Car at Express Care Auto
Grant Recipient

September 16, 2021

WomensNet Mini Grant Awarded to Express Care Automotive

Express Care Automotive

Woman Entrepreneur:
LeKenya Hankins

Congratulations to LeKenya Hankins, Founder of Express Care Automotive for being the WomensNet Mini Grant recipient.

Hankins says, “I needed a business that would provide a mandatory service and would be an asset to the community; so, I decided to create a vision for a vehicle maintenance and repair shop. One thing that I know, it doesn’t matter if you have a new or an old vehicle, at some point, it will need maintenance and/or repair.

With the WomensNet Mini Grant, Hankins will be able to purchase equipment, inventory, and marketing material.

Hankins adds, “I just want to ensure my business stays in this community for generations to come.”

If you want to apply for the 2021 WomensNet Grants, view our website for more information. Applications are currently being reviewed for the $10,000 Amber Grant. You can apply today to be considered.

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