Birmingham, Alabama, is not only rich in history, but also in a vibrant community of Black-owned businesses that contribute to the city’s unique fabric. In this blog post, we will shine a spotlight on some of the remarkable up and coming Black-owned establishments that have made a significant impact on Birmingham’s economy and culture. These businesses serve as a testament to the innovation, resilience, and entrepreneurial spirit within the Black community. Today I will highlight just a few of the amazing businesses that serve our city and its surrounding areas.
All a Dream Event Planning and Design
If you’re looking for someone to plan an event that your friends and family will be talking about for years to, have I got the woman for you! LaDonna Ford of All a Dream Event Planning and Design is known for her attention to detail and even uses the information gathered from casual conversations to later surprise her clients with events exceeding their wildest dreams! Her proudest accomplishments most recently are her corporate partnerships with both Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Brookwood Hospital. Her designs have been seen all over the country and have been featured on several national news broadcasts, as well!
L. Jones Photography & Designs, LLC
Need to preserve wonderful memories or launch a website for your business? Check out L. Jones Photography & Designs, LLC! Owners Donovan and Valencia Jones purchased their very first Nikon camera with hopes of taking memorable photos of their family, but within a short amount of time, Donovan grew a passion for photography and quickly learned camera settings and techniques on a professional level. With Valencia’s background in Information Technology, she has always enjoyed building websites and designing graphics.
Together, they displayed their work to friends and family, which quickly led to referrals, and their business was formed three years ago as a ‘one-stop-shop’ to create and deliver beautiful, high-resolution results that are unique to every client. Their services include photography, videography, website development, and graphic design. They attribute the success of their business to their strong faith in God guiding them along the journey to use their talents to do what they love to serve others and make a difference in the community. They strive to exceed expectations by delivering high quality results that last a lifetime.
Berries by Crystal
Hungry?? Yeah, me too! I know just who we need to call! Berries by Crystal is a family owned and operated business that was established in 2018 and rebranded in 2021 to a 20ft. shipping container food truck (The Berry Beast). Berries By Crystal’s motto is “Providing a healthier food option with a hint of self-indulgence.” Their slogan, which accompanies a fruit-loving little grim reaper, is “Let us berry you and more.” They want you to not just “taste” their creations but to experience the “marrying” of flavors.
This family business was founded with the purpose of not only building generational wealth but also enticing the community with healthy eating while still being able to enjoy the sweet, rich, and bold flavors of their gourmet treats. #BerryYouToday4AHealthierTomorrow
Prewitt’s Flour Shop
Craving something sweet that’ll make you reminiscent of your mom and grandma’s specialties? Prewitt’s Flour Shop is a home-based bakery that specializes in made from scratch classic desserts and breads with a twist. They make baked goods that take you back to being in your grandma’s kitchen for sure! From buttermilk biscuits, to cinnamon rolls, and more! Their baked goods are baked from scratch and made with love.
- Owner: Aisha T. Prewitt
- Facebook and Instagram: Prewitt’s Flour Shop
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: 205-312-9802
Brownstone Healthcare and Aesthetics
Now, as a physician myself, I’m particular about which healthcare providers I endorse, but this one gave me no hesitation! Check out Dr. Kre at Brownstone Healthcare and Aesthetics. Brownstone provides DIRECT primary care to patients in a loving, thorough, personal way. They are located in Trussville, Alabama, and make it their mission to get back to the basics of medicine by eliminating the middle man as much as possible, so that you can have faster access to care and feel better quicker. Imagine how it would feel to be able to contact your doctor DIRECTLY and get your needs met in a timely fashion, all while SAVING time and money.
- 4643 Camp Coleman Road #117 Trussville, AL 35173
Bedazzle Me More
Finally, football season is upon us, and if you’re like me, you LOVE getting new gear to rep your school! Look no further! Jessica Bell Grice is the owner of Bedazzle Me More in Alabaster, Alabama. Mrs. Grice started this venture, along with her husband, Darrel Grice, and her two daughters, Breanna and Brittany, in January of 2014. Mrs. Grice’s innate entrepreneurial drive, her love for fashion, and her extensive background in business accounting were the key ingredients for the creation of Bedazzle Me More.
In a very short time span, Bedazzle Me More became a positive force in the region. From bedazzling, to embroidery, to screen printing and vinyl shirts, to providing trendy clothing, accessories, and gifts they, offer it all to their customers. Mrs. Grice has a huge web-based clientele, which has grown because of her motto “to always go above and beyond your expectations.” She has gained major contracts with high school and college athletic programs, college bookstores, corporations, non-profit agencies, and Greek-letter organizations.
Jessica volunteers her services to various schools and churches to “pay it forward”. She served as a member of the Thompson High School Advisory Committee for the Business Department. She donates to numerous organizations along with providing fundraising opportunities for them.
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- Facebook book/Instagram: Bedazzle Me More
Royal Elite Floor Care Solutions
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Birmingham’s Black-owned businesses embody the heart and soul of the city.
They contribute to its economic growth, cultural richness, and community engagement. From delectable cuisine to empowering spaces, each establishment adds a unique thread to the tapestry of Birmingham. By supporting these businesses, we honor their legacy of resilience and creativity, and we contribute to a more inclusive and vibrant local economy. So, the next time you’re in Birmingham, make sure to explore these remarkable Black-owned establishments and be a part of their inspiring journey.