Theodat Insurance was the first Haitian insurance agency in Boston and for 38 years built a profitable relationship-centered insurance agency in Dorchester. The founder is passing his business on to his daughter, Marie-Armel Theodat, who has the opportunity to acquire clients from All State and form the new All Towns Insurance. Boston Impact Initiative provided Marie-Armel with a loan to help her acquire this book of business and keep ownership and employment in her community.
Chocolate Therapy is a Black-owned chocolate shop dedicated to providing customers with locally produced chocolates in innovative flavors, including a special handmade collection. Through the dark chocolate superfood, Chocolate Therapy treats the body and soul. Boston Impact Initiative provided a loan to help Chocolate Therapy to reconfigure their Framingham location to maximize production. Learn more
City Feed and Supply is a neighborhood market/café/deli that reflects and serves the needs of the community that sustains it. City Feed seeks to have a positive influence on its community of customers, employees and suppliers through healthy food, enjoyable and competitively compensated jobs and strong relationships with local suppliers. The Boston Impact Initiative provided a second loan to City Feed for new equipment and server and technology upgrades. Learn more
Green City Growers transforms unused space into thriving urban farms, providing clients with immediate access to nutritious food in Boston and New England. The Boston Impact Initiative provided a loan for infrastructure investment to enable Green City Growers’ plans for growing their business. Learn more
M.S. Peltier Insurance is a Black-owned business with expertise in construction, marine, real estate, and transportation industries. It plans to grow its workforce, which it aims to be comprised by at least 50% employees of color within a year. M.S. Peltier Insurance is committed to Dorchester and Caribbean communities. Boston Impact Initiative provided a loan to support business acquisition and establishment.
Tremendous Maid is a family-owned and operated residential and commercial cleaning business based in Dorchester. Dominican co-founders Rosa Tejeda, Victoria Amador and Nisaury Amador are intentional about hiring workers who are disadvantaged and have received accolades for their businesses’ impact in low-income neighborhoods. Tremendous Maid was ranked best maid service in 2013 by the prestigious Boston Magazine. The Boston Impact Initiative provided a growth capital loan to stabilize financing and expand services. Learn more