April 2019 Newsletter
Catch up with everything HNB has been doing!
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Habitat for Neighborhood Business is an organization working to help restore economic vitality to under-served neighborhoods through mentoring, networking and education for existing and aspiring minority entrepreneurs
Habitat for Neighborhood Business Staff
Linda M. Jones
Executive Director
Habitat for Neighborhood Business
314-230-4468
Gladys Smith, PhD
Program Coordinator
Habitat for Neighborhood Business
314-977-3625
Habitat For Neighborhood Business Entrepreneur of the Month
Patricia Gregory, Owner, Gregory's Healthy Alternatives LLC


Patricia Gregory runs Gregory's Healthy Alternatives LLC, emphasizing "Taking Charge of Your Health." Located in the Central West End, her business has a focus on colon hydrotherapy. Patricia has been a participant in the Habitat for Neighborhood Business program for over 10 years.

Congratulations to 'Trish' Gregory!
Habitat For Neighborhood Business Mentor of the Month
Terry Donohue is a HNB Board Member and the HNB mentor for Patricia Gregory, who is inspired by Terry. “Every great achiever is inspired by a great mentor!” GHA would not be where it is today without my mentor Terry Donahue who has helped me tremendously! What a blessing to have Terry Donohue and Habitat for Neighborhood Business on board!"

Congratulations Terry!
HNB Mentoring Opportunities

Habitat for Neighborhood Business provides each entrepreneur with an enthusiastic volunteer business mentor, who provides a sounding board and resources for the entrepreneur. The mentor brings a perspective from experience that the entrepreneur can utilize in an effort to achieve the business goals. If you are interested in mentoring a program participant, please contact Dr. Gladys Smith at [email protected] for more information!
Small Business Owners - Consider Joining HNB!

We provide free assistance to business owners who have or will start a business within the Habitat for Neighborhood Business service area in the city of St. Louis. The HNB program’s service area is: Northern boundary is Highway 70, eastern boundary is 12 th street, southern boundary is Highway 44 and the city limits at Skinker is the western boundary.

Please call (314) 977-3625 to discuss how HNB can assist you and to receive a program application!

Community Organizations
Habitat for Neighborhood Business promotes and supports community organizations that have similar goals for providing assistance to small business owners in St. Louis city. These organizations are highlighted in each Habitat for Neighborhood Business newsletter.          
Operation HOPE
Operation HOPE is a for-purpose organization working to disrupt poverty and empower inclusion for low and middle income youth and adults. Their mission is making free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved. Operation HOPE offers a free 12-week Entrepreneurial Training Program and will be offering workshops in April to take applications for the training that will begin in May. The program will help you learn how to create a viable business plan, all about marketing, the 5 C's of Credit, networking techniques, and much more!

Visit this page to learn more about their program.

For more information contact Ryan Moore .
  St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) Business Development
The Business Development Department facilitates the expansion and retention of businesses of all sizes in the City of St. Louis. SLDC works with businesses of all sizes to address their needs to grow and expand in the City of St. Louis. St. Louis is on the move and the SDLC team is focused on seeing businesses remain viable and grow in our great City. SDLC is here to help business owners with everything from installing new awnings on storefronts to building multimillion dollar facilities. The organization is dedicated to 'Keeping St. Louis in Business.'

Contact Treinnea Harris at (314) 657-3747 for more information .

Commercial Property Owners - Become a HNB Designated Center

Commercial property owners who have multiple commercial tenants, contact Habitat for Neighborhood Business at 314-977-3625 about becoming a designated HNB center. We can provide free assistance to help your eligible tenants. HNB has two designated centers: The Habitat for Neighborhood Business MLK Center at 4130 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and the McCormack Baron North Sarah property at 1100 North Sarah. 
Habitat for Neighborhood Business Board Members
Upcoming Events
Fri, Apr 12, 2019 10:00 AM CST
Habitat for Neighborhood Business QuickBooks Training Friday, April 12, 2019
Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, St. Louis University, SAINT LOUIS
QuickBooks Training
Habitat for Neighborhood Business is offering a free Quickbooks Training this month to help business owners gain critical skills to help their businesses grow and succeed. Space is limited, so if you are interested in attending, please RSVP via the provided link ASAP!
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