Eight businesses in the community have been awarded grant funding through a collaboration between the United Way of Greater Charlottesville and the Minority Business Alliance.
“This sort of infrastructure is what helps a minority business grow,” said Libby Edwards-Allbaugh. “It helps level the playing field.”
Edwards-Allbaugh is the owner of the Tax Ladies LLC, a small business that won a Minority Business Enterprise grant of $5,000 in April 2020 according to NBC29.
That’s one of several dozen awards totalling over $150,000 that have been awarded since the start of the program six years ago. This year’s awardees are:
- bakernobakery – Christina Martin
- Beyond Fitness with Sabrina – Sabrina Feggans
- Cavalier Barbershop – Eric Massie (108 2nd St NE Charlottesville, VA 22902)
- Eudamonia – Courtney J. Brown
- Justified by Netta – Johnetta Murray
- Khadija’s Kitchen – Khadija Hemmati
- Loyal Beyond Beauty – Shalice Brown
- Rita’s Bright Beginnings – Karita Burrill
The awards were announced at the Minority Business Alliance’s gala on September 15.
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