2018 Success Award Winner: Tawanda Jackson Insurance Agency, Inc.

Tawanda Jackson Insurance Agency, Inc. Tawanda Jackson 422 West Side Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07305 (201) 209 – 0290 www.TawandaJackson.com Tawanda Jackson has been the proud owner of a State Farm Agency for more than nine years. Her major products include personal, business, auto, home, and property insurance. Tawanda leased office space in a Jersey…

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2017 Success Award Winner: Maria Mentiras Bar & Grill, LLC

Maria Mentiras Bar & Grill, LLCMaria Gutierrez328 32nd StreetUnion City, NJ 07087Tel: 201-966-9092Website: www.mariamentirasbarandgrill.com Maria Gutierrez arrived in New Jersey as a teen from Medelin, Colombia. She and her family were in search of op- portunity and the American Dream. Her ambition and desire for success formed at age 17, when she opened her first…

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2016 Success Award Winner: Dusty’s Dog House

Dusty’s Dog House, founded and run by Frank Valentine, is a multi-service dog facility. The services for pets include daycare, boarding, grooming, and training. Frank left his corporate job to start this business and with the help of the NJSBDC at New Jersey City University he obtained a loan and received assistance with marketing and…

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2015 Success Award Winner: Milherton Commercial Flooring

Milherton Commercial Flooring of New Jersey specializes in supplying and installing commercial flooring to customers in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area. Owner, Milton Herrera grew up in El Salvador chopping trees and selling wood, with the ambition of becoming an American entrepreneur. He immigrated to the United States when he was 23 years old,…

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