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Posted on: August 9, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Forbes recognizes Mango, Mango owners as top "Shark Tank" entrepreneurs

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Aug. 9, 2017 – The business magazine released a list of top black 12 "Shark Tank" entrepreneurs who found success after their appearance on the reality show. On the list were Hampton's Simply Panache Products owners Nzinga Teule-Hekima, Lakesha Brown-Renfro and Tanecia Willis.

The women appeared on ‘Shark Tank’ in 2013, wanting $75k for 20% equity, the sharks all passed saying the company was doing well on its own. Their Mango Preserves line has continued to succeed well beyond the show. The women have added three other enterprises all located in Phoebus:

Mango Mangeaux restaurant, Simple Panache Place hotel and Simply Panache Nail Bar & Pedi Spa, all located in Phoebus.

The list includes 11 other black entrepreneurs in honor of National Black Business Month in August.

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