Launched in June of 2013, the mission of Commerce Lexington’s Minority Business Accelerator is to accelerate the development of sizable minority business enterprises (MBEs) that have achieved revenues between $250,000 and $6 million, and to strengthen and expand the regional minority entrepreneurial community. The initiative was created from the findings of the 2009 Joint Economic Inclusion Study commissioned by Commerce Lexington and the Lexington-Fayette Urban League.  The participants have achieved over $50 million in contracts and procurement since the program’s launch.

The program is supported by the Blue Grass Airport, Fayette County Public Schools, the Kentucky Community & Technical College System, Lexmark, Lexington Transit Authority, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Messer Construction, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, and the University of Kentucky.

Our current MBA members are listed below.


Elaine Allen is a professional construction management firm that offers clients an option to avoid long-term, overhead expenses without sacrificing quality management and expertise.

Bishop Carter
1200 N. Limestone Lexington, KY 40505
P: 859-368-7790


Equity Solutions Group, LLC (ESG), is a strategic sourcing firm with an emphasis on expense reduction while ensuring competitive participation from qualified diverse businesses.

Ray Daniels, Owner
1591 Winchester Rd, Ste 125 Lexington, KY 40505
P: 803-760-2711


Facilities Maintenance & Services Group, LLC provides top-quality maintenance, janitorial, and cleaning services to clients who appreciate their professionalism and high standard of work. They provide employment opportunities to individuals who enjoy working within the facilities maintenance field. The company specializes in commercial cleaning, pressure washing, construction clean-up, high dusting, residential cleaning, and grounds keeping. 

Frank Hall 
2121 Richmond Rd., Lexington, KY, 40502
P: 859-554-6584


Helping Hand, LLC is an Apartment Service Provider specializing in a variety of services that bring comfort to college students and assistance to college housing managers across the country. They provide elite services and amenities for student housing communities in an effort to lend a helping hand to students through their housing communities! All their services are convenient, accessible, and efficient for all parties involved including the residents and the property management staff. Helping Hand, LLC offers valet waste services, moving services, cleaning services, and apartment turnover services. 

Chase Minnifield
2458 Palumbo Dr. Lexington, KY 40509
P: 859-576-6187


Patriot Group, Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers covers all lines of insurance but concentrates on medium to large company needs.

Lawrence Herring, owner
2304 Hurstbourne Village Suite 200, Louisville, KY 40299
P: 502- 583-4993


Printcore, Inc.  is committed to providing top-quality printing and packaging products. With over 20 years of experience in the printing and packaging arena, we are a one-stop shop for our customers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Ray Woods, Owner
P: 859-351-4596  Website:



For more information about the Minority Business Accelerator, please contact:
Tyrone Tyra
Vice President, Community &  Minority Business Development








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