Sharon Coleman, Chapter President

Awarded Outstanding Entrepreneurial Award

By Sentinel News Service

Published September 1, 2016

 Construction Maven to Receive BBA Outstanding Entrepreneurial Award

Sharon Coleman, CEO of Coleman Construction, Inc., will be presented with an Outstanding Entrepreneurial Award as part of the collaborative celebration between the Black Business Association (BBA), the Small Business Administration (SBA); and Los Angeles Local Development Corp. (Los Angeles LDC) in recognition of National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week.


The upcoming event “Infrastructure Spending – Leveraging LA's Engine for Growth” is scheduled for Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and will be held at The City Club in Los Angeles, 555. S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071.


Sharon Coleman is the founder, and CEO of Coleman Construction, Inc., a major contracting firm located in Los Angeles.  Coleman’s  background includes over 28 years of experience in a variety of commercial, governmental and institutional projects, including but not  limited to, IDIQ  contracts, roofing, general construction, design build, general  carpentry, electrical, mechanical, HVAC, Plumbing, housing restorations, installation of chemical resistant flooring, landscaping and concrete. 


Ms. Coleman is also President of the Southern California Chapter of NAMC, a national, non-profit trade association established in 1969 dedicated to serving the advocacy, training and business development needs of over 5000 minority contractors in America. 


The SBA and the Milken Institute have agreed to initiate a pilot plan to increase lending to African-American small businesses. The goal is to describe actionable recommendations for lending in areas with higher proportions of African American small businesses.  The resulting Plan for Lending in Underserved Markets (PLUM) seeks to equip SBA and other partners, including the Black Business Association (BBA), with a template for localized development and job creation strategies in selected metropolitan areas, which in turn should increase their regional economies.


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