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TOGETHER WE CAN

WELCOME TO

IGNITE! is a holistic and supportive ecosystem designed to educate and bridge communication gaps between organizations, service providers, and minorities within the State of Alabama, especially African Americans and Female Business Owners.  

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 and career readiness opportunities.

We show business owners how to take advantage of these opportunities.

A MESSAGE
FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

32,000 NUMBER OF SUPPORTERS STATEWIDE

TORIN DARLING

BRAZZLE

MEET

Executive Director

With a bachelor’s degree from Samford University, over ten years of Executive Level Grants Management, twenty years of Resource & Partnership Development, 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.

 

She 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.

Download our PDF to view our April calendar events. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

DID YOU CATCH THE

  IGNITE! 2021 NEWS CONFERENCE

Watch our first news conference of 2021

Office

WE HAVE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MEET THE

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DR. BRANDI R. BOLLING

President

Medical Director,

Rudolph Bolling Psychiatry

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RODNEY FORD

Treasurer

Regulatory Operations Liaison- VP, Regions Bank

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BRANDON M CLEVELAND

Vice President

Workplace Solutions Officers,

BBVA Bank 

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EVA ROBERTSON

Member at Large

VP, Community Relations, & Executive Director, Protective Life Foundation

Collaborating at Work

"Before Ignite Alabama, I only had a craft and an idea. Because of the tools that Ignite Alabama provided,I am now the owner of A & O Medical Billing LLC.

Ignite Alabama is what our community needs to helpbuild more minority-owned businesses done the right way."

Krishawn Ahmadou,

A & O Medical Billing, LLC

"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  

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IGNITE! Alabama does not, and shall not on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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Contact IGNITE!

 (855) 717-0171

Birmingham, Alabama

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