LABJ SPECIAL REPORTS

LA Cleantech CEO Matt Petersen Is on a Mission to Help the City Go Green

In many ways, Matt Petersen is helping Los Angeles go green.

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EVgo Is Ready to Help Drive EV Revolution

From the perspective of Jonathan Levy, chief commercial officer for EVgo Services, it’s only a matter of time before EVs phase out the gas-guzzling cars and trucks.

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2021 Environmental Business Special Report

Local private and public sector visionaries plan to answer the call for creating a broad and reliable EV infrastructure.

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Mahmee’s Digital App Connects New Moms and Physicians

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

MCH Ventures Inc., doing business as Mahmee, is a family-run business in the business of supporting families.

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Gene Hale Guides His Company as Well as the Black Business Community

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

For more than a quarter of a century, Gene Hale has been a leader in L.A.’s Black business community.

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BBA Advocates for Black-Owned Businesses

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

Bianca Vobecky had been running her construction logistics business, Glendora-based Vobecky Enterprises Inc., for about a year when she heard about the Black Business Association.

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Sknmuse Products Help Black Women ‘Glow’

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

Sknmuse is a skincare brand that prioritizes the needs of Black women.

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Priceless Moments Plans Events Big and Small

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

Priceless Moments is an event planning and consulting company founded by Latanza Price, 29.

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Former Olympian Jeannette Bolden-Pickens Keeps 27th Street Bakery on Track

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

Jeanette Bolden, the third-generation owner of 27th Street Bakery in Historic South Central, looks forward to the holiday rush each year.

Open Sesame Restaurants Succeed With High Quality, Low Costs

2021 Minority-Owned Businesses Special Report

After escaping warn-torn Beirut in 1988, Ali Kobeissi yearned to conjure the aroma and the flavors of Lebanese cuisine at his new home in Long Beach.

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CR&A Banners Are Flying High, Despite the Pandemic

For decades, banners created by downtown-based CR&A Custom Inc. have been visible across Los Angeles, from Staples Center to construction barricades for the Westside subway.

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Telacu’s Businesses Boost Underserved Communities

Commerce-based Telacu takes a unique approach to building its own businesses while also helping underserved communities.

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Navyz Delivers Trusted Point-of-Sale Services for Asian Businesses

Torrance-based Creditcard Services Inc., which does business as Navyz, has been defined by decades of relatively quiet, steady growth.

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2021 Minority-Owned Businesses Special Report

Companies run by entrepreneurs of different ethnicities, nationalities and genders help create a more resilient, more creative business community.

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LA Sentinel Gives a Voice to Black Community

Black Entrepreneurs Month Special Report

With a career in real estate development and civil rights activism, Danny Bakewell Sr. didn’t expect to go into the newspaper business.

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