Today, just one day before our Civic Impact Award Celebration, we're giving a shoutout to our finalists for the Small Business, Big Impact Award and the Creative Impact Award! Learn more about their great work and stay tuned tomorrow to find out about our Troublemaker Award Finalists!
Small Business, Big Impact Award
Bearings Bike Shop
Bearings is more than just a bike shop. It is a place where kids can help their community and earn a bike in exchange. Kids learn the value of hard work, goal setting, and respect. They also come into contact with adults in their community who can serve as role models for them.
Boardwalk Capital Management
Boardwalk Capital Management is a Certified B Corporation wealth management practice in the Southeast. They help individuals and institutions showcase their investments through portfolios. Additionally, they host educational events and local networking opportunities.
Honeysuckle Gelato was born out of the desire to bring the taste of gelato to the south. The business started as food truck, but now you grab a spoonful at more than 150 stores and restaurants in the metro Atlanta area and throughout the Southeast. Honeysuckle has also always been committed to giving back. Not only do they work with a culinary program to employ graduates, but at their new Ponce City Market retail store, 5% of a purchase goes to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Creative Impact Award
Atlanta Music Project
The Atlanta Music Project provides expert, tuition-free music education for underserved youth right in their neighborhood. It seeks to empower students through music, developing their confidence, creativity and ambition. This encourages them to become individuals that care about social change in their communities.
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
The Center for Civil and Human Rights is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements. They seek to create a safe space for visitors to open a dialogue about fundamental rights of all human beings. They hope that people walk away determined to address social justice issues and make their communities better.
The Lucky Penny
The Lucky Penny creates and presents contemporary performance events in Atlanta. It houses a space for choreographers to work in. Its aim is to expand the artistry and foster a community through progressive performance projects.