TruImpact® in Alabama — Success Stories

Studio 2H Design

Studio 2H Design was established in 2015 when the owners, Creig Hoskins and Nolanda Hatcher, merged their two firms. Between them, the owners have over 57 years of architectural experience. Hatcher’s prior firm operated for 13 years and Hoskins’ operated for 24 years. Studio 2H Design is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, and operates a satellite office in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The company is a minority-owned firm specializing in community planning, building programming and design, and interior design and has... Read more >


SARCOR, LLC (SARCOR), established in 2008 provides engineering and project management services. Sarcor also provides a full range of engineering design services, planning, and construction management solutions to local, state, and federal government clients and utility companies throughout the Southeast. The business was established when Selena Rodgers-Dickerson left her employer and decided to start her own business... Read more >

Slade Construction

Slade Land Use, Environmental, and Transportation Planning, LLC (“Slade”), a general contractor for building construction, was established in 2006 and is a multi-disciplined construction and program management firm that specializes in environmental, construction, urban planning, and civil planning services. Slade’s primary office is in... Read more >

Cupcakes by Tish

Tish Leonard has been baking since her early years as a little girl in her grandmother’s kitchen, when her only tool was her beloved E-Z Bake Oven. In 2010, Tish decided to put her love of baking to use and began baking cupcakes for her kid’s parties. From rave reviews, a business was born. Located in the beautiful historic neighborhood of Old Cloverdale in Montgomery, Alabama, Cupcakes by Tish was an immediate... Read more >

The TruImpact of our work is supported by the data we’ve collected on the number of small businesses we’ve helped through our various loan programs and business advisory services. Through our funding and training opportunities, we help businesses remain resilient, enabling them to expand their reach, create and retain jobs, and give back to their communities. Take a look at the Market Data for Alabama and Georgia.