Black business owners are the focus of Showcase in Duluth

More than 18 black artists, entrepreneurs and start-ups presented their products.

DULUTH, Minn.-. Again this year, different black-owned businesses in the Twin Ports came together to showcase their products and community presence. The 2nd Annual Black Business Showcase has returned to Washington Center Gym in the Hillside neighborhood of Duluth.

More than 18 black artists, entrepreneurs and start-ups presented their products.

Sellers say it was nice to feel the support from the public and other business owners.

“What I love is that we all come together as one and everyone supports each other, and I actually see everyone doing that, instead of adapting and fighting over who going to reach the top,” said Jasmine Flowers. , Owner of Blessing Royal Collection.

Meanwhile, organizers say there’s no better time than during Black History Month to tell people about all the black-owned businesses in their own backyards.

“I feel like we’re not getting a lot of positive recognition and you know it’s time to shine and especially with this month we’re all about black excellence,” Kia Ronning said. , owner of Keeks Kreations.

“Hopefully the second of many, and hopefully we can get a bigger location eventually, and grow and one day hopefully get to DECC where there are multiple parking spots!” she declared.

The event was free and open to the public.

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