Trainers

Honie Ann Peacock

President
Hapnings Now LLC

Honie Ann Peacock is a social entrepreneur, founder of five small businesses, and a former Human Resource and Diversity executive in Fortune 500 companies. Honie Ann was an active member of the NYC Chamber of Commerce, co-founded its Women’s Business Council, and was selected to serve on its Board.

Honie Ann’s businesses include:

  • a specialty trades contracting business owned and staffed only by women and minorities. The successful business won her an award as one of six small businesses of the year by the NYC Chamber of Commerce;
  • a coaching and consulting company that strategically develops women and minority-owned small businesses – preparing them for growth in public sector and large scale contracts. Its success won an US SBA award as Women’s Business Advocate of the Year;
  • a non-profit culinary social enterprise [CHANGE 2000] that was a new paradigm of a school-to-work initiative for high school students. After it was piloted in a NYC public high school and covered by ABC TV Eye Witness News, CHANGE 2000 was hired by The Riverside Church, NYC, a major institution with 24 event venues and a cathedral modeled after Chartres – to run its café and catering operation. In 24 months, Honie Ann and her team catered and managed 700 events and ran the café 6 days/wk for lunch and breakfast. It earned 50% of its budget from the sale of its products and services.

Since relocating to Charlottesville in December 2015, Honie Ann is focused on projects that facilitate the growth of social enterprise with a special passion for projects involving access, education and empowerment to all segments of the community around healthy, sustainable, locally grown food.

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