination of a daughter they raised. And moms, being mom, she’ll remind me, “along the way, reflect, remember and be well, while also doing good.” That’s my Mom.

Mom is cool. She knows I’m humble; she knows my heart. She keeps the watchful eye – of the aunts, grandmothers and villages before me. I shall not go left, because she raised me right. When I think of dad and his gregarious smile, I know a wonderful woman graced his life. A woman who makes a mean peach cobbler, and always turned her house into a home.

So, yes, there is history in a name. It’s the highest offering of respect and honor by which all good things live. Moretta – Morris and Louetta. My parents, their legacy, the protectors of my dreams; the encouragers of ideas and the vision for our children.

As a man’s house is his castle, a woman’s house is her home, where their children find safety, shelter and rest.

Who Am I?

I am the daughter of dreamers.

I am the sister of my friends.

I am a friend to my community.

I am a fierce, focused finder of solutions.

I am an idea.

My dreams are big, broad and bold. She has to be. She has to work.

She reaches far and wide so that together we can protect and move the future forward.

Cultural diversity describes us.

We are America.

We sing songs.

We build bridges.

We still make things.

It’s a “Green” thing.

It’s a “WE” thing.

I don’t need the credit.

I just want it done.

I am committed. True.

What is my name?

Who am I?

One Woman.  One Idea.  All In.

Home & Business Ownership

October 21st, 2008


Do you have the courage to succeed?

Hi! Join me each week for the Welcome HOME Report on live radio WTHB 1550 AM ~ The Voice 3:00 PM (EST), streaming radio and 24 / 7 online at for discussion and strategies as we navigate through these current economic times. It’s your empowerment destination for Home Ownership Mentoring & Education! Connect to critical resources and meet emerging entrepreneurs as they share their tips and success strategies.Thanks to all of you who listened in to our premier radio show, for your support, and your e-mails. I’m especially touched by your effort to spread the word with others and to connect families and individuals that need empowering information with resource. You never know. .. The person you help today, may help you tomorrow! If ever there was a time, this is it: Each one – teach one!

Stay the course and stand tall in protecting your dream of home and business ownership. Yes, there’s lots going on in the industry, definitely no doubt, but the main thing is – don’t panic and to stay focused on your dreams and plan. “Plan your work, then work your plan” is what I always say!

One of the most important things we can do through this economic readjustment is to connect, collaborate and grow together. Remember: Get excited! Talk about it, but more than that – let’s be about it!

Peace and Blessings!


“Homeownership education today. Vibrant communities tomorrow.”

Privacy Terms and Conditions Press Release Advertise Careers Feedback