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Inner City 100 (IC100) winners are forces of opportunity, optimism, and transformation in urban, under-resourced communities. They provide residents and surrounding anchor institutions with vital services, hire locally, and generate wealth for the betterment of their neighborhoods.
We’re honored to call the companies below IC100 winners. Their successes are an inspiration to other entrepreneurs, and their stories prove what is possible in our urban communities.
Veltrust: “We provide strategic planning, market access, government relations and commercial negotiations worldwide. We build bridges between countries, where the government falls short.” Read more about this 3-time IC100 winner.
WebPT: See how this former college athlete turned a major injury into a multi-million-dollar digital medical records empire. Learn more about this multi-year IC100 winner, CEO, Heidi Jannenga and her inspiring story of resilience and innovation here.
Daddy’s Soul Food & Grille: Following in the footsteps of his father, Benjamin Smith spent many years working in restaurants and hotels, but it was the opportunity to help rebuild the community he loves that helped him find his life’s passion. Read more about how this 2021 IC100 winner has enriched the Milwaukee neighborhood where he’s built a successful family business.
Somerset Academy Early Learning Center: Countless setbacks couldn’t deter Philadelphia businesswoman Barbara Chavous-Pennock from creating a safe space for her community’s children and families. Read more about this 2021 IC100 Winner in our.
See more stories of past IC100 winners in our 2022 Impact Report!
Every year we award an Inner City 100 company with the FedEx Champion of Global Entrepreneurship Award for its embodiment of FedEx’s commitment to diversity, global trade, and economic development.
AMERISAL FOODS LLC – RECIPIENT OF THE 2018 FEDEX CHAMPION OF GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD
The Chevron Dorothy A. Terrell Community Impact Award, named in honor of ICIC’s former President and CEO, recognizes the Inner City 100 company that has the greatest impact on its community through quality job creation and civic engagement.
ER2 – RECIPIENT OF THE 2018 CHEVRON DOROTHY A. TERRELL COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD
IMAJINE THAT – RECIPIENT OF THE 2017 CHEVRON DOROTHY A. TERRELL COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD
Finally, the Business Growth Award is awarded to the #1 fastest-growing company on the IC100 list each year.
CLASON POINT PARTNERS – RECIPIENT OF THE 2017 STAPLES BUSINESS GROWTH AWARD
Check out the 2022 Special Award Videos on our IC100 homepage.
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