Monthly Archives: February 2017

Urban Innovation21 Awards $120,000 in Grants to Winners of 2016 Inclusive Innovation Community-based Business Grant Competition

–Non-Profit Focuses Awards on Revitalization of Homewood and Hill District Neighborhoods   Since 2012, Urban Innovation21 has recognized the strong entrepreneurial spirit in the Hill District and Homewood communities by hosting a Small Business Grant Competition.  To date, $500,000 in grants have been awarded to 68 businesses in those communities.   In addition to grants, Urban Innovation21 has provided these companies with a wide array of business support to help them grow their businesses.  The non-profit works with many community-based entrepreneurs each year to create a cluster of successful businesses owned by residents of underserved communities. Urban Innovation21’s president and CEO,…

Anastasia’s Crown

Anastasia’s Crown Esthetic Services offers a host of beauty services for women including make-up applications and tutorials, waxing, special event make-up, and Endermologie treatments for cellulite. Business owner Yvette Renee Royal is a licensed esthetician with almost 20 years of experience and a certified Endermologist.  Located inside Sola Salon Studios in East Liberty, Anastasia’s Crown is in a convenient location for women throughout Pittsburgh. “Our mission for Anastasia’s Crown Esthetic services is for women to feel like they have become the most beautiful version of themselves, completely transformed.” -Yvette, Owner. In March 2016, Yvette crowdfunded a Kiva small business loan…