Born in Chicago, IL, and raised on the Southside Chicago, Iesha always knew that with Hard work, Motivation and Determination that she to can become and Englewood Success story. At the age of 14 she began working for herself every summer selling snowballs where she could literally make a $100 day, pretty good for a kid.
As she aged her interest in Business and Financing grew. This led her to attend one of the Top-Rated Private Colleges in IL, Robert Morris University. There she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management.
In 2007, Iesha interest in the Security industry grew then went back to school to obtain Her PERC. Now she can provide her own security for her company.
In 2012, Iesha begin to work in the food industry where her passion for food started to become her reality. Doing one of her favorite things Iesha decided that she also wanted to cook for a living. Going back to school she earned her Food Management Sanitation Certification to be able to provide catering services in the state of Illinois in 2013.
Iesha is a Woman of Excellence, self-motivated Mother and Business Woman. She gives everything she does 110%. She began to embrace this crazy amazing gift God had blessed her with in 2004. By using her raw talent and on the go creativity to create lively displays that will lift the spirits of ANYONE for ALL occasions. Knowing nothing of the balloon industry when starting out, she currently always find myself trying to find out current trends in the industry, industry news, and hot topics trying to always keep up with SWOT- Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities or Threats in the industry. These are things that most people hate but this is the fun stuff for the Business Manager in her. Today she is a Certified Party Decorator. Specializing in Weddings and Graduations.
During her years as an Entrepreneur Iesha car broke down. At some point because, she had 2 cars she donated one to charity. Paying retail rent & having 3 kids there was no room to purchase a new car. She was Awarded a car paid in full through the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. In which she now is has a Successful partnership with and a percentage of her sales when you shop with her through the www.yshop.org goes back to help other Women in Business.
In 2017 Iesha was inducted in her alma mater (Robert Morris University) Hall of Fame as an Outstanding Alumni member. In 2018 RMU recognized her Success story again in the online & print Eagles publication newspaper.
BrownSugar’s Balloon Designs & Academy in Chicago, Il recently became a member of the Qualatex Balloon Network (QBN®), a professional organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in balloon decor and bouquets. As QBN members, businesses commit to sound and honorable business practices, continuing education, and the belief that balloons create atmosphere and communicate emotion in a uniquely effective way.
“We believe that the high quality of the products we sell, and the professionalism in the services we offer, provide superior value to our customers,” said Iesha Trotter. “We’re excited to be able to bring this level of balloon artistry to the Chicagoland area.” Recognition as being one of the World’s Best Balloon Designs companies, and now International.
In 2019 Iesha’s company BrownSugar’s Balloons was recognized as having the Best Balloon Practices in the state of Illinois according to the Industry Standards.
After creating one of the Best International Balloon Designs companies and in an effort to help curb violence in the city of Chicago Iesha now teaches others how to start their own Balloon Designs Business.
Iesha was offered a membership with The Greater Englewood Chamber of commerce for her Excellence, Integrity.
There is no greater joy for her to be able to provide happiness for her clients, to receive the positive feedback and to overall know that she has provided excellent customer service. serving thousands of clients over the years. Iesha is always outdone blown away by the client’s reaction and absolutely Loves it!!!
- Windy City Live
- Robert Morris University
- Shark Tank-ABC
- The Jam Tv
- The Look Chicago
- Sweet startups (online publication)
- Wvon-Small Business Roundtable