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We’re proud of what IC100 winners have accomplished!

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 below companies IC100 winners. Their successes are an inspiration to other entrepreneurs, and their stories prove what is possible in our urban communities.

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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 about how this  2021 Inner City 100 winner has enriched the Milwaukee neighborhood where he’s built a successful family business. Read more here.

Century Partners: This Inner City 100 Winner is transforming Detroit neighborhoods one home at a time. Read about their company’s impact and growth in our blog.

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 blog.

Read about more of our 2021 IC100 winners here.

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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 LLCRECIPIENT 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 THATRECIPIENT 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 PARTNERSRECIPIENT OF THE 2017 STAPLES BUSINESS GROWTH AWARD


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