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B1 Ventures & Holdings
B1 Ventures and Holdings, Inc. is a minority-owned and diversified holding company headquartered in Pearl, Mississippi. B1 Ventures and Holdings, Inc. subsidiaries engage in-home care, education, sports and entertainment development, and personal and entrepreneurial coaching.
B1 Ventures and Holdings, Inc. wholly owns B1 Nursing Care, B1
Foundation, Mississippi School of Health Services and Careers, HER Philosophy and Mid-South Education Sports and Entertainment Group.
Makeba Chanay serves as the Co-Visionary, Chairperson of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Marcus A. Chanay also serves as the Co-Visionary, Vice Chairperson of the Board, President, and Chief Operating Officer.
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Makeba White-Chanay is a God-fearing woman, wife, mother, grandmother, and businesswoman who stands firmly on HERPhilosophy of fostering persons in need. She currently serves as the Chairperson of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of B1 Ventures and Holdings, Inc., a healthcare management firm headquartered in Pearl, Mississippi.
Through her non-profit organization, B1 Foundation, she and her staff specialize in providing quality care services for elderly and disabled persons, educational and scholarship offerings, and provide opportunities for unhoused populations.
In 2016, she formed B1 Nursing Care providing extensive home-care services and daily living assistance for elderly and disabled persons. Two years later, the Mississippi School of Health Services Careers was established to assist students with a career path that ensures success. The school offers certificate programs in the Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, Phlebotomy, and CPR. The school also offers certificates and CEUs in COVID-19 and Community Healthcare Worker Training.
While her businesses have seen million-dollar successes, her goal includes expanding B1 Ventures and Holdings, Inc. to her neighboring states, Arkansas, Alabama, and Louisiana. Makeba’s achievements include 2022 Best of Mississippi People’s Choice Award, 2021 Who’s Who of Mississippi Women, 2021 Transformation Academy Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Business Coaching, 2021 Harvard School of Business Certificate in Entrepreneurship Essentials, and 2019 Mississippi Top 50 Leading Women in Business.
As she reflects on her successes and many achievements, Makeba recalls those days growing up in Forest, Mississippi with her grandparents. Her grandfather was a farmer who contracted the poultry giant Tyson Foods. His success in entrepreneurship led to her desire to own her own business. Her dream was realized in 2011 when she began her home care service.
She attributes her success to her faith and love for God. The support from her family and especially her husband, Dr. Marcus A. Chanay has helped her remain focused and determined to enhance her businesses, which has led to a million-dollar success. Her ambitions and goals include increasing speaking engagements and creating a publishing arm for HERPhilosophy.
Her words in which she lives: “You don’t have to wait for someone to do something for you. You can start right where you are with what you have. If God says yes, then doors will open. All you need is one yes."
Dr. Marcus A. Chanay, a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas has over 30 years of academic and executive leadership experience in education and business. Professionally for the past 30 years, Dr. Chanay has served as a Professor in Higher Education, served as a Vice President for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, and Campus Operations for three different institutions. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where he majored in Mass Communications and minored in English and Business Administration. He received an M.S. in Education Administration and Supervision and a Ph.D. in Urban Higher Education from Jackson State University. Dr. Chanay has done further studies at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), where he received a certificate in Fundraising Management and Harvard University where he received a certificate in Education Management.
Dr. Chanay’s experiences include research, teaching, curriculum development, leading organizational change, managing division budgets, developing strategic plans, and securing external resources. During his time in executive leadership in higher education, Dr. Chanay has managed budgets of more than 18 million dollars, secured over $4.5 million external dollars, and led construction projects of more than 70 million dollars.
Dr. Chanay is the President/COO of B1 Ventures and Holdings, Inc., a holding company whose subsidiaries engage in-home care, education, sports marketing, development, and personal and entrepreneurial coaching. B1 Ventures and Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Pearl, MS, is the parent company to B1 Nursing Care, a home health agency.
The B1 Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that focuses on raising scholarship dollars for persons pursuing employment within the healthcare industry. The foundation also raises funds for programs and projects that bring awareness to the homeless, Mississippi School of Health Services and Careers, an allied health career school, H.E.R. Philosophy, and Mid-South Sports and Education Group.
As the President/COO, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of all companies, managing areas of marketing, financial growth and sales, research, and personnel. Dr. Chanay also serves as President of MS School of Health Services and Careers and B1 Foundation. He is also the Principle Managing Partner/CEO for the Mid-South Sports and Education Group.
Dr. Chanay is a member of several boards and organizations: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (General Board Member and International Director of Education), Mississippi MOVE, Inc. (Board Member), a member of the Pearl, MS Chamber of Commerce, Flowood, MS Chamber of Commerce, the National Black Chamber of Commerce, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff National Alumni Association, Jackson State University National Alumni Association, and 100 Black Men of Jackson, Inc. He is also an active member of the Word of Life Church.
Dr. Chanay is grateful to his children, grandchildren, and wife, Makeba for their continued support in both his professional and personal endeavors. His motto: “Tomorrow’s success is founded on today’s preparation.”
B1 Venture and Holdings, Inc., believes we can B the 1 for you.
Versatile, yet Compassionate
Our philosophy follows the vision of the CEO/President and Founder Makeba C. White Chanay who believes in fostering those persons that are in need and focusing on providing optimal health services, with maintaining the highest levels of client and family satisfaction.
Central MS Office:
3023-A Hwy 80 E, Pearl, Mississippi 39208