All Things Marketplace to host Black Business Month events in February

WHAT Jennifer Crawford-Williams, owner of a Corktown-based grocery store, will be hosting all things black business month for the first time this February. Events range from art exhibitions to informative business discussions to weekly shop-raises – all centered around black-owned businesses.

“I think running a black-owned, women-owned business, it’s my job to not only create opportunities for other people like me, but to give them a chance to showcase their style and work,” Crawford-Williams said. Crawford-Williams said. . “This is the beginning, the stepping stone to a great program that will support black businesses and help move them forward.”

WHEN February 2023

Events Everything Black Business Month has the following activities:

  • Black business negotiationthere will be 6-8pm Thursday, February 16, 2023 and present a panel of business experts discussing both the challenges and the keys to successfully growing your own business.
  • Photo by Dee Hughes will provide a photo session by 1-6pm Saturday, February 18, to small business owners looking for a new headline. The cost is $40 and includes one photo editing session. Registration is required. Go to AllThingsTicketing.comto name.
  • Behind the red curtainwill be held from 6-9pm Friday, February 24, 2023. It’s an art show made out of love and meant for adults. Hosted by Colibri the Artist, the exhibition open to 21+ will feature the work of Detroit photographer Jermaine Dalejuan and Boston-based artist William Kennedy. PIPED (Detroit’s Power and Poetry Experience) will be performing live. This is a free program.
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Supermarket All black business month will also be included Pop-up shop on Saturday afternoon from noon to 5pm featuring the following black-owned Detroit businesses:

  • February 4 – The Full Closet Boutique, a large-scale mobile clothing boutique, has a wide range of clothing and accessories.
  • February 11 – Shop for delicious vegan snacks made by Zella’s Bakery.
  • February 18 – Shop B. Jacklean, a maker of handmade, sustainable and fashion jewelry, clutches and other stylish accessories. But don’t forget Cool kids like me, a brand that reflects anti-bullying messages we can understand at any time.
  • February 25 – Keith Butler’s shop The black man dida brand that features organic, fair trade and luxe fabrics with graphic details and must-have sports styles. And continue to meet Detroit author Robyn K. Fuller, creator of the Parker & Jhett Rose Chronicles and books. Let’s be honest.

Where General Store, 1620 Michigan Ave. Ste. 123

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WHO Jennyfer Crawford-Williams, owner of All Things Marketplace, is the organizer of All Things Black Business Month.

Hours The general store is open for business from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and is closed Sunday-Monday in the winter.

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borrow it The mall offers 750 square meters of rental space for companies to host corporate events, team meetings or current offices. Local organizations can rent it for community meetings. Business owners can reserve this space for photography.

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Jennyfer Crawford-Williams is creating a month full of events aimed at supporting and shining a light on black-owned businesses in Detroit.

Colibri the Artist is curating Behind the Red Curtain, an adults-only art exhibition as part of All Things Black Business Month in February.

Works like this one by Detroit-based photographer Jermaine Dalejuan will be featured in an art exhibit, Behind the Red Curtain, coming to Everything Market this February.

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