This Black History Month, the Southland Development Authority (SDA) is proud to highlight the achievements of LaTonya Renee, the founder of White Lily’s & Caviar, a Black-owned spa that exemplifies luxury and empowerment. Since joining the SDA community in January 2024, LaTonya has combined her expertise in procurement and passion for psychology to create a sanctuary for women through her business.

White Lily’s & Caviar’s inception is inspired by LaTonya’s vision of accessible luxury and her cherished childhood memories represented by the white lily. Under Jamie Makuch’s mentorship from SDA’s Business Growth Services, the boutique has gained great traction through strategic marketing and community engagement.

The “Coffee Connection” event by SDA was a turning point for White Lily’s & Caviar, providing a platform for meaningful connections and sharing LaTonya’s entrepreneurial journey. Her gratitude towards Jamie’s guidance is profound, marking a successful collaboration.

SDA’s spotlight on White Lily’s & Caviar during Black History Month is not just a celebration of Black-owned businesses but also a commitment to fostering an environment where such enterprises thrive.

Join us in applauding the strides made by White Lily’s & Caviar and support Black-owned businesses that are shaping our community.

About Southland Development Authority

The Southland Development Authority is a nonprofit business organization launched in 2019 by business, civic, and political leaders from around the Southland who recognize the potential of the region’s people, businesses, and real estate. Our mission is to bring the resources and capacity needed to achieve transformative, inclusive economic growth for the south suburbs with a focus on investments in the Southland’s communities, industry, housing, and workforce.

We work steadfastly to connect Southland business owners, investors, and individuals with key resources to operate and thrive in the region, from equipping mid-size and small businesses in our Business Growth services Program with customized advice and consulting services, to helping local residents access the tools needed to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. With a deep institutional knowledge of the Southland’s people, markets, and history and our multifaceted, experienced team, the Southland Development Authority is a powerful partner for any individual, business, or investor.

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