Urban League of Greater Chattanooga 7th Annual Entrepreneur Power Luncheon

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ULGC Small Business of the Year Award was presented to one of the Next Level Program graduates, Mr. Walter Lindsey of Unity One East. Photo: from left, Walter Lindsey; Marsha Easter, Vice President & Financial Adviser, Pinnacle Bank; and ULGC President/CEO Candy Johnson.
ULGC New Business of the Year Award, was awarded to The Peach Cobbler Factory, owner Londie Price, in recognition of hard work, resilience and aptitude for taking on new challenges to launch and grow a successful business in the Chattanooga region.Photo: from left, Michael Mathis, Chattanooga Pinnacle Bank President; Londie Price; ULGC President/CEO Candy Johnson; and Megan Flynn, TVA Vice President of Talent & Culture.

Last week the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga hosted its 7th Annual Entrepreneur Power Luncheon incelebration of National Black Business month and to raise awareness of the Urban League’s economic empowerment efforts, and the success of minority-owned businesses connected to the Urban League movement. ULGC has a long history of fighting for the success of Black and other minority-owned businesses, and we continue to work tirelessly to fully implement our new and more responsive Center for Economic and African American Business Success (CEAABS).

This new empowerment center at the Urban League aims to provide a culturally responsive ecosystem of support for African American and other minority- owned businesses to accelerate growth, expand networks, access, and knowledge for sustained business success.

During the celebration nearly $20,000 were awarded to Black-owned businesses and two awards were given. The event underwriter was Pinnacle Bank and other top sponsors were: Tennessee Valley Authority, Unum, Regions Bank and Enterprise Holdings.