Chamber Foundation Announces Recipients of Metro Phoenix Black Women in Business Grants

Joycelyn Wooten of 2 Dove Notary

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Wells Fargo are proud to announce the recipients of the Black Women in Business Supportive Grants totaling $100,000.  The grants were awarded to assist Black women-owned businesses in developing, growing and sustaining their businesses.The recipients are as follows:

  • 2 Doves Notary, LLC – Joycelyn Wooten
  • Arizona Network of African American Behavioral Health Providers – Buffy Wooten
  • AVID Consulting, LLC – Dr. Cindy Banton
  • Bashir & Associates, LLC – Jeanine Bashir
  • Big Red’s Hot Sauce – Quantasia Ford
  • Black Russian Label – Joanna de ’Shay
  • Brownstone Spa, LLC – Stacy Best-Nervis
  • Meineke Car Care Center 2830 – LaVon Jackson Maccanico
  • Sugar Puffs – Nyktashia LaFate
  • Sol Revolution, LLC – Veronica Clark
  • Total Nourish Beauty – Sammi Tolliver
  • Wholeness 2 Peace Care Services – Katrina Harrell

Recipients were selected out of a pool of over 200 applications.  Colin Diaz, ACE, IOM, Tempe Chamber President/CEO said, “It was encouraging to see the diverse types of businesses represented by the applicants – a myriad of deserving businesses.  This grant helps to level the playing field, promote inspiration and create an equitable opportunity for everyone to thrive.  It demonstrates to future business owners that success is achievable.”Support Provided Through the Grant:

  • Financial award to contribute to the growth and/or sustainability of the business.
  • Membership to the Tempe Chamber of Commerce and related benefits.
  • Business consulting and educational training to aid in business success.
  • Routine check-ins to facilitate connection between ongoing needs and available resources.

“Congratulations to all the recipient businesses! And thank you to everyone who applied.  It was truly inspiring to learn about the various types of businesses Black women have started here. As the Bank of Doing, we hope these supportive grants can be a stepping stone to empowering more entrepreneurs and, ultimately, strengthening the small business sector for the long term,” said Shannon Tolbert, head of External Engagement & Program Development for Wells Fargo Wealth and Investment Management.

The Black Women in Business Supportive Grants (BWBSG) were awarded to qualified applicants to advance the growth of businesses in Greater Phoenix while addressing systemic issues affecting access to capital for black women business owners.

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