Celebrating and resourcing Black-owned businesses!

Minneapolis Black Business Week

July 19-27, 2019


Join Mayor Jacob Frey, Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins, and  the City of Minneapolis as we celebrate the first Minneapolis Black Business Week! From purchasing opportunities to networking events, a Black Women Maker’s Space to business and career development resources, there is something for everyone. Throughout the week we encourage you to dine at featured restaurants, workout with Mayor Frey, learn about business trends, relax at movie night, discover what it takes to become a vendor with the City of the Minneapolis, expand your professional network, explore a new career, and more.

For Businesses

Submit your business information to have it included in our directory of black owned businesses.

For Customers

Search for local black owned businesses – find a new restaurant, salon, gym, and more!


Kick-off with Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins and Mayor Jacob Frey!

July 19th @ 12:00pm | Join Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins and Mayor Jacob Frey for Afternoons with Andrea: Celebrating Minneapolis Black Business Week. Connect with business leaders to hear about their unique experiences including highlights, challenges, growth and perspective on opening, operating and expanding business in Minneapolis. Lunch will be available to purchase from Mama Sheila’s!

Let’s Do Business!

Join Mayor Jacob Frey at this kick-off event for the first ever Black Business Week hosted by the City of Minneapolis! Get connected with resources for minority-owned businesses, learn about upcoming purchasing opportunities at the City, and network with entrepreneurs and business leaders from major companies around the Twin Cities.

Black Business Expo and Career Fair

Join us as we celebrate Minneapolis Black Business Week at the 2019 Black Business Expo and Career Fair. Network with local leaders, showcase your business and connect to local talent! Exhibiting is free of charge. AGENDA: 8:30 a.m. – Arrival, registration, peruse exhibits, enjoy complimentary breakfast 9:00 a.m.


Join City of Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and the City Coordinator’s Office Division of Race and Equity for a networking event focused on Black women makers and innovators. Our featured guests for the evening are DJ Michel.Be, Chanetta Brown, Shawntera Hardy, Kenya McKnight, Wintana Melekin, and Y. Elaine Rasmussen!

Community Conversation: Diversity & Inclusion in the Tech Industry

Eventbrite – The Office of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (MN-05) presents Community Conversation: Diversity & Inclusion in the Tech Industry – Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Gold Room Restaurant & Lounge, Minneapolis, MN. Find event and ticket information.

The Commons | Movies: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Film event in Minneapolis, MN by The Commons, Minneapolis and Green Minneapolis on Thursday, July 25 2019 with 175 people interested.

FLOW: Northside Arts Crawl 2019
Thursday, July 25-Saturday, July 27 11:00 am – 9:00pm daily | FLOW Northside Arts Crawl is a 3-day celebration of the arts in North Minneapolis. Since 2006, FLOW has become both a community celebration and the premier art event in North Minneapolis.

“Ask an Expert” Clinic

Have questions about your business that you can’t answer on your own? Grab your friends-in-business (FIBs) and attend the “Ask an Expert” Advice Clinic! “Ask an Expert” Advice Clinic is a signature event of the City of Minneapolis’ inaugural Black Business Week.