SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) – “I’m just excited,” founder and CEO of Swella’s Ville Office Studios & Suites Consuella Hopkins said. “I’m excited to provide such a professional place to do business for our community.”
Since 2008, it’s been a dream of the South Bend native to create a space where entrepreneurs can come conduct professional business.
“We started out with a vision just to heal our community,” Hopkins said. “I wanted to make sure that we economically stabilize our community. I’m a financial girl and I love finances and I just seen there was this disconnect.”
Hopkins says she grew up with many mentors, including her grandmother, who taught her the value of community.
“A strong community means strong finances, means strong family, strong businesses,” she said. “It’s a true ecosystem where our children, and not only our children but our elderly and everyone in between, can strive.”