BET and VH1 Are on Her Resume: Virginia Richardson, Tilde Multimedia Firm 

Virginia Richardson grew up here, is a Snider High School graduate who made it all the way to Washington D.C. to help launch the first BET Soul Train Awards, to run the marketing and sales promotions for VHI, and to help create another Viacom channel, Centric, before slingshotting back to Fort Wayne, with some other resume-lengthening stops in between. 

BET and VH1 Are on Her Resume:  Virginia Richardson, Tilde Multimedia Firm 

Out Here Making His World Smile: Dazhon Ware and Momma’s Boy Creations, Scented Candles

Dazhon Ware has his sales talk down, in a way to suggest this young man of 13 has not only rehearsed his words for solicitation in front of a mirror but has spoken them in front of a total stranger many, many times and closed the deal.  Ware makes and sells his own scented candles for $10 each, through his company Momma’s Boy Creations.  “The candle business has been a blessing to me in several ways gave me great opportunities meeting new people,” Ware said of his seven-month-old company.

Out Here Making His World Smile: Dazhon Ware and Momma’s Boy Creations, Scented Candles

Sharecropper's Daughter, Born Sewing: T-Lou's Alterations and Sewing

“When I started out 28 years ago, all I had was a God given talent, an encouraging husband of 30 years, three children who were proud of me, a sewing machine, and a sincere prayer life.”

Sharecropper's Daughter, Born Sewing: T-Lou's Alterations and Sewing