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Holiday Bazaar draws crowd to support Madison’s Black-owned businesses

This past weekend the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce brought the first of what is set to be an annual celebration of the holiday season with a Holiday Black Bazaar that, held at the Doxa Event Center. Businesses offered a range of products from hygiene and self-care products along with accessories and clothing, to books and baked goods, included with a chance to get your picture taken with Santa. 

Youth entrepreneurs from CEOs of Tomorrow were also at the bazaar with businesses including Girl Glow, Golden Artistry, Heaven’s Sugar Scrubs, imPACTful Creations, Inclusion in Color, No Social, Perezoso Love, Poverty Hurts Healing Hearts, and World of Bamboo. Along with getting the opportunity to sell their products and gain exposure, the focus on networking and building up business acumen was also highlighted, and some vendors such as C Renee Consulting and Management Group and MBCC Means Business served as examples of that focus.

Artemis Provisions & Cheese provided complimentary snacks for the event and any other cravings could be filled by vendors such as Dolce Desserts By Dominique and Kendra’s Kreations, along with soul food meals offered by House of Flavas. Photo opportunities with Santa were handled by Vernon Brown with 21 Images, and DJ House Governor Lee took care of musical needs for the afternoon. 

Businesses like Afreeka Wear, Ancestral Tribe Custom Apparel, Mz. Thick 4 U Clothing and Apparel, and Village Girl Boutique came with fashion and fun for your fits while Earthly Temptations, Blessed Divine Creations, Honey Flower Organics, and Natural One Beauty joined in on bringing scents and self-care products in abundance. 

If you missed this year’s Holiday Black Bazaar, it is never too late to seek out all the great Black businesses present over the weekend and continue supporting Black entrepreneurship.