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Nashville businesswoman Tamica Ross’ organization helping people ‘make their dreams a reality’


Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9 NIV)


DALLAS — Just before 10 p.m. CST on Sunday, Tamica Ross took to her Facebook page, where she shared with the masses a rather spirited, blissful announcement.

Said Ross to her gallery of social media followers: Hello FB Friends and Family! I am so excited to announce my upcoming news article. I’m making headlines. Thanking God for this awesome opportunity.


WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE 

DESTINY STEPS — A native of West Tennessee — most notably the Jackson area that is housed in Madison County — Tamica Ross is the Founder and CEO of Lanese Empowerment, a Nashville-based company that is centered largely on inspiring and aiding individuals, particularly youths, as well as young adult men and women.
For Ross, a Mid-South-area businesswoman, she has every right to share of some favorable news that, much to her delight, is a pivotal reminder of just how much God is using her for His glory.
“This business was birthed by (my) own deep desires and determination to live my best life despite the challenges of growing up in an underprivileged environment, where I became a teenage mother at the age of 16 years old,” Ross, during a weekend interview with Making Headline News, said of her quest in establishing what has emerged as a credible endeavor.

WHAT ABOUT TAMICA’S ORGANIZATION? www.laneseempowerment.com

A native of West Tennessee — most notably the Jackson area that is housed in Madison County — Ross is the Founder and CEO of Lanese Empowerment, a Nashville-based company that is centered largely on inspiring and aiding individuals, particularly youths, as well as young adult men and women.

As Ross specifically acknowledged, amongst her coaching venture’s strategic objectives is to empower individuals to live their best lives and, most importantly, to make all their dreams a reality.


“Tamica is on a mission to touch over a million people by empowering them to turn fear into faith, passion into purpose, confusion into clarity, gain self-confidence, and the tools needed to take action now, one step at a time on a journey well done,” said a spokesperson for Ross’ Lanese Empowerment. “She is determined to help those with deep desires to help themselves, reach their full potential, and have fun doing it while living their best lives and making all their dreams a reality.”


For Ross, establishing her coaching organization didn’t merely come easy. Not by a long shot.

According to the Chester County High School graduate, arguably the greatest challenge she faced was attracting sustained support from people she sensed had endured similar hardships with which she once struggled.

DREAMING BIG — Interestingly and to her distinctly unique credit, Ross’ venture has come full circle, courtesy of her resiliency through life coaching, free tools and resources, speaking engagements, writing books, providing scholarship funds, summer youth programs, yearly conferences for men and women, and through D.R.E.A.M.S.

Not to be outdone, though, Ross’ thought process was such that if she would persevere long enough, she’d ultimately reap and possess and results she so desperately sought.

The rest, as they say, was history, considering she did just that.

“I refuse to be that person who was afraid to help others succeed,” Ross said. “Therefore, I have dedicated the rest of my life as a life strategist for others with the mission to empower all people, including men, women, and youths to be the best they can be and help make their dreams a reality.”

Interestingly and to her distinctly unique credit, Ross’ venture has come full circle, courtesy of her resiliency through life coaching, free tools and resources, speaking engagements, writing books, providing scholarship funds, summer youth programs, yearly conferences for men and women, and through D.R.E.A.M.S.

HARVEST SEASON UNFOLDING

An academy that’s comprised of a six week training program D.R.E.A.M.S. is designed to walk people through the steps needed to make any dream a reality and live their best lives one day at a time, Ross emphasized.

Having resided in Nashville for the past decade-and-a-half, Ross holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership and Communication from Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee.

Consequently, she earned a Master’s in Organizational Management from Nashville’s Belmont University.

As for her coaching organization, she said such inspiration arose from the wide counsel of her mother, whom she says was “strong enough” to beat a drug addiction.

According to the Chester County High School graduate, arguably the biggest challenge she faced was attracting sustained support from people she sensed had endured similar hardships with which she once struggled.

“My grandmother and stepfather have always seen the very best in me,” said Ross, paying homage to others to have paved the way to her success. “My godfather, who has always been a transformational leader in my life, my godmother, who taught me how to love God with all my heart, my children, whom I am dedicated to showing how to live your best life, and some wonderful mentors and leaders in the industry such as Tony Robbins, Valerie Burton, and even Oprah (Winfrey)…as an African American successful women, who started from the bottom and now look at what she has become.”

Given the immeasurable strides Ross has made since the startup of Lanese Empowerment, it’s safe to assume her best and brightest days are well ahead of her — days that will include, among other things, the forthcoming release of her starting lineup of books.

“She is looking forward to releasing her new book series,” said a spokesperson for Ross’ organization.

All things considered, Ross is giddy in that she can finally profess she’s walking fervently in her God-ordained purpose.

Having resided in Nashville for the past decade-and-a-half, Ross holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership and Communication from Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee. Consequently, she earned a Master’s in Organizational Management from Nashville’s Belmont University.

“I was told when I started this business that I needed to define a niche,” Ross said. “Well I did and that’s all people who have the desire and passion to live an extraordinary life despite the challenges of bad credit, debt, failed marriages, loss of a job, low self-esteem, terrible childhood, underprivileged environments, or lack of joy in their hearts, confusion about their path in life, bad grades, teenage pregnancy, drug addiction, and even those who need clarity on their career paths.

“God didn’t put me on this earth to help everyone, because I know there are some they I may not be able to reach. However, there are more that I can reach, and I am looking forward to giving it all I got.”

That, to her credit, is worthy of making headlines.


For more information about Nashville-area Businesswoman/Author Tamica Ross of Lanese Empowerment, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/tamica.ross.75. Also, send email to: laneseempowerment@gmail.com.


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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is the award-winning Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

Houston entrepreneur Miranda Queen defies greatest of odds, obtains her GED and becomes a successful business owner

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS MOTHER’S DAY 2018 SPECIAL REPORT

 

On Friday, Miranda Queen admittedly didn’t think that she was getting the most out of her day.

CROWN PERFECT FOR THIS QUEEN — Widely known as a Godly woman of many hats, Miranda Queen has enjoyed a considerable amount of success as an accomplished businesswoman, considering she has been blessed to organize LNM Consulting, a Houston-based venture she co-owns with fellow entrepreneur Lacey Jones.

“And all of sudden, the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said it was time to make a move,” Queen told Making Headline News during an interview in its annual Salute To Mother’s Day Tributes.

Widely known as a Godly woman of many hats, Queen surely took a huge step on Friday when she shared an assortment of tear-jerking testimonies which, much to her delight, essentially explains why she has enjoyed a considerable amount of success as an accomplished businesswoman.

A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Queen has been blessed to organize LNM Consulting, a Houston-based venture she co-owns with fellow entrepreneur Lacey Jones.

Both of whom have served in the U.S. Navy and possess a combined 16 years of experience in credit repair, Queen is the catalyst of LNM Consulting, in large part because she is thoroughly knowledgeable of the latest credit laws about which the three major credit bureaus and financial institutions don’t particularly want consumers to know.

MORE ON LNM CONSULTING: https://lnmconsulting.net/

Both of whom have served in the U.S. Navy and possess a combined 16 years of experience in credit repair, Queen is the catalyst of LNM Consulting, in large part because she is thoroughly knowledgeable of the latest credit laws about which the three major credit bureaus and financial institutions don’t particularly want consumers to know.

“No, the credit bureaus are not on your side, a spokesperson for LNM Consulting said. “They get paid to report negative items on your credit report and they get paid to keep them on there. That’s how they make billions of dollars per year off of you. Many people think the bureaus are government entities, but they’re not. They are private businesses, profiting from your lack of exposure in the industry.”

All of which practically sums up why Queen is strategically devising ways to generate exposure through her latest business venture, one that is designed to prevent consumers from acquiring headaches — figuratively and literally.

Credit Queen’s faith, coupled with the fact that she once lost virtually all of her possessions as the reasons why she has become so inspired to help steer consumers in the right direction through her business.

“I lost everything I owned in the devastating flood that occurred in Baton Rouge in 2016,” Queen explained. “I got in my car and headed West on Interstate 10 and arrived to Houston, Texas with the determination to succeed.”

For the record, Queen, a 35-year-old businesswoman, was basically down to nothing.

Still, because of her devout, bend-but-don’t-break faith, she sensed all along that God was up to something.

“I did not have anything,” Queen recalled. “Not a plan, not a relative, not even a friend. Just faith.”

Out of fairness to Queen — a high school dropout who eventually obtained her GED from Job Corps at the tender age of 16 before mounting the unthinkable by recently earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from University of Phoenix just last month — amongst the things she had garnered along with her faith was a renewed sense of enthusiasm, not to mention a newfound disposition on life.

Today, unlike never before, the Texas businesswoman who once lost it all in nearby Louisiana has come up with a remarkably compelling concept on how to help enrich and enhance the lives of others — with God, her Helper, leading the way.

“Changing people lives,” said Queen, when asked what she loves the most about her business, which services clients ranging in ages 22 to 67. “(I love) teaching people what we were not taught.”

A business venture that has given way to an array of success, in large part because her connections via social media, Queen doesn’t shy away from the notion that a part of her purpose in life is to be of service to others, much like she did while in the military.

“It is what I was created to do, and I don’t want to disappoint my Creator, which is God,” Queen said. “I have experienced things in my life so that I can help others who also experienced them, but don’t know how to make it through.”

To her credit, it’s safe to assume that Queen is a woman with thick skin, considering even after having been molested as a child, even after having spent a considerable amount of time in foster homes, even after having witnessed her father abuse my mother, even after having watched her parents become involved in drugs — “I also watched God save them and deliver them from drugs” — she steadfastly clung to unwavering faith.

All the while trying the best she could to make the best out of an assortment of unfavorable occurrences.

She did just that. Eventually.

FAMILY FOCUS — Credit Queen’s faith, coupled with the fact that she once lost virtually all of her possessions as the reasons why she has become so inspired to help steer consumers in the right direction through her business.

“I joined the military at 17 and traveled the world for 13 years, got my Bachelor’s Degree, became a grandmother at 34 and, for the last two years while unemployed, I have lived my best life ever,” said Queen, who will share of her assortment of life-changing experiences in a forthcoming book that is presently in the works and is scheduled to be released later this year. “I have no regrets. I want to help women and men who have similar stories of trials and tribulations to live their best life. I want to help people who can’t change their past to have the faith and courage to write their future.”

All the while helping them to get the most out of each day.

For the rest of their lives.

 

For more information on Houston, Texas-based Businesswoman Miranda Queen of LNM Consulting, call 281.706.8752 (office) or 225.228.9091 (cell). Also, connect with her via social media under Facebook at LNM Consulting, and under Instagram at lnm_consulting.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

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Barack Obama Gala highlights three public appearances this week for political candidate Shelandra Ford

EDITOR’S NOTE: In the coming days, Making Headline News will release the official in-depth news feature story on Memphian Shelandra Ford, a Shelby County Democratic candidate for the Register of Deeds in the May election.

 

Just after 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, Shelandra Ford took to her Facebook, where she deemed it essential to enlighten her nearly 5,000 social media affiliates of some pertinent information.

Hey friends and family, I need your support,” Ford wrote in a post. “I’m the only minority candidate for the Register of Deeds Office!”

That Ford is lobbying for a political seat for the very first time, she doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s destined to go to great lengths to ensure that Mid-Southerners become acclimated with her name as well as how she could greatly benefit them in 2018 and beyond.

A native Memphian and a longtime Shelby County Government employee, Ford will be afforded the golden opportunity to add to her quest to assume Register of Deeds this week with three public appearances throughout the Memphis metropolitan area.

Her first of three appearances will take place on Thursday during the Coffee Hour With Democratic Women. The event, which will take place at 9 a.m. at 2625 Broad Avenue, will recognize the Democratic women who are making history in the May primary in Shelby County.

Then on Saturday, Ford is scheduled to make two public appearances during what undoubtedly is shaping up to be a busy campaign for this Mid-South-area businesswoman.

From 1 to 4 p. m. CST, Ford will join other candidates for a Meet And Greet involving local candidates who are running for County, State, and nationwide elections.

The event, which is powered by Tennessee Nurses Association District 1 and the League of Women Voters of Shelby County, will take place at the University of Memphis’ University Center Ballroom, during which the candidates will be introduced by WREG TV News Anchor Greg Hurst.

Later that evening, Ford will be on hand for the Third Annual Barack Obama Gala hosted by Shelby County Young Democrats.

Formerly called the Barack Obama Day Dinner, this event will take place from 6 to 10 p. m. CST at The Guest House at Graceland, located at 3600 Elvis Presley Boulevard.

A black-tie fundraising event that is geared toward honoring the inspirational legacy and professional contributions of Obama, the nation’s 44th President, the gala will be comprised of a formal dinner, during which guests are invited to enjoy an engaging presentation of honors to young political contributors and senior Democratic advisors.

The event will also have a keynote speaker and curated entertainment.

More than anything, Ford is hopeful that through these forthcoming public appearances, she acquires the essential exposure needed as she prepares to kick her campaign into high gear in the coming weeks.

“As a candidate for Shelby County 2018 election, I feel that it is necessary and also important to attend the meetings and greetings and also political forums in my area,” Ford told Making Headline News on Wednesday. “Because this would allow me the opportunity to deliver a political message and increase the visibility of other candidates as well as my opponents for the (upcoming) election.”

 

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

Mid-South-area author Dr. Sharliese Boateng assembles an awe-inspiring, spiritually gut-checking book in memory of her father

DESTINY STEPS — A staff pharmacist for Memphis’ St. Francis Hospital, Dr. Sharliese Boateng is the mastermind behind the emotionally inspiring book, Pregnant With Destiny: From Pain to Purpose. A 176-page, paperback written document that officially made its presence on the market in April 2017, Boateng, during an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News, spoke at length about how during a flight to Ghana, West Africa in 2009, God strategically infused within her the idea of comparing a pregnant woman’s journey to that of our destiny and purpose, a life-changing, attention-grasping sequence He ultimately dropped in her spirit.

WEST MEMPHIS, Arkansas — Just after midday Tuesday, Dr. Sharliese Boateng wasted little time taking to her Facebook page to pay homage to the man widely known as “Big Ed” — or Edwin Dwayne Tatum to be technical.

Said Dr. Boateng in an awe-inspiring post that gave way to her acquiring a number of likes and favorable comments accompanied by a few intriguing hashtags:

As I head downstairs to autograph more books for Saturday, I can’t help but to recall the conversation my late father, Big Ed, and I had following a family altercation. He told me I would write a book to tell my story and help others! I laughed because that dude was always trying to make money. His heart was pure as gold, but his hands were always GREEN! Well, I listened to him more than 10 years ago when he said it. NOW I SEE! Daddy was RIGHT! Just having a #thinkingofmydaddy moment #restinlovebigguy…LITTLE ROCK, SEE YOU SATURDAY!#pregnantwithdestiny #therespurposeinthepain #push

Though Dr. Boateng’s father is a little more than 10 years removed from his death, that memorable, forthright suggestion he offered his daughter is something about which she didn’t merely take lightly.

Amongst the reasons is that the dialogue between Dr. Boateng and her father essentially served a memorable key ingredient, of sorts, particularly as it pertained to this accomplished medical professional taking a monumental step toward fulfilling the purpose for which God created her.

A staff pharmacist for Memphis’ St. Francis Hospital who resides in nearby West Memphis, Dr. Boateng is the mastermind behind the emotionally inspiring book, Pregnant With Destiny: From Pain To Purpose.

A 176-page, paperback written document that officially made its presence on the market in April 2017, Dr. Boateng, during an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News, spoke at length about how during a flight to Ghana, West Africa in 2009, God had strategically infused within her the concept of comparing a pregnant woman’s journey to that of our destiny and purpose — a life-changing, attention-grasping sequence He ultimately dropped in her spirit.

“To be obedient to God for starters, but also to simply restore hope into people who have lost sight of their destiny due to distractions, frustrations, past traumatic events, etc.,” said Dr. Boateng, explaining the single, most underlying reason she chose to write her recently-released book.

REMEMBER ‘BIG ED’ — Just after midday Tuesday, Dr. Boateng wasted little time taking to her Facebook page to pay homage to the guy widely known as “Big Ed” — or Edwin Dwayne Tatum to be technical.

A book she needed roughly 6 ½ years to complete, Dr. Boateng’s Pregnant With Destiny: From Pain To Purpose emphasizes, among other things, that your destiny has always been something that God ordained to be tunneled vision but, because of life’s trials and tribulations, it has been seen through panoramic vision, Dr. Boateng explained in a detailed description on her book’s back cover.

In addition, Dr. Boateng eloquently explains how we include things that aren’t merely meant for the journey, yet we capture them in our view, she said.

PURCHASE DR. BOATENG’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Pregnant-Destiny-Sharliese-Boateng-Pharm-ebook/dp/B06Y48VJ72

LEAN NOT UNTO OUR OWN UNDERSTANDING — All things considered, it is through the sometimes dreaded process that gives way to us becoming spiritually impregnated with destiny or, to be more specific, finding the strength and solace that will greatly drive us closer to Almighty God, Dr. Boateng essentially explains.

“My friend, everybody has a story,” Dr. Boateng boldly professes. “A past filled with happiness or painful things that you are not so proud about.”

Then without hesitation, this accomplished motivational speaker poses a rather thought-provoking question in her lofty quest to change and impact a generation through her compelling, provocative new book.

“But what if I told you that it all works out for your good and your life’s purpose?” Dr. Boateng asked. “Yes, God has created each of us with a powerful destiny, but the question that lies ahead is this: Are you willing to go through the process to see it birthed out?”

GOD ENDORSED IT — “To be obedient to God for starters, but also to simply restore hope into people who have lost sight of their destiny due to distractions, frustrations, past traumatic events, etc.,” said Dr. Boateng, explaining the single, most underlying reason she chose to write her recently-released book.

All things considered, it is through the sometimes dreaded process that gives way to us becoming spiritually impregnated with destiny or, to be more specific, finding the strength and solace that will greatly drive us closer to Almighty God, Dr. Boateng essentially explains.

“Another level of anointing, power and greatness is within your reach and the birthing will soon reveal it,” Dr. Boateng said. “All you have to do is rest assure and know that you are pregnant with destiny!”

Interesting enough, Dr. Boateng — a native of Little Rock, Arkansas who will host book signings Saturday and Sunday in her native establishment — acknowledged that her book is actually the “catalyst” and “platform” that will push her further into her destiny, particularly with regards to speaking into and over the lives of those who can’t quite make sense of which trimester they’re in.

Spiritual trimester, that is.

A book in which she needed roughly 6 ½ years to complete, Dr. Boateng’s Pregnant With Destiny: From Pain To Purpose emphasizes, among other things, that your destiny has always been something that God ordained to be tunneled vision, but because of life’s trials and tribulations, it has been seen through panoramic vision, explained a spokesperson for Dr. Boateng’s book at Amazon.com.

“This will be done through many speaking engagements, my own empowerment conferences, etc,” said Dr. Boateng, who’s also scheduled to promote her book during a Women’s Conference at New Hope Church of God In Christ in Wrightsville, Arkansas September 23 at 3 p. m. before returning to Ghana January 1-10 for more book signings. “God has called me to be a beacon of light to many, and I must allow the light to shine in a dark place of others to help push them to greater.

For what it’s worth, Dr. Boateng is confident her reading audience won’t misinterpret her book’s uniquely-designed cover that, to her credit, essentially tells a story in its own right.

DON’T GET IT TWISTED — Interesting enough, Dr. Boateng — a native of Little Rock, Arkansas who will host book signings Saturday and Sunday in her native establishment at Nations of Kings Assembly — acknowledged that her book is actually the “catalyst” and “platform” that will push her further into her destiny, particularly with regards to speaking into and over the lives of those who can’t quite make sense of which trimester they’re in. Spiritual trimester, that is.

“Some may look at the cover, see the word ‘pregnant,’ and automatically assume that this is a book for females only,” Dr. Boateng explained. “Not quite. Every person, be it male or female, has a spiritual womb, and God allows each person to have their own unique process to birth out that dream, vision, and purpose to ultimately fulfill destiny. In the end, it all brings glory back to the Father, because He placed it there from the beginning.”

As for her male counterparts…

“Men, don’t run,” Dr. Boateng said. “Read the book…reflect and embrace where you are, knowing that you too are pregnant with destiny.”

For this thriving, progressively resourceful author, no one knew that more than Big Ed.

Surely, dad knew best all along.

 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

Memphis firefighter/businessman Eddie Rone recalls late grandfather’s rich legacy as he prepares for his venue’s grand opening

SO GRATEFUL FOR MEREDITH — “I definitely want to thank God and mention that my main drive and motivation are my family and to leave a legacy for my children.” Eddie Rone said of his upcoming grand opening of Rone’s Hair Gallery that had been in the works since the beginning of the year. “(I’d like to give) special thanks to my wife, Dr. Meredith Rone.”

Memphis-based entrepreneur Eddie Rone is about to embark upon a milestone many sensed would not come to fruition.

But God.

For Rone, a veteran Memphis firefighter who’s widely known as “Rone,” it is the beginning of a rather unique, emotionally-festive, jubilant journey, considering he’s not only about to witness his long-awaited dream become a reality but, most of all, he’s about to walk in some massive footsteps in the process.

“Entrepreneurship started with my grandfather,” Rone, a Memphis Kirby High graduate, told Making Headline News this week.

To his distinct credit, the family trend will undoubtedly continue when Rone welcomes a host family members, friends, and well-wishers for Rone’s Hair Gallery’s grand-opening on Saturday, April 29.

A newly-erected establishment that is located at 4215 Riverdale Road in Southeast Memphis, the grand opening festivities are scheduled to start at 10 a.m. and will be highlighted by a ribbon cutting ceremony approximately 30 minutes later.

“I definitely want to thank God and mention that my main drive and motivation are my family and to leave a legacy for my children.” Rone said of an event that had been in the works since the beginning of the year. “(I’d like to give) special thanks to my wife, Dr. Meredith Rone.”

Not only that, Rone said he would be remiss if he did not enter another memorable chapter of his life without recalling and paying homage to the life and legacy of his late grandfather, Eddie Rone, a notable Memphis-area businessman who had become a fixture in the Mid-South more than five decades ago.

FOLLOWING IN MASSIVE FOOTSTEPS — Eddie said he would be remiss if he did not enter another chapter of his life without recall and paying homage to the life and legacy of his late grandfather, Eddie Rone, a notable Memphis-area businessman who had become a fixture in the Mid-South more than five decades ago. Long before his death in December 1989, Rone’s grandfather, who established Rone’s Grocery, was the area’s only black- grocery store owner. The store, which was housed in Germantown, Tennessee (the suburbs of Memphis) was built in 1974.

Long before his death in December 1989, Rone’s grandfather, who established Rone’s Grocery, was believe to have been the area’s only black-grocery store owner. The store, which was housed in Germantown, Tennessee (or in the suburbs of Memphis) was built in 1974.

In reliving his grandfather’s legacy and well-publicized contributions to the Mid-South, Rone described him as a “major farmer” whom, at one point in time, had owned close to 100 acres.

“The was major in his day,” Rone said of his grandfather. “And he provided farm fresh produce to numerous grocery stores and farmers markets. As long as I had known him, he was a hard worker and I never knew him to work for anyone but himself. He taught me to be the best at whatever you do.”

Surely, Rone has gone to great lengths to exemplify a resilient, resourceful work ethic much like his grandfather.

After graduating with honors from Bethel University in 2010, Rone obtained numerous certifications with the Memphis Fire Department, most notably Hazmat Technician, Safety Officer, and Fire Officer II, among others.

Still, cutting hair undoubtedly had always  been a passion of his.

How else to explain the birthing of what is now a bigger, much more attractive, luxurious looking Rone’s Hair Gallery, a state-of-the-art, 5,000-square foot, full service venue that will include such entities as a beauty, spa, and fitness center?

“We are much more diversified and the foundation of my business is built on professionalism and customer satisfaction provided by a humble staff family,” Rone said. “I believe it is better to have one customer 100 times than to have a hundred customers once. What makes the business unique is the transformation of a blighted property.”

YOU’VE GOT TO TEN-NES-SEE THIS!! Rone’s Hair Gallery is a state-of-the-art, 5,000-square foot, full service venue that will include such entities as a beauty, spa, and fitness center.

Rone’s Hair Gallery sits on the property that for years had housed Jiffy Lube.

“It’s been transformed into an upscale business location,” Rone said. “To succeed in life, you need to have a vision and be able to see it before you actually) see it.”

Interesting enough, customers who visit Rone’s Hair Gallery will have at their disposal what he describes as regular workouts, or a “boot-camp-style” or “one-on-one” training by Mid-South-area professional trainer Mishelle Truelove.

In addition, this fully revamped venue is equipped with showers so clients can freshen up prior to getting serviced.

Yep, you’ve read that correctly.

IN DECENTLY AND ORDER AND EXCELLENCE — Surely, Rone has gone to great lengths to exemplify a resilient, resourceful work ethic much like his grandfather. After graduating with honors from Bethel University in 2010, Rone obtained numerous certifications with the Memphis Fire Department, most notably Hazmat Technician, Safety Officer, and Fire Officer II, among others.

“You can shower and get your hair cut,” said Rone, whose staff is currently comprised of eight professionally licensed barbers, five cosmetologists, and two nail techs.

As for his mission and inspiration for starting his business while simultaneously enjoying a career as a firefighter, Rone said the unyielding support of his family had been key.

It still is.

“(My idea to start my business was) instilled in me from the birth from my family,” Rone, a former United States Army soldier, explained. “We do not believe in can’t.  We’re competitive enough to believe that second place is the first loser, but you learn from your losses. The military also instills a competitive nature and I still live up to the motto of doing more before 9 am than most people do all day because nothing will work unless you do. I believe when life gives you lemons, you have to make lemonade. Don’t let your setbacks cause you to sit back.”

Come April 29 during his business’ grand opening, chances are he will look back on his setbacks just to see how well he’s managed to make a dramatic comeback.

All while his grandfather looks down from the heavens and gives his beloved grandson a well-deserved thumbs up.

 

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