WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, released the following statement congratulating Gwen Braimoh, and her small business, Expertise Cosmetology Institute, in Las Vegas, on being named the United States Senate Small Business of the Week.
“Small businesses are the driving economic force for development and growth in Nevada and across our nation,” said Senator Rosen. “Congratulations to Expertise Cosmetology Institute on being recognized by the Senate Small Business Committee this week. Small businesses like Gwen’s not only help our economy succeed, they also give back and uplift our communities. I will continue to be an advocate for the needs of small businesses, especially minority-owned small businesses, in every corner of Nevada.”
BACKGROUND: Expertise Cosmetology Institute is the first African American owned school of cosmetology in Nevada and helps many of their students receive degrees in Cosmetology, Hair Design, Nail Technology, Aesthetics, and Barbering. In addition to running this institute, Mrs. Braimoh also runs the Expertise New Path program, which helps women earn their cosmetology license while incarcerated at Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center.
The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship has jurisdiction over matters relating to the Small Business Administration and investigates all programs relating to America’s small businesses. The Committee has a tradition of honoring a small business in America each week that the Senate is in session.