Willie & Yolanda BarneyCo-Founders & Owners

SMB Enterprises / Revive Omaha!

Willie & Yolanda BarneyCo-Founders & Owners

SMB Enterprises / Revive Omaha!

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Martin & Lynnell WilliamsCo-Founders & Owners

Barak II

Martin & Lynnell WilliamsCo-Founders & Owners

Barak II

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John & Wende KotoucFounding Bank Partners

American National Bank

John & Wende KotoucFounding Bank Partners

American National Bank

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How the Carver Legacy Center Works

One side of the building will be the Carver Financial Collaborative and Legacy Wealth Center. The other side will be the Incubator, Hub & Accelerator.

Carver Financial Collaborative

The Carver Legacy Center, in partnership with American National Bank, is launching a three phased approach to establishing a Black-owned financial institution. 24th & Lake will be the home site. Individuals, businesses, organizations and ministries can open FDIC-insured accounts and conduct business at the Carver and all American National Bank locations starting at the end of September. Loans will fund black businesses in the Omaha area and North Omaha residents.

Loans from deposits in "Carver Legacy" accounts with American National Bank will go to African American businesses and individuals in the greater Omaha metro area and North Omaha residents, subject to banking regulations. Other financial institutions and organizations will also participate in helping to provide funds

Accelerator Hub

The Hub will be the new home of Revive Omaha Magazine, the Revive Business Network and other business partners. The Hub is a place for black businesses to network, launch, grow, build, and scale. The Accelerator will help businesses connect to financing, technology, marketing, social media, operations, administrative services along with supplier diversity and procurement opportunities. The Hub will focus on providing black businesses and North Omaha businesses with individualized professional coaching and mentoring tailored to launch and take their enterprises to scale.

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Pop-Up Incubator

A place where African-American and North Omaha food entrepreneurs and small businesses can launch in the Village at 24th and Lake. It will be a great way for entrepreneurs to introduce their products and services by interacting directly with customers and community. One goal is to help prepare entrepreneurs to open a business in 24th and Lake district or another key corridor in North Omaha. The Store and Incubator will feature products made by African-Americans and North Omaha residents.

The Pop-Up Incubator will feature products developed by African-Americans and North Omaha residents.

Legacy Wealth Center

Residents can attend special events, workshops and activities focused on business and home ownership and financial empowerment. The Center will help African-Americans and North Omaha residents develop intimate knowledge about banking, credit, saving, investing, and transferring wealth to the next generation. Future phases will create opportunities for members to invest collectively in community businesses and share in profits.

What makes this solution different?

Our Partners and Collaborative Approach. Click on our partners below to learn more.

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  • SMB Enterprises / Revive Omaha!

    Revive! Omaha launched the Revive Black Business Network seven years ago and has worked with over 300 black businesses and entrepreneurs. Revive has hosted workshops, a monthly business development luncheon with keynote speakers, special events with national consultants and one of the largest and most successful black business expos in the region. - The Business Network has provided a great platform for entrepreneurs and business owners to participate in business exchanges and build stronger social networks to help generate more sales and profits. Revive also publishes the regions most comprehensive black business guide and highly popular North Omaha Community Guide. Revive Omaha! has helped to launch and support African-American and North Omaha businesses for the past 12 years.

  • Barak II

    Barak II, LLC is a real-estate, investing and development company with real estate holdings in Nebraska and outside of the United States. Barak II has over 20 years experience incubating and launching successful small businesses, coaching them to advance from the hobby enterprise stage into thriving organizations. Barak II was instrumental in transforming a 120,000 sq. ft. mixed-use property into an entrepreneurship center. The development housed retail bays, offices, a salon, fitness center, insurance, and more now valued at over $20 million dollars. After extensive renovations and repurposing, the space has provided an incubation model for several startup businesses. Barak II has strong financial investments locally and internationally.

  • American National Bank

    A strong local and regional bank has a long history of making strategic community investments. With over $4 billion in assets, American National Bank is making investments in the Carver Legacy Center, including but not limited to: equipment, staff, and deposits and loans designated as Carver Legacy accounts. The Carver team is also committed to partnering with additional banks and institutions.

  • Additional Collaborators

    Omaha Economic Development Corporation
    Nebraska Enterprise Fund
    Family Housing Advisory Services
    Hayes & Associates, LLC
    K Watson Group, LLC
    Technology Consulting Solutions and others.

3 Ways for Individuals, Organizations, Businesses and Ministries to Participate with the Carver Legacy Center

1. Open Carver Legacy account with the Carver Legacy Center or at any of the American National Bank locations. (Please mention "Carver Legacy" account.)

2. Support the businesses in the Pop-Up Incubator, in the Village at 24th & Lake Street and other corridors in North Omaha.

3. Become a participant of Black Business Network, Incubator, Hub and Accelerator.