What’s Good? Entrepreneurs Assemble – With Isaiah Showell

By: Isaiah S. Showell, Follow South Jersey Multimedia Journalist/’What’s Good’ Host

Zikea Wise-Hughes’ Good Spirits on display at the business mixer for Cumberland County entrepreneurs. Photo credit: Isaiah Showell.

MILLVILLE, N.J. — JT Burks, President of Positive Vibes Group, hosted a business mixer for entrepreneurs in Cumberland County at the Soul of the Sea restaurant on High Street. Local businesses like Cally Curves Shapewear, Sassy Little Treasures, Good Spirits, Collins Family Center, and Jay Slay LLC were there getting better acquainted with the community.

Entrepreneurs in Cumberland County had the opportunity to show off their products at a business mixer hosted by JT Burks, president of Positive Vibes Group. It’s What’s Good in South Jersey — with Isaiah Showell.

“We have a lot of talented business minded people and a lot of the time we outsource our resources,” said Burks. “We have a lot of talent and business minded people right here in our own backyard.”

Cally Curves Shapewear is run by Calvina Wallop, and she brought different pieces of Cally Curves Shapewear to display for potential buyers.

“I have waist trainer’s leopard print, brown print, pink print,” said Wallop.  “I have the men’s vests and body shapers. I fluctuate with my weight and as soon as I started wearing shapewear and started going to the gym, I started working out, and I felt the difference.”

Calvina Wallop shows off her Cally Curves Shapewear. Photo credit: Isaiah Showell.

Crystal Tribbitt and her business Sassy Little Treasures is looking to serve South Jersey with a hot meal and desert  with her homemade carrot cake, banana pudding, and strawberry banana parfaits just to name of few of her products.

“The foundation is to make people happy; to give them something to enjoy, something tasty and make their taste buds dance,” said Tribbitt.

Good Spirits founder Zikea Wise-Hughes had an amalgamation of homemade drinks for this event that are all inspired by the memory of her late mother who served her community with a very good spirit.

Cupcake treats from Sassy Little Treasures founder Crystal Tribbitt. Photo credit: Isaiah Showell.

“Everyone always said she had a good spirit,” Wise-Hughes said. “After she passed away in 2020 I came up with the idea of Good Spirits and all the proceeds go to helping the homeless because she worked at the shelter.”

The Collins Family Center, founded by Rynaka Collins, is a daycare ready to receive children in Cumberland County. The family center is located on 310 W. Broad Street in Bridgeton, and Collins attended this event to spread the word.

Jackiea Brooks, founder of Jay Slay LLC displays her V-neck scrubs. Photo credit: Isaiah Showell.

“We have a curriculum; we have leapfrog, toys and activities, everything you can find at a school building and seeing the mothers with their children made me want to open my own daycare,” said Collins.

Jackiea Brooks, founder of Jay Slay LLC, brought V-neck scrubs for those individuals who have a work uniform or go to work wearing scrubs can now give her custom scrubs a try.

“When I look good I feel good and I want everyone else to look good and feel good like me, one of my main goals is to look good when I go to work and be comfortable,” said Brooks.

Cumberland County is the place where entrepreneurs are celebrated and entrepreneurship is encouraged.

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