There are plenty of reasons to celebrate in February- Valentine's Day, Super Bowl Sunday, Chinese New Year- and perhaps most importantly, Black History Month. Black History Month is an annual observance to honor the contribution, accomplishments, and historical culture of African Americans. There is no better time than now to support the abundance of Black-owned businesses in Cincinnati and tune into educational resources on opportunities within the Black community. Check out our list of businesses and resources below.
Black-Owned Businesses in Cincinnati
- 1 More Rep Fitness Center
Personal training and classes located in Madisonville, OH
- Aunt Flora's Cobbler Pie Co Caterer known for homemade cobbler pies, located at Northgate Mall in Colerain
- BOL Acai Bowls
First acai bowl bar in Cincinnati, located on Central Avenue in downtown Cincinnati
- Garden of Wellness Massage Therapy
Massage and holistic health services located in Springdale, OH
- Newport Ultra Lounge
Nightclub with food, drinks, and live music located in Newport, KY
- OTR Escape
Live-adventure mind games where you solve clues to "escape" a room located in Over-the-Rhine
- VerticalPics Photography LLC
Company specializing in virtual scans and aerial photography located in Fairfield, OH
- Blossoms Florist, Inc.
Full-service florist for weddings, corporate events, and more located in Reading, OH
- HumbleBee Childcare Services, Inc.
Early learning program for ages 6 weeks to 15 years located in West Chester Township, OH
- Brewing Arts
Creative service company that offers sewing, crafts, alterations, and skincare located in Over-the-Rhine
- Just Q'in BBQ
Barbeque restaurant, our featured Small Business of the Month, located in Walnut Hills, OH
Whether you're trying out some amazing cobbler pie, checking out a new fitness center, or treating yourself to a massage, we encourage everyone to visit a Black-owned business within Cincinnati. Find dozens of additional businesses listed in these Black Business Directories: https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/noncms/council/businessdirectory/index.cfm and https://www.african-americanchamber.com/aacc-membership-directory.
For other resources and recommendations, visit The Voice of the BLACK Cincinnati. This site features additional activities for you to partake in, scholarship opportunities for African American students in Cincinnati, available apprenticeships and jobs, education on Black history, and much more.
Cincinnati Bell is excited to continue our reflection and education on diversity and inclusion during Black History Month. Join us by supporting these businesses and checking out the resources. If you would like to learn more about BOLD, our Black employee resource group, visit their page below.