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The Gem City Black Business Bus Tour

Presented by Theze Dealz & Thrifty Boutique

August is National Black Business Month and although Black businesses should be supported year-round, all month long people across the country are encouraged to recognize and support Black-owned businesses. Historian John William Templeton and engineer Frederick E. Jordan Sr. founded National Black Business Month in Au-gust 2004. The purpose was to “drive the policy agenda affecting the 2.6 million African-American businesses.” Black business owners account for about 10% of U.S. businesses and about 30% of all minority-owned businesses.

Zontaye Richardson, owner of Theze Dealz, has been an owner of a retail space for 5 years and knows the importance of supporting Black businesses in the Gem City, which is why “ The Gem City Black Business Tour '' was created. The tour is de-signed to highlight over 20 businesses through-out Dayton.

This tour, led by owner and Entrepreneur Zontaye Richardson of Theze Dealz Thrift Store, features shopping, eating, and bringing awareness to black-owned businesses and spending $$.

The tour will take place August 13th from 9 am to 4 pm. It starts and ends at Theze Dealz (3183 W. Siebenthaler). Boarding starts at 8:00 a.m. and the bus departs at 9:00 a.m.

Reserve your seat to-day! The $50 ticket includes tour, snacks, and an exclusive coupon for bus tour attendees valid at Theze Dealz. Buy a ticket at the store or online:



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