About Us

Founded as Brockton's first Black business advocacy organization in 2020, the mission Black Owned Brockton is to curate cohesive collaborative space where business and social connections can be made & sustained. Focusing on black & brown business advocacy and community action. We soon became recognized as an empowered collection of leaders—engaging with more and more people, adding more and more supporters, and amplifying more and more voices. 

Black Owned Brockton leads campaigns that promote real solutions to some of the biggest challenges faced by society. We challenge the notion that the way things are is the way things should always be, and are proud to be a force for positive transformation.

Our mission is to bridge the opportunity divide by ensuring that local black, and brown businesses  gain visibility, access to resources and consistent support that will empower and improve economic sustainability. ​


Shaleah Gilmer
Chief Experience Officer

Brockton High School Alumni Class of 2013. Career Counselor, Southern New Hampshire University Alumni.


Black Owned Brockton launched shortly after protest/demonstrations took place for social justice across the globe. I saw an immediate need to raise awareness about black owned businesses in Brockton in a fiscally responsible manner. The effects of the pandemic lead to individuals regaining and revisiting creativity and goals they may have disregarded due to the complacency at their Job. When COVID-19 forced furloughs, lay offs, and business closures, people responded by starting small businesses.



From the Source

It takes a village! Our community is large supportive and motivating! Let’s keep it up.

Sherwin, Uncle Sammys Seamoss

It was definitely a wonderful event. It allowed me to meet other entrepreneurs. The group chat is a definite keeper for all your events... it certainly helped to familiarize us with one another...

Skyler Adelson

Along with Fusion Dolls, it truly makes the Westgate Mall a more diverse shopping experience. With Black-Owned Brockton, we get a new opportunity for young black entrepreneurs to continue making an diverse impact on the economy

Leo Gelin


Partners. Collaborations & Support

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