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2021 Black & Brown Business Summit Vendor Fair

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I started Bonnie’s Angels 9 years ago, after having my (very handsome!) son who has Down Syndrome. I left my career to be home with him, to support and advocate for him, which lead me to crafting as therapy, thence Bonnie’s Angels came to life. Bonnie’s Angels is the gift my son gave me… He is my Angel and the greatest blessing to our family. Bonnie’s Angels mission is to offer you the best selection of quality, stylish products, that are affordable and unique. Headbands, head wraps, hair bows, bow ties, tutus, Bibs, burp cloths, pacifier clips and so much more…

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Creating a variety of delicious cookies, cakes, cobblers & more. Serving Des Moines and surrounding communities.

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Color Me Black is a black owned brand that brings therapeutic healing to the minority community through visual representation. Explore your healing process through art therapy with Color Me Black’s coloring books, children books, activity books and more! 

Each wreath is created to be special. Our arrangements speak volumes about the vibrancy and life of those on the other side of the doors they adorn. This uniquely made product isn’t a duplicate or mass produced item you’ll see over and over.

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The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work in life. 

Dress for Success Des Moines responds to the needs of our communities by providing programs that help women acquire jobs, retain their new positions and succeed in the mainstream workplace.

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We keep the secrets of the great art of cooking, our Mexican tradition is full of flavors, aromas and textures that transforms into magic, arouse pleasant family memories of an old burning stove “El Fogón” pleases the taste, relieves our souls and transports you to the magic where we place our cooking hearts.

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FolksLore Kreations is an ode to my ancestors. May your stories of the the fantastical and magical live on through the handmade products shared and made with love.

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Motivating community change through professional training, consulting, career counseling, and therapy opportunities

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OUR MISSION is to use the arts to engage, communicate, educate and collaborate with diverse communities to enrich lives. GDT creates a multi-faceted, multi-generational global urban arts program; and offers for all ages a variety of classes, camps ,workshops, residencies, performances and training in the performing arts

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God’s Pure At Heart daycare recognizes that families wish their children be treated like an individual with their own individual needs. 

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We are a fully bilingual news outlet that brings you the information and stories about the contributions that our Latino communities provide to the great states of Illinois and Iowa.

Hola America and Hola Iowa are connectors not only for all the Latino communities in Illinois and Iowa but more importantly to connect the Latinos with the mainstream community.

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International Marketing Communications, Inc. (IMC) is a full-service Hispanic Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations agency. We help companies effectively and strategically reach the Latino community in Iowa.  

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Jewels Academy, is an organization that offers award winning STEM and self-enrichment programs for underrepresented young women in 4th-12th grades. The 10th-12th graders are assistants to the workshop instructors.

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Ladie Lex Scented Candles are dedicated to the person that loves to have their space engulfed with a fragrance that brings an abundance of joy. We provide an array of candle sizes and scents that are guaranteed to stimulate the mind, relieve stress, support sleep, and improve your mood.

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Licha’s Glam Shop is the dream of a little girl that her mother is helping to make a reality. Licha’s Glam Shop is committed to creating vegan cosmetics for “Glam Girls” of all ages. The business got started with our signature, clear, shimmer glosses. New editions include scented and solid colored glosses, and accessories. 

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MWH Law Group LLP is a certified minority-owned firm. Our legal expertise includes labor and employment, litigation, corporate, transactional, real estate, technology, intellectual property and public finance. 

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I moved to Iowa almost two decades ago and currently raising all 3 of our children here. I graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Business Management. My current hobbies include spending time with my family, traveling, and volunteering with various youth programs and organizations. I am a licensed Realtor serving the Des Moines Area real estate market for many years . I specialize in representing my clients in the purchase and sale of multi-family and single-family residences, and income properties within . I truly love this area and I am a customer driven Realtor dedicated to achieving results and providing exceptional service. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, I will put my many years of real estate expertise to work for you! (Designations- CRS, SRS, and SFR) I have worked with numerous buyers and sellers to fulfill their dream of home ownership. Regardless if you’re buying a $100,000 home or a $1,000,000 home I’ll find a home you’ll LOVE!

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We make the world’s best egg powder.  We take liquid egg, remove the water and create a 3 year, no refrigeration required product.  Just add water and cook as normal.

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Own Your Check educates and equips people through speaking engagements and digital products to help them excel financially, so they can accomplish their financial goals while living their best life!

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Our company provides Phlebotomy Training for companies. We offer the following programs:

** 2- Day Phlebotomy Program

** Phlebotomy Online Training

** Instructor Led Phlebotomy Training (Virtual)

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Rethink Iowa™ is a community-led research and design fellowship that explores the relationship between philanthropy, economic health, and economic inclusion of historically disenfranchised communities throughout Iowa. 

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Revelations Research Solutions is a full-service marketing research company. We specialize in testing new and existing products & services with consumers in a variety of industries  from commercials, ad campaigns, focus groups, market analysis, and website analysis in our state-of-the-art research facility! Our Slogan: “Revealing Insights & Ideas about your Products, Services, Customers, and Competition”

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Southfield Business Center Group (SBCG) – doing business as (DBA) – LegalShield Independent Associate. We provide affordable access of all legal services to Individuals, Families, Small Business Owners and Small & Large Companies 

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Four years ago, we changed wireless service forever by introducing a way to get people on America’s best networks without the expense – or the commitment that comes with contracts. Since then, we’ve made it our mission to provide the best experience at an amazing price. Today, our customers are enjoying newfound freedom and savings. 

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Texturious Designs is an award-winning Interior Design firm for new construction, remodels, and custom furnishings based in Des Moines, IA. Our services include space planning, design drawings, selections, project coordination, and styling.

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At The Great Frame Up, we specialize in custom framing. We offer the finest and most comprehensive selection of frames and mats available in the industry. Our knowledgeable and extensively trained designers will help you choose a design that not only works best with your art or special memento, but one that also complements your room, your personality and your style. We have a gallery featuring local and regional artists and visual gallery nights.

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West Sandy Bayou Candles and Novelties LLC is a Black-owned business that sells a variety of hand poured CBD-infused candles. We also sell a variety of products to include t-shirts, etched glassware, decorative pillows, and other novelties.

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Follow the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce at the below social media channels to participate in Diversity Week April 12 – 18, where we will be highlighting each of our vendors!