Tanika Harper, is an entrepreneur, owning four small businesses, Elite Facility Maintenance and Harper’s Naturals being two of them. She’s also Founder/CEO of Shora Foundation located in Knoxville, TN. Shora was founded in 2008 and their mission is to provide a safe place culture for those in under-resourced areas by creating opportunities and transforming communities. Their two programs consist of youth programming where they focus on academic achievement, mental health, food security, and social justice. Their newest program is their small business development program where they focus on providing resources- educational, social, and financial. Tanika currently serves on the board of The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce and she’s also a member of The Mayor’s Maker Council where she is Chair of The Maker City Summit.