Pictured (L-R): Leslie Giscombe, Founder/CEO AAEA; David Weis, President/CEO AdventHealth; Deborah McNabb, Director of Community Advocacy; Ida Babazadeh, Program Manager

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Continuing to build partnerships across the nation, the African American Entrepreneurs Association added hometown support for their efforts in February with the addition of AdventHealth Daytona Beach.

“It is a privilege to provide support for programs led by the African American Entrepreneurs Association, one of our valuable community partners. It is our pleasure to provide funding to help support the MLK Barrier Breaker Series “The Nine” initiative, Annual Black History Month and Mind Your Business Mental Health Program initiative,” said David Weis, President and CEO, AdventHealth East Volusia market and Daytona Beach.

“This contribution from AdventHealth signifies more than just financial support; it symbolizes a shared vision of creating opportunities and uplifting voices that may have been marginalized or underserved,” said African American Entrepreneurs Association Founder and CEO Leslie Giscombe.

“With their generous assistance, we can continue to expand our reach, offer invaluable resources, and empower African American entrepreneurs to thrive and excel in their endeavors,” continued Giscombe.

“At the AAEA, we are dedicated to fostering an environment of inclusivity, innovation, and collaboration. Your investment in our mission strengthens our resolve to break barriers, defy stereotypes, and pave the way for future generations of entrepreneurs.”

Since inception the AAEA has served hundreds of African American and minority business owners, providing training, access to capital, professional networking opportunities, counseling and more, connecting them to the resources needed for success as small business owners in the community.

For more information on the African American Entrepreneurs Association, visit www.AAEAssociation.org.