Hennessy Never Stop Never Settle Society recipients

 

 

 

THE NEVER STOP NEVER SETTLE SOCIETY

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Hennessy recognizes the Strivers and Dreamers, creating change in the face of adversity.

The path forward starts with a commitment in expanding our platform to champion Black excellence and prosperity by way of Black entrepreneurship. We recognize a greater effort must be made in providing future generations a more equitable landscape for inclusive business growth and development.

The Never Stop, Never Settle Society invests and empowers Black entrepreneurs who continue to make a lasting impact on their community, through the Never Stop Never Settle Society Acceleration Fund.

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Hennessy is thrilled to present this year’s The Never Stop, Never Settle Society. These twenty entrepreneurs from across the country will receive $1MM via $50,000 high-impact awards as they continue to make a lasting impact on their community and move culture forward.

2021 Honorees: 20 Entrepreneurs Creating Change For The Future

Melissa Mitchell, Abeille Creations

Atlanta, GA

“Life is filled with circumstances and opportunities that ultimately shape who you will become. It is a journey that you must be committed to no matter what.”

 

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Melissa Mitchell, Abeille Creations - Hennessy NSNSS recipient

Erica Davis, Annie Admin

Fort Worth, TX

“Ensure everything you pursue is in alignment with the original vision and it will carry you through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship.”

 

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Erica Davis, Annie Admin  Fort Worth, TX - Hennessy NSNSS recipient

Todd McCrainey Jr, City Press Juice & Bottle

Chicago, IL

“I want all the kids that grew up like me to know that you are limitless. Succeed together and lift each other up every step of the way.”

 

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Todd McCrainey Jr, City Press Juice & Bottle Chicago, IL - Hennessy NSNS society recipient

Anthony Edwards Jr, EatOkra

Brooklyn, NY

“This moment is about building from the ground up— reshaping and reimagining what a founder is supposed to look like.”

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Anthony Edwards Jr, EatOkra Brooklyn, NY - Hennessy NSNS society recipient

Dr. Roshawnna Novellus, EnrichHER

Atlanta, GA

“I believe diversifying business ownership will yield pivotal social change.”

 

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Dr. Roshawnna Novellus, EnrichHER Atlanta, GA - Hennessy NSNS society recipient

Matthew Harper, Esquire Branding Agency

Atlanta, GA

“Without struggle there is no progress. Through adversity, remain steadfast to your dreams and unique abilities.“

 

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Matthew Harper, Esquire Branding Agency Atlanta, GA - Hennessy NSNS society recipient

Alex Delotch Davis, Gallerie 88

Atlanta, GA

“I’m conscious of how I want to use this moment to serve.”

 

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Alex Davis, Gallerie 88 Atlanta, GA - Hennessy NSNS society recipient

Darian Hall, HealHaus

Brooklyn, NY

“In moments of doubt, remember your 'why' to see your vision through.”

 

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Darian Hall, HealHaus Brooklyn, NY - Hennessy NSNS society recipient

Mandy Price, Kanarys

Dallas, TX

“Focus on making meaningful and authentic connections while keeping your vision top of mind, and you’ll eventually reach a turning point.”

 

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Mandy Price, Kanarys Dallas, TX - Hennessy NSNS society recipient

George Peters II, Listen TWO Me

Los Angeles, CA

“Celebration, community, and outright joy must be woven into the narrative of our experience.”

 

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George Peters II, Listen TWO Me Los Angeles, CA - Hennessy NSNS society recipient

Kitiya King, Mischo Beauty

Washington DC

“Remind yourself to celebrate every win— big and small. // Serves as a light for others when the going gets tough.”

 

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Kitiya King, Mischo Beauty Washington DC - Hennessy NSNS society recipient

Aaron P. Woods, Podpal

Atlanta, GA

“All you have, is all you need.“

 

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Aaron Woods, Podpal Alpharetta, GA - Hennessy NSNS society recipient

Jonathan Quarles, Quartz Water Source

Detroit, MI

“Where I start is not where I have to finish.”

 

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Jonathan Quarles, Quartz Water Source Detroit, MI - Hennessy NSNS society recipient

Enitan Bereola II, Saint Miles Creative Agency

Jacksonville, FL

“You don’t chase dreams; you align your destiny.”

 

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Enitan Bereola II, Saint Miles Creative Agency Jacksonville, FL - Hennessy NSNS society recipient

Cynthia Nevels, Soulgood Trinity West

Dallas, TX

“Use the power of positivity and resilience to find solutions.”

 

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Cynthia Nevels, Soulgood Trinity West Dallas, TX - Hennessy NSNS society recipient

Alexys Feaster, The Kinship Advisors

Silver Spring, MD

“We partner with people of influence to connect, elevate, build and transform.”

 

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Alexys Feaster, The Kinship Advisors Silver Spring, MD - Hennessy NSNS society recipient

Latia Vann, TNT Wangz Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

“You can't rush the process.”

 

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Latia Vann, TNT Wangz Tulsa Tulsa, OK - Hennessy NSNS society recipient

Warren Jones, Matt Tuffuor, Toasted Life

San Francisco, CA

“Create space that helps people celebrate themselves and their growth.”

 

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Warren Jones, Toasted Life San Francisco, CA - Hennessy NSNS society recipient

Michael James, Ian Grant II, WaySlay

Miami, FL

“Focus on the mission and the small wins will eventually turn into big victories.”

 

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Michael James, Ian Grant II, WaySlay Miami, FL - Hennessy NSNS society recipient

Amy Lattimore, WITH

Chamblee, GA

“I want to create systems that value, acknowledge and honor our humanity at all times. The journey is ongoing. I’m still growing.”

 

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Amy Lattimore, WITH Chamblee, GA - Hennessy NSNS society recipient
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A LEGACY UNFULFILLED

In the early 20th century, Black residents flourished in communities like Greenwood and Rosewood.

Against the times, they stood resilient and prosperous; built up by hundreds of thriving businesses showcasing a world of possibilities and progress to Black people across the country. They embodied the American dream, yet in the face of cultural oppression- both were destroyed by hate.

But their legacy serves a reminder. Progress is made by a community that serves all equally.

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PROGRESS BUILT TOGETHER

Founder(s) must be 21+, identify as Black/African American, and own at least 51% of the total entity. Businesses must have a legally formed for-profit venture.

Entities must be registered in the US (or its territories) and directly or indirectly addresses one of the following:

  • Solves community-based social or economic challenge
  • Fills a white space for Black-owned business or operator
  • Generates net positive job creation
  • Have made progress on their concept through a minimum viable product / prototype

NsNs Society Membership provides:

  • $50,000 high-impact funds
  • Access to physical NsNs HQ and amenities in NYC, starting late 2021
  • Hands-on mentorship from MHUSA executives
  • Membership to The Gathering Spot Connect

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