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Darryl Arrington, Invincive Labs


Web Development. Invincive Labs is a collective of businesses and entrepreneurs that provide invincible products and services. INV Labs clients have the benefit of being offered solutions that increase the efficiency of business processes while building an even more sustainable brand. Navigating through the creative economy, INV Labs designs, develops, and engages the world through limitless ideas and implementation.


Website: invincivelabs.com

Email: darrylarrington9@gmail.com


Dwayne Bennett, Author & Speaker


Motivational Speaker & Youth Development.  Not only am I speaking to youth to help them succeed, but I am also the author of, “The 7 Winning Ways to College Success: From High School to College Graduate.  I’m a certified mentor trainer that trains adults to mentor youth towards success.  I am a certified facilitator and trainer for Stewards of Children which is a national organization that teaches adults how to “Stop Child Sex Abuse Now”.


Website: www.dwaynebennettspeaks.com


Felicia Benson, Fabulous Events by Fee


Event Planning. Fabulous Events by Fee specializes in Weddings, Birthdays, Baby Showers, Anniversary, and Retirement Celebrations. Using your “must have” preferences, we eliminate your stress and time restrictions by planning, organizing and coordinating fabulous celebrations from beginning to end, within your budget, allowing you to relax and enjoy these momentous occasions with family and friends.


Telephone:  804.874-8944

Email: fabulousevents2016@gmail.com

Like us on Facebook:Fabulous Events by Fee

Twitter & Instagram @FabEventsbyFee

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Latoya Brown, FashionFluential


Online Stylist.  Ever have an "I have nothing to wear" morning? FASHIONFLUENTIAL fixes that feeling.  Personal Stylist, Latoya D. Brown works with leaders who want to refine their style, save time, use their money wisely.  She'll SORT your current clothes, SHOP for new pieces, and STYLE everything together to reflect your personal brand and lifestyle. You can even access all of your new looks in a digital look book made just for you. The ultimate goal is to make your life easier - all while shopping smart and dressing well!


Website: www.fashionfluential.com

Email: latoya@fashionfluential.com

Telephone:  (917) 673-3511


Myra Carr, Key Health


Home Healthcare.  KeyHealth is a home health resource agency.  We're unlocking all the needs of health care in the home. 


Email:  Keycarr1@gmail.com


Charletta Darville, Community Aid


Medicaid Assistance. Community Aid provides service facilitation for consumer-directed medicaid waivers. We assist in the process of hiring your own personal care attendant, companion, and respite provider. Living in this world of disabilities is challenging enough. We're here to help.


Email:  info@communityaid.us


Brandon Davis, Elite-Diamond Technologies


IT Staffing Services. Elite-Diamond Technologies, LLC is a full service IT consulting services company specializing in consulting, direct hire, and project solutions services. Elite-Diamond Technology will work with the state, local, and federal government agencies. Elite-Diamond’s priority is to provide excellence and stability to our customers. Our consulting services include the following: Web/Internet Development, I/T Staff Augmentation and Networking/Helpdesk Support.


Telephone:  (804) 441-5845

Email: bdavis9075@gmail.com


Yodorah Dyer, SewFit Alterations and DeZines


Clothing Alterations.  SewFit Alterations and DeZines, LLC provides professional and custom alterations, as well as apparel and craft designs, servicing the RVA community at large


Telephone:(804) 386-6671



George Frazier, MedPlan


Medicaid Assistance. Helping applicants, providers, and agencies navigate the maze of Medicaid procedures, forms, and systems; to obtain fast, accurate, and effective outcomes.


Website:  www.medplanllc.com

Email:  gfrazier@medplanllc.com


Alan Griffin, Saving With Solar


Saving With Solar is a Richmond company providing energy and environmental savings using free energy from the sun. Our goal is to educate fossil fuel consumers about the benefits of solar products, and to provide solar-based energy-saving solutions.   Servicing residential and commercial customers.


Website: savingwithsolar.us

Email: savingwithsolar@savingwithsolar.us


Kay Hamlin, Sustainable Food Solutions


Urban Food Systems.  Sustainable Food Solutions helps socially responsible organizations catalyze, implement, and evaluate waste streams. Our mission is creating reuse streams for food, and food residuals. Our vision is being the premiere provider of compost related products and heat recovery solutions.


Website:  www.sfsva.co

Email:  k.sustainablewellness@gmail.com



Alison Hunter


Event Planning. Customized event planning for every special occasion.


Email:  mizzahunter@yahoo.com




Tonya Kernodle


Home Renovations.  Kernodle Homes is metro Richmond's provider of luxury "AWE" factor homes to hardworking families with a median income of $52,000 annually.  Homes are aesthetically pleasing, warm the heart, and are energy efficient with the post purchase in mind.


Email:  Kernodlegroup@gmail.com


Tracye Morris, UnTraceable Scents


Body Oils. UnTraceable Scents is a business designed to revolutionize the health and beauty industry. The essence of the business is based on individuality, and our natural desire to smell good and feel confident. Through Creative Blends, our line of blended scents, each fragrance is hand crafted and formulated to fuse specifically to your body chemistry. Whether you’re going out for a special night or simply want a confidence booster, our line of blended scents keeps you unique with your very own signature fragrance. Unlike traditional fragrance companies that utilize alcohol in their perfumes/cologne and wear off within hours, Creative Blends contain oil-based formulas prolonging that sweet scented aroma throughout your entire occasion. 


Email: untraceablescents@gmail.com


Djibril Niang


GalGui G is an independent insurance business established in Richmond since 2010. We provide services in all three lines of insurance - P&C, Life and Health. Our mission is to help consumers in the greater Richmond area, and in particular we seek to assist the immigrant community protect their assets.


Email:  galgui-g@hotmail.com


David Pastran, River City Upholstery


Upholstery Services.  Providing the community of Richmond and the Tri-Cities a better alternative to a purchaseof poor quality furniture.  Making older furniture beautiful again.


Email:  rivercityup@gmail.com


Susan Sekerke, Illuminating Innovations


Illuminating Innovations takes donated vases and then teaches homeless individuals how to decorate the vase and then turn it into lamp.  This puts money into the pockets of those trying to rebuild their lives and will use profits to fund innovative programs for those who are homeless.


Email:  motivevotiverva@gmail.com


Bernie Richardson, Bernie’s Baked Goods


Baked Goods.  Bernie specializes in unique homemade baked goods, like Sweet Potato Bars, 7-Up Cheese Cake Bars, wedding cakes, birthday cakes, special events, and festivals. I am looking for businesses to buy my items to resale.


Email:  berniesbakedgoods@gmail.com


Helena Richardson, HRich Networks


Web Development - Our mission is to help corporate, small businesses, and non-profit organizations maximize their visibility on the internet that will help them thrive in this digital age.  We put ourselves in the client’s seat by developing your brand identity as if it’s our own.  You deserve this personalized attention this is what set us apart from the rest.  We do all the work by keeping your technology running smoothly, while allowing you to put your focus on your business.  We are a crew of experts from the field of web and software development.  We are committed to providing you with the best service, product, realistic prices and timely deliverance.  At HRichnetwoks, we’re helping you make the best impressions on the web.

Office:  (804) 447-4312
Fax:  (
801) 348-4636
Cell: (
804) 223-0896



Tyra Robinson, Ty D Kids


Early Childhood Education.  Ty D Kids is a theatrical production company focused on developing shows for families with children aged 6 years and under. The live shows are research based and help families deal with some of the fundamental issues of child rearing.


Email:  robinsontd7@vcu.edu


SHiRL Selah


Counseling Services. SHiRL supports Veterans by teaching individuals to identify, address and overcome perceived limitations, allowing that person to move beyond imposed barriers, thus reconnecting with their Infinite Source (Spirit) within. Specifically SHiRL assists Female Veterans who are impacted by the military lifestyle: social indoctrination; cultural acquiescence; combat/ deployment activity; re-assignments and transition; reconnection with family/ life; and reintegration to civilian status.


Email:  selahwrenns@vcu.edu


Paulette Singleton Photography


Photographer.  We sell memorable moments in time. Paulette Singleton is a passionate and published photographer, also one of the best photographers in the Richmond, DMV area. She provides high end, high quality images to her clients.


Email: psingle0895@gmail.com


Quincy Walker, Option 1 Floors & Renovations

Flooring Services.Option 1 Floors is a full service flooring contracting company offering sales and installation services. With over 15 years of experience, we guarantee a quality flooring experience.

Telephone: (804) 837-6598

Email:  Option1floors@yahoo.com


Kevin Williams, Slightly Dented


Slightly Dented is a car dealer that buys slightly dented automobiles, and restores them back to factory specifications. We turn them into affordable vehicles for the customer.


Email:  kdw2791@email.vccs.edu


LaConya Wyatt, VIIEU (Visions to Encourage You)


Inspirational Jewelry - “Visions to encourage you” is where visions are personalized. We create hand crafted accessories to encourage individuals to focus on short- and long-term goals.  Envision it, believe it and do it.


Telephone: (804) 833-3836

Email:  VIIEU@aol.com



Oliver Aurand, Relvidy


Online Community Organizing.  We provide a website for community development media. It allows activists and entrepreneurs to organize content based on their interests and goals and collaborate with organizations across all sectors. Revenue will be generated through targeted advertising and memberships that offer organizations the ability to crowdfund tasks and manage coalitions.


Telephone:  (757) 971-3416


Charleen Baylor, Nutty Buttery

Café in Carver. Nutty Buttery is an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, pantry and café at 701 W. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23220 - Carver. It is the “third space” away from home and work where neighbors can gather in a “homey” setting, find old and new friends and where conversation is the main menu item. Offerings will also include hand-dipped ice cream, soups, sandwiches and other lite fare, coffee, tea, pastries, roasted nuts and candies. Neighbors can browse for novelties, gifts and packaged food items. Artisan, locally made, produced and prepared items, beer and wine will be first choices. The interior will offer tables and chairs, counters, soft-seating for lounging, internet, games; there will be outdoor seating in warmer weather.


Email:  charleenb1001@gmail.com


Ronnie Brewer, Soul Ice


Frozen Desserts.  Soul Ice is a non-dairy fresh fruit dessert treat, available at select locations.


Email: ronniebrewer6363@gmail.com


Zeb Miles, Huffington Learning Center


Education.  Huntington helps students improve their grades, academic skills and overall confidence.  Our team provides personalized attention with proven results.  We offer thorough academic evaluations; programs tailored to each student's needs; and individualized instruction from highly qualified instructors.  Our focus areas are study skills, subject tutoring and exam preparation.


Zeb & KaTanya Miles

Office:  (804) 796-5500
Fax:  (804) 796-5570


Cell:  (757) 644-7923


Irish Samuels, S & S Homes


Home Renovations.  The mission of this business is to provide affordable housing for working families and college students, and improve their quality of life. S & S Homes aims to turn houses in this community into homes and empower people with the chance to be successful. S & S Homes offers beautiful housing while improving the Highland Park neighborhood.


Email:  Homes.SandS@gmail.com


Jamaal Wilson, Dr. Wilson’s Auto Clinic


Jamaal is opening a family-oriented shop where customers can come in and feel at home, and receive quality work at affordable prices. When your car is sick, call Dr. Wilson! He will diagnose before he prescribes!


Email:  jamaalwilson32@gmail.com


Monica Brown, KAAMS


Afterschool Transportation.  KAAMS LLC is a transportation service providing rides home to Middle School aged children in Eastern Henrico from after school programs. KAAMS is the acronym for Kids Afterschool Activity Mobile Service. The purpose of KAAMS LLC is to increase student involvement in afterschool activities, decrease juvenile crime, and alleviate parents’ stress. Our client is the parent whose work hours coincide with the time their child/children needs to be picked up from school. KAAMS LLC is your child’s safe ride home.


Telephone:  (804) 326-1751

Email: Kaamsllc@gmail.com


Derek Longest, Springboard


Marketing Research Platform. KickBack is a platform for consumers to profit from their data. Our product provides quick marketing research services so businesses can generate repeat customers.


Email:  dereklongest@gmail.com




Evelyn Matthews, Evelyn’s Home of Care


Lower Income Housing.Evelyn’s Home of Care is a residential group home for adults with disabilities. We will provide excellent service to your family members.


Email:  evelynmatthews2@yahoo.com


Davina Patterson, Naturally Kleene Carpet Care


Carpet Cleaning Services. The services offered by Naturally Kleene Carpet Care are ideal for those who are looking for chemical free cleaning. Our natural products are child and pet friendly as well as perfect for those who suffer from allergies. We clean residential and commercial properties throughout Virginia. We are also currently in the process of developing our own line of natural, chemical free products.


Phone: (804) 926-6196

Email: davinapatterson@gmail.com


Jacqueline Scott


Assisted Living.  We work with your loved ones to provide a healthy, safe and warm home environment. We provide quality care services committed to the individuals physical, spiritual and intellectual needs.


Email:  jacqueline.eb.scott@gmail.com


Andrea Simmons, Josey’s Place


Assisted Living.  Josey’s Place is a Residential Home for Intellectually Disabled Adults --Where residents are encouraged and supported to live their best lives now! Our purpose is to provide first class personal care, housing and meals to Residents with Intellectual Disabilities. The care we provide consists of Assistance with Activities of Daily Living, Social Events, Recreational Activities, Community Volunteerism and much more.


Telephone: (804) 301-0163

Email:  Andrea.Simmons@dss.virginia.gov