Mon. Mar 27th, 2023

SALT LAKE CITY — All-Star weekend in Utah brought exposure to so lots of superb items about the Beehive State. Numerous Black-owned corporations saw a welcomed financial increase.

Now, the Utah Black Chamber of Commerce desires to retain that alive and assist Black-owned corporations thrive. So they hope a new weekend retail expertise will assist with that.

Lavarro Greer is a busy man.

“Heavens greatest flavored butters hand-packed by angels of course!” stated Greer, owner of Heavens Most effective Flavored Butters.

When he’s not functioning as a radiologist, Greer serves up “Heaven’s Most effective Flavored Butter.”

“I recall getting a kid and obtaining garlic bread. Nicely, we didn’t go to the grocer’s to purchase garlic bread we created our personal. We basically mixed fresh garlic, we mixed with butter, we whipped it, and we place it on a excellent bread,” he stated.

He’s been satisfying taste buds in the Beehive State for a couple of years now, and his business has been progressively increasing, but items took off in the course of All-Star weekend.

“I took away the expertise that Heaven’s Most effective Flavored Butter is generating a mark, not just on Utah, but on the globe,” Greer stated. “We had everyone right here — each and every nationality, each and every creed, each and every race, each and every gender landed in Salt Lake City for a short moment in time.”

Greer’s company wasn’t the only Black-owned company that saw a spike in income in the course of All-Star weekend, and that is why Dr. Sidni Shorter, CEO of the Utah Chamber of Black Commerce, is pairing with Zions Bank to launch a Black company retail expertise referred to as “Utah, Black and Open for Enterprise.”

“It did produce income, but I also assume it defeated a myth that Black persons and Black corporations do not exist in Utah,” Shorter stated. “We are right here, we are vibrant, we are properly, and we are truly increasing. Now that we have the momentum, why not ride the wave?”

So now, they’re riding that wave, but also calling on Utahns to come shop at their pop-up showcasing dozens of Black-owned corporations in downtown Salt Lake.

“I would hope that persons will start off to accept that truth that Black corporations do exist right here, that they are inventive, they are thriving, and that they can come down and share that expertise with us,” Greer stated. “We like Utah. We like Salt Lake City. We’re a melting pot, and so to be integrated as an African American entrepreneur is a single of the most wonderful experiences because I moved right here.”

The occasion is each and every Friday and Saturday from ten a.m. to six p.m. till April eight. It requires location in the old Zions Bank building…

By Editor

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