Habitat for Neighborhood Business
December 2021 Newsletter
HNB Partnership Project
Starting in August 2021, HNB partnered with Saint Louis University’s Service Leadership (BIZ 2200) class in a mentorship project. Teams of students were paired with HNB entrepreneurs who met throughout the semester to complete a business needs assessment to determine strength and growth areas. The entrepreneurs served as mentors for the students, and the students were also able to give their fresh ideas to the entrepreneurs. The project ended this December in a final Zoom meeting where the students presented recommendations to their assigned businesses. Their recommendations will be funded through a generous grant provided by the Jaffe Foundation. It was a very impactful experience and a great learning opportunity for all. 
HNB Businesses - Products and Services
Brooks Family Entertainment - Travious Brooks
Brooks Family Entertainment offers the Ultimate Video Game Party experience, and they bring it to you! All they need is a place to park and gamers to play. They are completely self-powered. That means they can bring a party to your house, a park, a school, or anywhere they can pull in. And it’s always a GREAT time! For more information on reserving with Brooks Family Entertainment, please contact us at 314-649-7181. Thanks!
Gourmet Soul - Lavinia McCoy
Visit Gourmet Soul at 1620 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103. Hours are: 11am - 7pm Tuesday - Friday or Sundays 1pm - 6pm. Contact owner Lavinia McCoy for your dining or catering needs this holiday season at 314-339- 5658.
The Butler Group - Monica Butler
The Butler Group is a full-service multimedia production and entertainment service company. Monica R. Butler, the owner of The Butler Group, has been a part of television, theatre, and film production for over 25 years. With passion and compassion, she has produced for Black Entertainment Television and served as Producer at The Word Television Network. The Butler Group is preparing the next generation of young creatives through its youth summer program Film Camp USA.

Contact Monica at:
The Royal Court Event Center - Vanessa Greene
Let the Royal Court Event Center create the perfect ambiance and atmosphere at your home or your events this holiday season! Please contact Accredited Event Designer Vanessa Greene at 314- 226-4111 to collaborate and execute your joyous vision. Business hours are: Monday-Saturday from 9am to 7pm. You may also visit on Facebook, Instagram and their website: www.RoyalCourtEventCenter.com.
Pour Patty's - Patrice Willis
Pour Patty’s is a beverage company that specializes in making freshly squeezed lemonade. They use fresh fruit and herbs –never powders or syrups- to create unique flavor combinations. Pour Patty's provides a fresh alternative to mundane drink options. Consider Pour Patty’s when planning your next corporate meeting, special event, or just because!

Pour Patty's LLC
Patrice Willis, Owner
(314) 503-7144
Against the Grainz - Annetta Thomas
At Against the Grainz, owner Annetta Thomas wants to provide you with an unforgettable experience specializing in Men’s grooming and detail and natural styles, including clipper cuts. 
With each client in mind, she pays very close attention to the small details to make your unique look a personal VIP Experience! Book your next appointment at:
The Institute of Personal and Professional Development - LaKetia Carrell
The Institute of Personal and Professional Development (IPPD) is a mental health agency with over 20+ years of individual and family counseling. They are trained and experienced in helping people process and deal with stressful events in a positive manner.

In addition, IPPD offers business and personal coaching assistance in idea generation, operational efficiency, and personal or professional goal setting and motivation. They have proven strategies that will assist you! For more information, contact LaKetia Carrell at 314-650-2644 www.ippd-stl.com
Donate to HNB
Your past support has been a source of encouragement for our entire team and a blessing for our entrepreneurs. We genuinely appreciate your contributions and promise to be good stewards of your generosity. Please consider donating to HNB this holiday season!
Donate to HNB Today Through Amazon
Amazon will donate 0.5% of your Amazon purchases to Habitat for Neighborhood Business when you buy your Amazon products through their website for donations smile.amazon.com. Consider Habitat for Neighborhood Business each time you buy a product through Amazon and let Amazon’s donation help entrepreneurs in the city of St.Louis. 
HNB Businesses - Products and Services Available
Against the Grainz LLC Haircare and grooming services, 314-719-6701

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

Blue Realty Real Estate Company 314-324-6272

Brooks Family Entertainment Bounce Houses Web Page

Bryan Young's Catering Kitchen Catering Web Page

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

Cardinal Home Health Care Services LLC Web Page  

Children Are Unique Academy LLC Day Care Service Web Page

Clean Cycle Lounge LLC Laundry Services 314-600-8618

Counseling and Educational Center LLC Counseling Center

Create Community LLC Corporate and Event Training Web Page

Diversity Gallery LLC Natural Hair Products Web Page

DJ Owe Disc Jockey 314-688-3627

EAS Financial Service Tax Services 314-553-9292

Eminence Financial Consulting Credit counseling 314-249-3985

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

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

Gill Industries LLC Vehicle fuel additive Web Page

God First Religious Specialty Items 

Gourmet Soul LLC Soul food restaurant, catering, event venue 

Gregory's Healthy Alternatives LLC Colon Hydrotherapy Web Page

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

Institute of Personal & Professional Development LLC Individual and Family Counseling  Web Page
It's A Gamble Production Film producer, writer Web Page

J Murphy Construction Construction Consultant 314-207-9701

Joe-Jo's Fish and Chicken Carry Out Restaurant  Web Page

Jon Que Barbecue Grill Sales 314-443-6753

KDZ Demolition and Construction LLC  Web Page
KG Bookkeeping and Tax Preparations Services 314-210-7326

KJ Styles LLC Specialized Barber Shop 314-240-8959

Mykiel Rose LLC Beauty Product Sales 314-240-8959

Paton Redevelopment Series LLC Property Redevelopment 877-649-4770

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

Personal Touches by Jeanetta, Inc. Special Events Decorator Facebook Page

Pour Patty's LLC Beverage business 314-503-7144

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

Samplings by Ms. Deb LLC Carry Out Restaurant  Facebook Page

SHR Builders Inc. Construction 314-280-2092 

SILLYBLES Game for groups 314-402-1750

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

SoHeart LLC Addiction Recovery Service Web Page

The Butler Group LLC Film production 314-479-2938

The Mary Ann Network TV Show Production  314-938-7509 

The Royal Court Event Center Special Events Planner Facebook Page

Titus Transportation LLC Black car and limo services Web Page

Woods & Tech LLC Software strategy design and development Web Page
HNB Staff
Linda M. Jones
Executive Director
Gladys Smith, PhD
Program Director
Elyse Lewandowski
Finance Intern
Emma Gude
Marketing Intern
Praise Adeyemi
Graduate Intern
Alyssa Jimenez
Marketing Intern
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

Barnali Gupta, Ph.D. - Edward Jones Dean of the Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University

Jeanetta Hawkins - Personal Touches by Jeanetta, Owner

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

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

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

Gabriela Ramirez-Arellano - Cortex Innovation Community, Director of Entrepreneurship, Executive Director

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 Sponsors
Commerce Bank
The Pettus Foundation
Guy B. Jaffe and Judy Schwartz Jaffe Charitable Foundation
of the St. Louis Community Foundation
Black Communities Investment Initiative of the
St. Louis Community Foundation
The HNB newsletter was prepared by Saint Louis University student and HNB Finance Intern Emma Gude.