Black business showcase to celebrate diversity of ownership

Dozens of metro Atlanta black-owned businesses will be celebrated March 13 at a Black Business Showcase at the Porter Sanford Center in Decatur.

The “Reclaiming Our Roots Black History Celebration” starts at 6 p.m. with a Business Exchange Networking Reception.

It is presented by DeKalb District 3 Commissioner Larry Johnson in partnership with DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond.

The “Historic Celebration of Black Businesses” starts at 7 p.m.

Alice Bussey, who is coordinating the event, says it will showcase the diverse black-owned and operated businesses throughout DeKalb and the rest of metro Atlanta.

“In addition, a list of these preferred businesses will be documented and marketed through DeKalb County and the state of Georgia,” said Bussey, who is co-owner of Bussey Florist & Gifts.

The Black Business Showcase includes an exhibit of limited-edition fine photography of former President Barack Obama taken by Pete Souza, his personal photographer.

For more information and to RSVP, email deannabfleming@gmail.com or call 770-808-7166.