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Simply Produce, LLC is a family and Black owned produce store located in College Park, GA. They recently put out a Facebook post asking for the community to come and support their business. For some reason, it's since been deleted, but we heard the call and . we want to make sure we amplify their request and spread the word.
Many of our majority Black communities are classified as being "food deserts." This term refers to areas where you find more fast food and junk food options over fresh fruits and vegetables. Simply Produce seems to be a much needed option for the people of College Park and the south Atlanta area.
Unfortunately, I have not personally ever visited the store, however their online reviews are favorable and the pictures of their establishment represent a business that values being neat, clean, and orderly. You can visit their Facebook page and see for yourself.
Statistically, many businesses fail after being started within the first year. That's just a fact. When you add the additional hurdles and challenges that face minority business owners, those numbers get even worse.
There are many reasons that businesses fail, but at BlackBusinessList.Com we want to make sure that we assist those individuals who were bold and courageous enough to give entrepreneurism a shot.
If you live in the Atlanta area, make sure that you visit Simply Produce and let them know that we care and we appreciate the fact that they are trying to provide a much needed service in our community.
Learn more about them here.
Simply Produce Facebook Page
3375 Roosevelt Highway Suite F
College Park, Georgia
Call (404) 941-9185
Blog Post - On visiting the North Dekalb Mall in Decatur, GA. I had the pleasure of meeting the owner of Keziah African Art & Design Gallery. The shop is located near the food court. It has an extensive selection of African art, clothing, and cultural merchandise. I was greeted as soon as I entered the store and I could tell that the staff was going to be attentive to my shopping needs.
I was thoroughly impressed with the amount of merchandise available for purchase. Mercy and Samuel Mensah, the owners, were born and raised in Ghana and now live in the Decatur area. Mercy says that she has been in that location for approximately two years.
I've included a few photos taken on that day so that you can see some of the variety of products that they offer. You can also learn more about them at http://www.keziahstyle.com
Make sure you check them out and support the entrepreneurs in our community!
Blog Post - BlackBusinessList.Com recently visited the Chattanooga Market in Chattanooga, Tennessee and found several Black business vendors who had traveled from Atlanta, GA to vend their products. One of the vendors in particular caught our attention. The owner of Marsha! Marsha! Marsha! Handmade Jewelry was very engaging and pulled us in quickly with her charming personality.
After conversing with her for a while, we learned that she frequents the Chattanooga Market because it represents a great opportunity for her to showcase her jewelry. We witnessed her make several sales while we were visiting her booth. We weren't surprised due to her warm presentation and great looking products. She told us that there were also other Black business owners who frequent the market and travel from Atlanta also.
We really admire her tenacity and drive as a business owner. Being willing to travel and go where people are ready to do business is a great attribute for a business owner to have. We've included a few photos of her booth and a few other photos from the market. If you are ever able to visit the market, check her out, and tell her that we sent you!
Mutima Jackson-Anderson is making bold moves in the State of Georgia. Mutima founded the Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc. in 2012 as a support group for individuals and families affected by diabetes. We're proud to say that her organization is beginning to be highly recognized for making a positive difference.
As stated on her organization's website, within a year of establishing the foundation, Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc. has advanced from being a small support group to a year-round, full-service community outreach-advocacy organization committed to creating opportunities and improving access to healthcare for people affected by diabetes, and encouraging strategies for obesity prevention in all age groups.
The center of Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc. activity is recommending and promoting diabetes management and outreach services for groups who are disproportionately affected by diabetes; African-Americans and Hispanic/Latino Americans.
We would like to encourage BlackBusinessList.Com members as well as the general business community to consider learning more about her organization and seeing if you may be able to assist them in their fundraising efforts.
Learn more about Mutima and her organization here: http://www.fightdiabetesnow.org
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