City of Detroit Civil Rights, Inclusion & Opportunity Department to Host Black Business Crawl on Small Business Saturday
On November 30 more than 20 black-owned businesses from across the city of Detroit will participate in black business crawl
Crawl kicks off with free customer appreciation breakfast from 6-10AM at Good Cakes and Bakes
Small Business Saturday vendor market will open and operate from 10AM - 8PM at Good Cakes and Bakes
Shoppers are encouraged to use #ShopBlackDetroit when visiting businesses
This Small Business Saturday, black-owned businesses from across Detroit will be highlighted in an inaugural Black Business Crawl featuring more than 20 black entrepreneurs. The Crawl will kick off at 6AM with a free customer appreciation breakfast at Good Cakes and Bakes (19363 Livernois, Detroit, MI 48221) and feature a vendor market, also at Good Cakes and Bakes, from 10AM – 8PM.
Host locations will offer special discounts to patrons visiting during the Crawl. Shoppers are encouraged to use #ShopBlackDetroit when visiting businesses throughout the city.The City of Detroit’s Civil Rights, Inclusion, and Opportunity Department (CRIO) is hosting the crawl to celebrate the numerous black-owned businesses in the city.
Northwest Gallery of Art
Good Cakes & Bakes
Ten Nail Bar
Detroit Vegan Soul
Voluptuous Bien'Aime Boutique
Central Bar + Kitchen
Good Times on the Ave
Bakers Keyboard Lounge
African Fabrics & Fashion
The Turkey Grill
More businesses are expected to be added to the list.
Hosting the crawl in collaboration with CRIO is the Detroit Branch NAACP, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation and the Lambda Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Officials from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will also participate.
“It is important for us to support and uplift our black businesses in Detroit and we are honored to host this first black business crawl with so many partners,” said Charity Dean,CRIO Director. “This event highlights the City’s commitment to ensuring that black businesses continue to thrive and grow, not only during the holiday season, but beyond.”
“When small businesses do well, so do our communities, which is why shopping small – on Small Business Saturday and beyond – is so important,”said Constance Logan, SBA Michigan District Director. “Along with this Black Business Crawl, we’re encouraging Small Business Saturday participation throughout the state with special stops here in Midtown and out in rural Marlette. No matter where you are, when you support small businesses, you’re also supporting job creation, innovation and the backbone of our economy.”
“Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Lambda Pi Omega Chapter is proud to participate in the Black Business Crawl. This event aligns with our Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service Target 3, Building Your Economic Legacy initiative, Entrepreneurship and the Black Dollar 365,” said Lanie L. Dixon, President Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lambda Pi Omega Chapter. “This initiative highlights and promotes successful African-American owned businesses by encouraging intentional support and leveraging the power of the black dollar 365 days a year.”
"The Detroit Branch NAACP is glad to partner with the City of Detroit, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, the Small Business Association and the Lambda Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to promote and support black businesses," said Kamilia Landrum, Executive Director, Detroit Branch NAACP. "Black businesses are and continue to be the backbone of our community. We must make sure we uplift and highlight the goods and services they offer and that they are not left out of the rebirth being experienced in the city."
Eventbrite - City of Detroit's Civil Rights, Inclusion, and Opportunity Department presents Detroit Black Business Crawl 2019 - Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Detroit Businesses - Various Locations, Detroit, MI. Find event and ticket information.