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Idea Cafe's Grant Semi-Finalists

These 184 Grant Applicants blew us away with their inventive business vision and their intent to leverage their business and personal talents to help others.

Soon we'll be announcing our finalists from this list. Then YOU will be able to vote for the winner.

Douglas Wilds
Hometown Enterprises, LLC
Macclenny, FL

Lisa Crews
Primitive Art Deco
Louisville, TN

Linda Garland
Jersey Mary Barbeque, Inc
Oak Park, IL

Carmen Alcalde
bad dog frida, LLC
Madison, WI

Nancy Sammons
Nancys Naturals
Ingleside, IL

Melissa Foster
Holland House LLC
Cicero, IN

Wendi Gephart
MyGrantManager.com
Incline Village, NV

Janet Tanguay
Art n Soul, Inc. (www.artnsoulinc.com)
Amsterdam, NY

Bruce Williams
Spring Fever Landscape Development
Gretna, NE

Daniel La Bate
Engines of Creation Web Design & Development
Amsterdam, NY

Bob Matthews
Horizon Tracking Service LLC
Prescott, AZ

Corinne Johnson
Vacation Education Books
Reed City, MI

Karen Flansburg
North Star Resort
Mio, MI

Ericka Nolan
Equine Solutions
Windham, NY

Danielle Humphries
Shine Magazine
Medina, OH

Faye Nulman
A Kneaded Escape
Roosevelt, NJ

Caryn Fabrizio
Kozy Nozes Pet Grooming & More
Pocono Summit, PA

Erica Bodner
The Career Detective
Oak Park, CA

Cathy Simonton
Park Your Paws Doggie Dayacre
Columbus, OH

Cherjuana Morton
Studio 56
Richmond, VA

Lawrence Moore
The Brownie Factory
St. Louis, MO

Andrea Young
Innovative Events
Folsom, CA

Liliann Malcolm
The Concepts Arts & Entertainment Group
Montreal, QC

Charlena Edge
Creative Edge Floral Design
Indian Head, MD

Kerry Rogers
Business On The Go
Albany, OR

Arriel Goodwin
AriDesigns
Matthews, NC

Gazelle Simmons
Admin Services
Newnan, GA

Renee Schofield
TSS, Inc
Ketchikan, AK

Tanikka Watford-Cunningham
Eastern Organics
Washington, DC

Ben Knaus
Purple Frog Productions
Minneapolis, MN

John Copple
Kittiescity,com
Erie, PA

Kara Cook
Well Suited Swimwear
Jacksonville, FL

Markus Johnson
Practical Resource, LLC
Boynton Beach, FL

Maileen Calhoun
Extras Casting Agency
Danville, IL

Sarah Vanacore
Camden Wellness
Camden, NJ

Jason Baker
Baker Information Technology Services
Vista, CA

Thomas Mogire
Multi Globe Ventures
Nairobi,

Chris Scheidler
Chris Scheidler Nature Art
Herndon, PA

Julie Regni
Juladame
Philadelphia, NY

Kenya Botley
CandleScenTastic
Hartwell, GA

Denise McGrail
Kindermusik with Denise
Defiance, MO

Laura Wall
WX2 Events LLC dba Angelo Events & Tents
San Angelo,

Teresa Anderson
Personal Creations by Teresa
Georgetown, SC

Sandre Moore
Silk Voice Studio
Corpus Christi, TX

Yolanda Harris
Psalms 91 Bible Book Store
Oakland, CA

Delita Gourdine Welch
A Virtual Assistant for Hire, LLC
Reseda, CA

Peter Pocklington
M7Enterprises
Malvern, PA

Kelli Scott
Serendipity Cafe and Boutique
Augusta, KS

Tim Staggs
Staggs Legal Marketing Services
Columbus, IN

Hawk Bailey
Computersmith-hosting
New Baltimore, MI

Blondell Howard
The Sassy Sewer - A Sewing & Craft Lounge
Baltimore, MD

Tiffany Smith
If the Shoe Fits Boutique
Maurice, LA

Tami Truex
Head to Tail Pet, Home & Errand Service
Valparaiso, IN

Nancy Keane
Blessings in Baskets
Mount Dora, FL

Glenda Pillars
Morrell's Family Home
Martin, MI

Tanisha Russ-Muhammad
One Accord Home Healthcare
Irving, TX

Tamara Barnes
TG Barnes Wellness Group
Hampton, VA

Rachel Binger
Prep and Tech
Far Rockaway, NY

Tricia Ryan
The Marketing Chefs
Toronto, ON

Geralynn Williams
Footsie's Cozy Couch - Apartment Retals
Evanston,

Sherree Wilson
Fully Confident Restwear, Inc.
Newport News, VA

Kenyatta Rodriguez
Kamasa Kids
Omaha, NE

Cameo Hoey
Sweetie Pie Baby Boutique
Mechanicsville, MD

Clarence Brown
Innovative Ball Gear, LLC
Denver, CO

Kristin Dodson
The SPOT "A Simple Grocer", LLC
St. Louis, MO

Amy Montemarano
Women Run The World, LLC
Philadelphia, PA

Christina Sampson
The Traveling Pot Personal Chef Services
Jonesboro, GA

Julie Kramer
Space Walk
Lincoln, NE

Wendy Perkins
Gosh Yarn It!
Mason, OH

Brianna Blaney
B.Beadazzled
Champion's Gate, FL

Kevin Lowry
Homemade Delivered
Wooster, OH

Heidi MacIsaac
Blessed Baby Boutique and Mothers' Center
Wilton, ME

Debra Green
Pirates Cave Family Game Room
Locust Grove, OK

Tonette Stone
Noah's Ark Animal Workshop via Fun Times And Great Memories
South Byron, NY

scharlene Redway
Full Circle Global Mentoring, Inc
Round Lake Beach, IL

Juan Pablo Garcia
Absolute Safety
San Diego, CA

Venita Jamerson
IHBCU, LLC
Kings Mountain, NC

Donna Chaffin
Maranatha Farm
Ridgeland, SC

Trecia Taylor
Verde Village Baker, LLC DBA: The Orion Bread Co.
Cottonwood, AZ

Wendy Holmes
Hope Business Services
Willimantic, CT

Cynthia Fulkerson
Cindy's Centsible Treasures
Harrisburg, IL

Pamela Pope
Pope Institute for Health and Education, LLC
Saint Louis, MO

Melanie Phelps
New Hampshire Naturally
Hillsboro, NH

Patrici Huber
Full Circle
Chicago, IL

Jessica Whiting
Node Scrubs & Uniform, LLC
Amity,

Gabrielle DiPietro
The Picasso Kid
Encinitas, CA

Anna Degraffinreid
Azar Administrative Support Services, LLC
Montgomery Village, MD

Myra Ceasar
TeaCo LLC
Richmond, VA

Sheree Woodworth
SMW Construction
San Jacinto, CA

Heather Wysokinski
NEPA Sugar and Spice MAGAZINE
greentown, PA

Babs Ryan
Sparks Worldwide LLC
Chicago, IL

Charleen Smith
Zharia's Smile
Orlando, FL

Amber Reese
Ideal Communications,Inc.
Citrus Heights, CA

Cindy Nigro
FSA Print Finishing Services
Escondido, CA

Brooke Crowley
MALIBU ORGANICS (VERA Y VENUS)
Encino, CA

Virginia Croskery
Irish Run Farms, LLC
Des Moines, IA

Julie Goodman
Least Construction
Boonville, IN

Shelley Huff
Art in Visalia
Visalia, CA

Zarabeth Anderson
Fluff Couture
Las Vegas, NV

Penny Schelin
Countryside Meats
Cherryvale, KS

Thomas Barnes
My Authentic Self
San Diego, CA

Michele Baker
Knit A Life
Exton, PA

Heather Priamos
Heather?s Cocktails LLC
Studio City, CA

Karmen Siirtola
the Home Place
Mandan, ND

Mark Gonzalez
Trident Pool Supplies, Inc.
Chandler, AZ

Jaci Smalley
Big Dog Golf Repair and Club Building
Denton, TX

Danielle Tedder Carter
Christian Productions LLC
Brooklyn, NY

Tammy Popchock
TPOP Fitness
White Lake, MI

Linda Cunning
CS Planning & Consulting, LLC
Toledo, OH

Kate Barriteau
Thomas Flyer Motor Car Company
Denver, CO

Gerhard Guevarra
All-American Fencing Academy
Fayetteville, NC

Marifran Cooper
Cooper Hypnosis
Rochester, NY

Kevin Porter
Cirkulock, Inc., The First Street Dance Circus
Brooklyn, NY

Jessie Baldwin
Speckled Bird Art Photography
Las Vegas, NV

Gigi Mander
Outsource Resource International, Ltd.
New York, NY

Erica Louden
National Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship (NIYE)
St. Charles, MO

Paula Lynch
The Lunch Lady
Plant City, FL

Meridith Cranmer
Superbus
Louisville, KY

Karen Spaeder
Rain Frog Apparel
Fullerton, CA

Karen Renick
TrimZ Barber & Beauty Shop
Indianapolis, IN

Cindy Loose
Visions In Progress (V. I. P.) Marketing, LLC
Saratoga, WY

Wiladine Saye
Nemo Guest Ranch Business Enterprises
Nemo, SD

Nicki Noftz
Mindful Movement, LLC
Big Bend, WI

Becky Slack
Yorkie Acres
Riverton, WY

Sonya Davis-Kennedy
Kennedy KidsCare for children with special needs
Columbia, SC

Sheila O'Neal
O'Neal's Tutoring Center
Lake Charles, LA

Sheila Mondie
Eco Builders of North Carolina.Inc.
Charlotte, NC

Susan Korn
Classic Jewelers of Golden Hills
Norcross, GA

Paula Sass
Sass Graphix
Salem, WI

Cheryl McNeil
Graphik Connexions
Hightstown, NJ

Laurie Guysick
Wise Medical Benefit Consultants
Akron, OH

Nariman Nasser
Sacred Birth Place
Oakland, CA

Mareka Austin
Youth Equipped to Prosper (YEP)
Arlington, TX

Charlotte Dollar (Price)
7Cherubs Publishings, LLC
Austell, GA

Margaret Austin
Outer Montana Systems
Meadow Vista, CA

Jeff Stewart
Night Sky Murals
Magna, UT

Jackie Gonzalez
Chiropilates
MIAMI BEACH, FL

Cheri Ruskus
Business Victories, LLC
Niwot, CO

Anna Calhoun
Smokey Crystal Designs
Lincoln Park, MI

Sharifa Whitt
DaisyLilly
Marietta, GA

Andrea Colston
Youthful Wisdom Press
Phoenix, AZ

Gabe Scott
Versa Digital Solutions LLC.
Canon City, CO

Allison Hammar
The David D. Hammar Foundation
Long Valley, NJ

Kashani Brown
Steel Standing Productions
Sacramento,

Michelle Ponca
Hot Dog Safety Services, LLC
Livingston, MT

Katherine Riley
Central NC Vending
Burlington, NC

charlie tesoriere
Sandal Hut Inc
Jupiter, FL

Roberta Kelley
My Worker Bee Virtual Office Support
Lithonia, GA

K Jones
Righteous Writing, LLC
Temple Hills, MD

Robin Lerner
Le Chocolat
Teaneck, NJ

Riel Ouimet
Southern Beach Productions
Clayton, ON

Sharon Green
Business Mojo
Plano, TX

Michael Jacocks
Phoenix Diversified International, LLC
New York, NY

Wendy Bumcum
Promises Kept Assisted Living Services Inc.
East Point, GA

Leah Larson
YALDAH Magazine
Sharon, MA

Nancy Sherman
The Work Place
Sturgis, MI

Arlene Weeks
Fort Motte Trucking, LLC
Saint Matthews, SC

Julia Nelson
Luminous Bride
Gig Harbor, WA

Caryn FitzGerald
Caryn FitzGerald
Mansfield, TX

Stephanni Myers
Barefootlist.com
Riverton, UT

LeFerna Walch
Mary's Lamb, Inc.
ADDISON, MI

Kat Fulton
Sound Health
Del mar, CA

Barbara Copeland
Barb's Heavenly Hands Spa
Hot Springs, AR

Mary Thweatt
The Center for Autism & Asperger Resources, Inc. (CAAR)
Robertsdale, AL

Angela Carthan-Fox
A Fox International Inc.
Flint, MI

Brian Reilly
Capital Region Economic Development Corporation
Harrisburg, PA

kay wright
Truth Be Told Productions
Cocoa, FL

Maria Morfaw
Highland Plateaux Farms
Bamenda, Mankon,

Lynn Johnson
Glitter & Razz Productions
Oakland, CA

Caryn Brady
Pixequill Web Design and Services
Felton, CA

Genesse White
Ladybug and Firefly, Inc. dba Abigayle's Interiors
Panama City Beach, FL

Semaj Salinas
Inka Internet Station
Chicago, IL

Sharon Walker-Buford
WADA Water
Pittsburgh, PA

Keli Johnson
Kreations By Keli
Chester, PA

Bruce Myers
IntelliMEDIA Solutions LLC
Manhattan Beach, CA

Almira Piena
Keiki Tyme Child Care
Pearl City,

Felicia Clemons
Fenomenal Communications LLC
Philadelphia, PA

Ted Kaiser
Dock 7 International, LLC
Red Bank, NJ

Kelly Koeppel
k2forma
Mooresville, NC

diane white
the cake ladys place inc.
baltimore, MD

Joni Downey
Characters of Character NFP, Inc.
Johnsburg, IL

Christopher Dunbar
Nucleus LTD
Battle Creek, MI

Suzanne Pettit
Poppet
New York, NY

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