The Greenville Chamber’s Minority Business Accelerator Program helps accelerate the development of high potential minority business enterprises (MBEs) to strengthen and expand the regional minority entrepreneurial community. Occasionally, we spotlight the participating companies and their success stories or other MBA news of interest.
Minority Business Accelerator (MBA) is a program of the Greenville Chamber which actively seeks to improve the capacity of minority owned firms by increasing recognition of the value of minority businesses as suppliers, strategic partners, and, ultimately, as effective engines for job growth, economic development and wealth creation. MBA prepares high potential minority-owned businesses for accelerated growth and expansion through business development services, mentoring, targeted training, access to large corporations for partnership opportunities and custom roadmap to sustainable growth. MBA helps MBEs overcome growth barriers creates access to new opportunities for ethnic diverse businesses, connecting them with the right resources and results-driven strategies to fuel their growth and build capacity.
- 1 of 6 Chambers in the country to offer a Minority Business Accelerator program
- Approximately $15.5 MIL in contracts awarded since inception
- Approximately 203 jobs created since inception
Logan Chris Salon
Looks can be deceiving! That’s why Logan Chris Salon is leading the charge in helping people affirm their beauty and discover the benefits of developing and maintaining a healthy mane. As the sole proprietor of Logan Chris, LaChandra Brown-Reynolds is a master hair stylist with 20+ years of experience in the cosmetology industry and leads a team of stylists all dedicated to the ideal of being “healthy hair ambassadors” catering to the clients’ need to express personal creative style and vibe.
The quest to advocate for healthy locks began when seemingly, the industry started losing focus on the promotion of healthy hair. Therefore, when LaChandra started Logan Chris Salon in 2014, she was determined to educate her clients on the benefits of having more manageable hair that will respond better over time.
This change in focus has launched Logan Chris Salon as a premier destination for those looking to leave a salon with not only a vibrant hair style, but also a peace of mind that goes beyond the outward effect. LaChandra and the Logan Chris Salon’s team have future plans to continue their impact in the Upstate by offering their clients sessions on healthy haircare product lines, and in-between at home maintenance care techniques.
One piece of advice LaChandra has for up and coming cosmetologists is, “When it comes to developing your gift and your craft, you must think beyond the now and always take actionable steps that move your career in the direction of the vision you have set for your dream self. One must be committed to constantly growing and learning and adapting, especially when setbacks come to challenge your pursuit.”