Well it is voting time!
Thank you all for your submissions! The support for Black Owned Businesses is so inspiring. I hope that I can give it a little just by this campaign.
You have six days only to get as many votes as possible. So for the business owners, share, share, share and get your supporters to vote for you. For the readers, please be sure to check out the nominated business and choose one that excites you the most.
There were 18 awesome nominations and a few of them had multiple nominations. The love is real as you read through the reasons for the nominations.
There will be only 1 winner, the one with the most votes wins an Amazon Gift Card, an hour of Social Media Marketing Consulting with SocialCanvas Media, and a FREE advertisement spot on the blog for 2 months.
Business Name: Generations United, LLC visit website.
Location: Eagan, Minnesota
Products or Services: Customized smart phone cases and license plates
Reason for Nomination: I nominate them for the following reasons:
– Provides great quality products with outstanding customer service
– Customer friendly website that is easy to navigate.
– Has a great Facebook page
– Will ship to all 50 states
– Awarded a license by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
– Created customized cases for military units
– Have account representatives in MN, MS, LA, TX, and KS and continues to grow.
Business Name: Lige’s Beauty Salon
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Products or Services: Beauty Salon
Reason for Nomination: They provide a classic and respectful atmosphere of a beauty salon. They take the time to give their clients and experience that is like a friendship. You come and visit and they care for your hair and you with respect and integrity something I feel is rare. They are licensed professionals. Not only are they my relatives but I truly believe that it is important to support the black dollar. They know what they are doing and they aren’t trying to just take your money. If we continue to support our businesses we can grow as people and put power in our own hands by giving our dollar only to each other.
Business Name: Fragrance 24
Location: Chicago, IL/ Online
Products or Services: Online Fragrance Boutique
Reason for Nomination: We provide customers with their desired fragrance and a strategic way to prolong their application. Quality is great, Customer service is amazing, delivery is in a timely manner and They are very cost efficient!
Business Name: Serendipity Catering and Cafe
Location: Sumter, SC
Products or Services: Restaurant and catering company
Reason for Nomination: This business has become an institution in the community. First off, the food is awesome. In addition, Serendipity hosts social events that we rarely experienced in this area.
Business Name: GET Wright Towing & Recovery llc (No website provided)
Location: Sommerville, SC
Products or Services: Towing and recovery
Reason for Nomination: It is amazing to see a young couple set a dream and put things in motion to make their dreams a reality.
Business Name: Lamar At Your Service (No website provided)
Location: Ruffin, SC
Products or Services: Delivery service for individuals, seniors and small business owners.
Reason for Nomination: I’m nominating Lamar At Your Service because the idea came about while he was helping a elderly friend of his who recently had surgery. He thought of how many other people could use a hand in his community with providing a extra hand to those in need.
Business Name: SPRK Personalized Fitness
Location: St. Louis Park, MN
Products or Services: Personal and/or group fitness training
Reason for Nomination: I’ve been working out with SPRK for over 3 years. The trainers have the ability to make each of my training sessions challenging but rewarding. They are patient, understanding and knowledgeable trainers who provide top notch training in a one-on-one or group setting. I would never reach my fitness goals without their motivation and support.
Business Name: Kiss Me Nature
Location: NYC Based
Products or Services: Kiss Me Nature is a handmade bath and body products company specializing in body butters and sugar scrubs
Reason for Nomination: Kiss Me Nature Brand is an up coming business with wonderful body butters that are high in demand. Their body butters are created with love for the entire family-children and men included.
Business Name: Sanjules
Location: NYC Based
Products or Services: Fashion, tee shirts, jewelry, etc. catering to us and natural hair among other things, Best Afro-centric clothes
Reason for Nomination: I have yet to have a bad experience with Sanjules. Sandra is a sweetheart. Julian is usually behind the scenes but they are both always accommodating and friendly. I recommend them all the time. Always a lot of things to choose from. Creative styles for the diva & natralista.
Business Name: Scents from Heaven
Location: Birmingham, AL
Products or Services: Hand poured soy candles
Reason for Nomination: The owner Brittney Stallworth started this business from her home and built it up to what’s soon to be a Million dollar 251 black owned and operated business. She loves what she does and takes every day to perfect her craft. The candles are made from soy, smell awesome and you can use he oils on your body. The owner is an awesome young woman who is excited about her product, she is a warm and inviting small business owner.
Business Name: Doors Adored Wreath Designs
Location: Irmo, SC
Products or Services: Specializing in creating seasonal, trendy, and every day custom wreaths for your home decor.
Reason for Nomination: Door Adorned Pieces are simply flawless and trend setting. They take wreath decor to the next level. Their customer service, attention to detail and finished products are epic.
Business Name: Author Tara L. Thompson
Location: Rock Hill, SC
Products or Services: Writer/Author
Reason for Nomination: I absolutely love Tara’s writing and masterful ability to engage her readers. The characters are someone we can all relate to and you are honestly on the edge of your seat with each chapter.
Business Name: Sew Fun Parties
Location: Charlotte, NC
Products or Services: Educate clients how to sew and design
Reason for Nomination: This business has been around for some years, but recently taken over by black woman named Priscilla Davis. She has decades of experience with sewing and design. She also worked in education. She is excellent in teaching the art of sewing. So many people lack this skill and she seeks to make sure that the upcoming generation gets the skills and has fun through parties and camps. She also offers private lessons for all ages. This business is new to social media platforms and could really benefit from a buzz from this initiative.
Business Name: WhitneyJDecor
Location: New Orleans,LA
Products or Services: Full service interior design and custom pillows.
Reason for Nomination: WhitneyJDecor is a New Orleans based business created and solely owned and operated by designer Whitney Jones. Almost two years ago she left her job as an administrative assistant with a great salary to allow time to follow this dream. She says her eyes were opened to this field when she saw this great piece of furniture, a grand, ornate armoire. She enrolled in school and realized that this field was her IT. Never looking back, full speed ahead, a career was formed. She loves that she can make others feel good by completing spaces to their specific tastes. Also, adding something they didn’t quite know about themselves. Building her client list with people who always come back for more. Be it interior design guidance or her custom made pillows, she is succeeding in building her brand. Giving the clients what they want is the goal of every job and the job is never done until the client is happy.
Business Name: Sense of Style Salon (No website provided)
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Products or Services: Natural hair
Reason for Nomination: They are professional and experts in there craft
Business Name: Eye Dare You
Location: Houston, Texas
Products or Services: High Fashion Online Eye Ware Retailer
Reason for Nomination: I am super proud of my little sisters and as they launched this year a great company that takes pride in bringing quality products and styles to its consumer at affordable prices. They work exceptionally hard for EDY in addition to managing careers, therefore my sisters Audreyanna & Chanteau Garrett are discrete but deserve recognition and support of their amazing site.
Business Name: Chic Expressions of Grace
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Products or Services: All Hair services for all textures, including extensions, Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist and Wardrobe Stylist
Virgin Hair Distributor and Wholesaler, Sells custom bedazzled accessories including shoes, phone cases, clothes, etc. Mary Kay Consultant,Produces fashion shows, Sells clothes from the runway
Reason for Nomination: Because it is a 1-stop shop for all your beauty needs and professional
Business Name: SpiritED (No website provided)
Location: West Memphis,AR.
Products or Services: This business offers SpiritED online learning website for children ages 5-8 years old as well as mobile applications. We combine biblical stories and parables with current educational standards to improve biblical literacy. The curriculum consists of Reading and Math online games and activities.
Reason for Nomination: I nominate this business because their mission is close to their hearts-all games are inspired by their own children with other’s children in mind. This business has an innovative concept that has not been seen before.
Black Business Nominees
Nov. 1, 2015,
Are you ready to support black owned business small and large? I sure am. I wrote a post on Maggie Anderson as she shopped black for a year. I was so inspired and have been doing my best to share with you black artist, business owners, authors and more. Because the biggest buying season is approaching fast, I wanted highlight many black businesses from around the world. Thing is, I am stuck in Minnesota and have a hard time finding what is out there. Black Friday is one of those days and I want to provide you with an awesome list to help you literally #BUYBLACK as well as #ShopSmallSaturday Below is the nomination form so that you can nominate a black business that you love. We need to get the word out there and support! This will be great publicity for them as well.
Categories: Restaurants, Online, Services, Products, Natural Hair, Bloggers, Artists, Authors, choose your own…
Nomination Time– November 2-18, 2015
Voting Time– November 19-24, 2015
Announcement of the Winners- November 25, 2015
Be sure to share this so that we can get at least 5 businesses in each state nominated.
Use hashtags- #BuyBlack #BougieblackBlogger #BuyBlackNomination
Tag your friends so that they can nominate a black business as well.