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Power to Prosper Minority Business Accelerator Alumni Directory

Greater Louisville Inc.’s Power to Prosper Minority Business Accelerator empowers our motivated minority small business owners with the knowledge, resources, training, and connections to be able to grow and scale their businesses.

We continue to support our program alumni by facilitating connections with companies in need of their services. Our Minority Business Accelerator Alumni Directory is the one-stop shop to connect with these business professionals who have gained the experience and networks to greatly impact the economic vitality of the Greater Louisville region.

Feel free to reach out to these businesses directly or contact Eric Jordan to facilitate an introduction.

If you are interested in applying for an upcoming MBA Cohort, click here.

Cohort 3

Dawana Clarkson
D'Luxe Hair and Cuts

D’LUXE is an established barbershop & hair salon. They are a family friendly business that services all cultures & nationalities. D’Luxe Cuts & Hair ensures an experience you’ll remember but most importantly a professional impression to gain your lasting & continuous support. They are here to make each D’Luxe Jewel & D’Luxe Gent feel beautiful & dapper from the inside out.
Adrian Franklin
Owner, Franklin Interior Systems, LLC

Franklin Interior Systems is a professional construction company known for its quality, professionalism, and leadership in the construction industry. Franklin Interior Systems utilizes metal studs, drywall, batt insulation and ACT in commercial construction.
Jasmine Gatti
Owner, Fleur De Tea

Fleur de Tea is a tea shop that sells a wide variety of loose leaf teas and tea accessories. Fleur de Tea hosts parties and high teas as well. Their goal is to provide you with the best tea experience possible along with a cozy, unique café space.
Matthew Harrell Sr.
President, APK Development and Construction

APK has quickly become a recognizable, 100% minority-owned and operated, development company, acquiring and developing single family, multi-family and commercial properties. They desire to preserve, create and sustain affordable and workforce homes that provide shelter, security, equity and opportunity for those that have been historically overlooked and undervalued. APK is uniquely positioned to act as the bridge that connects these communities and investment capital. The combined extensive experience, expertise and the independent relationships of APK and their partners has been foundational to their success.
Cassandra Harris-Gray
CEO, Creative Spirits Network

Creative Spirits is an outpatient behavioral health organization the provides mental health, substance abuse trauma informed care for individuals coping with psychological issues that impede their life. Creative Spirits provide services in the West End of Louisville for underserved individuals coping with mental health and substance abuse issues.
Milann Miles
Owner, Echilann Images

Echilann Images is a Louisville-based photomedia faction specializing in blending creativity & artistic photography to satisfy the visual desires of commercial clientele, as well as, everyday people with exceptional imagery. Whether it’s capturing those special moments in a unique way, conceptualizing the look of ordinary scenes into stunning depictions, or even actualizing a fantasy image you have in mind that is totally out of the ordinary…Echilann Images does its best to always provide results that are truly, upper Echilann.
Bhavna Patel
Owner, Subway

Bhavna is the owner of a Subway sandwich shop where she serves fresh food for all to enjoy. Her subway also caters!
Carlos Patton
Owner, Cap Trucking LLC

CAP Trucking is a General Freight Trucking Company specializing in hauling freight of all kinds. They offer Liftgate service, Hazmat, and maintain their KY ABC License. Unlike their competitors, CAP Trucking is invested in developing a personal connection with each and every one of their customers by providing quality service and being available 24/7.
Shaun Spencer
President, Trimen Solutions LLC

Trimen Solutions is a local firm providing human resources consulting services and workforce staffing, management, and training support for regional employers.
Oracious Thomas
Owner, First Impressions Computer Consulting

First Impressions Computer Consulting provides IT management services to medium to large companies.
Aquia Ware
Owner, GMW Enterprises Inc. / Marvelous Transportation

Marvelous Transportation provides transportation for weddings, proms, bourbon tours, etc. via luxury limousines and party buses.
Nikki Webster
Co-Founder, Chase Ur Dreamz

Chase Ur Dreamz is a “One Stop Shop” for all your business branding needs. They specialize in apparel printing such as embroidery & screen printing, graphic design services, sign making with installation, promotional product printing & much more. Their goal is to become a staple in our community to serve local businesses with a Concierge type service. They offer free consultations in-house or come to you & free design set up on apparel printing. They use quality materials & products that make you feel confident in your brand and give a lasting impression.
Adonna Wickliffe
President, Milestones

Milestones provides services to vulnerable populations including but not limited to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, aging individuals and youth aging out of foster care.

Cohort 2

Dr. Ashley Anderson
Owner & CEO,
Athena Health and Wellness

Athena Health and Wellness Center provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary and personalized care to women of all ages including the health of mind, body and spirit, empowering women through education in an atmosphere that is approachable, caring, and professional.
Keith Brooks
CEO, Longevity Power Wash

Facebook & Instagram

Longevity Power Wash offers high-pressure cleaning and soft wash services that include residential and commercial building power washing, car detailing, commercial trucks, fuel stations, roof cleaning, and residential house cleaning for real estate.
LaToya Cook-Bradley
CEO, Brew and Sip Coffee

Two locations:
3800 Shepherdsville Road Louisville, KY 40218
505 W Broadway Louisville, KY 40202

Brew & Sip Coffee serves espresso-based beverages and amazing food while providing a great meeting space and vibe. Brew & Sip also caters with their sister company Flavorfull Catering Events & More.
Dr. Christine Cosby-Gaither
Owner, Haaylo Media

HAAYLO Media develops strategies to assist brands with connecting and communicating effectively on a global scale, empowering clients with the tools, strategies, and content to improve their brand recognition.
Sarah Dixon
President, Unified Sign and Design


Unified Sign and Design creates beautiful, smart, innovative signage that specializes in custom interior ADA signage, exterior signage, wayfinding, and graphics, allowing for a single source for all signage and graphics needs.
Angela Huffman
CEO, Quilted Joy

Quilted Joy is a national quilt shop based in Louisville specializing in designer quilting fabrics, thread & sewing notions. Quilted Joy offers machine quilting services and is one of largest dealers for APQS long arm quilting machines and computerized quilting machines.
Raghu Kodmuri
Vice President, SSG Technologies

SSG Technologies is an IT software consulting services firm that works with small, medium-sized, and corporate businesses across the United States to manage and deliver software solutions to business problems.
Quinn Livers
Owner & Director, Active Imaginations Child Development Center

Active Imagination Child Development Center provides excellent childcare that meets the needs of each child and family in a safe, educational environment that focuses on the individual needs of each child while providing quality, reliable, and safe childcare.
Kim Mosley
Owner & CEO, KP Cleaning Crew, LLC

KP Cleaning Crew, LLC offers professional corporate cleaning services and some residential cleaning like home pre-sale and new home cleaning in the Louisville and Lexington areas.
Hazel Parrish
Owner, Bridge the Gap Addiction and Mental Health Services

Bridge the Gap Addiction and Mental Health Services provides intensive outpatient services, residential services, case management, therapy, and community base services to aid in mental health and addiction recovery.
Alton "Trey" Reed
President, KREED Painting

[email protected]

KREED Painting, a minority and veteran-owned company, provides interior and exterior painting services to Louisville and the surrounding areas in a 75 mile radius.
Diamond Shirley
Owner, Diamond Key Realtors

[email protected]
Facebook & Instagram

Diamond Key Realtors assists the community with their real estate needs across Kentuckiana. We believe education is empowerment and focus on the underserved communities.

Cohort 1

Kristy Flippins Bartlett
Founder & CEO, Option to Success Inc.

Option To Success, Inc. is a wraparound behavioral health service organization that offers residential and outpatient mental services to women, teen & adolescent girls as well as fathers of daughters.
Carl Brown II
CEO, Manns Moving & Delivery

[email protected]

Instagram: mannsmovingdelivery

Manns Moving & Delivery specializes in maximizing carrier relationships by creating a superior, stress-free, and affordable final mile delivery service.
Chelsea Ellis-Hogan
Owner, Jim Reynolds Asphalt Contractor, Inc.


Jim Reynolds Asphalt Contractor, Inc. is a minority, woman and locally-owned third generation business specializing in asphalt and concrete maintenance services for residential and commercial properties in Louisville, KY and the surrounding areas.
Pamela M. Haines
CEO, Sweet Peaches

Sweet Peaches has closed.
Maria Mackey
Founder & CEO, Mackey Printing Services

Mackey Printing Services offers innovative print and promotional products to enhance your image and maximize business productivity.
Mechelle Porter
Owner & CEO, M3 Events by Mechelle

[email protected]

Facebook & Instagram

M3 Events by Mechelle is an event planning company that aspires to provide superior event planning experiences that are orchestrated with integrity, class, and attentive service to our customers.
Joseph Scott
CEO, Joash Construction

Joash Construction partners with a wide range of national and regional construction companies to serve the Louisville area. Our specialized construction teams have completed projects in high profile Louisville construction projects like the Muhammad Ali Center and Churchill Downs.
Angelina Strickland
CEO, Strickland, Cox & Associates Primary Care Center

Strickland, Cox & Associates Primary Care Center is an integrated healthcare office providing primary care and mental health medication management for persons 6 years of age and older from any socioeconomic background.
Shelby Throneburg
CEO, Eagle Steel & Metal Products

Eagle Steel & Metal Products is a leading source in steel and metal warehousing and distribution serving the automotive, appliance, office products, and construction industries.
Teresa Walker
Owner & CEO, New Leaf Clinic

New Leaf Clinic provides wellness and recovery services that include general and intensive outpatient rehabilitation services and DUI services and approaches recovery and metal health with compassion.
Don Weobong
CEO, eLeaP

(502) 653-8579
[email protected]
LinkedIn & Facebook

eLeaP is a people success platform and learning management system that assists organizations to increase engagement, improve performance and strengthen skills and compliance using powerful tools including goal alignment, check-ins, reviews, surveys, and courses.
Lameca Yankey
Founder, CEO, and Head Director, Vivid Imaginations Child Care Center LLC