The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced the 10 graduates of the second cohort of the Scale DSM Minority Business Accelerator. The business owners completed a seven-month program centered around case-based peer learning, management skills and building networks to help them grow their businesses. The program uses curriculum from Boston-based nonprofit Interise and is sponsored by Wells Fargo.

The graduates of the second cohort are:

  • Amner Martinez, Infinite Resources
  • Blanca Plascencia, El Fogon Mexican Restaurant
  • Claudia Grubb, That’s Clean
  • Mariela Maya, Panka Peruvian Restaurant
  • Marla Earp, XoXo Gift & Home
  • Nizigiyimana Danifodi, Danifodi Custom Suits
  • Perlla Deluca, Southeast Constructors, Inc.
  • Sharlonda Roorda, Shar’s
  • Stephanie Rodriguez, Iowa First Call Towing
  • Yen Verhoeven, Qi Learning Research Group