Habitat for Neighborhood Business
February 2021 Newsletter
HNB February 2021 Update
HNB recently received a grant from the Pettus Foundation to increase the visibility of the program in the St. Louis area. This issue of the newsletter features an HNB interview on KWMU with HNB Executive Director Linda M. Jones and HNB entrepreneur Leslie Christian-Wilson, owner of Diversity Gallery. HNB is also recruiting business mentors to mentor the small business owners in the HNB program, recognizing the special issues impacting small business owners due to the COVID pandemic. If you have an interest in mentoring an HNB entrepreneur, contact Gladys Smith,PhD, at 314-341-0868.
HNB Business Owners of the Month
Dorise Robinson - Cardinal Home Healthcare
Cardinal Healthcare Services, LLC is an intermediary agency between qualified home healthcare providers, clients (service recipients), and companies or government departments. Cardinal Healthcare Services, LLC provides personal care attendant (PCA) services to eligible individuals (seniors or disabled), enabling them to live independently. This service gives peace of mind, a sense of security, control through choice, and trust to the client. Visit Dorise's website for more information.
Lamar Woods - SoHeart
SoHeart is a St.Louis based startup that is waging war on the Opioid Epidemic. The company has the first addiction recovery app to use dating technology to find support for people in recovery. Founded by Lamar Woods to help his brother get over a 10+ year struggle with addiction, the owner knows what it’s like to see a loved one struggle with recovery. SoHeart uses methods proven by the world's largest brands to keep you on track to recover. Visit the SoHeart website for more information.
The HNB Interview on KWMU
HNB Executive Director Linda M. Jones and HNB Entrepreneur Leslie Christian-Wilson were recently featured in an interview on KWMU St. Louis Public Radio. Linda snd Leslie share the impact of the pandemic on small businesses and how HNB helps small business owners during this time.
HNB Mentor Nettie Kelly Featured on KSDK
Changing your look can be fun and exciting, but it can also be a little intimidating for people.

That’s where Nettie Kelley Makeup Lounge & Boutique comes in. Nettie Kelley is an award-winning makeup artist who has earned a reputation as one of St. Louis’ premier beauty entrepreneurs.

She even has her own cosmetics line – Nettie Kelley Cosmetics. The collection is full of vibrant colors.

It's a makeup studio and boutique, and she also does lashes, brows and wigs. 

Nettie Kelley Makeup Lounge & Boutique is currently located at 1145 North Highway 67. She offers several services, including wedding makeup, makeup lessons, and more. 

For more information, call (314) 938-4444 or visit nkmakeupstudio.com.
HNB Businesses - Products and Services Available
Small businesses have struggled due to the shut-downs of the COVID-19 pandemic. The HNB entrepreneurs are still operating their businesses and we encourage you to consider HNB entrepreneurs for your products and services. Listed below are HNB participating businesses and contact information. Check them out!

HNB is growing! We now have 41 businesses in the HNB program.

Diversity Gallery LLC Natural Hair Products Web Page
Joe-Jo's Fish and Chicken Carry Out Restaurant  Web Page
God First Religious Specialty Items  Web Page
Cardinal Home Health Care Services LLC  Web Page     
Samplings by Ms. Deb LLC Carry Out Restaurant  Facebook Page
KDZ Demolition and Construction LLC  Web Page
SHR Builders LLC Construction 314-280-2092 
Bryan Young's Catering Kitchen Catering Web Page
Nurse Necessities LLC Nurse Scrubs Facebook Page
Innovations of Excellence Strategic planning, Media plans Web Page

It's A Gamble, LLC DBA Purposed Productions Film producer, writer 

Brooks Family Entertainment Bounce Houses Web Page
Institute of Personal & Professional Development LLC Individual and Family Counseling  Web Page
The Mary Ann Network TV Show Production Facebook Page
The Royal Court Event Center Special Events Planner Facebook Page

KG Bookkeeping and Tax Preparations Services 314-210-7326

Gill Industries LLC Vehicle fuel additive Web Page

Create Community LLC Corporate and Event Training Web Page
Personal Touches by Jeanetta, Inc. Special Events Decorator Facebook Page

KJ Styles LLC Specialized Barber Shop 314-240-8959

Travel Angel Planner Travel Agency Web Page

Gregory's Healthy Alternatives LLC Colon Hydrotherapy Web Page

Personal Home Health Services Home Health Care 314-664-1100

EAS Financial Service Tax Services 314-553-9292

Children Are Unique Academy LLC Day Care Service Web Page

SILLYBLES Game for groups 314-402-1750

DJ Owe Disc Jockey 314-688-3627

J Murphy Construction Construction Consultant 314-207-9701

SoHeart LLC Addiction Recovery Service Web Page

Fleur De Lis Development Corporation Real Estate Development 314-249-5957

Healthful Beauty LifeSpa & Wellness Health and Wellness Boutique 314-439-6636

Jon Que Barbecue Grill Sales 314-443-6753

Blue Realty Real Estate Company 314-324-6272

Softest Touch Full-service Beauty Bar 314-484-9599

Eminence Financial Consulting Credit counseling 314-249-3985

Fancy Girl Event Planning Event Planning and Catering 314-437-3470

R&W Logistics & Escort Shipping and Escort Freight 314-267-2140

Clean Cycle Lounge LLC Laundry Services 314-600-8618

Mykiel Rose LLC Beauty Product Sales 314-240-8959

BeauTee Inside Out Retail Clothing & Decor 314-482-2361

Buddy's Auto and Tire Repair Auto Repairs 314-659-0587
HNB Board Members

Tom Bailey - Urban League of Metro St. Louis, VP Development

Steven Barron, Vice President - Phillip H. Barron Realty, President 

Doug Brown, Chairman - Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Waterway Wash, WingHaven, Retired Executive/Principal

David Copeland, Secretary/Treasurer - Rubin Brown LLC, Retired CFO

Terry Donohue, Chief Information Officer - Enterprise Rent-A-Car Retired Executive

Steven Frank Plancorp, Vice Chairman
Brooks Goedecker - St. Louis Midtown Redevelopment Corporation, Executive Director

Robyn Heidger - Enterprise Bank & Trust, Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Inclusion

Mark Higgins - Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, Professor of Accounting

Christopher Pickett, Legal Counsel - Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC, Officer & Chief Diversity Officer

Thomas Stern, HNB-SLU Program Chair - Gershman Commercial Real Estate, Executive Board Chairman

Rick Sullivan - Strategic Advisors LLC, President

Lynette Sledge Watson - Missouri Small Business Development Center, Business Development Manager

Richard Weinstock, Mentor Executive - Boeing Company, Retired Executive
HNB Staff
This newsletter was produced by HNB Marketing Intern Samantha Schmidt