A Digital Vendor Fair of Black-Owned Businesses

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Appleseed Consulting

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Appleseed Consulting

Business growth is chaotic and certainly difficult to manage. We design systems and processes that establish order and promote healthy growth.

Excellence is our eternal pursuit - embodied by businesses comprised of empowered people and effective systems. Simply put, we believe healthy growth stems from within.

We partner with our clients through strategy + operational planning, performance improvement, and organizational effectiveness services.

How can we serve you?

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BARELASTICS

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BARELASTICS

Shoulder Bare is a beauty/fashion brand that helps women exude confidence in Off-The-Shoulder Fashions. Our first product, Patent Pending Barelastics is a discreet accessory designed to eliminate the nightmare of feeling frustration, insecurity, or embarrassment due to continuously pulling down Off-The-Shoulder sleeves at important events by keeping the sleeves in place.

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Credit Honor LLC

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Credit Honor LLC

Credit Honor is a Business Consulting and Financial Services Company dedicated to helping individuals, families, and businesses protect their health, wealth and legacy. We work to build and maintain solid relationships with our clients & partners that will last a lifetime. We specialize in helping people reach their goals through financial superiority, goal setting and wealth building.

Mission: To Engage, Educate and Empower Clients and Partners
Vision: To be the Most Reliable and impact Brand in Financial Services

Primary Services:
Credit Repair (Metro 2 Compliance Based)
Business Credit
Business Funding
Debt Elimination

Business Consulting Services:
Business Portal, App and Automation
Website & E-Commerce Design
Business Entity Setup
Business Resource Tools

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Dr. Truth and Associates, LLC

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Dr. Truth and Associates, LLC

Dr. Truth & Associates, LLC has 15+ years providing mental health therapy in community mental health clinics, hospital psychiatric units and private practice. Dr. Truth & Associates, LLC provides a safe space for clients to heal by exploring new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving through culturally-affirming, solution-focused mental health therapy services. We motivate clients to become the best version of themselves and to break long-standing generational cycles of dysfunction which no longer serve them.

Key Products/Services:

Mental Health Therapy (Individuals, Couples, Groups)

Speaking Engagements (Mental Health, Spirituality)

Training/Workshops (Mental Health, Grief, Racial Trauma & Resilience)

Books (Shift, Grace, Black Girls Cry: Coping with Grief)

Dr. Truth & Associates, LLC will become the #1 resource for providing culturally relevant, data-driven mental health education, social justice education, coping/resilience training and evidence-based research to individuals, communities, businesses/corporations and politicians in order to transform policies and systems (education, legal/criminal justice, fostercare) to better serve and to become more inclusive of low-income, middle-income and minority communities.

To connect people of color to safe places, resources, products and services that culturally-affirm their identities and to transform systems to become safer places for people of color. To create products, services, resources that benefit, resemble, affirm and empower people of color to become their best selves and to break generational cycles that no longer serve them.


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Grounded Wellness LLC

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Grounded Wellness LLC

Grounded Wellness is here to help you be your best. We offer individual, couples and group psychotherapy. We also offer health coaching, which can help you reach your health-related goals in exercise, nutrition, meditation, sleep, and much more! Some of our online self-help resources may be exactly what you need to jump start your path to self-improvement. Learn more about our team, check out our self-improvement downloads, and subscribe to our newsletter!

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Heal Me Fit

About

Heal Me Fit

Our mission is to help those who are rehabilitating from an injury to own their journey to healing!

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Hemp Heals Body Shop

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Hemp Heals Body Shop

Hemp Heals Body Shop is a woman owned business that provides premium and luxurious CBD bath and body products that'll help improve our customers quality of life and mobility. We work hard to regain our customers independence so that they can enjoy life just as they were meant to. By utilizing our products, they are guaranteed to have the best all-natural pain relieving experience ever!

Additionally, we curate handmade CBD infused bath & body products such as, CBD Oil Drops, CBD Pain Relief Salve, CBD Bath Salts, CBD Gummies, CBD Cooking Oil & More! We use hemp derived CBD oil, an anti-inflammatory essential oil blend (our 'secret sauce') and other organic ingredients in our products that will provide comfort and pain relief, the all-natural way.

Although we've been in business for approx 1.5 years, the business has been extremely successful! We take pride in educating our consumers on the effectiveness & benefits of our CBD infused products. As a result, we've participated in various vendor & farmers market events such as Vends + Vibes, the Hyde Park Farmers Market, Handmade Bazaar @ The Promontory, LA Fitness (Hyde Pk) & was recently was granted the opportunity to place my products in The Silver Room store in Hyde Park (which SOLD OUT within 30 days)! I'm truly honored for the people, networks & blessings that continue to come my way.

The inspiration behind the brand was my Mother who suffered from extreme pain after having knee replacement surgery, surgery on her 2 wrists + being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis & recently Lupus. CBD has helped her significantly with eliminating pain & other symptoms that go along with these various ailments.

All of our products are 100% legal. Additionally, the Full Spectrum CBD Oil utilized in our products does contain a small trace of THC (less than the legal limit of .3% ) & is NON-PSYCHOACTIVE. Which  means it DOES NOT get you high. Our Motto is: Our products will get you HEALTHY...NOT HIGH!

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Just Play Entertainment

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Just Play Entertainment

Just Play Entertainment produces games and host fun filled events. Rated 1 of the top 10 companies to celebrate special occasions during the Pandemic by Chicago Magazine. Home of the popular Hip Hop Charades Card Game! Hip Hop Charades is similar to Taboo but with an urban twist! It's an interactive card and/or digital game where teams race against the clock to outguess opponents in the most lingo to win. Choose from Hip Hop, I Love the 90's & Naughty Charades (Explicit content).

The quarantine isn't meant to stop you from having fun, its actually bringing family and friends closer and creating fun memories helps during stressful times as the pandemic.

Just Play Entertainment offers virtual as well as face to face events. You can find our fun in Nightlife (game & trivia nights), Lifestyle (birthday and other special occasions) and Corporate (team build activities).

Thinking of celebrating a birthday virtually? We'll include a happy birthday serenade, virtual toast, custom invite and virtual backgrounds to make sure it's an experience to remember! Choose from Virtual Hip Hop Charades, Survey Says, GO DJ! Karaoke Game and/or That's What She Said. Just Play Entertainment has what you need for good times guaranteed!

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LFS Consulting LLC

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LFS Consulting LLC

My mission is to educate and encourage individual excellence in the areas of leadership development and financial literacy through individual coaching, group and corporate consulting. I speak, train and coach because I want to ensure we have better leaders and are better stewards of our money.

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LFS Consulting LLC

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LFS Consulting LLC

CEO and Founder Paula Jenkins - I had a successful nearly 20 year career in the corporate arena in various leadership roles. My broad depth of knowledge and expertise in leadership training, people management, and management development enables me to provide the tools and resources to develop great leaders. I am the CEO of LFS Consulting LLC. My passion is to help you and your team or organization develop successful leaders. Partnering with the John Maxwell Team allows my company to utilize John’s teachings which align with my leadership beliefs. In addition, I have also become certified with the Ramsey Solutions team to help in area of financial coaching. I am a Ramsey Preferred Coach. I am passionate about helping people reach their goals in the area of debt elimination and financial planning for the future.

My mission is to educate and encourage individual excellence in the areas of leadership development and financial literacy through individual coaching, group and corporate consulting. I speak, train and coach because I want to ensure we have better leaders and are better stewards of our money.

To inquire about more information please contact me at info@lfsconsult.com

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Lead U Academy, LLC

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Lead U Academy, LLC

I’m Israel Greene, Certified Speaker, Leadership Trainer, & Coach with The John Maxwell Team, and founder of Lead U Academy, LLC. We are a leadership and development company focusing on culture transformation through Leadership Development, Diversity, Inclusion, Equity Initiatives, and the coaching of Emerging Leaders. Having worked for companies that have grappled with the challenges of a failing company culture, I understand how defeating it can feel when your influence doesn’t seem to move the needle.

Through a proven framework we help business leaders who are struggling to create the productive, thriving company culture needed for success. Together, we will identify and strengthen underlying weaknesses within their organizations, so they can start feeling the positive, productive, results of an engaged company culture.

To inquire about any of our leadership, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity programming, please contact us at info@israelgreene.com

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Lilly Grant Candle Studio

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Lilly Grant Candle Studio

Lilly Grant Candle Studio is a boutique candle manufacturing studio based in Chicago, IL. All candles are hand-poured using high quality materials. Each candle is handcrafted using 100% soy wax from American-grown soybeans, phthalate free fragrance oils, and lead-free cotton wicks.

Our candles are inspired by nature, travel and the act of relaxation, all elements of the perfect escape. We are on a mission to give you the freedom to drift away through sensory exploration from the light of a flame and throw of a scent, one candle at a time.

In December 2017, Rachel Roberts started Lilly Grant Candle Studio to help others use candles as a mechanism for self-care, allowing them to relax and escape just by lighting a candle.

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Loccessories

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Loccessories

The What: Hair accessories, hair care and HAIRitage apparel for natural hair & dreadlocks.

The Why: Culturally-inspired confidence for curls, coils, kinks & locs.

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Mary Kay

About

Mary Kay

I’m a Mary Kay independent beauty consultant. There a various products that we carry. Ask me about our vegan/organic line.

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Melinda Jordan, Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - MJtheCloser®

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Melinda Jordan, Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - MJtheCloser®

REALTOR®
MJtheCloser®
Buy. Sell. Rent. Invest. Relocate. Consult.
Fostering Freedom. Creating Sustainable Wealth

The Resourceful REALTOR®
An active real estate investor for nearly twenty years, Melinda intimately understands the market and real estate process. Her personal experience drove her to assist others in accomplishing their home ownership goals, real estate investment and actualizing their dreams.

Individualized Attention
Melinda provides personal attention to each client while supporting them every step of the real estate process. She maximizes the resources and leading-edge technology available to provide the best service possible.

Marketing Experience & Knowledge
In 2008, Melinda began leveraging her marketing experience as a REALTORS®. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Master of Business Administration Degree in Marketing. She brings 20 years of brand marketing and business management experience from Fortune 500 companies and top brands like Coca-Cola, Michelin Tires and Energizer.

Committed to Knowing the Market
Melinda believes that great REALTORS® are committed to on-going professional development, industry trend awareness, and local market insight. It is essential in serving her clients. MJ is an active member of the National Association of REALTORS® and Chicago Association of REALTORS®. She holds an active Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) Designation, Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) Certification, Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) Certification and 203K Specialist Certification.

If you want to work with a broker who is passionate about helping you reach your real estate goals, check me out at www.mjthecloser.com, see reviews at www.zillow.com and or connect with me on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram @MJtheCloser.

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PsychSynergy Behavioral Health

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PsychSynergy Behavioral Health

Mission Statement
To both collaboratively nurture and empower the human spirit by integrating holistic wellness through the inspiration of personal truths.

Who We Are
We provide integrative psychotherapeutic services to ameliorate various challenges related to mental health and overall wellness. Our clinic utilizes empirically validated treatment modalities, which primarily focuses on cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems, and empowerment of managing overall health and wellness with attention to and support in addressing concerns of social injustices.

Focus Areas
-- Male mental health and wellness
-- Anxiety and stress management
-- Anger management
-- Psychological screenings to aid in determining the presence of a potential mental illness or diagnosis including (1) depression and anxiety; (2) personality assessments; (3) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); and (4) alcohol and substance abuse
--Psychological testing and assessments to determine (1) an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis and (2) intelligence and learning disabilities to evaluate academic performances and related barriers in educational settings for adults and children.

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SGGN Group, The Entrepreneurs Society

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SGGN Group, The Entrepreneurs Society

We are a private society of high performing entrepreneurs. We are teaching and modeling the power of Collaborative Economics in motion with a Global Capacity. We have created our own Universe and Culture, that you do not have to escape from.

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Sassy Scents

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Sassy Scents

Sassy Scents is your natural alternative to commercial perfume and colognes. We offer perfume and colognes oils that are alcohol and chemical free. Because they are alcohol free, they are long lasting and they smell AMAZING!! 

In addition to oils, we also have all natural body butters scented to match your oils. We are currently expanding our brand so you can be on the lookout for new products!

Please follow us on social media to grab your Fathers Day Box or your Straight Outta Quarantine Box!

www.facebook.com/mysassyscents

www.instagram.com/mysassyscents

We look forward to getting some smell goods in your hand!

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Shea By Dolce

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Shea By Dolce

Shea By Dolce is a black woman and family-owned company that was created after the founder, Dolce Lawless, discovered the nourishing and moisture-rich properties of shea butter to treat her eczema while in college.

Shea By Dolce is a skin and hair care brand that creates unrefined shea butter-based products that provide sweet nourishment for your skin and hair. With the increasing demand for natural, chemical-free, and clean skin and hair care products, Shea By Dolce gives consumers the best of both worlds. Our products have natural and clean ingredients that are easy to use and enhance your skin and hair health.

Every person’s skin and hair is unique and can vary in texture and needs to stay healthy. Our products remove the complexity of understanding toxic ingredients and provide a sweet and lasting simple solution to nourish your dry skin and moisturize and protect your hair.

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Shea Layne Skincare

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Shea Layne Skincare

Welcome to Shea Layne Skincare where we specialize in skincare to relieve dry skin including eczema. We provide natural handmade skincare for everyone in the family including women, children and men. We provide a range of skincare products such as whip Shea butter, turmeric bar soap, deodorant, charcoal bar soap, brown sugar scrub, lip balm, Shea butter lotion, black soap, massage & body oil, and beard oil. All of our products are vegan friendly with no chemicals.

We offer curbside pick up in Bronzeville and shipping service.

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Shonnie Shades Boutique

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Shonnie Shades Boutique

Located in the heart of Chicago, Shonnie Shades Boutique is a luxury Sunglasses Store that offers customers a place to find unique and timeless shades. Founded by Franchon Greenfield in 2019, we sell quality merchandise to customers across the globe. Whether you’re looking for customized shades or shades to make a fashion statement, Shonnie Shades has something that everyone will love. Shonnie Shades are exclusively selected and styled with cutting edge business casual designs. The purpose of our brand is to uplift, inspire, promote, and support entrepreneurs and innovation throughout the world , "The Shonnie Shades Way".

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Sip & Savor Coffee House

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Sip & Savor Coffee House

Welcome to Sip & Savor, Chicago’s favorite coffee spot. We bring you the finest certified fair trade coffee from around the world, as well as a wide selection of teas, mochas, lattes and blended drinks . Breakfast is no secret around here, with a plethora of menu options—in addition to delicious pastries and small bites from local bakeries. That makes us “globally local”, and we’re all about it! At Sip & Savor, there’s really something for everyone.

With locations two locations in Bronzeville and one in Hyde Park, Sip & Savor captures the positive energy and excitement of Southside Chicago. We’re proud to be among the restoration of historical buildings and development of new businesses, as this brings new neighbors to our growing community. Come visit us—we know you’ll savor every last sip.

Walk into either Sip and Savor and you’re likely to see a familiar face. It’s common for media personalities, entrepreneurs and elected officials to be sipping coffee along with retirees, college students and other hard working Chicagoans in for a break and a good cup of coffee and great community-focused conversations.

Known for its exceptional quality and flavor, Sip & Savor coffees are certified fair trade, and in some cases, certified organic and shade grown. This means that the products you buy maintain biodiversity, provide shelter for migratory birds and help reduce global warming.

Trez is driven to make a difference with his coffee shops. Bringing the community together is at the forefront of his brand and business ventures. He is committed to showing our youth that rising to the challenge of making a change is far more rewarding than simply going into business solely to make money. With this focus, drive and determination, the Sip & Savor brand is a daily testament to the idea that when you put good behind intentions, you will flourish. Soon there will be four Sip and Savors on Chicago’s south side with more to come.

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SpecialWaxx Aroma

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SpecialWaxx Aroma

LIFE. LIVED. BETTER. THROUGH. SCENT. Special Waxx specializes in handmade scented candles and other aroma therapy. Special Waxx mission is to create special experiences through Scent.

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That's So Creative, LLC

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That's So Creative, LLC

That’s So Creative, LLC is a full-service design and marketing company specializing in brand strategy and communications. We partner with business owners to increase the effectiveness of their brand message. We are your one-stop creative hub, offering: branding/logo design, website design, layout design (including direct mail, book and ebook design), managed services (including website hosting, web maintenance and social media marketing), printing services, graphic animation and lifestyle photography. We pride ourselves on friendly, approachable service and conceptual design thinking.

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The Ideal Candidate Book

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The Ideal Candidate Book

The Ideal Candidate book is: "A Quick Guideline To Self-Sufficiency & Living With An Attitude Of Gratitude"

The Ideal Candidate is a non-profit organization that fosters African-American and Hispanic leadership through professional development in Chicago, IL. This program was established to promote: financial literacy, etiquette, corporate training, and self-sufficiency skills. This book was created as a result of years of feedback from The Ideal Candidate workshops. The reading content focuses on self-sufficiency, financial education, corporate integration, etiquette, and leadership training. This book is for anyone interested in becoming more self-sufficient & living with an attitude of gratitude. Perfect for ages 16-24. Learn more at: TheIdealCandidate.org

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The Right Song

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The Right Song

The Right Song is a boutique music company specializing in simplified solutions for music licensing. We believe in the power of great storytelling, and we want to empower content creators by providing high quality music to enhance their projects.

SERVICES INCLUDE:
• Sync licensing
• Custom music composition
• Music Publishing Administration
• Artist Development

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U and I Family Wellness

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U and I Family Wellness

U and I Family Wellness provides support and therapy services to couples, families and individuals. Since 2017 We have provided free mental health screenings and clinical therapy sessions in Chicago's south side communities.

Our mission is to use an approach that is not limited to or determined by the walls of an office, a couch, or zip code and creates the opportunity for therapy to be fun.

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