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Sarasota Chamber’s Opportunities For All Program Awards 45 Small, Minority-Owned Businesses with Assistance Grants

| Suncoast Post Staff |

This story is from the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce

On Monday, November 14th, The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s Opportunities For All (OFA) initiative announced the awardees for the 2022 Business Assistance Funds Program at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe. This program was designed to assist minority, small business owners and non-profit organizations with resources that will help our local businesses grow and thrive. Of the 70 applications submitted, 45 local businesses were chosen.  The awardees were chosen by a selection committee made up of local business owners and leaders in our community.

The awardees include:

AGA Tax and Consulting Services LLC
Ambrosian Touch LLC
Anointed Hands One Stop Shop Hair
Beauty and More LLC
Around The Way Transportation
Black and Tan Cigar Bar and Lounge
C&C Supplies And Services
Caring & Dedicated Healthcare Services LLC
Castle Concierge LLC
Clover Lane Media, LLC/Manasota Moments
Compound Catering LLC
Crearte Latino Cultural Center Corp
Dapper Bowtique LLC
Drummerboy Entertainment
Happy Soul

Her Beauty Lounge
Jah Movement
KB In Bloom LLC
Kenny Klean Cut Lawn Services LLC
King HR Services Inc
Krewe Du Sno-Ball LLC
Little Caterpillar Early Child Care LLC
M.G.V. Natural Soap &
Cosmetics Services LLC 
Margwine Organization Inc
Minorities in Shark Sciences
Mountain View Media Inc
My Reality Speaks LLC
Queens Of Domestic Violence Awareness Inc.
Rosalyn Walton Education and
Enrichment Services Inc.
Sarasota African American
Cultural Coalition Inc.

Sean Presley Project LLC
Settles Stump Grinding & Tree Service LLC
Shavonnda Sharre Griffin, LLC
Shift Avenue LLC
Herrera Psychology
Sticks On The Go LLC
Styles By Maria 2
Styles By Maria 365
Little Medical School Suncoast
Symplifyed HR Consulting LLC
The Bee Haven
Time to Change with Denise
Davis and Davis Consultant LLC
Velazquez Tire Shop Corp 
Kopies and More Williams Solid Solutions LLC

“Small businesses are the engine that drives our local economy, and I am honored to be a part of the OFA program.” said Melanie Lavender, Opportunities For All Manager. “Congratulations to our recipients and thank you to our funder Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, who saw a need and provided a solution.”

“Growing all of our businesses within our Sarasota community, is of paramount importance to the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. We are honored to fund these minority, locally owned businesses, through the generous support of the Barancik Foundation,” states Heather Kasten, President/CEO.

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce funded this experience through the Opportunities For All grant provided by the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

For more information or to learn more about the Opportunities For All initiative, please reach out to Melanie Lavender, Opportunities For All Manager, at

Opportunities For All is a program of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce dedicated to helping small, minority-owned businesses and individuals in our region.

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce works to cultivate Sarasota’s prosperity and quality of life through our member businesses.  For more information, call (941) 955-8187 or visit online at Sarasota Chamber.

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