The Innovators: Rosetta Carter

As has become The Business Journal’s custom during the month of May, designated as National Small Business Month, we ask readers to tell us who is worthy of recognition. This time, we asked readers to nominate innovators – the risk takers, out-of-box thinkers and the status quo challengers.

Rosetta Carter
Executive Director, Alliance for Congregational Transformation Influencing Our Neighborhoods (Action)

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Rosetta Carter is an innovator because she saw a problem in her community and took action to address it in a unique and effective way.

The Mahoning Valley’s status as a food desert is a serious issue. But she didn’t just sit back and accept it. Instead, she worked with Flying High and Jeff Magada to create the Mahoning Valley Mobile Market.

The Mobile Market has been providing access to healthy and affordable food options for almost two years now, making a significant impact on the community and helping to fight food insecurity. The fact that a second, even larger Mobile Market will be launching in Trumbull County later this year is a testament to the success and importance of Ms. Carter’s innovation.

Ms. Carter’s tireless efforts and drive to make a difference in the lives of others is truly inspiring. She leads by example, showing that no obstacle is too great when it comes to helping those in need .

Nominated by Kylee Chrastina.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.