SEED winners announced at Bon Secours

10/18/2011 6:43 AM by

Bon Secours Richmond Health System announced yesterday the six grant recipients of its SEED (Supporting East End Entrepreneurship Development) program, aimed at boosting business development in the East End.

  • Jodi Burton
    J. Burton Hauling and Disposal
    Jodi will use her SEED award to buy a new trailer, electric bed lift, logos for her truck and hire part-time staff.

  • Evrim Dogu
    Sub Rosa, LLC
    Evrim will use the SEED award to procure a stone-mill, build grain and flour storage and train a part-time miller.

  • Noelle Archibald
    Tall Bike Coffee, LLC
    Noelle will use her SEED award to open a neighborhood coffee shop and purchase advanced brewing equipment.

  • Neil Smith & Nicole Price
    Proper Pie Co., LLC
    Neil and Nicole will use their SEED award for initial start-up costs, including the purchase of professional baking equipment and appliances.

  • Karen Wilson
    Karen Wilson Natural Beauty, LLC
    Karen will use her SEED funds to develop marketing materials and videos to expand her business.

  • Kim Taylor
    Taylor Environmental Janitorial Services
    Kim will use the SEED funds to purchase equipment and develop marketing materials to expand his business.

Bon Secours made available $50,000 in renewable funding designated to help jump start promising business ventures. The competition garnered about 20 applications from Church Hill and East End-based entrepreneurs seeking to either grow or start their businesses in the East End. The stipulation for awardees was that all businesses had to be located in the 23223 zip code within the city of Richmond, preferably along the 25th Street and Nine Mile Road Corridor.

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