William Jones is a co‐owner of the new Rose & Taylor Barber & Beauty Shop along with his wife Carla Jones. William grew up in Champaign and remembers getting his hair cut at Rose & Taylor as a child. In 2008 the Joneses bought the business and moved and re‐modeled the business. The Joneses have built a website and facebook page for the barbershop and regularly hold community events such as barbeques and back‐to‐school celebrations. They have served as mentors for young adults in the area. William is a member and president of the North First Street Business Association.

William was featured in Difference Makers 2010: An eBlack Champaign-Urbana Publication.