It’s Black Business Month! Here are the Cincinnati businesses with deals


Black Affairs Month is here, and it’s time to celebrate our local entrepreneurs.

Black Business Month is celebrated annually in August to recognize and appreciate Black-owned businesses and their contributions to our economy. About 10% of all U.S. businesses are black-owned, according to national today. Major industries in which black-owned businesses operate include health care, social work, repair and maintenance, beauty salons, restaurants and more.

So how did this annual party start?

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History of Black Business Month

Entrepreneur Frederick E. Jordan and eAccess Corp. President John William Templeton founded Black Business Month in 2004. Their goal was to empower Black business owners nationwide, while highlighting challenges unique that many of them face.

This month-long annual event gives consumers and homeowners a chance to support black businesses. It also provides a platform for businesses to grow and build generational wealth.

Continue below for a list of 10 local black-owned businesses with deals and promotions running this month.

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Florist Flowers

Florist Flowers is a black-owned floral boutique that has been around for over 30 years and specializes in weddings, funerals, corporate events and rentals. It offers summer bouquets for $59.95 (original value $90). You can also arrange a free wedding consultation and receive a free bouquet.

Open by appointment only; call or go online to book. 8711 Reading Road, Reading.

Davis cookie collection

Davis cookie collection is offering 10% off its assortment package, which allows customers to customize a box of a dozen cookies. This offer is valid in store only with the promo code: Black2022.

Open Tuesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 4926 Reading Road, Bond Hill.

Glam Chixx makeup and beauty bar

Glam Chixx makeup and beauty bar offers various makeup services and beauty products, as well as detailed makeup lessons for customers. In August, the salon offers two full makeup applications for $100 if customers bring a friend.

Make an appointment online. 10948 Reading Road, Cincinnati.

Hang up 513

Hang up 513an in-home installation and assembly service that works in the Cincinnati, Dayton, and Northern Kentucky areas, offers 10% off installation as long as you mention Black Business Month when booking or at the time of service.

Make an appointment online.

Natural Shea Treatment

Pictured is Natural Shea Care's all-natural, ultra-whipped, unscented shea butter, made with ingredients sourced from socially and economically disadvantaged women in Ghana.

Natural Shea Treatment, a Loveland-based skincare company, is offering $5 off scented products on its website with promo code: SHEASUMMER. Natural Shea Care products are also available at Kroger, Jungle Jim’s International Market, Target and Amazon.

Pretty Please makeup studio

Pictured are select products and services available at Pretty Please Makeup Studio, located at 500 E. Ross Ave.  Suite #2 in St. Bernard.

Shop from Pretty Please makeup studio‘s Heart Collection, and 10% of proceeds will go to carers of people with multiple health conditions.

Open Tuesday to Saturday or by appointment. 500 E. Ross Ave., Cincinnati.

Urban wine estate of Revel

Urban wine estate of Revel celebrates Black Business Month with an “all day rosé” special, including $2 off Revel rosé all day through the end of the month. This offering includes six and nine ounce pours, bottles and frozen rose slushes.

Open Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. 111 E. 12th Street, Cincinnati.

Consignments of style and grace

Consignment of style and graces, a black-owned online shopping platform, is offering up to 50% off women’s clothing from August 19-21. This sale does not include men’s or children’s clothing, shoes or accessories.

The plate of passion

The passion plate includes a $15 Southern Soul Bowl that includes three pieces of BBQ oven-fried chicken, kale, black-eyed peas, rice and cha cha sauce.

Chef Kymberly Wilbon has brought her self-proclaimed SOUL (Seasonal, Organic, Unexpected and Local) food from New York to Cincinnati. It offers catering services and healthy take-out meals only through The plate of passion. This month, she’s offering a $15 Bowl of Southern Soul that includes three pieces of barbecued fried chicken, kale, black-eyed peas, rice, and her signature cha cha sauce. His cha cha sauce is a family recipe made with white vinegar, tomatoes, pickles and onions.

Orders must be placed at least 23 hours in advance. 1719 Elm Street, Cincinnati.

Tom’s Bookstore

The Tome Bookstore will take 30% off purchases of any book if you buy a drink from the store and mention this item.

Tom’s Bookstore will take 30% off purchases of any book if you buy a drink from the store and mention this item.

Open Monday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2123 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati.

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