NAME: 2023 SBA Minority Small Business Champion Award
Featured on Good Morning America, entrepreneur Tony A. Reimonenq Jr, along with his wife and three sons, closed a deal on a 20-unit strip mall in the Oak Grove community of Hattiesburg, Mississippi back in 2022. The family then transformed the property into a local version of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Historic Greenwood District, widely known as the original Black Wall Street. The purchase places the Reimonenq family among Mississippi’s roughly three percent of African Americans to have ever independently brokered a million-dollar deal. Empowering Black-Owned Businesses The Reimonenq family’s mission is to create its own version of the historic Black Wall Street of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Greenwood District as well as the unsung Black Wall Street of Mound Bayou, Mississippi. Empowering and equipping individuals to become entrepreneurs is a central point in their motivation. The Reimonenq’s were successful in that mission, helping minority business people gain access to funding and creating an incubator for black businesses to thrive. Congratulations on your award, and wishing you much more success in the future!