The Udonis Haslem Foundation launched an initiative to give back to the most impactful minority-owned small businesses in Miami. Small businesses create two thirds of new jobs and we saw this initiative as a way to make a great positive impact in the community. After 4 months of accepting applications, 60+ qualified applicants that made for hours of deliberation, these two winners took home checks for $50,000 to grow their businesses.
Lil Greenhouse Grill
In 2017, Chef Bryant and business partner Nicole Gates opened the doors to Lil Greenhouse Grill. Lil Greenhouse Grill is a community staple located in the heart of Miami’s Historic Overtown Community. With humble beginnings as a local food truck, their hard work has gained global recognition for their healthy and delicious take on soul food.
With coverage in national media like Ebony.com and CBS This Morning, Chef Bryant’s carefully cultured and curated soul inspired menu has drawn in celebrities including Michael Erid Dyson, Congressman John Lewis, Gayle King and Oprah Winfrey.
Lil Greenhouse Grill is dedicated to local hires and the community, sponsoring local student athletes. This team has created a home for healthy delicious soul food within the historic community of Overtown, bringing significant positive impact to community members. Stop in to feed your soul and show support!
Visit Lil Greenhouse Grill at:
1300 Northwest 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
Miami natives and sisters LaToya Stirrup, LaTasha Stirrup and LaTrice Stirrup
Founded Kazmaleje to address the lack of high quality detangling products on the market for curly/coily hair. These lifestyle amplifying tools and accessories empower women, men and kids to pamper and groom themselves with love, care and style.
They are also the first and only hair tool company to be certified plastic neutral by RePurpose global. These unique tools help to detangle strands without the stress and breakage that lead to damaged hair. From successful milestones such as winning the HSN Big Find Competition, becoming a grant recipient for iFundWomen, and launching with Urban Outfitters, the pursuit for success has not stopped for Kazmaleje. You can support and shop online or at a store near you using their store locator.
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