Modern Office

B1 Ventures & Holdings


As Seen In


Check out  CEO/President and Founder Makeba C. White Chanay's new business profile on Forbes' Council

B1 Ventures & Holdings

B1 Ventures and Holdings, Inc. is a Minority- and Woman - Owned & Operated Business Franchise and HealthCare Management firm based in Pearl, Mississippi, with offices in Forest, Hattiesburg & Biloxi Mississippi that specializes in elderly and disabled care by providing quality service and care through our four subsidiaries. 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.

Meet our Officers


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."


Marcus A. Chanay, Ph.D., CFRM, a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, is the President/Chief Operating Officer of B1 Venture and Holdings, Inc. As the President/COO, Dr. Chanay’s


  • Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth.

  • Establish policies that promote B1 Venture Holdings culture and vision.

  • Oversee daily operations of the company and the work of management.

  • Exercise responsibility ensuring that services are delivered effectively and efficiently that satisfy client needs.

  • Managing issues including marketing, financial growth and development, sales, research and personnel.

As President of the Mississippi School of Health Services and Careers, Dr. Chanay

  • Formulates plans and programs for and directs administration of the Mississippi School of Health Services and Careers (MSHSC).

  • Administers fiscal and physical planning activities, such as development of budget and building expansion programs and recommends their adoption.

  • Negotiate with administrative officials and representatives of business, community and civic groups to promote educational, research and public service objectives and policies of the school.

  • Establish operational procedures rules and standards relating to faculty and staff classification standards, financial disbursements and accounting requirements for the school and oversees the accreditation process for the school.

Dr. Chanay holds a Ph.D. in Urban Higher Education, MS in Educational Administration and Supervision and BA in Mass Communications. Dr. Chanay also had done further studies where he holds certificates in Fundraising Management (CFRM) through the Lily Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis and Institue for Educational Management (IEM) from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. He is also a member of several local, regional and national boards.


b1 nursing care.png

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.

Business Meeting

Contact Us

Central MS Office: 
3023-A Hwy 80 E, Pearl, Mississippi 39208

  • Facebook
  • Instagram

Thanks for submitting!