Meet the Koens: A Power Couple Shaping Their Community

by Javaughnae Malone January 30, 2023 787

Today, we applaud Larry Koen, Jr., CEO, and Carita Koen, COO of Green Magic Landscape. Carita and her husband, Larry, founded the company in April 2016. Together, this amazing power couple has built a successful lawn maintenance and landscape business with many awards to their name while raising four wonderful kids. They’ve been pillars, cheering […]

Supplier Diversity Manager Reshaping the Supply Chain

by Javaughnae Malone January 27, 2023 922

Today, we lift our hands and heart to celebrate the phenomenal Dr. Felicia Thomas, a native of Mobile, AL. She is the Supplier Diversity Manager at Mobile Area Water and Sewer System (MAWSS), a utility company in Mobile, AL. She’s been an immense supporter of Vivian’s Door, and we salute her for her contributions today! […]

Reshaping the Supply Chain and Creating More Seats at the Table

by Javaughnae Malone January 27, 2023 636

The work we do at Vivian’s Door is sometimes daunting, and it’s always delightful to find people working hard to empower our community’s economic growth. Today, we shine the light on a phenomenal woman, Dr. Felicia Thomas, Supplier Diversity Manager, MAWSS. She works tirelessly to reshape the supply chain here in Mobile, AL to create […]

The Power of Networking

by Javaughnae Malone January 23, 2023 2,875

The power of Networking: Connecting with other small business owners helps your business grow. Notable networkers live by the age-old “Giver’s Gain” concept, which is “what goes around, comes around,”…” If I give business to you, you’ll give business to me, and we’ll both do better business as a result.” Here are the three guiding principles […]

An Entrepreneur Committed to Serving the Community

by Javaughnae Malone January 13, 2023 883

Today, we raise our hands in honor of the deserving and humble Mrs. Winifred “Winnie” Dotch-Jones, a native of Mobile, AL, who resides with her wonderful husband, Mr. Peltrie Jones, in Upper Marlboro, MD. Winnie is a business owner and a Healthcare Administrator, a career field she has worked in for over 35 years. Currently, […]

Community Activist Committed to Creating Change

by Javaughnae Malone January 11, 2023 1,117

Vivian’s Door honors Mr. Robert Clopton Sr. today for his unwavering support of our cause.    Robert Clopton, Sr. has been volunteering for over four decades; he and his team are local activists fighting for the rights of marginalized people of color. His volunteerism started when he retired from UPS after 32 years, with 29 […]

Creative Chef Serving Tasty Memories

by Javaughnae Malone January 06, 2023 669

Today is about culinary arts and succulent food. Join us in spotlighting Chef Karla Yvonne, a fantastic chef who joined in and helped us when we asked her to participate in our inaugural Soul Food Cookoff  launched at the 3rd Annual Walk-Through Vivian’s Door Market Festival. For the 2nd Annual Soulful Sounds of the Season […]

Nonprofit Leader With a Heart of Gold

by Javaughnae Malone January 05, 2023 840

Here’s a one-two punch for you today: we’re excited to celebrate Mary Frances Clarke, another great Fuse Project team member. Ms. Clarke is the Director of Development at Fuse Project, a nonprofit organization based in Mobile, AL. She’s a remarkable helper and friend of our cause who is caring, compassionate, and authentic. She’s strongly supported […]

Impactful Leader Creating Change For the Youth

by Javaughnae Malone January 04, 2023 811

Today we continue the countdown on our 10 – Day Gratitude Hero’s Season 2022, Vivian’s Door wishes to spotlight Ann-Brooks Morrissette, CPA – the Executive Director of the Fuse Project, a nonprofit organization based in Mobile, AL. A genuinely visionary and impactful leader, she’s been running the Fuse Project with tremendous impact on the community […]

Community Activist Creating Change One Voter at a Time

by Javaughnae Malone December 29, 2022 1,218

We sound a drumroll today as the Vivian’s Door Initiative celebrates Beverly M. Cooper, a socially conscious community activist working tirelessly to give a voice to the voiceless as the Co-Founder of Stand Up Mobile: A Blueprint for US, a community engagement nonprofit. Before retiring, Beverly Cooper was President of Christian Benevolent Funeral Home, a […]