What we do

Black-Owned Businesses Directory

MKE Black created and maintains a database of Black-Owned business in the Greater Milwaukee area. This database is available on our website as well as through the mobile app. Businesses can submit their information to be listed here.

Social Media Promotions

MKE Black has creatively used social media platforms to promote positive happenings in the Black community, the launching & saving of local Black owned businesses, and upcoming community events. This has helped us to reach over 200,000 residents in the Greater Milwaukee area.

Facilitate Connections to Opportunities

By maintaining a thorough network of business and community relations, MKE Black is able to facilitate connections to opportunities both between Black-Owned Businesses and from others. We’re proud to have facilitated partnerships between local Black-Owned Businesses and organizations such as The Milwaukee Bucks, The Milwaukee Brewers, and Northwestern Mutual, to name a few.

Black Cultural & Business Focused Events

Since summer of 2020, MKE Black has been organizing and supporting events that promote Black culture and Black-Owned Businesses in the Milwaukee Region. Our flagship event series is our Black-Owned Summer Marketplace, held once a month in June, July and August. Other past events include: The History of Black People in Milwaukee, Lager & Listen Conversation Series, What is Cooperative Economics and more!

Check out our events calendar to see what’s coming up and sign up for our newsletter to stay informed!