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Welcome To 
IGNITE!

IGNITE! is a holistic and supportive ecosystem designed to educate and bridge communication gaps between organizations, service providers, and small businesses.  

IGNITE! Selma 

Under the visionary leadership of Mayor James Perkins, Jr., 'IGNITE! Selma’ emerges as a transformative initiative poised to ignite innovation, foster growth, and drive economic revitalization in Selma, Alabama.

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WHY IGNITE!?

WE HELP YOU STAY INFORMED

We help business owners understand core business competencies while learning how to receive access to available capital.

WE HELP YOU STAY COMPETITIVE

We help business owners secure AND successfully execute contracts.

We also discuss and encourage business owners to explore STEM and other high growth industries.

NETWORKING 

OPPORTUNITIES

We make business owners aware of workforce development & career readiness opportunities. We show business owners how to take advantage of these opportunities.

A MESSAGE
FROM OUR FOUNDER, CEO & PRESIDENT

32,000 SUPPORTERS STATEWIDE

Torin Brazzle

TORIN
DARLING 

BRAZZLE

MEET

Founder, CEO and President

With a bachelor’s degree from Samford University, over 16 years of Executive Level Grants Management, 24 years of Resource & Partnership Development resulting in over $20 million dollars of funding and/or direct services to date, Program Development, Event Planning, and Project Management; Torin has a proven and dedicated career of promoting economic equality and advancement among disadvantaged populations throughout the State of Alabama.

 

Torin possesses creativity, passion, drive, and fortitude enabling her to continually lead a stellar team to develop and execute innovative programs and events that IGNITE! Alabama.

"The Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) is committed to the support of Small, Minority, and Disadvantaged Businesses in Birmingham. COVID has had a major impact on businesses of all sizes, and the Doing Business in Alabama Minority Business Training Pilot Project is needed. The project aligns well with the mission of our organization. This is an excellent opportunity to continue work in lockstep with talented service providers and resource partners, to help minority businesses to scale and grow in Birmingham."

Victor M. Brown

Vice President of Business Development,
Birmingham Business Alliance  

UPCOMING EVENTS

Visit the IGNITE! calendar to see upcoming events.

DID YOU CATCH THE

  IGNITE! 2021 NEWS CONFERENCE

Watch our first news conference of 2021

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WE HAVE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MEET THE

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Andre Williams

Member at Large

MaDD Studios – Director

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Leslie C. Wong

Member at Large

Accenture – Strategy Senior Manager

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William A. Bell

Member at Large

Retired – Former Mayor, City of Birmingham

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REGINALD D. SMITH

Member at Large

VP I Small Business Administration,
Regions Bank

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