Economic Development

The MRAC Economic Development Committee is committed to encouraging and empowering our community to become financially literate and economically self-sufficient. In fulfilling our commitment to Delta Sigma Theta’s FIVE-POINT Thrust, we seek to provide monthly programming, as well as quarterly and annual events to ensure education and exposure are provided to the community we serve and beyond. We do this through the development and implementation of programs that address the Financial Planning and Consumer Literacy needs of our community.


Business of the Month

The June Business of the Month is A Fresh Start, LLC owned by Soror Deberah W. Williams.

Deberah W. Williams is the Founder of A Fresh Start, LLC, The Launch, and one of the Founders of Women Entrepreneurship Network United (WENU). Deberah is from Chase City, VA and holds a BS Degree from Norfolk State University and MBA/HCM Degree from University of Phoenix.

A Fresh Start, LLC was established in 2006, because there was a great need for educating the community regarding credit and budgeting. A Fresh Start, LLC, assist customers with derogatory payment history, judgements, tax liens, low credit scores, negotiations with lenders, attorneys and collection agencies. We also assist Senior clients with their credit concerns as well as partnering with banks, real estate agents, loan officers and tax accountants.

A Fresh Start, LLC can assist clients in all 50 states and abroad. We are here to minister to the community on knowledge for the body, mind, and soul.

We are giving a COVID special 50%off until June 30, 2020. 

Visit Soror Deberah Williams’ business directly at for more information.

For more information about the chapter’s initiatives around this thrust, please contact the committee chair at