Osborn Business Association/New Economy Initiative (OBA/NEI)
Osborn’s business model for grass root neighborhood revitalization through the small business initiative for the city of Detroit
– A Proven Methodology
10 NEIdea’s Challenge Winners 10 2017 NEI Challenge Finalists 6 2018 NEI Challenge Finalists 5 2017 NEI Challenge Winners ( 4 $10K & 1 $100K Winners) 1st in history of NEI Challenge by 1 Ambassador Over $1,000,000.00 to date in Capital Funding leveraged to OBA/NEI Graduates and Members to date from Financial Institutions 2017 AWARDS WON New Economy Initiative (2017 Ambassador of the Year) Detroit Community Development Awards 2017 – Osborn Business Cohort Program Won 2017 Strategy of the Year Techtown Detroit – Nominated Small Business Champion of the Year City of Detroit – City Council - Distinguished Service Award for Impact in Neighborhoods & Neighborhood Business Initiative – NEI 2018 AWARDS WON New Economy Initiative (2018 1st Place Ambassador of the Year) 2019 AWARDS WON CIBC Bank – Entrepreneur Training Award & Grant Fifth Third Bank – Community Partner Award & Grant
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