Business Profiles

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Born in Spartanburg, Keomi discovered her passion for cleaning at a young age, as she watched her grandmother clean up to earn extra income. At 17, Keomi’s passion for cleaning was at a point where she knew she had to open her own cleaning service.  The obstacles she has overcome has been nothing short of a miracle.  Battling Sickle Cell Anemia, she has remained dedicated to her vision to be a positive role model as well as a business owner!  Now at the age of 33 and mother of three boys, Keomi has made it!

Kay's Kleaning

KEOMI BRANNON

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Micheal Davidson is the founder and chief executive officer of M.A.D. Music LLC. Over the years, M.A.D Music, assisted by the citizens of the upstate, has upheld the ministry of the company by raising funds to donate to various organizations including The Greenville Health Care System and more. M.A.D Music thrives on having a positive and lasting impression by being able to give back to their community. In 2018, M.A.D. Music is opening a School of Rock, giving a progressive music experience to all ages and for all styles.

M.A.D. Music LLC

MICHEAL DAVIDSON

Entrepreneur Kelsie Floyd is the creator and owner of Vinny’s World, an educational based arcade for toddlers ages 2-6. Inspired by his untimely brother’s death, he took his brothers love for his kids and kids of the community and developed an establishment exclusive to toddlers. Vinny’s World is a place where toddlers are free to create, learn, and play safely through an original interactive touchscreen arcade.

Vinny's World

KELSIE FLOYD

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Lisa Harris is the owner of “One of Many Veterans Transitional Homes”, here in the Upstate. One of Many offers services in the area of job seeking, budgeting classes, and goal setting. One of Many also provides transportation, clean bedding, and two meals per day. In the future, One of Many will also offer to a house for veterans who are not in the need of transitional housing, but for those who are able to live independently.

One of Many Veterans Transitional Homes

LISA HARRIS

William Parrish is the owner of Parrish Real Estate Investments. William’s passion is to help individuals get on their feet that have bad credit. William has already established a business model for a mobile home park to upgrading to purchasing their own home. The uniqueness of his business is that individuals will be able to work on their credit while in their new home. When people are given a second chance it shows that there is still hope.

Parrish Real Estate Investment

WILLIAM PARRISH

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A Spartanburg native, Lauren Rogers has always had a passion for the Upstate. During college, she developed a curiosity for real estate development. Lauren has worked with real estate development and construction in Rhode Island and has decided to pursue a career as a realtor and open her own construction firm, IB Construction in Spartanburg. IB Construction focuses on commercial, government, and residential projects from conception to construction.

IB Construction

LAUREN ROGERS

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Rejeaner Burney is a licensed cosmetologist. Her passion is to give her customer the beauty confident look they have always wanted. Rejeaner has 25 years experience in the hair profession. She is the CEO and Founder of Fly Girlz N’ Guyz beauty and more with the addition to the Glory Shop.  Fly Girlz N’ Guyz will provide weaves, extension, makeup art, eyebrows, eyelash tech, and more. It will also offer WiFi, snacks, and drinks. Fly Girlz N’ Guyz is a one-stop shop for all of your beauty needs.

Fly Girlz N' Guyz

REJEANER BURNEY

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Terry Edwards is an entrepreneur, born and raised in Rock Hill, SC. Terry moved to the Northside of Spartanburg at age 18. He has had a life of witnessing entrepreneurship since there was always someone selling something. When Terry traveled to Israel, he was most impressed by how things were sold on the streets. On that mountain, a fire was lit, and he will carry that motivation for the rest of his life.  Terry enjoys meeting the needs and demands of his customers.

Terrio's

TERRY EDWARDS

Marcie Hall is the Decorator/Stylist and creator of Divine Dezigns. Marcie has 30 years of experience in event decorating for weddings, birthdays, social, children's theme parties, meetings, and more.  Orchestrating customized backdrops designs.  Crafting hand-made items, to enhance, sort and translate your ideas into reality. "If you imagine it, we create it."

Divine Dezigns Decorations

MARCIE HALL

Kiz Miller is the Business Owner and Operator of Just for You by Gifted Hands. Kiz is an up-and-coming event coordinator whose goal is to provide a unique service for each client with a memorable event designed to reflect who they are. Kiz has over 25 years of experience in customer service and event planning. Just for You By Gifted Hands is a one-stop shop and is founded on honesty and integrity with a mission to coordinate each event with purpose, passion, and professionalism.

Just for You by Gifted Hands

KIZ MILLER

As a Northside resident, childhood to adulthood, Cynthia Watson has witnessed the coming and going of past entrepreneurs attempting to succeed in the Northside community. Passionate about her career in cosmetology, Cynthia dreams of partnering in promoting positive community and economic growth in her childhood neighborhood by offering a full-service salon that would cater to residents from all financial backgrounds.

Braids and Brow Salon

CYNTHIA WATSON

Nikki Paxton is the owner of Joshua Investments LLC, a business that focuses on the business needs of the entrepreneur and the financial needs of the individual. Nikki has Associate Degrees in both Criminal Justice and Accounting. She also has a certification in Legal Administration. Nikki’s passion for enhancing people’s lives through strategic planning and financial management is the foundation of her business.

Joshua Investments LLC

NIKKI PAXTON

JASON PITTMON

Project Adam

Jason Pittmon is a professional model, drummer, and mentor who holds a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Jason is also a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army National Guard. Project Adam is a mentoring initiative that equips young men between the ages of 13-19 with life skills in order to propel them into their individual life purpose. This is achieved through 1-on-1 life coaching, group programs, customized curriculum, hands-on activity/event exposure, and personal finance consulting.

JESSICA WASHINGTON

Superior Hair Studios

A native of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Jessica Washington has been in the beauty industry for 13 years and has heavily focused on education for the past 5 years. Jessica has received top training from Brands such as REDKEN, Naked, and American Crew. Jessica’s passion and enthusiasm for education, entrepreneurship, and maintaining healthy tresses precede her. Jessica’s personal mission is to aid further professional stylists to enter, maintain, and grow in their career as a cosmetologist.

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