Vernita Johnson began her business DLV Printing out of her home more than 20 years ago, designing personalized items as favors for family, friends, and community members. Today, Vernita’s business prints for over 30 Chicago Public Schools and has been selected for Fast Track! Fast Track is a training, coaching and mentoring program that helps set businesses on a path to growth, made possible by Accion’s partnership with Capital One and the Blackstone Charitable Foundation. Vernita is also a participant of The Hartford’s Communities with HART program with Accion.  Funding through The Hartford’s Communities with HART program made Vernita’s loan possible.

“What I am most proud of is the dedication it took to say in business for over  20 years. Being in business at the same location gave us a customer base that we have continued to this day. We have met many people over the 20 years from being in the same location. We have employed youth that were teens and now they are adults with children of there own, we now service the next generation of customers… we are looking for new opportunities each year to expand our business.” – Vernita Johnson, DLV Printing

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