Tasha Reid and Natasha Ford

GA Voice - - Outspoken -

Pres­i­dent/CEO and vice pres­i­dent (re­spec­tively) of gov­ern­ment con­trac­tor Vi­sion­ary Ser­vices, Inc. Year Started: 2010 Mile­stone: “Get­ting cer­ti­fied in the 8(a) pro­gram with the Small Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion in 2013, we were awarded a $3.1 mil­lion con­tract with the US Coast Guard in Mi­ami in 2015, were re­quested as an LGBT busi­ness owner to at­tend the LGBT Pride Re­cep­tion held at the White House in June 2015 and were nom­i­nated by the At­lanta Gay and Les­bian Chamber of Com­merce as Small Busi­ness of the Year in Sept. 2015. We were awarded a sole-source con­tract with the US Army for $1.2 mil­lion at the Detroit Arse­nal in Oct. 2016.” Words To Live By: “A fa­mous quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘An in­jus­tice any­where is a threat to jus­tice ev­ery­where.’ We can­not just stand for one cause, we must stand for all. Hope­fully in the fu­ture, each com­mu­nity will stand with each other, be­cause we can­not ex­pect to have what we are not giv­ing. As a mi­nor­ity own­ing a busi­ness, it is dif­fer­ent than it was years ago, but the peo­ple who have been able to ben­e­fit must learn to give back in or­der for the up­ward trend to con­tinue.”

Fe­bru­ary 17, 2017

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