Casa ELM

Inside Casa ELM: A Black-Owned Luxury, Adults-Only, Guesthouse in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Welcome to Casa ELM, a Black-owned luxury, adults-only, community-facing boutique in San Miguel de Allende. Focused on expanding the horizons for Black expats looking to make the move, this space screams exquisite.  “Enjoy a glass of wine on one of two balconies, spend time stretching and meditating in the meditation studio, stretch out with a book […]

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with These 10 Black-Owned Cookie Companies

African-American cuisine has inspired food cultures and palettes around the world. From desserts to fried chicken, the Black influence can be tasted in restaurants and in kitchens everywhere. That same influence has trickled over into baked goods. With National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day just passed, there’s no better way to celebrate than by indulging in […]

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Stew's Hardwood LLC

Stew’s Hardwood LLC: A Family Tradition of Entrepreneurship

Kansas City native Christopher Vernon Stewart is a jack of all trades. The “do it all” carpenter/handyman/businessman, etc., is the founder of his own home improvement company, Stew’s Hardwood LLC, which opened in 2011. He is also co-owner of real estate investment firm KCS Culture. Typical of young men in the area, Chris grew up […]

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Brian Lamb Named One of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America

Brian Lamb, executive vice president, head of wealth and asset management, Fifth Third Bank (NASDAQ: FITB), has been named to Savoy Magazine’s 2018 list of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America. “I am excited to see Brian recognized with this well-deserved honor. Brian is an inspirational leader with both strong character and outstanding […]

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Restauranteur Leah Abraham Shares her Recipe of Success of Hiring Locally and Giving Back

The second Quick Chat video in the three-part series Hidden Talent, sponsored by Walmart, highlights Restaurant Owner Leah Abraham as she shares how hiring locally in Harlem has helped her business grow from humble roots to an in-demand hotspot. Through her dedication to her community and the desire to contribute to Harlem’s transformation into the […]

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Entrepreneur and Tax Expert Meisa Bonelli Shares Four Important Questions Women and Minority Business Owners Should Ask Financial Professionals

Millennial Tax Founder Meisa Bonelli sees incredible opportunity for women and black-owned businesses to become an even greater force in today’s economy — provided these business owners have the best, most qualified professionals in their corner. “Women and black-owned businesses face a pair of major deficits: lack of capital access and an absence of experienced, […]

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National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) announces Michele Lezama as President & CEO

Michele served as the CEO and executive director of The National GEM Consortium (GEM). GEM is dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented individuals who pursue and receive a masters or PhD in engineering, computer science and other applied science fields. During her tenure at GEM, she strategically positioned the consortium for advancement by moving […]

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Interview: Wess Walters Helps Entrepreneurs With their Digital Presence

Wess Walters is what some would call a 21st Century Digital Guru. From videography, digital production, social media and webinars, he has embraced the digital space with open arms. Wess started his company because he saw that there was a need to not just create remarkable videos for his clients’ product or services, but also […]

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Interview: Hair Products Manufacturer Starts Black Chamber of Commerce in Georgia

Sabrina Newby is no stranger to business. She is the owner of BouGie Natural®Salons and the maker of BouGie Natural® Hair Products. So it’s no surprise that she was led to form the Liberty County Minority Chamber of Commerce located in Hinesville, GA. She took some time out of her busy schedule to discuss this […]

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