Tennessee Immigrant and Minority Business Group (TIMBG)

Invites you to attend its fifth monthly meeting

Thursday, March 20, 2014   6:30-8:00 PM

Women Entrepreneurs Doing Business in Nashville


Nonye Ejiofor, Publisher of The New American Times newspaper (Chair) 

Gina Inkum, Owner of Gateway2Africa and Managing Partner of Hoskins & Inkum

Martha Lupai, Owner of S&E Hair Braiding

Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center

Palmer Plaza (at 18th and West End Ave)

1801 West End Ave, Ste 1150,  Nashville, TN, 37203
(Parking available in the parking garage building behind the Palmer Plaza)

Authentic African cuisine will be served.

Admission free  Business attire

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Co-founded in 2013 by Drs. Ming Wang and Galen Hull, TIMBG promotes communication and interaction among immigrant and minority business owners through a series of monthly seminars to enable participants to market their series and products as well as to discuss topics of mutual interests. Membership in TIMBG is open to all, regardless of whether they are immigrants or minorities.
This panel of women business owners represents a variety of enterprises in which Africans are engaged in the Nashville area.  Ms. Nonye Ejiofor, from Nigeria, is the Publisher/CEO of The New American Times newspaper (TNAT), a multicultural community publication with distribution in Middle Tennessee. TNAT coverage promotes the integration of New Americans into American society.   She began TNAT because there was no newspaper in the African community which made it difficult to communicate with the people she represents. She serves as a member of Mayor Karl Dean’s New American Advisory Council and also served as a commissioner for 12 years with Metro Human Relations Commission of Davidson County, appointed by Mayor Bill Purcell and Mayor Karl Dean. Nonye served as a team leader with Department of Children Services and is a member of the Leadership Nashville Class of 2006. Visit the TNAT website at www.tnatnews.com.

Ms. Gina Inkum, originally from Ghana, started Gateway 2 Africa over a decade ago and has a proven track record of business development.  She is a CPA and a managing partner with Hoskins & Inkum, LLP with over 15 years experience in accounting and auditing.  She started her career in corporate accounting working for IBM and Nissan. For the past 5 years, she has worked in public accounting with Hoskins & Company the largest and oldest full service minority CPA firm in Tennessee. Gina has extensive experience working with clients who represent various industries including industries including various state and city departments, financial institutions, churches, non-profit and for-profit organizations.  Gina was referenced in a recent article in the Tennessean at the recent grand opening of her Hoskins & Inkum accounting services office in the Global Mall at the Crossings where she was seen preparing taxes for clients. For more information on Gina go to: https://www.facebook.com/hicpas?hc_location=timeline&filter=2

Martha Lupai, born in Ethiopia with a Sudanese heritage, moved to the U.S. in 1995 with her parents and three brothers. She graduated from Tennessee State University in 2000 with a bachelor of science degree in Social Work. In 2007 She opened S&E Hair Braiding,a boutique salon, the leading African hair braiding stylist in Nashville and surrounding counties.  Located on Jefferson Street in Nashville,  S&E specializes in braids of all types for men, women and children. S&E hairstyles include Corn Rows, Half Micro & Half Weave, Senegalese Twists, and Micro Braids.  Ms. Lupai is creator of NETA’S NATURAL™ hair care and body care products. To discover the wide range of styles from which to choose visit the S&E website at (http://www.braidsnweavesbyse.com).