HustleSBE Cohort Five

NOVEMBER 1, 2022

HustleSBE Cohort Five Graduation

On November 1, 2022, the South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership concluded its fifth HustleSBE cohort, a business bootcamp aimed toward providing support and assistance to minority and women entrepreneurs across the five-county region.

“I’ve loved Hustle,” said Erin Kinzel, founder of Kinzel Consulting. “The training has been great. I’ve loved having Jess as the facilitator for it. She really brings a depth of information, but also, she’s an entrepreneur. She understands what we’re going through, so I really valued her leadership. The speakers have been on fire. They have been amazing.”

HustleSBE sessions were held at the Beacon Central Office in Granger. This cohort was comprised of 55 percent African American or Black business owners, and 45 percent Multiracial, Hispanic or Latino, or Caucasian or White business owners, with 82 percent female and 18 percent male. Seventy-three percent have established businesses in St. Joseph County, with 27 percent based in Elkhart County. Cohort Five included businesses from arts and design, retail, professional and personal training and coaching, entertainment, hospitality, event services and transportation.

“It is always a joy to welcome a new cohort to the HustleSBE family,” said Bethany Hartley, President and CEO of the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership. “Previous graduates have come to graduation in support of Cohort Five, which is a testament to the community this program has created. We look forward to seeing what these dedicated entrepreneurs will do in the future, and the impact they’ll have on our region!” To read the full press release, click here.

GRADUATES

Cohort Five

RAINA ADAMS

Live Beyond Inspired

PAMELA DERR

Chips & Doodles

LATONYA JENNINGS

Ms Hunnies Cleaning

RACHEL MOSPAN

Rachel Mospan Design

ADELL BADGETT

Dellstar VR

DERALD GRAY

DG Visionaries

ERIN KINZEL

Kinzel Consulting

MARICELA NAVARRO

Oxfox Carriers

RUBY BROWER

A B Life and Enterprises, LLC

KELLY HOFFERTH

Living Green

BRENDA LANE

Honey/Brown Boutique

PROGRAM SUPPORT

JESS KOSCHER

Facilitator
HustleSBE

BETHANY HARTLEY

President and CEO
South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership