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Benay Informer 3/30/2021

Updated: Apr 1, 2021

Mississippi Cares

Let’s not forget to continuing supporting each other, our communities and our small businesses as we approach the possible end of the COVID pandemic here in the US!

The COVID pandemic has upended so many companies, individuals and their dreams. The hallmark of resilience and entrepreneurship is to pivot, persevere and continue forward. Benay is so thrilled to be able to support Mississippi Cares, a recent start-up that provides custom disinfecting and sanitation services.

You might ask how a Mississippi organization comes on the radar of us here at Benay. Well when you meet an entrepreneur that impresses you, who is passionate about not only business but doing “good” through business, you stay in touch. Since meeting Mississippi Cares co-founder Shakiri Murrain several years ago at a Portland Maine Entrepreneurial event now known as Startup Maine, I have remained in contact. I watched with dismay as his import export business became untenable due to US sanctions, but was heartened and excited as Shakiri kept moving forward, pivoting and finding others to join him in his latest vision for a company whose corporate philosophy is “We’re All In This Together. Let’s Take Care of Our Community, Together!”

Community isn’t just a geographical area, but a group of liked-minded people who care as much about doing good, supporting others and seeing them thrive and prosper as they do of making money. So Benay was happy to support Mississippi Cares by ordering custom PPE packages for all our staff. Please remember to support your community, whatever and wherever it is. And oh, keep your eyes on the young entrepreneurs that cross your path-they will enlighten and invigorate and inspire you!


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