Impact

When Walnut Hill resident Dave Brindley sees a need, he acts. Shortly after COVID-19 began to change city life, Dave reached out to a friend who started a ministry called Easter Outreach. Each spring, Easter Outreach partners with 70 local churches to provide elderly Philadelphians with meals to...

Company Capabilities Torrado Construction has significantly grown since Luis Torrado started the company in 1995 in his parents’ home. The company today offers general contracting services as well as specialty trade work including concrete and masonry, painting and wall covering, carpentry, and...

Business is Booming! We chatted with Melvin Brown, owner of 3rd Generation Design & Construction, about how The Enterprise Center has been able to take his company to the next level. Melvin couldn’t image that after buying his Lansdowne warehouse a year ago, his operations would outgrow the space in...
Working capital is always welcome: US Army Veteran Daniel Lee, founder of Farina Pasta & Noodle , received a $30k small business loan from The Enterprise Center Capital Corporation! Daniel graduated from our Center for Culinary Enterprises and is open for business at 132 S 17th St, Philadelphia...
As cities continue to grow, the demand for housing continues to grow as well. To meet that need, we need to develop more housing. Currently, existing buildings and new construction in urban areas account for 60% of carbon emissions, burdening urban communities. In GreenHaus Development's home base...

Chef Lee Wallach’s Philly-based home meal delivery business, Home Appétit , is feeding the frontline and satisfied clients across the city during the pandemic. Every week Home Appétit provides clients with an unrivaled level of quality, restaurant style options with a home-cooked feel. Many Home...

Company Capabilities Watts Window Cleaning & Janitorial Co., Inc. (WATTS) is a female minority-owned S-Corporation established by the late Theartis Watts and Priscilla Watts on April 1, 1952. By providing personalized service and attention to detail, WATTS has become a well-respected company that...

Su Sanni is a social entrepreneur and tech founder hailing from Brooklyn, NY. He’s the CEO of Dollaride, a new mobility company for communities that are underserved by public transit. In past ventures, he's helped more than 2000 nonprofit organizations raise over $50M using WeDidIt, an online...
2023 has started out strong! The Center for Culinary Enterprises (CCE) partnered with Aramark/Drexel University to hold a "product showcase" tasting event for CCE members, with vendors receiving the opportunity to strike a weekly contract deal with this major food service company. Weekly contracts...
Gene Waddy, CEO of Alpha Business Solutions, operates a payroll and staffing company based in Red Bank, New Jersey. His entrepreneurial journey began in 2005 when, after working for a large staffing firm for over a decade, Gene was laid off, and he found himself at a crossroads. He was dissatisfied...
One hundred bags of healthy, hearty, and helpful granola went to Share Philadelphia’s COVID-19 food response initiative thanks to Mary James Wyesol. Mary is the founder and CEO of ShoSho’s Kitchen Granola, a local food business that was incubated in The Enterprise Center’s Dorrance Hamilton Center...

FutureNET, Inc. (FNI) is an information technology (IT) corporation that provides customized IT solutions for businesses across a broad spectrum of industries. In January 2006 FutureNET acquired TELE2000 Computer Services, Inc. (TCSI) to complement its existing services. As a direct result of this...

Hidden Gems Beverage Company seeks to develop functional, specialty, and sustainable foods with the launch of DrinkReveal, an avocado seed brew which has several benefits including antioxidant rich, good for gut health, and zero added sugar. Hidden Gems has raised $1M and is now seeking $1.5M in...
We got out the big check for PEOPLES CHOICE HOME CARE, LLC ! Peoples Choice secured working capital funding of $14,000 to be used to formalize their registration as a home care provider and hiring their initial staff. Peoples Choice Home Care offers a unique wellness experience for the greater...
Chris Young, owner of Camfred Construction believes in the power of the grind and making the most of what one has. In his words, his journey has been “so far, so good.” Previously, Chris worked as a management consultant for the pharmacy, biotech and healthcare industries. His positions required...