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Priceless Vol 9 Number 3

Personal and Professional Empowerment

Small Businesses Thinking Big Conference Pictorial

Page 8-9 President Obama Issues

National Native American Heritage Month Proclamation

Celebrities and Business

Leaders Honor Local Youth

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Free November 2014 Serving Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach since 2006

Family, Church and Community Mourn Juanita Johnson's Passing

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Hampton Roads Messenger Recognizes Small Businesses in Seven Cities


On October 28, 2014, the Hampton Roads annual

Messenger’s Small

Businesses Thinking Big Conference held eight workshops and hosted a luncheon for nearly 150 small business owners and advocates. During the


pauses to reflect on the profound ways the

country's character

Americans have shaped our

Every year, our Nation First and

culture. The first stewards of our environment, early voices for the values that define our Nation, and models of government to our Founding Fathers -- American Indians and Alaska Natives

build the very fabric

heritage we honor today was disrespected

and devalued,

and Native Americans were told their land, religion, and language

to keep. We cannot ignore these


were not theirs or

erase consequences

helped of

America. Today, their spirit and many contributions continue to enrich our communities and strengthen our country. During National Native American Heritage Month, we honor their legacy, and we recommit to strengthening our nation-to- nation partnerships.

the original

As we celebrate rich traditions peoples

is now the United we cannot


of what States, long


and unfortunate chapters of violence,


and deprivation they had to endure. For far too long, the

of the their for Native

peoples -- but as we work together to forge a brighter future, the lessons of our past can help reaffirm the principles that guide our Nation today.

In a spirit

partnership and mutual trust, my Administration

of true is

committed to respecting the sovereignty of tribal nations and upholding our treaty obligations, which honor our nation-to-nation


of peace and friendship over the centuries. We have worked to fairly settle longstanding legal disputes and provide justice


to those who discrimination.

We have taken unprecedented steps to strengthen tribal courts, especially

when it comes to criminal sentencing NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH PAGE 15 This Edition’s Highlights

Education Editorial Your Opinion Matters Hampton Roads Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch

Virginia Native American History Includes African American History California Takes on Academic Inequities for Black, Latino Students

Why the iPhone Is the Perfect Status Symbol Company with Roots in Incubator Named 'Hottest Start-up' Family Reunification Seminar 'Two Years. $100,000. Some Ideas Just Can’t Wait.'

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awards luncheon, a business from each

of the largest cities

seven in

Hampton Roads was recognized. The businesses were nominated to receive the coveted Hampton

Jessica Spencer with the City of Hampton's Economic Development Department, Teresa and Kurt Walker of Batteries Plus and Angela Jones, Publisher of the Hampton Roads Messenger pose for a photo after the Walkers accept their 2014 Community Development Award.

Roads Messenger Community Development Award by the


departments of each city and by the Hampton Roads Messenger for their role in keeping the economy in Hampton Roads strong. The winners of the 2014 Community Development Awards are American Orthotic & Prosthetics, Chesapeake; Team Henry Enterprises, Newport News; Batteries Plus, Hampton; Grill-Life BBQ and Catering, Portsmouth; Cheer Factory,


Virginia Beach; Jessico, Inc., Norfolk and Kathryn Boone Lane, Suffolk.

The awards luncheon Mistress of Ceremony was Barbara Hamm Lee, host of Another View, which airs attendees

were wowed by the

on WHRO. Luncheon wisdom

of speaker Maurice Slaughter, owner of Bayside Harley Davidson in Portsmouth and three other Harley Davidson dealerships in Northeastern North Carolina. Slaughter spoke


Picking Up the Pieces: Managing a Loved One’s Finances After a Serious Life Event

Would you know what to do if you

became responsible for handling the financial affairs of a loved one who has serious health issues? What if you were responsible for managing the money of someone who died? FDIC Consumer News provides some basic strategies.

Helping an Elderly or Ill Person Get a handle on the most important

financial records. Look into getting a "power of attorney," which is the legal authorization for you to manage matters like finances and health care decisions if your loved one becomes mentally or physically incapacitated. Ask about a will and a living will, in which a person specifies what treatment he or she wants or doesn't want in case they can't decide

for themselves. Know where to

locate his or her birth certificate, insurance policies, bank account statements and other important documents. Find out how to access online accounts and passwords, if necessary. Ultimately, you will need to identify all of the accounts and obligations, including debts.

Find ways to simplify their finances. "If

you will be handling someone else's bills, consider arranging for automatic or electronic payments,

but also remember to keep

good records," said Bobbie Gray, an FDIC Supervisory Community Affairs Specialist. "Also have regular income from pensions and other sources deposited directly, which will save you time and avoid the risk that checks could be lost or stolen."


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