It’s Shop ‘Til You Drop

This Saturday, August 14th the Gem City Black Business Month continues with the “Downtown Dayton Black Business Hop.” Hosted by the Downtown Dayton Partnership in partnership with the Greater West Dayton Incubator and Dayton Young Black Professionals Dayton Partnership, this shopping event invites you to hop from one black business to another to explore and patronize some of Dayton’s growing black owned businesses.

The forecast for this weekend cool and breezy with flashes of style and flair!

The Hop kicks off at Third Perk on E. Third at 11 am. After an afternoon of tasting, trying on and buying, the event will wrap with an after party at 1Eleven Flavorhouse on W. First Street. All participants have the opportunity to be entered to win raffle prizes.

Now this event is very exciting for two reasons.

One, several of the businesses (1Eleven Flavor House, Third Perk and Choice Juice Boxx) included in the hop are also participants this bingo game. Which means your odds to win a prize just doubled!

Two, this special event fits perfectly with our Shop ‘Til You Drop Weekend that is taking place all over Montgomery County. This weekend all black businesses are winning!

And you are too! This weekend Black Business Bingo shoppers can get 2x the entries when they shop or patronize the following retail listed below.

This week’s prize is a $20 gas card to Speedway so get out there and go bingo!!

Beauty By DaniGorgeous and high quality jewelry at an unbelievable price!

A wonderful collection of jewelry suitable for all occasions. All jewelry is made of Stainless Steel, is high quality and use curated gem stones. We believe everyone have gorgeous and high quality jewelry at prices that fits your budget!

Buy online or Buy at these fine establishments Beauty Outlet (4599 Salem Avenue, Suite 301, Dayton, Ohio) and Theze Dealz (3123 W. Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton, Ohio)

With Candace Plus Paint – Let Art Be Your Release!

Candace Plus Paint is a mobile paint party and paint instruction service that provides safe spaces for people to have a creative release.

Book Your Party Today!

Her Curves Lingerie & Boutique is for women who embrace all their curves no matter the size or shape.

Selling lingerie, sleepwear, shapewear, swimwear and other make you feel confident and sexy accessories.

Buy Online or visit in store at Dayton Mall

At JW Wine Cellar Your Best Wine Experience Starts Here

From Bena Jean (a black currant wine) to Green Apple (a Reisling) to Strawberry Watermelon, JW’s Wine Cellar offers over 25 unique wine flavors perfect for drink after work on the patio, a dinner party, wedding, gala or any elegant affair. Whatever experience you want to have, JW can make it happen. Also offers wine by the and wine themed gift baskets.

Visit online or their store at 724 East Main Street, Trotwood, OH 45426

Loc’d N Scent helps YOU create an spa like experience with focus on self-care and relaxation in your own home!

Take time to re-center, refocus and reconnect through aroma therapy. Loc’d N Scent candles are a must have! These candles are made with a wax blend with an amazing scent throw that is sure to fill the room!

Buy now online or visit in-store at 4599 Salem Avenue, Dayton, Ohio

Mintha’s Shoe Boutique is dedicated to offering the best service, best quality and best fashion at the best price always!!!

Mintha carries fashion forward styles that compliment the ever changing trends of today. It focuses on carrying fashion forward styles that brings confidence and happiness to a woman’s day. 
Buy online
 or visit her display at Theze Dealz (3183 W. Siebenthaler, Dayton, Ohio)

Find the Perfect Gift for the one you love at Mulberry Street

Looking for a unique gift for a family member, friend or co-worker, then you have found the right place. Mulberry Street Gift Shop is a full service gift store offering pre made and custom made gifts and baskets. They also assist with house staging, event decorations and much more. Gifts are available for all ages and genders.

Shop in-store at 8361 N. Main Street, Englewood, Ohiot her display at Theze Dealz (3183 W. Siebenthaler, Dayton, Ohio)

Simply Savory provides handcrafted seasoning blends for your inspired meals!

Simply Savory by Rachel was designed with YOU in mind. If you like to cook great food or enjoy great food, then these seasoning blends are for you and your table!


Buy online

Buy in-store at The Entrepreneurs Connection –Oregon District (200 Wayne Avenue, Dayton, Ohio), Theze Dealz Boutique (3183 W. Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton, Ohio) and Gem City Market (324 Salem Avenue, Dayton, Ohio)

Theze Dealz Thrifty Boutique sells clothes and inspirationnspired meals!

TheZe DealZ is a customer-centric thrift store that actively participates in philanthropic causes! They love their customers and the confidence they radiate when they leave our store. Read owner Zontaye Richardson’s journey to build a thriving store in an area others feared to tread in her book Its More Than Clothing.

Shop Online or shop in-store at 3183 W. Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton, Ohio


Founded by our pharmacists Nnodum and Nnenna Iheme in 2009 after chain pharmacy stores closed their doors to the residents of West Dayton, ZIKS covers a critical healthcare need for Metro Dayton.

ZIKS takes great pride in offering Pharmacy and Home Medical Equipment services under one roof! Their mantra says it all: ZIKS—Your One-Stop Shop for EVERYTHING MEDICAL!

Take your new or transferred prescriptions there today!

  • Historical Wright Dunbar Business District 1130 West Third Street Dayton, Ohio 45402, (937) 225 – 9350
  • 4140 Salem Avenue, Dayton, Ohio, (937) 278 – 9457

2021 National Black Business Month Bingo Is Here

The only game where everyone wins.

Thank you for saying “yes” to participating in National Black Business Month Dayton Bingo. Join us in having fun, supporting local and winning awesome prizes! The game runs from Friday, July 30 to Wednesday, September 1.

We are thrilled that you are committed to shopping local and supporting businesses and organizations that advocate, educate and support communities where people of color live, work and play in the Greater Dayton Region. It is about uplifting and building community pride together all while having fun too!

What Is National Black Business Month?

Established in 2004 by historian John William Templeton and engineer Frederick E. Jordan, Sr., National Black Business Month to “drive the policy agenda affecting the 2.6 million African-American businesses” according to the website. In a recent report from the U.S. Black Chambers of Commerce, The 2021 BLACKprint, prior to the pandemic those black businesses generated more than $150 billion in revenue and employed 1 million plus workers. However, many black-owned businesses suffered significant loss as result of the pandemic. In the BLACKprint, the Chamber outlines three priorities to increase black wealth:

Increase deposits and loans with Black-owned banks.

Increase Black home ownership to over 50% nationwide.

Grow the number of Black-owned businesses from 2.6 million to 4 million and total gross receipts from an average of $72,500.00 to $150,000.00.

It is the expectation that the policy and decision makers these prioities their priorities as an opportunity to assist black businesses during this economic recovery. The overarching goal of the Chamber is to restore existing and launch more black owned businesses, to increase the economic viability of those entities; thus, increasing wealth among African Americans and directly narrowing the income inequality gap.

The goal of National Black Business Month Dayton is to help move the needle on the wealth gap is by focusing on priority #3 (b) – “grow…gross receipts” of black owned businesses. This is exactly what National Black Business Month Bingo is decided to do. Grow the financial wealth of black people.

Read more about National Black Business Month and the Black Chambers of Commerce

How To Get Your Card

Thank you for saying “yes” to participating in National Black Business Month Dayton Bingo. Join us in having fun, supporting local and winning awesome prizes! The game runs from Friday, July 30 to Wednesday, September 1.

We are thrilled that you are committed to shopping local and supporting businesses and organizations that advocate, educate and support communities where people of color live, work and play in the Greater Dayton Region. It is about uplifting and building community pride together all while having fun too!

Ready To Play! Bingo Cards will be ready for download from this site on Friday, July 30, 2021. You can also provide your email address below and have a Bingo card delivered right to your email.

Check the list of Participating Businesses

Food and Drink

One Eleven Flavor House – your place for Caribbean Comfort Food and over the top cocktails, 111 W First St, Dayton, www.1elevenflavorhouse.com/

Choice Juice Boxx – Juicing for Complete Rejuvenation and Boosted Health – a juice bar that creates a healthy and natural alkaline product that promotes a healthy lifestyle, 31 S. St. Clair Avenue, Dayton, choicejuiceboxx937.com/

JW Wine Cellar – over 25 uniquely crafted wines, made locally, 724 E. Main Street, Trotwood, www.jwswinecellar.com/

Nu Heights Nutrition Club – serving vegan, vegetarian and keto friendly shakes, smoothies, waffles and smoothie bowls. Most menu items under 300 calories., 4438 Powell Road, Huber Heights, http://www.facebook.com/NuHeightsNutrition/

Third Perk Coffehouse and Winebar – offer its patrons excellent coffee products throughout the day and wines during the evenings in a friendly sophisticated atmosphere., 141 W. Third Street, Dayton, http://www.thirdperk.biz

Twist Cupcakery – a unique sweets and confections bakery that specializes in cupcakes, cakes, and other tantalizing treats, 25 S. St. Clair Street, Dayton, www.twistcupcakery.com

Yvonne Yummies – The Cheesecake Lady – creating unique cheesecake creations like Snickers and Peach Cobble Pie (with an actual cobble crust on top), (937) 542-0093

Retail and Speciality Shops

Beauty By Dani – hand crafted jewelry made with mined gem stones, 4599 Salem Avenue, Dayton, beautybydani1.com

Candace Plus Paint – hosting paint party for family and friends, www.candacepluspaint.com/

Her Curves Lingerie Boutique – offers lingerie, sleepwear and swim suits for women who love their curves no matter the size, Dayton Mall, hercurveslingerieboutique.com

Loc’d N Scent – selling candles made with a wax blend that has an amazing scent that is sure to fill the room!, 4599 Salem Avenue, http://www.locdnscent.com

Mintha’s Shoe Boutique – providing the latest looks in shoes, clothes, purses and other women accessories, minthashoes.com

Mulberry Street – the perfect shop for every gift, 8361 N Main St., Dayton

Simply Savory By Rachel – offering hand crafted seasoning for every cooking need. Cook great food, enjoy great food with Simply Savory, Simplysavorybyrachel.com.

Theze Dealz Thrifty Boutique – a customer-centric thrift store that provide a fun and affordable shopping experience for customers, 3183 W. Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton, http://www.facebook.com/TheZeDealZ

Zik’s Family Pharmacy, 1130 W. Third Street, Dayton, http://www.ziksrx.com

Services and Nonprofits

Branford Brown Law Office – providing the highest level of legal defense for family and criminal law, 120 W. Second Street, Dayton, (937) 999-5633

Linda Vista Project – a shelter for women and their children who need a hand up not a hand out, 1011 Linda Vista Ave., Dayton, www.lindavistaproject.com/

State Farms AgencyAmos Jefferies, Agent, 1017 W. Third Street, Dayton, (937) 263-4774

Vic Realty, Inc. – Linda White, Realtor, (937) 559-6728

Thank You For Playing

Thank you to everyone that played National Black Business Bingo Dayton.

More than 200 bingo cards were distributed to people in the Dayton area. There were seven weekly winners who won gift cards to Gem City Market, Speedway gas stations and for downtown Dayton bucks.

The grand prize winner, Samia Dudley, won a $100 Visa gift card. Wow!

We are happy to see each business have people buy from them for the first time.

It is our hope that those visitors become repeat customers.

Just because August has ended doesn’t mean you have to stop shopping at these fine establishments. Please keep going!

Thank you again to everyone who played!

Cheesecake Tasting and Eat Good And Drink Good Weekend Is Here!

It is day 7 of Black Business Bingo. And I have one question – where have you bingoed lately???

Not to worry! You have the whole month and the weekend is coming!

Get ready for Eat Good & Drink Good Weekend!

Starting today, Thursday, August 5 through Sunday, August 8th you get two entries for every receipt you submit from the businesses below.

And this Saturday, August 7th from 11 am to 2 pm at Theze Dealz (3183 W. Siebenthaler Avenue) Yvonne’s Cheesecake is giving out free samples of her delicious cheesecake. Come get a free taste and then order your own cheesecake.

1 Eleven Flavor House is Downtown Dayton’s Newest Restaurant That Has Flavor That Will Blow Your Mind!

The 1Eleven Flavor House was developed to provide a unique dining experience for those who love flavorful food.

Dine in at 111 West 1st St., Dayton, Ohio or Order online

Check out the menu

Choice Juice Boxx – We Juice On Purpose!

Choice Juice Boxx invites you to start Juicing for Complete Rejuvenation and Boosted Health

The more plants you eat, the healthier you are! And when you bring the activity of juicing into the mix, you will see an even greater boost in overall health and wellness. If you aren’t juicing yet, then it’s time to start right now!!

Shop online

Shop in-store at 31 S St Clair Street | Dayton OH 45402

JW Wine Cellar Your Best Wine Experience Starts Here

From Bena Jean (a black currant wine) to Green Apple (a Reisling) to Strawberry Watermelon, JW’s Wine Cellar offers over 25 unique wine flavors perfect for drink after work on the patio, a dinner party, wedding, gala or any elegant affair. Whatever experience you want to have, JW can make it happen. Also offers wine by the and wine themed gift baskets.

Visit online or their store at 724 East Main Street, Trotwood, OH 45426

Nu Heights Nutrition Club – Home of the Loaded Protein Waffle

Needing weight management, energy, and a healthier fast food alternative… Try NU Heights Nutrition CLUB!

Nu Heights is the truly delicious way to your weight loss goals. From over the top protein waffles, to decadent shakes and smoothies to drool worthy vegan bowls, eat good has never been easier.

Visit in-store at 4438 Powell Rd. Huber Heights, OH, OH 45424

“Third Perk is The People’s Coffee House” serving beverages named in honor of Dayton legends

Third Perk Coffee House & Wine Bar’s offers its patrons excellent coffee products throughout the day and wines during the evenings in a friendly sophisticated atmosphere.

Grab coffee now at Third Perk Downtown (146 E. Third Street, Dayton, Ohio), Third Perk Gem City Market (324 Salem Avenue, Dayton, Ohio) and Third Perk Dayton Mall (2700 Miamisburg-Centerville, Miamisburg, Ohio)

Shop online

Twist Cupcakerary – Voted Best Cupcake In the State of Ohio by Eat This, Not That! Voted Best Cupcake Shop In the State of Ohio by Delish.Com

Twist Cupcakery is a unique sweets and confections bakery that specializes in cupcakes, cakes, and other tantalizing treats. The cupcake jars are to die for and the can we talk about the S’Mores brownie!

Buy online

Buy at Twist Cupcakery – 25 S. St. Clair St., Dayton, 45402 (closed for vacation)

Buy at Gem City Market – 324 Salem Ave, Dayton, 45406

Yvonne The Cheesecake Lady makes cheesecakes like you have never tasted before.

What type of cheese cake do you like? Perhaps the classic vanilla cheesecake with a drizzle of strawberry topping. Maybe you have a sweet tooth that only a Snickers Cheesecake (pictured) can soothe. Or perhaps a dinner party where a Sweet Potato Cheesecake will be the end to a fun night. Whatever type you like, Yvonne The Cheesecake Lady has you covered.

Call today to order your special cheesecake (937) 542-0093.

Gem City Celebrates Black Business Month

A Launch Dayton sponsored event

The Greater West Dayton Incubator of Launch Dayton is hosting a number of events to celebrate and recognize National Black Business Month in Dayton.

From access to capital to networking opportunities, there is something for every business owner no matter what level you are on.

The list of events with registration is available on the event site.

And of course we were excited to see Black Business included as a part of this month of black business building activities. It’s exciting to see the Gem City doing some great things!!

How To Play

You can’t win if you don’t play.

Check out the bingo card. Screenshot it and get going!

The rules of this game are simple, easy peasy, mac and cheesy.

  1. Download and print the Bingo Card or screen shot and save on your phone.
  2. Purchase from or patronize any of the businesses on the card. Every purchase equals one entry.
  3. Make a bingo by supporting five listed businesses in a row (horizontal, vertical and diagonal) between July 30 and September 1. Bingo equals 10 entries. Double receipt use for purchases on double receipt days that will be announced day of on the website and on social media.
  4. Take a picture of your receipts as you go. Just snap a picture with your phone. Submit the receipt for one entry. Submit 5 receipts for bingo for 10 entries. (Receipts for bingo cannot have been submitted as a single entry).
  5. Submit your receipts along with your name and email address to info@nbbmdayton.com by Sunday midnight for weekly drawings and by September 1 for grand prize.

How to win, what you win!

Winner winner chicken dinner!

Photo by Jason Dent on Unsplash

You win every time you purchase from or support the participating businesses. The food, the clothes, shoes, candles or contribution you give to someone in need is your first prize for joining in. Now beyond that there are other prizes to be won. This is how to win and what you may win.

What You Win

Weekly prizes All verified entries submitted during the prescribed weeks below will be eligible for that weeks prize. The weekly time period and prizes are as follows:

July 30 – August 8th – $10 gift card to Gem City Market (5 available)

August 9th – August 15th – $20 gas card to Speedway (3 available)

August 16th to 22nd & August 23rd – 29th – $25 Downtown Dayton Bucks (1 available for each week)

Grand Prize – September 4 – $100 Visa Gift Card (1 available overall)

How To Win

Enter anytime! Every purchase equals one entry.

Drawings for weekly gift card give aways will be on August 8, 15, 22 and 29th. Winners will be notified by email. Once winner is confirmed, it will be shared on the website and social media.

All verified entries will be entered into a drawing to win gift cards!

What Is A Verified Entry

  • All receipts are from purchases or contributions made between July 30 to September 1. For Branford Law Offices, Amos Jeffries of State Farm and Linda White Realtor a picture of a confirmed appointment card or calendar invite works. For Linda Vista, a picture of a confirmed contribution of any amount works.
  • All receipts are from participating businesses and organization.
  • You submit 1 verified entry per valid receipt (must have patronized a participating business)
  • Hitting bingo (5 participating businesses in a row) = 10 verified entries (can’t have previously submitted any of the businesses/receipts for individual verified entry)
  • All receipts along with name and email address are submitted on Sunday by midnight to be entered for the weekly drawing. For the grand prize, entries must be submitted by September 2 midnight.

Winners Announced

Weekly winners will be announced the Tuesday following the Sunday deadline.

The grand prize winner will be announced Friday, September 4.