Six Black-owned businesses to shop on Black Friday (and the amazing deals they’re offering)

With Black Friday approaching, shoppers across the Rochester area will be eager to find the best deals heading into the holiday season.

While traditional businesses offer deals and discounts on their inventory, local Black-owned companies will also look to take advantage of the unofficial shoppers’ holiday.

Check out these deals from local merchants offering their goods and services in special packaged deals.

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Black Friday specials include:

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Falah X Clothing Company

FalAh X Clothing Co varsity jacket

FalAh X Clothing Co varsity jacket

Falah X Clothing Co. specializes in men, women and children’s clothing. Services also include styling and wardrobe/image consultation.

Black Friday deals include:

Follow @FalahXClothing on Instagram for additional discounts.

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Bloomington offering businesses opportunity to man Grossinger Motors Arena concessions, city manager says staff still scouting for shows

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — The city of Bloomington is offering local businesses an opportunity at the city’s Grossinger Motors Arena.

City staff are calling on interested businesses to man concessions stands within the arena for the two events scheduled to take place at the arena next month. In partnership with the city, a business would be responsible for 100% of food, beverage and staffing of the stand.

City Clerk Leslie Yocum said it’s a unique way to allow businesses to recoup some income after the pandemic forced many into temporary closures as well as a means of advertising. Yocum said they’re still working out how much income a partnering business would receive from working the events.

“We haven’t exactly fine-tuned what that arrangement will look like. I think honestly we need to see that there’s an interest in the community from these businesses, but we’re completely open to a share

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WNCC, NBDC offering development class for southern Panhandle businesses | Education

SIDNEY — The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) is sponsoring a class exclusively for businesses in the southern Panhandle to attract more customers and become more profitable.

The course, Destination Business Creation taught by Jon Schallert, will be held on the Western Nebraska Community College Sidney Campus, on July 13 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“The Destination Creation course provides an opportunity for our local small business owners to get information and skills that they can implement now to make their business more profitable,” WNCC Workforce Development Director Doug Mader said. “Jon Schallert delivers valuable and actionable knowledge in a fresh and enjoyable way. We’re excited to partner with the Nebraska Business Development Center to bring this training to Sidney this summer. We hope local businesses will be able to take advantage of this great opportunity.”

During the workshop, attendees will learn tools and tactics to attract high-spending customers,

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DuPage County, Choose DuPage Offering Small Business Grants

DUPAGE COUNTY, IL — DuPage County and Choose DuPage have teamed up to offer grant opportunities for small businesses and independent contractors during the new coronavirus crisis. Choose DuPage will host a webinar about the Small Business Relief Grant Program on May 15 at 11 a.m. to explain the grant application process and to offer more details.

Interested parties can click the link to register for the webinar.

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To qualify for the Small Business Relief Grant Program, which will offer assistance with employee payroll, utilities, and rent, business owners and contractors must meet the following criteria, according to the Choose DuPage website:

  • Small businesses with fewer than 15 employees and less than $1.5 million in annual revenue may apply for a grant of up to $15,000.

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