Furloughed By COVID, She Became a Champion for Maine’s Black-Owned Businesses
Rose Barboza’s brainchild went live back in June. Furloughed from her tourism job due to the coronavirus pandemic and grieving the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, the Saco resident spent three days using her rudimentary coding skills to build a simple website called Black Owned Maine, a directory of bookstores, mechanics, food trucks, dentists’ offices, and other businesses owned by Black Mainers. “There are all these big directories that list Black-owned businesses, and Maine is never on them,” she says. “I was like, I wish Maine was on that list. And then I realized I can actually do that myself.”...
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WEBSITE STARTS DIRECTORY OF MAINE’S BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES
A Maine-based group has recently created a directory of black- and brown- owned businesses for our state to build support for Maine's Black community.
The website is called blackownedmaine.com and lists the State of Maine's Black- and Brown-owned businesses. Business owners are able to fill out a form through the website to be included in the directory, using such information as business name, services, location, etc...
WMTW News 8
New online directory highlights Maine black-owned businesses and services
PORTLAND, Maine — A new website and Instagram page is helping direct people to black-owned businesses and services in Maine.
The website, BlackOwnedMaine.com, offers a directory of shops, restaurants, artists, musicians, churches, fitness studios, catering services, and much more in Maine that are all at least 50% black-owned...
News Center Maine
New website helps Mainers support minority-owned businesses
One way people can show support for the movement for equality is to support Maine's diverse business owners.
To help you find those businesses there's a new website called Black Owned Maine.
The site already includes a wide variety of businesses, from barbershops and beauty salons to law offices.
Restaurants can also be found on the website, including One Love Cuisine, which just opened almost a year ago in Sanford...