Pierina Anderson/Twin Kookies & Treats (Launch Recipient)
Twin Kookies and Sweets is a home-based cottage food bakery. Pierina makes custom sugar and cinnamon cookies for all occasions. Made with love and with the freshest of ingredients.
Ali Jamal/Stablegold Hospitality (Emerging Entrepreneur Recipient)
Stablegold Hospitality is a real estate investment company that specializes in affordable accommodations for low-income and no income individuals and families. CEO Ali Jamal wanted to do something out-of-the-box for the hotel industry, and so he took a page from Wal-Mart, placing focus on volume vs. room rates. This ingenuity has developed a unique business model that allows the company to serve a demographic most businesses shy away from and, in doing so, performs a service for the local community by saving and re-purposing buildings that might otherwise remain vacant. What started in 2011 as one rundown and shutdown hotel is now a thriving business, with approximately 1500 Metro Atlanta rental units – which includes ten independently operated extended stay hotels in addition to single family residential housing. SGH employs more than 100 people in Georgia.
Chef Rosalind Tucker/Tucker’s Catering (Pivot Pro Recipient)
Tucker’s Catering is a family-owned catering business in Norcross, GA. Chef Roz started the company in 2007 with her husband, James Tucker, and they quickly established a reputation as one of the region’s finest catering companies. Tucker’s Catering was recently named Norcross’s best caterer. Today, the Tuckers and their team provide top-notch catering services to clients throughout Atlanta and the surrounding areas.