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ABOUT REVIVE BLACK CINCY
According to the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce, 30% of Black-owned businesses went under during the pandemic. That amounts to as many as 300 local businesses that have closed permanently with the inability to market their products and services online as a primary reason for closing.
Increasing online visibility for Black-owned businesses creates the ability to reach and engage a global audience, automate processes, sell products and services, and leverage data for decision-making.
In July 2021, Jessica Shely, Founder/CEO of GPD Creative Agency, developed Revive Black Cincy (formerly known as Rebrand Black Cincy) in response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black-owned businesses in the region. The program has been endorsed by now City of Cincinnati Vice-Mayor Jan Michele Lemon-Kearney.
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