Meet The 2015 Black Enterprise Small Business Award Winners

Meet The 2015 Black Enterprise Small Business Award Winners

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Community Pillar of the Year

This award is given to an entrepreneur who has product or services that enrich lives and is committed to building both their brand and community.

Hamilton Davis Homecare

Flowood, MS

Marie Hamilton, Co-founder & CEO

Marie Hamilton is the Co-Founder and CEO of Hamilton Davis Homecare Agency, servicing the elderly and the disabled. The Flowood, Mississippi-based company was founded in 2010 by two women with a shared vision to help those in need on a daily basis as well as to create job opportunities for those in their community.  Annual revenue for 2014 was $1 million. Hamilton Davis sponsors retirement social groups and a local dance team. Its employees serve as mentors to young ladies ranging from 3-18. The company also hosts community events, including giveaways for holiday occasions, and participates in monthly health awareness forums.

The two nominee runner-ups were Keon Davis, owner of Smooth-N-Groove in Auburn, Alabama; a smoothie food truck company that campus of Auburn University providing healthy smoothies, the official drink of Auburn University Athletics. Sacramento home builder Mark T. Harris, CEO of New Faze Development, a multimillion dollar real estate development company this is giving away empty lots for conversion into community gardens in the underserved Sacramento neighborhood of Del Paso Heights.