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Creative Business Services, Inc. has a strong team with diverse backgrounds.

Creative Business Service, Inc. is a non-profit, public relations and utilization firm. Founded in November 1978 as The Business Action Group, its primary function is to identify Ethnic/Women/Business Enterprises and link them with contract opportunities with local governmental agencies and major corporations.

Creative Business Services, Inc. published its first Ethnic/Women/Businesses and Professionals directory in July 1979. The corporation conducts a comprehensive survey/study detailing “How to sell goods and services to local governmental agencies.”

Joined with other Community Based Organizations to develop cultural awareness programs and conducted workshops on related activities, i.e., Inland Area Kwanzaa Group, Martin Luther King Memorial Breakfast, and the San Bernardino Black Athlete Hall of Fame.

Creative Business Services, Inc. has a strong team with diverse backgrounds, a strong record of accomplishment in the preparation of business development plans, and operations marketing, regulatory issues, data collection and community organizing.

Programs under the umbrella of Creative Business Services, Inc.:

-Wilmer Amina Carter Foundation

The Wilmer Amina Carter Foundation was created in 2006 to support youth academic excellence, support community non-profits, and provide internships to high school and college level students.

 

-Inland Area Kwanzaa Group

The Inland Area Kwanzaa group formed in 1982 to inform the public about the Kwanzaa holiday, promote its celebration, and urge the practice of The Seven Principles.

 

-Benwalt Museum

Hotel Benwalt, located in Neshoba County, Mississippi, has been federally designated to open as the Philadelphia Mississippi Rights Museum.This museum will display the historical experiences of the Choctaw nation, the Europeans and enslaved African in the area.

 

-Archiving Black History

The archiving project is an on-going effort to develop an online library that collects, digitizes, archives and interprets African American history and culture in the Inland Empire.

Wilmer Amina Carter and William H. Jacocks (Ratibu)

Wilmer Amina Carter and her husband Ratibu Jacocks of Rialto, California co-founded Creative Business Service in 1978. Through their non-profit, public relations and utilization firm, they have guided numerous Ethnic/Women/Business enterprises in obtaining contracts with local governmental agencies and major corporations. Business owners themselves, they have published resource guides for procuring contracts.

The late William Ratibu Jacocks (1943-2015), co-founder of Creative Business Services, brought extensive experience in corporate sales and advancing legislation to assist Inland Empire residents. He served as team leader on various projects including lobbying and transportation studies. He was also a published author.

With Creative Business Services, the couple has assembled a diverse team with wide experience in a range of services including business planning, operations, marketing, regulatory consulting, data collecting and community organizing.

Carter and Jacocks joined with other Community Based Organizations to develop cultural awareness programs and workshops. In 1980, they formed the Inland Area Kwanzaa Group, a coalition of individuals and organizations unified to promote Kwanzaa and practicing The Seven Principles year round.

A native of Neshoba County, Mississippi, Carter, together with Jacocks, visualized an historic museum in her hometown that would positively impact the region through renewed faith, education and awareness. The planned Philadelphia Mississippi Rights Museum and Redemption Center will take visitors on a journey through the historical experiences of the Choctaw people, the Europeans and enslaved Africans who settled and developed the area.
Carter served on the Rialto Unified School District Board of Trustees for 16 years. After leaving her post, a new comprehensive high school was named in her honor. Carter formed the Wilmer Amina Carter Foundation to provide scholarships to exemplary graduates of Carter and other regional high schools.  The mission of the Wilmer Amina Carter Foundation is to educate, develop, support and empower current and future leaders through scholarships, community  engagement and civic development.

Creative Business Service, Inc.

A non-profit, public relations and utilization firm