Small Business

Africa Enterprise Project

The Africa Enterprise Project (AEP) was established to assist donor agencies, financial institutions and Africa-based enterprises to foster and facilitate business growth and transformation. Assist companies to assess, adopt and execute strategies for business growth, expansion and adaptation.

Marlene Souza Lima Music

A jazz guitarist and music educator, born in Rio de Janeiro, but grew up in Brasília when it became Brazil's new capital. Marlene started learning and practicing music on the 'violão' (in English an "acoustic guitar") with her sister Lubélia under the tutelage of two music professors.

Kristine Key Music

With her warm personality and beautiful voice, Ms. Key delights audiences wherever she goes. She not only sings the melodies yet interprets the lyrics and conveys the emotions of a song.

Louisiana Kitchen
& Bayou Bar

The revamped Louisiana Kitchen & Bayou Bar is now situated in this Bethesda location with its original kitchen staff manning the place---and you’ll be happy to taste again the rich gumbos and hefty po’ boys.  

Sheila Fratinis

Painter and photographer - Sheila is an abstract painter.  She has developed her own painting technique that she calls "feathered style".  Her images are "retinal art. "

The Lovejoygroup

is a versatile ensemble serving up energetic jazz, funky blues and smooth Latin rhythms. Karen Lovejoy, vocalist and bandleader, fronts the group. "

Michael Karr Music

Award winning, trumpet player, keyboardist, composer, arranger, lyricist, engineer and producer. Michael is a veteran session musician, signed under numerous labels. PA. Michael's band, Michael's Karrtet features a rotation of top musicians.

Guitarist Roberto Tyson

Schooled in the ways of the grand masters of jazz guitar. Roberto played along side his father, also a guitarist, with premier musicians of the time. Today, Roberto played along side his father, also a guitarist, with premier musicians of the time.

Goren & Barreto, LLC

A small, multilingual firm, providing high-quality, affordable legal services to the immigrant community since 1978. They practice in the District of Columbia, and Maryland, and to Federal immigration practice throughout the United States.

Elena Design Studio

Creating Fine Artistic Jewelry for Women of Style

Guitarist Tony Harrod

Vocalist and musical styles: Jazz, blues, pop, country, Latin, gospel & reggae (roots & dance hall), hip-hop as well. Tony began playing guitar when he was thirteen. At sixteen, he joined his first professional group.  

Julian MacDonough

Award winning drummer and educator, performing all styles of jazz from traditional, to swing, be bop, and modern; as well as rock, funk and americana music. He is the artistic director of the Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center located in Bellingham, Washington.