The Power of Networking

by Javaughnae Malone January 23, 2023 2,250

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 599

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 589

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 451

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 542

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 510

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 743

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 […]

Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Joaquin Miller Holloway, Jr.

by Javaughnae Malone December 28, 2022 503

Today, we honor the memory of Joaquin Miller Holloway, Jr., Ph.D. founder of Artistic Photographs by Joaquin and so much more. He lived a long and impactful life. On the day before he transitioned this earthly life, he called Vivian’s Door to thank us for all the excellent work we do in the community and […]

Celebrating Our Veterans

by Javaughnae Malone November 11, 2022 543

We at Vivian’s Door honor our U.S. Armed Forces veterans, past and present, for their bravery, sacrifice, and service to our country. Many have paid the ultimate price for our democracy and this great nation, America. Lorenzo Rhodes is a 39-year-old veteran who served in the United States Marine Corps from 2001-2008. He owns and […]

Meet Jillian Ligon Bowers…A Public Health Program Administrator Dedicated to Creating Change Through Research

by Javaughnae Malone May 01, 2022 1,218

National Minority Health Month (NMHM), is a time to call attention to and raise awareness about the vast health inequalities that continue to affect people across racial and minority groups. It’s also a time to encourage collective action through health education, early detection, and control of disease complications. The 2022 NMHM theme this year is […]