Zakiya SmallsEntrepreneur, Co-Founder of J&Z Professional Services
Zakiya Smalls’ mission is to offer a service that can make any facility sparkle while providing jobs within the community. From her days at Fordham University to the many nights spent researching and developing ways to succeed in today’s economy, Zakiya had visions of long term success & growth for J&Z Professional Services. She shared a passion for owning a cleaning business & decided to embark on a partnership to form a commercial cleaning company that provides excellent service for each and every type of commercial property at every step.
In January 2016, the Lehigh Valley Business did a story on her success as a native New Yorker, raised in Harlem to owning her own business here in the Lehigh Valley and being St. Luke’s Health Networks largest cleaning vendor in the area. When the article was published her company was servicing under 15 locations and has grown to servicing close to 50 locations for the health network giant as well various notable facilities. Some of them include the Allentown Art Museum, Connoisseur Media (home to 99.9 The Hawk, ESPN Sports Radio and 107.1 Spin Radio) and East Stroudsburg University
Apart from providing service to many professional buildings in the area, Zakiya is also a proud member of the Lehigh Valley Health Network Board of Associates, the African American Business Leaders Council for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Allentown and CREW Lehigh Valley.