The Winner Of The Union County Minority Business Makeover Contest Announced

Thomas Foster, Yorda Kidane, Colette Hagan John Tillman, Bill Durham.

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WAXHAW, NC – The Union County Chamber and South Piedmont Community College’s Small Business Center recently announced the winner of the Union County Minority Business Makeover Contest. The winner, chosen by an independent committee, is Ms. Colette Hagan, owner of Perfect Fit Cleaning Services LLC. Members of the Union County Chamber Diversity & Inclusion Committee joined Renee Hode, Director of SmallBusiness and Entrepreneurship at South Piedmont Community College and Union County ChamberPresident/CEO Pat Kahle to surprise Ms. Hagan with the news.

Ms. Hagan will receive a prize package that includes up to 50 hours of professional services from top consultants to help her business transform and grow.

Services include:

– Accounting and tax advisory services by TL Turner Group

– Marketing and sales strategy by Digimatiq Marketing

– Website assessment by Groopwork

– Strategic planning/business plan optimization by Effició

– Human resources services by Employers Advantage, LLC

In addition, the prize package includes a 30-second Waymark-produced commercial sponsored by spectrum Reach along with a feature story and a 3-month print and digital advertising package with Tri-WNews. The total estimated value of the prize package is $10,000.

Ms. Hagan’s entry was selected by an independent selection committee including José Alvarez and Carlos Zepeda from Prospera, Dr. Sergio Castello from Wingate University, Fedder Williams from SouthPiedmont Community College, and Linda Hughes from The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

“South Piedmont’s Small Business Center is committed to strengthening our local business community one business at a time, said Renee Hode, Director, South Piedmont Small Business Center. “We know not all businesses have equal access to resources and networks to grow their business. Through this contest, we are delighted to expand the opportunity to Perfect Fit Cleaning Services, LLC to help the business get noticed, grow and create jobs in our community.”

“We want to congratulate Ms. Hagan for being selected to receive the business makeover”, said PatKahle, President/CEO, Union County Chamber. “We all look forward to working with her as she leverages these resources to grow her business. We are grateful to the service providers, Spectrum Reach, and the Tri-W News for partnering with the Union County Chamber and the Small Business Center to bring this contest to our community.”

South Piedmont Community College is a two-year college offering certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees to residents in Anson and Union counties. We offer small class sizes with flexible scheduling options geared toward student success as well as low tuition and scholarship opportunities. To learn more about the college and our programs, visit

The mission of the Union County Chamber, an independent nonprofit business association, is to champion business growth and business prosperity throughout Union County.

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