Karen is the founder of Kharis Connect. The Greek name “Kharis” means grace and favor. As a business owner and consumer, she found it difficult to find other black-owned businesses in the area. Out of frustration, she created the Kharis Connect app that provides a network for consumers to locate, explore and purchase products and services provided by black-owned businesses and professionals. Karen is committed to creating transparency, relationships, awareness and support for businesses and consumers who engage with each other because of the grace and favor she models through her life and the Kharis Connect app.