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Flint sorority chapter hosting ‘Midwest Impact Day of Service’ campaign to highlight black business

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FLINT, MI — The Flint alumnae chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is launching a “Midwest Impact Day of Service” campaign to help promote local black businesses in the community.

The campaign will promote black-owned businesses with female proprietors on Saturday, Oct. 16.

“We’re excited to host this event, which is sponsored by our Midwest Region, in our community.” Flint Alumnae President Kia Berry Hagens said. “We would like to continue these types of initiatives, which will aid in boosting the economy.”

Three in-person businesses and two online shopping destinations are being promoted through this campaign. Here is the full list of businesses below:

  • Glam Boutique, 620 S. Saginaw St.
  • Eight Ten Nail Bar, 555 Saginaw St., Suite 103
  • Spectacular Spudz, Flint Farmers Market, 300 E. 1st St.
  • Naima’s Crown, naimascrown.com/shop
  • Maurita’s Essentials, mauritasessentials.com

Naima’s Crown and Maruita’s Essentials, both online retailers, sell all-natural oils and bath and body products, according to a news release from the sorority.

The campaign is also encouraging residents to participate in a “Meet the Authors” reception at Comma Bookstore & Social Hub at 5 p.m. on Oct. 15. Local authors R. Simone and LaTashia M. Perry will be there to meet residents and sell their books. Perry, author of children’s book series “Like Mine,” has been featured on Good morning America for her work.

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