Habitat for Neighborhood Business
April 2020 Newsletter
Who Are We?
Habitat for Neighborhood Business (HNB) partners with volunteer business professionals and Saint Louis University students to help restore economic vitality to under-served neighborhoods through mentoring, networking, and education for existing and aspiring minority entrepreneurs.
Contact Us:

Habitat for Neighborhood Business

3674 Lindell Blvd., DS 108, St. Louis MO 63108

(314) 977-3625

HNB-SLU Family Dinner Program for St Louis Public School District Families in Need due to COVID-19
Habitat for  Neighborhood Business-Saint Louis University Family Dinner Program for Families of Children attending the St. Louis Public Schools
Habitat for Neighborhood Business , in conjunction with  Saint Louis University , was able to facilitate and help fund more than 100,000 meals, primarily dinners, for the families of children attending the St Louis Public Schools  whose parents are in need and who may be laid off or furloughed due to COVID-19.
HNB and SLU have arranged to provide the meals for SLPS school district families who are most in need through the  St. Louis Area Foodbank  during the next 4-6 weeks. After that time people hopefully will be back at work and/or receiving some government financial help. 
HNB board, staff, mentors and friends of Habitat for Neighborhood Business at Saint Louis University have helped organize and fund this special  Family Dinner Program . A donor has agreed to match donations up to $25,000 towards this effort. 
If you would like to contribute to this effort, your tax-deductible donation will help SLPS families in need in the city of St. Louis to have food at this critical time. Thank you in advance for your contribution.
Propel Marketing Services, LLC
10445 Anzeiger Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63131
tel: 314-620-0909
HNB Mentor of the Month
Marc Enger , a marketing professional, is the founder of Propel Marketing Services. With over 25 years experience, Marc has a storied track record of leading integrated marketing campaigns for a broad range of B2B and B2C clients that drive brand and business grow th.

Marc applies his business and marketing experience as he mentors Chimere Marshall, HNB Entrepreneur of the Month, for her business, Nurse Necessities LLC.
HNB Entrepreneur of the Month
Chimere Marshall founded Nurse Necessities LLC in hopes of merging todays fashion with nurses worldwide. With more than 17 years in the medical field and being a nursing school graduate, her passion for fashion has arrived in her  brand, Nurse Necessities.

Chimere continues to grow her business and to support the community where the shop is located at 4138 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. Saint Louis, MO 63113.

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(314) 312-0178
HNB Program Mentors
  • Nettie Kelly - Diversity Gallery, owner Leslie Christian-Wilson

  • Pastor Carlos Mayfield - Gill Industries, owner Leroy Gill

  • DeMarco Howard - Joe-Jo's Chicken & Fish, owner Byron Haynes

  • Nicole Hall - KJ Stylez LLC, owner Kia Hollis

  • Ray Barrett - Personal Touches by Jeanetta, owner Jeanetta Hill

  • Rich Weinstock - Travel Angel Planner, owner Angelina Reese, & SILLYBLES, owner Joel Allred

  • Tom Bailey - Snap This Click That Photography LLC, owner Danielle Davis
  • Laurna Godwin - Create Community LLC, owner Felicia Pulliam

  • Terry Donahue - Gregory's Healthy Alternatives LLC, owner Trish Gregory

  • Lynette Watson - EAS Financial Service, owner Eugene Scurlock

  • John McBride - Cardinal Home Health Care Services LLC, owner Dorise Robinson

  • Lou Vlasaty - SHR Builders LLC, owner Robert Henderson

  • Jeanetta Hawkins - The Royal Court Event Center, owner Vanessa Greene

  • Verlean Nicks - Children Are Unique Academy LLC, owner Annette Smoote

  • Marc Enger - Nurse Necessities LLC, owner Chimere Marshall

  • Tommy Davis - J Murphy Construction owner Robert Murphy

  • Brian Jones - Innovations of Excellence, owner Porscha Outen

  • Robert Hines - SoHeart, owner Lamar Woods

  • Monica Butler - It's A Gamble Production, owner Jana Gamble

  • Bob Schulte - Brooks Family Entertainment, owner Travious Brooks

  • Mike Normile - Bryan Young's Catering, owner Bryan Young
Nettie Kelly (left) with her mentee (3rd from left) Leslie Christian-Wilson
and HNB staff Linda M. Jones and Dr. Gladys Smith
Rich Weinstock (left) with his mentee Angelina Reese (middle) and
HNB Industry Expert David Drier (right)
Laurna Godwin (left) and her mentee Felicia Pulliam

DeMarco Howard (right) and his mentee Byron Hayes
HNB Mentoring Opportunities
Join HNB as a Mentor for a HNB Entrepreneur
HNB 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 their business goals.

If you are interested in mentoring a program participant, please contact Dr. Gladys Smith at  [email protected]  for more information!
HNB Entrepreneurs Have Products and Services Available
  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       Facebook 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 Production Film producer, writer Facebook Page
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
T he Royal Court Event Center Special Events Planner Facebook Page

KG Bookeeping and Tax Preparations Services 314-210-7326

Gill Industries LLC Vehicle fuel additive  Web Page

Create Community LLC Corporate and Event Training Web Pag e
Personal Touches by Jeanetta, Inc. Special Events Decorator Facebook Page
HNB Entrepreneurs
Brooks Family Entertainment
Bryan Young's Catering Kitchen
BV Diversified Consultants LLC
Cardinal Home Health Care Services, LLC
Children Are Unique Academy LLC
Create Community LLC
Diversity Gallery, LLC
DJ Owe
EAS Financial Service
Fleur de Lis Development Corporation
Gill Industries, LLC
Gregory's Healthy Alternatives, LLC
Healthful Beauty LifeSpa & Wellness
Innovations of Excellence
Institute of Personal and Professional Development, LLC
It's A Gamble Production DBA Purposed Productions

J Murphy Construction
Joe-Jo's Chicken and Fish
KDZ Demolition and Construction LLC
KG Bookeeping and Tax Preparations Services
KJ Stylez LLC-Kia Hollis
Matthew633, LLC
Nurse Necessities LLC
Personal Home Health Services
Personal Touches by Jeanetta, Inc.
Samplings by Ms Deb LLC
SHR Builders, LLC.
Snap This Click That Photography, LLC
The Mary Ann Show
The Royal Court Event Center
Travel Angel Planner
Minority Entrepreneurs in the HNB city of St. Louis Service Area - Join HNB
HNB provides 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 following services are provided at no-cost:

A volunteer successful business mentor

Assistance for legal, marketing, accounting, computer and business planning and free attendance at SLU's Chaifetz School of Business events

Professional assistance in developing or improving a website

Access to the HNB 50/50 Matching Grant Program and more...

HNB’s service area is:
Highway 70 - n orthern boundary
Highway 44 - southern boundary
12 th  street - eastern boundary
City limits - Skinker - western boundary.

Contact HNB at [email protected]
HNB Staff
Linda M. Jones
Executive Director
Habitat for Neighborhood Business
Gladys Smith, PhD
Program Coordinator
Habitat for Neighborhood Business
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 Sponsors