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Spotlight Series: Jermaine Thomas

Jun 21, 2024 | Coatesville

Jermaine Thomas, a dynamic entrepreneur and community leader, has roots in Harrisburg, PA, where he was born and raised. He pursued higher education at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, earning a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. Further honing his skills, Jermaine attended the Barbers Styling Institute, which laid the foundation for his multifaceted career.

A Successful Entrepreneur

Jermaine’s entrepreneurial journey began at a young age, cutting hair in his mother’s basement at just 14. His passion and drive led him to establish the All Star Images Barber Shop in Downingtown, PA, which he has successfully operated since 2006. Expanding his business endeavors, Jermaine also owns and serves as the Marketing Manager for Icon411, a full-service marketing firm known for its innovative promotional strategies that drive business growth through creativity and excellence.

In addition, Jermaine is the creator of the Correct Connection Networking Group, a professional organization that fosters educational and networking opportunities for business professionals and entrepreneurs. Correct Connection’s social mixers provide an engaging atmosphere for networking and professional growth.

Community Engagement and Leadership

Jermaine’s commitment to his community is evident through his extensive involvement in various organizations. He serves on the board of Downingtown Strong, is a Wellness Ambassador for the Alliance for Health Equity, and sits on the Community Care’s Health Equity Advisory Board. Additionally, he is the resident barber at Church Farm School in Exton, PA, and an active member of the 20 Men Project.

Previously, Jermaine worked for Corelogic in Exton, PA, for 19 years until the pandemic. During his tenure, he created the LEAP for Coatesville initiative, demonstrating his dedication to community improvement and support.

Jermaine’s businesses in Coatesville include Icon411 and Correct Connections. Icon411 specializes in delivering creative marketing solutions that transform brands and drive growth. Correct Connections offers networking and educational opportunities for business professionals and entrepreneurs through social mixers and professional gatherings.

His partnerships in Coatesville are extensive, including collaborations with 2nd Century Alliance, J30 Entertainment, the City of Coatesville, Courtyard by Marriott, Coatesville Boys Basketball, Coatesville Hockey, Chester County Hospital/Penn Medicine, Brandywine YMCA, Stottsville Inn, Splitting Axe, and The Iron Eagle.

Having lived in Coatesville for 23 years, Jermaine is passionate about his community. He aims to bring more businesses and job opportunities to the area, fostering economic growth and development. His advice for startups and entrepreneurs in Coatesville is grounded in experience: start with a plan, find a mentor, network, surround yourself with like-minded individuals, and embrace small failures as learning opportunities.

In his career, Jermaine strives to improve his public speaking and communication skills, essential for his roles in business and community leadership. His overarching goal is to make a lasting impact on Coatesville by driving economic development and enhancing the quality of life for its residents.

Contact Jermaine Thomas:

For more information about Jermaine Thomas and his initiatives, you can reach out to him through his businesses, Icon411 and Correct Connections, or connect with him through the various community organizations he supports.

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Posted by Monica Ferguson

After earning her Bachelors in Marketing, Monica joined the team as the Director of 19320GO! and Marketing Coordinator at Valley Crossing Digital. She is excited about earning her Masters of Business Administration this year and promoting continued growth in Coatesville.

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