BBA chooses 21 for new Supplier Scale program

Birmingham small businesses are mostly women- and minority-owned

Ron Kitchens is CEO of the Birmingham Business Alliance.

The Birmingham Business Alliance has chosen 21 small businesses for its Supplier Scale program, which will prepare those companies to do business with some of the region’s largest employers.

Supplier Scale, a part of the Alliance’s Small Business Advisory Services, has a goal of advancing women- and minority-owned businesses in Birmingham.

“This first cohort for Supplier Scale is full of amazing small businesses that are proactively seeking ways to do business with other companies and to grow from this experience,” said Ron Kitchens, CEO of the Alliance. “This cohort and future cohorts will be integral in driving job growth and prosperity in their communities.”

Jay Spratling, founder and CEO of Corporate Facilities Management in Birmingham, will be the instructor for the cohort, using curriculum from Interise, a small business development organization.

Companies and owners who are part of the first cohort are:

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3G Chemical Solutions LLC, Aleia Shipman

Auto Tread Inc., Carl Colvin

Birmingham Health, Dr. Alex Casey

Blueroot, Jennifer Senske Ryan

C&J Lawn LLC, Tanesha Howard

College Prep U, Jay Johnson

Complete 3 Tech Solutions LLC, Christopher White

Electrical Maintenance & Troubleshooting LLC, Lensey King Jr.

Global Team Starring LLC, Greg Minard

Life Touch Massage LLC, Lemar Storey

LVL Up Logistics LLC, Olu Aladebumoye

MPA Financials, Cicely Jones

Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn Co., Clem Summers

Never Go Broke Inc., Tae Lee

Profreshional Creations LLC, Courtney Woods

Rebirth Marketing & Consulting, Rashida Reese

Sarcor LLC, Selena Rogers Dickerson

Slade Land Use, Environmental and Transportation Planning, L’Tryce Slade

Smith and Associates Enterprise Inc., Joe Smith

Spiffy Designs, Barbara Cooney

Weelth Inc./TaxxWiz, Tevin Harrell

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