Celebrating National Black Business Month

Black-owned businesses play an important role in the success of our nation’s economy. In recognition of that, historian John William Templeton and engineer Frederick E. Jordan Sr. founded National Black Business Month in August 2004. They established this national month-long celebration to highlight and champion the 2.6 million Black-owned businesses in the U.S., which generate more than $150 billion in revenue annually and employ almost 1 million Americans.

All August, the Detroit Regional Chamber will be sharing a series of blog posts about local Black-owned businesses and resources minority-owned businesses can take advantage of to continue growing and creating equity in the local economy. If you are interested in sharing your story, please contact Lauren Hutchison at lhutchison@detroitchamber.com.

Looking for more ways to support Black businesses this month and beyond? Check out these resources:

Black-Owned Haircare Line “Strengthen, Grows, and Continues  to Give Health” to All Hair Types

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Black-Owned Marketing Agency Founder Shares Key to Social Media Success for Businesses

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Salesforce Hosts National Black Business Month Virtual Block Party Wednesday, Aug. 25

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Detroit Black Restaurant Week Is Back, With Food Truck Rallies and a Longer Lineup

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Black-Owned Boutique in Detroit Trains Youth in Retail Operations

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Black-Owned Small Business Creates “Custom Cocoa Experience” for Detroiters

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8 Ways to Find Black-Owned Businesses in Southeast Michigan

Black-Owned Cookie Shop and Café Provides Freshly Baked Cookies in Detroit’s North Rosedale Community

At the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2021 Detroit Policy Conference, the perseverance and future of small businesses in the region was a leading topic. Many local business owners shared how they…

Black-Owned Natural Beauty Brand Creates Unique Handmade Products for Detroiters

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Black-Owned Norwest Gallery of Art brings ‘Love and Light’ through Art to Historic Detroit Neighborhood

At the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2021 Detroit Policy Conference, the perseverance and future of small businesses in the region was a leading topic. Many local business owners spoke, sharing how…

Black-Owned Online Coffee Shop Brings a Taste of Ethiopia to the Northwest Detroit Community

At the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2021 Detroit Policy Conference, the perseverance and future of small businesses in the Southeast Michigan region was a leading topic. Many local business owners spoke,…