Grow Cedar Valley Launches Black-Owned Business Promotional Campaign

posted on Monday, February 13, 2023 in Grow Cedar Valley


Grow Cedar Valley Launches Black-Owned Business Promotional Campaign 


In commemoration of Black History Month, Grow Cedar Valley launched a promotional campaign to promote local black-owned businesses today entitled #GrowDiversity. The campaign highlights seven businesses with business profiles in their business directory, video promotions on their website and social media pages, and a feature in the Newsletter “EXTRA,” produced by Grow Cedar Valley. The seven featured businesses are also recipients of a sponsored yearly membership and mentorship with the organization to encourage business growth and diversity amongst the Grow Cedar Valley business community.


“Diversity and inclusion are on our list of priorities at Grow Cedar Valley,” said Director of Communications Nicole Sallis. “This is only the beginning of a diversity campaign that will highlight various minority businesses throughout the year, including veteran-owned and women-owned businesses.” 


The seven black-owned scholarship and mentorship recipients are: 

Owner: Gina Weekley

Business: Weekley Connection

Category: Professional Development Consulting


Owner: Tristan Ceaser 

Business: Daq King 

Category: Bar/Lounge


Owner: Kenny Cooper 

Business: Connection Auto Sales

Category: Car Dealership 


Owner: Tiffany Klinghammer 

Business: Shari Kollection 

Category: Retail


Owner: Travis Ferguson 

Business: Ferguson Real Estate Team  

Category: Real Estate


Owner: Jonathan Jones 

Business: Jonespix

Category: Photography/Videography Services  


Owner: Purvis Williams 

Business:  Project Ready Community Outreach 

Category: Non-profit organization


“We hope that by connecting small black-owned businesses with our investor-level members we will strengthen our community as well as promote diversity within the Grow Cedar Valley organization,” said Sallis. 


Patrons can learn more about the seven featured black-owned businesses, and how Grow Cedar Valley has committed to diversity and inclusion by visiting their website at