BOND Celebrates 5 Years, Honors Local Businesses In Awards Ceremony

B.O.N.D. Small Business Group hosted its 2022 BOND Awards ceremony on October 1, 2022, at Melvin’s Grill in Pontotoc, MS.

“BOND is not only thrilled to have our first in-person awards ceremony, but we’re also excited to celebrate five years as an organization this year,” said CEO Jessica Starks. “We use the BOND. Awards as a way to highlight our members, recognize powerhouses in the small business community, and show our appreciation for our community’s support.”

BOND. Small Business Group’s Board of Advisors took on the task of nominating and selecting award winners in the following categories: Businesses to Watch, Most Improved Businesses, Most Influential Business, and Member of the Year. The group also took a moment to highlight their achievements and celebrate milestones reached by some of their members over the past five years.

BOND. Small Business Group Would Like to Congratulate Our 2022 BOND. Award Winners:

Member of the Year:

Angenett Curry, owner of PVS Financial Coaching & Services, Vicksburg, MS

Most Influential Business:

Wear It Well Inc., owned by Katina Davis, Tupelo, MS

Most Improved Business:

The Cake Lady Cakes & Treats, owned by Jalisa Pratt, New Albany, MS

Businesses to Watch:

Graceful Seams, Owned by Melissa Rainey, Pontotoc, MS

Glam Beauty Bar, owned by April Ball, Pontotoc, MS

The G Spot Taste LLC, owned by Greg & Ashley Thomas, Tupelo, MS

BOND would also like to thank Pamphlets by Val in Ecru, MS, for creating the awards for the ceremony.

BOND. Small Business Group is a promotional, networking, and developmental organization created to allow small business owners to come together, fellowship, and give back to the community. BOND was created due to the need for cost-effective advertising, promotion, and resources for small business and organization owners.

If you would like more information about this event or BOND. Small Business Group, please call (662) 586-1156, email, or visit