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Partner to Empower

Success stories

Launched in 2021, Partner to Empower has helped businesses around the country grow their brick-and-mortar footprint. We continue to expand across the nation, supporting the dreams of entrepreneurs through funding and resources. It’s an honor to work with so many talented individuals, and we’re excited to partner with even more businesses in the future.

 

Success story spotlight

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Garnerʼs Sweet Dreams

Augusta Mall
Atlanta, GA

“Baking has always been a passion of mine. Once I retired from the military, I decided to fulfill my dreams of owning a cupcake business!” — Owner Alice Garner Garner’s Sweet Dreams is a Veteran-owned cupcake business offering homemade custom cupcakes, cupcake jars, cakes, and more. The owner, Alice Garner, is the first-ever applicant accepted into Partner to Empower. After retiring from the military in 2018, Alice steadily built Garner’s Sweet Dreams, starting with just a few orders a week from local promotions and retirement parties. While the business was growing, Alice attended culinary school to further strengthen her skills. We’re happy to announce that she recently graduated from our Retail Workshop and has opened her first brick-and-mortar location with Brookfield Properties. By realizing her dreams, Alice hopes to help others do the same: “…another goal of mine is to be successful with my business so that I can help other people be successful in theirs.”

Snapshots of brick-and-mortar success

Meet the businesses of Partner to Empower

 
 
B&R Waffle Bar | Town East Mall | Mesquite, TX
Balmori Balmori | Perimeter Mall | Atlanta, GA
The Balloon Squad | Columbiana Centre | Columbia, SC 
Be’Be’ Be’ton | Mall of Louisiana | Baton Rouge, LA
CamiCakes | Cumberland Mall | Atlanta, GA
Citizens of Heaven | Carolina Place | Pineville, NC
Clay Luxury Kids | Perimeter Mall | Atlanta, GA  
Empire Xclusive | multiple locations 
Fresca Palapa | multiple locations 
Fuddruckers | multiple locations 
Garnerʼs Sweet Dreams | Augusta Mall | Augusta, GA 
Heiress Nail Spa | First Colony Mall | Sugar Land, TX 
House of Chimney Cakes | The Parks Mall at Arlington | Arlington, TX Intrigued Boutique | Mall of Louisiana | Baton Rouge, LA 
Jerk Shop Go | Perimeter Mall | Atlanta, GA 
 

 

  

 

 

Just Beautiful by JB | Willowbrook | Wayne, NJ 
Jerk Shop Go | Perimeter Mall | Atlanta, GA
Just Beautiful by JB | Willowbrook | Wayne, NJ
Leslieʼs Laundry Lockers | Carolina Place | Pineville, NC
Lil Mamas | coming soon
Lovettʼs Burgers Chicken & Fries | Governor's Square | Tallahassee, FL 
Missy's Bling Boutique  | Governor's Square | Tallahassee, FL 
Perfect Purpose Clothing | multiple locations
RemixD | coming soon
The Original The Sleeping Potato | The SoNo Collection | Norwalk, CT 
Soul de Cuba | The SoNo Collection, Norwalk, CT
Suite Five Seven | Mayfair | Wauwatosa, WI
Super Icy Brothers | Carolina Place | Pineville, NC
Taco Madre | coming soon 
Target Evolution/Trail Blaze | First Colony Mall | Sugar Land, TX 
Tonyʼs Grill | Chesterfield Towne Center | North Chesterfield, VA 
The Wood Shop | Governor’s Square | Tallahassee, FL 

  

 

Our program at a glance

40

states launched

123

businesses attended the Retail Workshop

44

stores open or under construction

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