Higher Topeka Partnership, THA open Empowerment Middle in Pine Ridge

Higher Topeka Partnership, THA open Empowerment Middle in Pine Ridge

The Topeka Housing Authority Empowerment Center will help businesses in the Pine Ridge neighborhood get a foothold as they start up.

A new partnership in between the Topeka Housing Authority and the Higher Topeka Basis will support Topekans in the Pine Ridge community in southeast community.

The two companies on Friday afternoon held a ribbon-reducing for the Topeka Housing Authority Empowerment Centre, a small business incubator in a renovated previous lawn mower servicing developing next to Pine Ridge Partnership.

Four firms — Sheena Simms’ Tutus and Tennis Shoes Daycare, Heather Crowley’s Delicious Sweets bakery, Nakeisha Bryant’s Kidz Trapp mobile amusement provider and Mario Wright’s property mend and handyman services — will anchor the small business incubator to start out. 

As those people companies turn into effective and sooner or later obtain their have areas, other associates of the neighborhood will be ready to get started their very own organizations in the incubator room.

Curtis Sneden, president of the Topeka Chamber of Commerce, said the phrase “empowerment” was a bit of a misnomer, due to the fact the start off-up homeowners had now proven fantastic electricity and generate to start off their firms.