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Small Richmond businesses complete mentorship program

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Representatives from 10 companies have completed a mentorship program sponsored by Richmond’s Office of Minority Business Development.

The 2016-17 Building a Better Mentorship Program matched small Richmond-based businesses with experienced professionals for one-on-one coaching.

The business/mentor teams established 12-month work plans designed to increase revenue, profit, cash flow and employee base.

The people involved in the program include:

Karen and Ramon Hardy, Accent Draperys Inc.
Mentor:  Jullianne Moroni (Capital One Financial Corp.)

Joyce M. Parker-Johnson, Abaca Business Plans Inc.
Mentor: Angela Carter (Capital One)

Leah and Yolanda Reed, Credential America Inc.
Mentor: Talon Rice (Capital One)

Derrick Alford, Fiscal Fitness Financial Services
Mentor:  Michael Dodson (Entrust Federal Credit Union)

Hanan Al-Emin, H & H Real Estate Development Corp.
Mentor:  Grace Washington (J. G. Consulting)

Cornelius Fenner, Help LLC
Mentor: Robin Lancaster (RVA Works)

Jamie L. Johnson, JLJ Construction LLC
Mentor:  Nathalia Artus (USBPA/DSBSD)

Carol Reese, ReeSources Inc.
Mentor:  Latilda Owens (Virginia Community Capital)

Shakeita Collins, Replica of Im-ij LLC
Mentor:  Sarah Williams (Village Bank)

Sandra Eddleston and Oludare Ogunde, Sandrog International Commerce LLC
Mentor:  Latilda Owens (Virginia Community Capital)

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