Designer Kimber Crutcher Of Blue Candies Is A Mortar Graduate

August 2nd 2016 at 6pm in Five Points Alley an artistic gem nestled in the Cincinnati Redeveloping Neighborhood of Walnut hills, 13 extraordinary women graduated from the Mortar Program. One of those women was Charlene Kimber Crutcher, Designer for Blue Candies. Charlene has designed for Blue Candies for 5 years but wanted to take Blue Candies to a new level with the Mortar Program. And move Blue Candies from a home business into a Mobile Boutique business. The Mortar Program in Walnut Hills being called our city’s next revitalization, story. MORTAR fulfills its purpose by building on these successes through focusing on those who are often ignored. By targeting underserved and redeveloping communities, they are offering these non-traditional entrepreneurs the opportunity to use our inherent talents to not just make a dollar, but to positively participate in the rise of  Cincinnati.

Each Class is followed up with a Pitch Night. Graduates must Pitch their business and ideas to a crowd of family, friends, investors and members of the community. This is the night when every thing that they have learned comes into play. The attendees then vote on who should get the money from Pitch Night that each guest paid to get into the event. Although Kimber did win the Pitch Night she made some awesome connections and and received lots of positive feed back.

Kimber Crutcher has been working hard to build her Brand. And with this new en devour brings new opportunities, exposure, and the skills to develop her business into a success. And it’s not over yet, Mortar provides 18 months of support for the graduates to help the business have a successful startup.  Being part of the Mortar program solidifies the Blue Candies Brand. The best is yet to come for her!

2016 Mortar-Indigo Graduates:

  1. Vy Sok
  2. Jesse Fox
  3. Christina Davis
  4. Charlene Kimber Crutcher
  5. Renee Laguna
  6. Jerri Tolliver
  7. Danielle Sharee
  8. Liz Wolf
  9. Briona
  10. Achsah Fitzhugh
  11. Que Kinebrew
  12. Shamekko Early
  13. Monica Tuck

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