Members Directory

Urban Investigations, Inc.

111 Church St., Ste. 102, Ferguson, MO 63135, (314) 522-8729

Wesley R. Chism, President

Urban Investigations is a full service investigations and security agency.  As such, the agency has the in-house staff capability to professionally handle all security and investigations needs.  The agency is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with a satellite office in Ferguson, Missouri.  The agency currently serves Missouri and Illinois, providing armed and unarmed licensed security officers in uniform and plain clothes.  All security personnel are hired only after meeting all of the basic requirements and training prescribed by the Honorable Board of Police Commissioners.  Every new potential hire must successfully pass an in-house polygraph security clearance program that test permanence of employment, honesty, integrity and credibility.

TurnGroup Technologies

3830 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108, (314) 289-8734

A. Keith Turner, President

TurnGroup Technologies is a technology based firm whose primary objective is to provide integrated business solutions to small businesses, governments and not-for-profit corporations.  Network design and deployment, technical support, hardware and software procurement, information technology consulting, and website development are many of the services the TurnGroup provides its clientele.

Smoki O’s

4558 Holly Place, St. Louis, MO 63115, (314) 956-2571

Earline Walker, President

Smoki O’s is a family owned and operated business specializing in barreled-cooked BBQ, catering services and retail sales.  Smoki O’s goal is to improve the quality of BBQ in the City of St. Louis while promoting increased visibility to the grilling process of meat verses smoking it commercially.

Midwestern Construction & Development

1451 Mullanphy, St. Louis, MO  63106, (314) 621-2622

Charles Kirkwood, President

This company provides project design & development, residential community construction, minority contractor coordination, general contracting and industrial & retail site development.  The company’s main goal is to exemplify excellence everyday through the construction and development of residential and commercial properties.

In addition to providing fulfillment, the company provides its customers duplication & printing services, distribution and storage.

Divine Dzion, Inc.

1204 Washington Ave., Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63103, (314) 741-2726

Al Parks, CEO and Marcia Parks, Secretary/Treasurer

Divine Dzion markets its own line of pantyhose, which is designed exclusively for women of color who have a difficult time finding hosiery that compliments their skin tones.  The two lines currently produced are day sheer and ultra sheer. The company differentiates itself in the marketplace with the ultra sheer line by reflecting a transparent appearance with the neutral shades.  Both lines are attractive, comfortable, and competitively priced.  The sizes range from A – Q6.  The colors are comprised of Almond, Almost Midnight, Caramel, Coconut, Honey Brown, Midnight, Midnight Blue, Pink Rose, Sand and Sandstone.  Thigh Hi’s and Knee Hi’s will be included in the line during the Fall of 2008.  Divine Dzion’s mission is to become the leading provider of hosiery for women of all sizes, shapes and cultures.  The Company’s number one goal is to provide exceptional service, complete satisfaction and a high-quality product to the consumer.

Dyer Dynamo Cleaning, LLC

1204 Washington Ave., Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63103, (314) 494-0906

Darryl Dyer, President

Dyer Dynamo Cleaning can supply a complete janitorial service customized to our customers needs. We offer restroom cleaning, complete dusting, vacuuming, dust mopping, sweeping, wet mopping, furniture polishing, upholstery shampooing, window cleaning, complete floor maintenance, pressure washing, warehouse cleaning, and any other cleaning task that can be imagined. We also inventory, purchase, and maintain disposable supplies for our customers. We have full-time janitors, day maids and porters, and scheduled route janitors.

Create A Buzz Network

(314) 570-5812

Orlando Piphus, President

The Create A Buzz Network (CABN) is a Professional Video Production Company and Talent Agency that performs a wide array of professional services. CABN helps companies reach a wider audience of potential customers through marketing, corporate, training, and web videos.  CABN offers a unique creative scripting process that’s sure to relay whatever emotion our clients want to awaken in their potential customers.  After the client’s video is completed CABN continue to assist them after the sale with more ways to make their new professional video work for them.

CABN can also reach out to families and make memories last forever.  We create videos for all occasions.  Our clients can expect and will get professional service from our very first meeting.

CABN also offers a new one of a kind talent agency that specializes and sincerely reaches out to the African American Community.  We help develop local talent by helping them gain experience, exposure, and a chance to earn money doing our in and out of house video and performing arts projects.  We create a professional video portfolio of our talent to be seen by professionals in the industry that can help make their dreams come true.  Our goal is to help them reach their goals in the entertainment industry by connecting dreams with teams.  Our in house projects focus on creative and engaging ways to use video and the stage to help change the situation within our community.  Our talent agency services are free to talent providing those without opportunities, opportunity.

Hill Laundromat

1327 Missouri Ave., E. St. Louis, IL 62201, (618) 560-3053

Sharon Hill, President

Hill Laundromat is the only full service Laundromat in the City of E. St. Louis.  The Laundromat services E. St. Louis and the surrounding communities.  It is equipped with new washers, dryers, change and vending machines.

The Stevens Group

3631 Pine Grove, St. Louis, MO 63121, (314) 599-7523

Tydrell Stevens, President

The Stevens Group is a strategic marketing and consulting firm designed to take its clients’ business vision and goals to a higher level of expectations.  The company specializes in making things work no matter the size of budget or the competition.  We understand businesses cannot succeed on expectations alone those expectations must be met.  The Stevens Group can place its clients’ business in the direction of achieving those expectations.

TTFB Transportations

8194 Lackland, St. Louis, MO 63114, (314) 423-6111

Rolondo Thomas, President  & CEO

TTFB Transportation provides local, expedited and air freight trucking service throughout the Saint Louis, Missouri and Bi-State area.  The company offers, same-day and next day delivery services of clients’ time sensitive freight as well as LTL and Truck load.  We offer both scheduled and on call deliveries services in the Saint Louis area and the bi-state area.   Our company uses exclusive straight trucks and tractors trailers that are ready to deliver or pick up your time critical shipments.  We offer inside pickup and delivery, lift gate and pallet jack services and many other custom services.  We also offer pick up, delivery and transfer services at St. Louis area airports, including Lambert St. Louis International, St. Louis Downtown Parks Airport, Spirit of St. Louis Airport, Mid America Airport and St. Louis Regional Airport.

StL MobileTech

8364 Richard, St. Louis, MO 63132, 314.496.5193, ,

Tyrone Lott, President,

StL MobileTech offers a suite of technology solutions including: training, consultation, installation and repair services, providing expert support for: Computer and Home / Office Network Installation and Home Theater and TV installation, Diagnostics, Wall Mounting, etc…

Among the services offered by StL MobileTech are Network Setup and Service, Masterful Web Design, the invaluable On Site Support for Desktop / Laptop’s and Macs, On Site Wireless Networking Setup / Service, On Site Computer Training, etc. The Greatest attribute of StL MobileTech’s Suite of services is that it has been painstakingly researched to ensure you get the most affordable professional rates in the industry. THE OFFERED RATES ARE MADE TO BE ATTRACTIVE TO SMALL AND MID SIZE BUSINESSES, GOVERNMENT ENTITIES and NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. Get them while you can!  These rates are also available for local schools!

StL MobileTech is currently expediting the final stages of its Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) accreditation. We anticipate securing an official approval in the coming weeks. If you need IT service but the cost of an IT staff is too absorbent ( i.e. it costs too much! ) give StL MobileTech a try.

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Affordable On Site Rates for PC and Apple Support – PC and Notebook Repair – Network Setup and Service – Web Design and MORE…

Glamorous Pooch, A dog boutique

6836 Crest Ave., St. Louis, MO 63130, (314) 602-3410

Diane P. Lewis-Jackson, President

Glamorous Pooch, a dog boutique (“Glamorous Pooch or the “Company”) will be a dog clothing and accessories business.   The Company will provide anything our customers could possibly want to entertain, feed, dress and/or to make their dog’s live more enjoyable and enriched.  Our target customers will be anyone young or old, rich or poor who simply have a love for their pet.  Glamorous Pooch will not only provide dog loving individuals with a variety of products for their pet’s enjoyment, health and welfare but the Company will also carry products for the dog lovers enjoyment as well.

Keeper, Inc.

7492 Ahern Ct., St. Louis, MO 63130-2218, 314.600.1261,

Ed McFowland, President

Keeper, Inc. (“Keeper or the “Company”) acquires homes from the City of St. Louis through its Housing Acquisition and Rehabilitation Program to be rehabilitated and leased to the elderly and low income families.  The Company also plays an active role in community development by working with community groups, faith base organizations and youth programs in an attempt to enhance the lives of families in a positives manner.  Keeper assists in designing and upgrading the exterior of community businesses through the identification of grants, grant writing and technical assistance to address the business owners’ needs.  Additionally, the Company offers property management services to businesses and individuals.  Keeper’s staff has over twenty years of experience in Property Management, Resident/Tenet Relations, Maintenance Management, Fiscal Management, Rent Collection, Programming and Planning.   The Company serves as a one stop shop to handle all the needs of our clients and the community.

Affordably Green, Inc

1025 N. Grand, St. Louis MO 63106, 314-346-5993,

Joseph Robnett and Miles Hollin, Co-owners

Connecting affordability to sustainability, Affordably Green, Inc., is a General Contracting and Construction Management firm specializing in bringing energy efficient solutions to construction projects. With over forty years of combined experience, we can handle the smallest residential remodel to large box shopping centers and churches. We are also certified energy auditors as well as suppliers of Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets, Countertops and Shower Surrounds. “We see Green in all We do” (Insured, Bondable, MBE/DBE, LEED).

Telecommunications Development & Communications

6698 Page Blvd., Pagedale, MO 63123, 314-308-2591,

Ira Fowlkes, President

Telecommunication Development & Communications (TDC) was established to produce and meet the needs of a professionally trained minority work force that can compete in order to increase minority participation in the Broad Band and Cable, and Communications Industry. In collaboration with IBEW Local 2 and other partnerships, TDC will exceed industry standards providing a trained professional work force for Broad Band Communication.

Telecommunication Development & Communications consists of three components:

1. Training consists of taking the basics principals and enabling the trainee to become a highly skilled part of the work force to, inspect and consult on the Development of Broad Band Communication to make it more available and cost effective to the consumer. TDC will provide Fiber Optic training, testing, installation of copper, fiber optic , cable and cell phone to industries such as ATT, Sprint & Verizon

2. Consulting: TDC will provide explicit consultation with the development of Fiber Optics, Brand Band Communication with assistance in development while providing services to maximize the use of Broad Band Communications throughout the Midwest.

3. Construction of installing all Broad Band both locally, and in rural areas in the Midwest where ever there is a demand.

Moore Window Company

1549 Knollstone, St. Louis, MO 63135, 314-780-9263,

Kittrell Moore, President

Moore Window Company has been in business for over 20 years. The company sells and installs Thermo Replacement Windows. Its staff is equipped to do residential and commercial projects. The company is able to offer an energy star, double hung windows with a lifetime warranty. It can provide Thermo Windows in just about any color, size or shape. Some of its clients include Washington University, Lambert International Airport, and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.

911-Foreclosure Cleanout & Investment, LLC

4145 Magnolia, St. Louis, MO63110, 314-805-6405

LeVon Miles

Partners with a master carpenter, professional landscaper, a tree trimming service,  and  East St Louis transitional housing center “Our Brothers’ Keeper” (OBK) to employ its residents, providing them on-the-job training. The residents of Our Brothers’ Keeper are male ex-offenders only, ages 16 to 30. These young men gain profitable skills and become viable taxpaying citizens. Neighborhoods and businesses in Missouri and Illinois benefit from the collaborative efforts of OBK property restoration and the on-the-job training program provided by 911FCI. 911 Foreclosure Cleanout Investment LLC  provides on-the-job training and offers the following services; winterization, yard clean-up and rehabs, roof replacement and repair, floor covering (laying and removing carpet), landscaping, dry wall, bi-weekly and weekly yard maintenance, tree trimming and tree removal, painting, boarding up window and changing door locks.

Front Page Fame

1025 North Grand, St. Louis, MO 63106, 314-485-9965,

William Lovelady

Front Page Fame is dedicated to helping businesses use powerful new online, video and mobile marketing platforms to get visibility, traffic, leads, customers and raving fans.  Our primary objectives are to build your online marketing program incrementally to control costs, integrate all the elements for the most powerful effect and greatest results and accomplish this with zero extra work on your part. See more at

Soaring High Media Group

5846 DeGiverville, St. Louis, MO 63112, 314-338-1436,

Walter Pritchard, Media Marketing Specialist

Souring High Media Group can help your business or organization reach the individuality of our diverse marketplace.  Based in St. Louis, MO., the company is public relations, advertising and marketing strategy agency that offers creative media/marketing solutions to businesses, churches, organizations and causes. The agency’s objective is to:

(1) assist clients reach their sales, marketing and outreach goals

(2) build brand awareness

(3) develop and maintain a positive image and good name in the community