Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses invites you to be part of the Black Market!
The Black Market is a one-of-a-kind event designed to advance the work of Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses. We aim to foster an economy that supports the revitalization of the Black community and expand opportunities for Black Businesses in the Greater Grand Rapids area by promoting economic equity
2015 GRABB Awards Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses is pleased to Present our Annual GRABB Awards. The GRABB Awards were created to recognize, reward and celebrate Black businesses, individuals and community organizations that work hard to build up and make a difference in Grand Rapids.
Young, Black & Gifted Award - Recognizing an Entrepreneur under the age of 30 whose innovative leadership promotes economic and/or social change in the Black community.
Emerging Black Business Award - Recognizes a Black business that embodies GRABB's Core Values (Stellar Customer Service, Great Products/Services & Community Oriented) and has been in operation for 1-5 years.
Finalists Load A Spud Potato Bar (Fuller & Knapp)
Daddy Pete's BBQ
The Black Bottom Community Builder Award - Recognizes individuals, groups or organizations that works tirelessly, passionately and collectively to help make our community a better place.
Finalists Urban Core Collective
Historically Black Colleges & Universities Tour Experience (HBCUTE)
Grand Rapids African American Health Institute (GRAAHI)
NC Mutual Life Insurance Co Collaboration Award - Recognizes an entrepreneur that embodies the spirit of collaboration. Focused on innovative practices over and above traditional business relationships as well as alliances which has achieved exceptional results.
Finalists Skot Welch
Marcus Garvey Legacy Award - Recognizing an Entrepreneur leader who is the Standard Bearer for Black businesses in the community and has been operating their business for over 10 years aka Staying Power.
Finalists Head N Sole Barbershop
Oakdale Community Childcare Center
Choice Business Services
Come celebrate with the finalists and find out who will be this year's GRABB Awards recipients!