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Best New Start-Up


Allister Stephen - Priority HVAC Mechanical

Dedication, hard work, perseverance, growth perspective, keen knowledge/skill sets and customer service are some of the few attributes that exemplify this business owner and what he offers his customers. He’s an all around great business owner and very deserving of this award as a newly started business.

DonCari Consulting Firm, LLC

DonCari Consulting Firm, LLC is a start- up company focused on leveraging their combined 20 years of experience to enhance the culture of Hampton Roads. Their consulting talents are centered around community and non-profit development, technical best practices, career development, and cultured event curation. DonCari Consulting Firm was established Feb 2022 and has already established itself as a trusted firm by several primer local and national organizations such as the National Urban League Young Professionals as a Small Business Sponsor, participating panelist and project management firm for their first in person conference since the pandemic - bEastCon- the NULYP Eastern Region Conference. They have also curated 5 events within the first two quarters of the year for the Connect 757 - the leading Black Professional Networking organization in Hampton Roads- resulting in the organizations growth and finalization of its founding 50 members. They currently serve in several organizations within the area as well including the Junior League of Hampton Roads, Board member of the Project Connection Foundation, and Committee Leaders for Connect 757. For their consistent and impactful cultivation of events and programming for adults in the Hampton Roads area, DonCari Consulting is a great candidate for Best New Start-Up.

Butch Fitness

I am nominating Butch Fitness and owner Byron Tillery, due to his phenomenal impact that his business has made on the community and the youth. His efforts and passion for giving back shows and he’s beyond appreciated in the Hampton Community.

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