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 Chocolate Place

Founder Angela DaBenigno

For over 30 years, Angela has operated a Bronx-based store selling chocolate products, gifts, cooking supplies and more. She creates a personal experience for all those who come, and her customers trust her to always provide fresh, high-quality products. Angela is working to expand her family-owned business to include an online store as she continues to grow the business.

FOOD, DRINKS & DESSERT
110 STUDIOS

Founder Paul Connor

At 110™ Studios, the team focuses on creativity, beauty, movement, fashion and performance. Alongside the Bushwick Community Darkroom on Troutman Street, they provide full start to finish media production services. The studio set-up includes various scenes for flexibility and doubles as a skate park to help athletes. Visit their website to be inspired.

Art
3RD WIND NETWORK

Founder Noelle Minter

3rd Wind Network transitions the recently retired into a new lifestyle full of vibrancy and engagement. They offer classes, events and excursions focused on personal growth and social connection using creative and wellness outlets, to neighborhoods in the northeast Bronx and southern Westchester. They inspire adults to do just that by elevating their retirement experience.

Black-owned / Business & Consulting / Education
84 GEM

Founder Kimone Young

84Gem is ethnic, exotic and regal. A combination of contemporary and African inspired jewelry, 84Gem is jewelry that introduces you before you even speak. Inspired by personal travels, all pieces are handmade in Brooklyn. Materials are sourced from India, Istanbul and Africa. Each piece is created to evoke a sense of power, strength and confidence to the wearer.

Jewelry / Black-owned
A CAKE BAKED IN BROOKLYN

Founder Luquana McGriff

Luquana McGriff is a sugar artist, baker, and the owner of A Cake Baked In Brooklyn. In 2016, with no formal culinary training, she began combining her love of baking with her natural sense of style to make one of a kind desserts for her family and friends. When she got nothing but rave reviews, she decided to build a business that would serve the community of Brooklyn where she was born and raised.

Black-owned / FOOD, DRINKS & DESSERT
A GIRL NAMED PINKY

Founder Tina Stevens

A Girl Named Pinky is dedicated to delivering custom cakes and desserts for special occasions in the SF Bay Area. A Girl Named Pinky is one of 30 small food businesses (all primarily women-owned) that are part of the food incubation program at La Cocina in San Francisco. 

Black-owned / FOOD, DRINKS & DESSERT
A LIFE WELL ORGANIZED

Founder Kenneth Metzger

Kenny makes life seamless with his transformational organizing service. He focuses on understanding how each individual client or business thinks before designing a custom organizational system for everything from clothing and kitchenwares to client files.

House & Home
A3+OAG PRODUCTIONS

Founder Yolande Makha

a3+oag (africans, african-americans & other africans globally) is a US & Africa based agency - operating in NYC & Joburg - with 13+years of experience in collaborating for Africa’s interests within the US’ fashion & film industries. They have been instrumental in forging key partnerships & opportunities for the South African Consulate, Embassy & Tourism & the Cape & Gauteng Film Commissions within the US. 

Black-owned / Business & Consulting / Music
ACC TOURS

Founder Delia Awusi

ACC Tours mission is to help tell the African story by providing safe, world class, and inclusive guided tours of Ghana. Their goal is to allow clients to experience Ghana below the surface. Their curated tours are intimate by design – allowing customers to immerse themselves in Ghana’s people, history and culture. They are Ghanaian-owned and operated and believe in patronizing as such. They support Ghanaian owned businesses.

Travel
Adamah Gallery Seafood

Founder Toni Rivera

Toni and Vester always wanted to be entrepreneurs, and decided to bring health and positivity to their community through a seafood business. They are always there for their customers, providing fresh-caught options and going above and beyond with recipes and customer service. They are excited to break into an industry that lacks black-owned businesses, and in doing so to keep money in their local community.

FOOD, DRINKS & DESSERT / Black-owned
AFRICAN DISHOUT

Founder Jamila Issah Zomah

Africandishout is a technology company that connects diners with their favorite local African Restaurants in their cities. They do this by empowering local African businesses and also help provide work for people in the local communities. They are currently widely in the Bronx and deliver within the Bronx, Harlem, Midtown Manhattan, Yonkers and New Rochelle in New York.

Black-owned / FOOD, DRINKS & DESSERT / Restaurants & Catering
AND AND NYC

Founder Andrea

And And NYC is a Bronx-based jewelry company founded in 2015. And And NYC is an acronym for A New Day, A New Dawn, a play on Nina Simone’s song “Feeling Good.” Each piece is made with natural materials – responsibly-sourced fabrics and fair-trade beads – from local and international artisans. They offer chokers, lapel pins, bracelets, cufflinks, and earrings.

Jewelry / Black-owned
ANNE GIANCOLA

Founder Anne Giancola

Anne Giancola has been in business as a decorative artist since 1994 doing decorative painting, faux finishing, murals and painted furniture. Anne leads her clients through a creative process that produces an articulate vision. Anne enjoys her work and derives both personal and professional satisfaction when she attains just the look and feel her clients are seeking.

Art
ANNIE MAE'S CHEESECAKES

Founder Danielle Moore

Danielle and her team pride themselves on family legacy, tradition and old fashioned goodness. Their Cheesecakes are made from scratch, handcrafted and made with a family recipe passed down from past generations. Annie Mae's Cheesecakes uses the finest ingredients and has taken their traditional family recipe to another level. Their goal is to give their clients elegant yet scrumptious dessert options.

Black-owned / FOOD, DRINKS & DESSERT
Annie's T Cakes

Founder Anne Wang

Annie has been passionate about making an eco-conscious food space, but also frustrated at the lack of food brands tailored to Asian American diets. So, she decided to make my own solution starting with vegan, gluten free, and up-cycled Taiwanese pineapple cakes. Annie is looking for help to increase her digital presence and financial strategies to keep growing her business.

FOOD, DRINKS & DESSERT / AAPI-owned
AROMAS BOUTIQUE BAKERY

Founders Eileen & Jo-Ann Barett

Aromas Boutique Bakery offers cakes, catering and corporate gifts. Founded by sisters Jo-Ann and Chef Eileen Barett, Aromas is committed to all natural food and a great experience for its customers. Chef Eileen is classically trained and holds a Culinary Arts and restaurant Management degree from the Art Institute of NY. Both Chef Eileen and Jo-Ann hold Bachelor’s degrees from Tufts University.

Restaurants & Catering / FOOD, DRINKS & DESSERT / Weddings & Events
AROUND THE WORLD BEAUTY

Founder Stephanie Flor

Around the World Beauty is a community, a meet-us-here-anytime-anywhere virtual destination. They offer workshops inspired by the ancient beauty secrets from around the world, and feature DIY experiences on creating one-of-a-kind rituals that date back thousands of years – rosewater class, turmeric face masks, and other beauty offerings inspired by ancient beauty secrets of the world.

Latinx-owned / Beauty
Art Rentals of California

Founder Natalia Poltoratzky

Natalia opened an art rental business in the Berkeley Design Loop, striving to be the Bay Area's premier resource for high quality art for film, television, and commercial production. Highlights of her collection include large contemporary oil paintings, Hasselblad photographic prints, and a unique collection of vintage and antique frames. The unique feature about her business is that all the work is copyright cleared and ready for commercial use.

Latinx-owned / Art
ARTIFICATION

Founder Ezra Ezzard

Ezra runs a modern media company that is committed to the development, production and distribution of content that centers artists and people of color. His 'art first' philosophy enables his company to amplify bold, authentic, original and fresh voices across multiple genres and platforms. Ezra is hoping to build out the e-commerce aspect of the business by creating product around the content that he releases.

Books, Media, & Tech / Black-owned
ARTILLERY AG

Founder Kelly López-Ortega

Founders Iván Lopez & Alexa Treviño set out to establish a creative gallery + studio that would embody Nature, Familia, + Cultura. Artillery AG is home to many art forms – Clay, Earth, Paint, and Photography. With Clay + Flora they honor our Pachamama. Through photography, they reflect on the times and their ancestors in each moment. Visit Artillery AG to be inspired.

Latinx-owned / Art / Education
AT FIRST GLANCE

Founder Yomi Jones

At First Glance gives clients the total prenatal experience at their Bay Area’s premier Ultrasound Studio. At every stage of a customer’s pregnancy, they use the most advanced technology to give the best results. Operating the industry standard in ultrasound imaging, client photos can easily be digitally shared and live broadcast around the globe.

Kids & Baby / Black-owned
AURAJANELLE LLC

Founder Dana Barker

Dana is a food and beverage concept developer and a bar management consultant. She brings a sense of loyalty and honesty to her business that she was not finding in her past roles in the hospitality industry. Focusing on BIPOC businesses, Dana helps to develop menus, set up bars, and even help with the ambiance. Dana hopes to create a hospitality culture in the Bronx by bringing the essence and quality of food, service and culture up town.

Black-owned / FOOD, DRINKS & DESSERT / Business & Consulting
AURORA SMITH

Founder Aurora Smith

Aurora Smith is a professional freelance writer and/or freelance editor who’s a delight to work with, meets deadlines, and provides clean, lively prose. She provides compelling content and trusted editorial support specializing in female and female-identifying fitness professionals, working to craft the kind of copy that helps her clients meet their goals.

Books, Media, & Tech
AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT SF

Founder Maria Lentzou

Maria’s mission in Authentic Movement SF is to provide a safe space for her clients to explore their unique creative voice and fulfill their dreams, to heal their relationship to their inner child, to their femininity / masculinity and their body, as well as to reinvent ways to relate to one other with more love, respect, and compassion. 

Health & Wellness