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WHO WE ARE:

Founded as Brockton's first Black business advocacy organization & social impact venture in 2020, the mission of Black Owned Brockton is to curate a cohesive, collaborative space where business and social connections can be made & sustained.

What started as an Instagram page has become a movement; an avenue for creating purposeful and long-lasting engagement between Brockton's Black business, community, and excellence

Our goal is to make it easier for you to discover local Black-owned businesses, in addition to documenting the significance of Brockton's culture. We seek to lift up and preserve bountiful stories that are often erased & overlooked we encourage you to learn more about — celebrate Black creators, and participate in an inclusive, unified community.

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SHALEAH GILMER
CHIEF EXPERIENCE OFFICER

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

DATA CENTER

Business Served/Support

Events & initiatives created have provided significant exposure, networking opportunities, direct access to consumers & service providers across the South Shore.

Growth

Via social media we have received & engaged with more than 108 small businesses and entrepreneurs in the first quarter of 2022.

Impact

Out of 128 business participants & supported during this fiscal year a total of $42,000 has been accrued across 6 events in gross sales.

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BLACK OWNED BROCKTON

Community.

Ricky Felix + Shaleah Gilmer
Sharon Baker, Cynthia Hodges, Phylis Elis
BOB x Old Colony Planning Council ED
Stonehill College x BOB
BPS x BOB
Black Owned Brockton Community Members
Feels of Forreal x The Alchemist Pot
Safe Corners x Charmed By Mya
Faces by Joelma x All Things by Am
BPS x Mind Over Motives Consulting
Metro Chamber South x Black Owned Brockton
Black Owned Bos. x Black Owned Brockton

PAST EVENTS

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ENTREPRENEUR GAME NIGHT

Sat, August 6, 2022

All entrepreneurs in Brockton & neighboring towns linked up! We networked with start-ups to Established businesses; in different industry's & sectors.
During game night we got to know & grow together! interact, and learn from each other. It was designed to provide a fun environment, to meet other professionals, to broaden one's career. It is also for those interested in careers and are studying or intend to enter the dynamic world of entrepreneurism.

KODECONNECT SWING FOR STEM GOLF TOURNAMENT AND BBQ

KodeConnect is doing important work with Brockton's youth: empowering young minds and inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals.

June 16th at the Easton Country club, we sponsored KodeConnects WING FOR STEM Golf Tournament and BBQ. Kode Connect is a STEM education nonprofit who's mission is to connect kids in grades K-8 to computer coding!

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BROCKTON BEER GRAND SOFT OPENING

Brockton Beer Company was started by five families that happened to meet by chance in a city that puts diversity and community at the core of its foundation.

We had the opportunity to see the what the BBC team has worked diligently to bring to the city. Thank you for having us! Pierre, Ed, Rowan, Eval & Tish your hard work goes unnoticed. Family & friends be sure to stop by 121 Main St, Brockton, MA 02301

VIBE - OH - EIGHT

 Saturday May 21st 12-6PM @ Salisbury Park in Brockton MA
Adjacent to the Joseph Plouffe Academy & Crosgrove Pool (infamously known as the East Side Pool)

We curated a celebration of all things Brockton. Often known as the FIVE, we welcome you to join us in a family friendly outdoor event this spring!
Black Business Market encompassed of 20 entrepreneurs
Youth Art Activities Will be provided by the @fullercraft

*Our Brockton Collage* Currently on display at the museum located at 455 Oak St, Brockton, MA 02301

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7TH ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL BUSINESS FORUM & AFTER HOURS

Thursday, March 3 from 5:00 pm -7:30 pm

Shaleah Gilmer of Black Owned Brockton joined a panel of local businesses as they shared their success stories.  This was an opportunity to learn how we have used our backgrounds to develop new ideas, leverage regional resources, and tap into new markets. Invited to participate & share stories: America’s Food Basket, Black Owned Brockton, and Brockton Beer Company.