Program Partners

Minority Business Development Partners

PNC Bank
For more than 160 years, PNC has committed to providing their clients with great service and powerful financial expertise to help their clients meet their financial goals. PNC is proud of their longstanding history of supporting not only their customers but also their communities, employees and shareholders.

 

Hancock Whitney

For 100-plus years, Hancock Whitney grew with and because of the people and places of the Gulf South. Hancock Whitney maintains a steady commitment to doing the right thing for the people. Hancock Whitney pledges exceptional service to their clients and communities every day. Sponsorships are a valuable part of Hancock Whitney’s community social responsibility and marketing communication strategies. 


The Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization Partners

 

MCEI Centered Logo

The Melton Center of Entrepreneurship proudly supports their student body organization, CEO.

 

Eagle Eyes Quality Painting Co.
When detail and quality counts, people in Mobile, AL have been calling on Eagle Eyes Quality Paint Inc for years. They are a fully licensed, bonded and insured painting company specializing in interior and exterior painting projects for residential and commercial customers. Providing quality results and second-to-none customer service is what Eagle Eyes Quality Painting built this company on.

 

Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce logo
The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce is charged with promoting the area through business and commercial commerce. Their mission statement says it best “to serve as a progressive advocate for business needs to promote the Mobile area’s economic well-being.”

 

Butch Cassidy's logo
Butch Cassidy’s Café is a popular Midtown destination established by Roy Seewer in 1993. 

 

MCOB logo
The Mitchell College of Business provides value-added experiential business education opportunities to undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students along the Gulf Coast through innovative engagement with constituents, while advancing the area's economic and social well-being.


Carpe Diem logo
Carpe Diem Coffee & Tea Co. has been serving up Mobile's best coffee shop experience for nearly 20 years. 

 

StateFarm (Makeda Nichols) logo
Makeda Nichols has been a State Farm Agent for 36 years. Our State Farm office is conveniently located at the corner of Old Shell Rd and Florida St in Mid Town Mobile, AL. Makeda is also very involved in the community helping support many organizations involving children and education.  Makeda's office believes in providing quality service to their customers and helping them plan for their future. They provide free quotes for all of their customers' insurance inquiries including homeowners, auto, life, renters, boat and more! Makeda is dedicated to protecting you and your loved ones!

Build A Bridge (Spark) Partners

bab sponsor logo

McAleer’s Office Furniture Co., Inc. was founded on March 5, 1979 by Jim and Camilla McAleer. While working with his brother in the construction industry, Jim noticed a need in Mobile for a store that sold only office furniture, not supplies. His goal was straight forward – provide the best quality office furniture at the lowest possible price. Being a natural born entrepreneur, Jim mortgaged the house and started his own business. Since then, McAleer’s has successfully established itself in the Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL communities, and thanks to their loyal customers, have been going strong now for 40 Years!


Competition Partners

wilkins miller logo
Wilkins Miller is a full-service accounting firm with financial advisory, wealth management, IT, forensic accounting, litigation and valuation services. Mobile, AL.

 

William Bruce and Associates Logo

William Bruce Business Sales & Acquisitions, LLC is a full-service firm offering business brokerage, valuations, due diligence investigations, cash flow analysis, merger and acquisition advisory services.

 

Hartmon Blackmon and Kilgore Public Accountants Logo

Hartmann, Blackmon, & Kilgore P.C. is a public accounting and business consulting firm serving a diverse group of clients ranging from small businesses and individuals to governments and multi-national corporations.

 

hunter adams logo

AdamsIP is a full service intellectual property and business law firm located on the Gulf Coast. Our attorneys serve clients across the country in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and general business law.

 

Horizon logo

Wonderland Express offers experienced, reliable transportation of intermodal, flatbed, and over-dimensional freight. They specialize in the movement of freight that is time-sensitive or requires other special attention.

 

The Law Office of John R. Nix

John R. Nix is an experienced Alabama attorney who practices in business law & litigation, probate law, personal injury, and employment law.

 

logo

The Innovation Portal was conceived to connect the original design and problem solving work of students with a wide array of opportunities and to both support and promote that level of direct application and knowledge integration in the STEM education arena.

 

food pak logo

Food Pak International is a Deli and grocery store in Mobile, Alabama that has a large inventory of ethnic food and drink that is hard to find elsewhere in the city.

 

mcaleers office furniture logo
McAleer’s Office Furniture Co., Inc. was founded on March 5, 1979 by Jim and Camilla McAleer. While working with his brother in the construction industry, Jim noticed a need in Mobile for a store that sold only office furniture, not supplies. His goal was straight forward – provide the best quality office furniture at the lowest possible price. Being a natural born entrepreneur, Jim mortgaged the house and started his own business. Since then, McAleer’s has successfully established itself in the Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL communities, and thanks to their loyal customers, have been going strong now for 40 Years!