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Business of the Month | Nancy’s Transportation

Our team at FreshMinistries want to give a  huge shoutout to our business of the month, Nancy’s Transportation! Natalie Collier is one of the newest entrepreneurs at the Beaver Street Enterprise Center incubator. Her company, Nancy’s Transportation, provides professional, on-time transportation for special-needs and elderly clients. Natalie was referred by another BSEC business owner and […]


Say hello to the recent graduating class from LifePoint Career Institute

After completing a 10-week job training program, nine adults from the LifePoint Career Institute, an economic development initiative offered by FreshMinistries, graduated on Friday, June 29, 2018. Students received tutoring and hands-on training through programs designed to prepare them for work in the hospitality and healthcare fields. These programs include a hospitality training program and […]

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Native Fresh Aquaponics Goes Solar

Native Fresh Aquaponics Greenhouse is completely “off the grid”! We have installed solar panels on top of the Weaver Center to provide energy to power the system and electricity inside the greenhouse. We are excited to take this next step in “going green” and giving back to our planet. In the greenhouse we try to eliminate waste […]

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Food Truck Thursdays at Beaver Street Enterprise Center

Come one, come all! Beaver Street Enterprise Center will be hosting local food trucks every Thursday from 11am-2pm every Thursday through August 30th! Come out and support these unique small businesses and enjoy some delicious grub on your lunch break. Food trucks will vary in menu each week from barbecue, seafood, burgers, Mexican and more!  May […]


Saving Lives One Dance Step At A Time

The Posh Factory Performing Arts Centre, a studio where a wide variety of arts and musical theater are taught by the one and only Sherrod Brown, Owner and Director. Sherrod is a native of Jacksonville, where he attended Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. He has always had a passion for performing and started his journey with […]


Fresh Futures Youth Program Welcomes New Program Coordinator

Anthony Stanley has joined FreshMinistries as Fresh Futures Program Coordinator.Anthony, a native of Decatur, Illinois, a small town outside of Chicago, has an extensive background working with youth. Anthony started his career working at Decatur Park District as a recreational worker planning activities, supervising and tutoring youth for over five years. Anthony furthered his career with adjudicated […]


LifePoint Graduate Finds Hope

Jacqueline Evans came to LifePoint Career Institute unsure of what would happen next in life. Jacqueline heard about LifePoint through a friend and started at LifePoint unemployed, hoping that this was her next opportunity to change that. Jacqueline shared her struggles with us; she has an adult disabled son, there were times when she did not […]