Photo by Phil Laurent

August is National Black Business Month, an annual celebration recognizing Black entrepreneurs and their contributions to our economy. Downtown is a hub for small businesses, and we are proud to be home to many Black businesses too. Here are just a few in and around the neighborhood to visit this August!

Pamela Frazier, owner of All in One Laundry Center & Services

All In One Laundry Center & Services | 801 S Grand Ave E

Sangamon County’s premier laundry center, located just outside of downtown. All in One offers coin laundry, washing and folding services, dry cleaning, and alterations.

Merchandise display at Corrine’s Closet

Corrine’s Closet | 223 S 6th St

A charming boutique in the heart of downtown offering new and pre-loved clothing and accessories.

Client photo at Honei Chayil Salon

Honei Chayil Salon | 305 S 4th St

The ultimate salon services provided by owner Heidi Dillon, conveniently located in downtown Springfield. Services include color, treatments, styling, and much more.

Jerk fries from Jerk Shop Go

Jerk Shop Go | 213 S 5th St

Caribbean flavor with a twist, using traditional jerk cuisine in inventive ways.

The famous swing seats at the bar of Replay Lounge.

Replay Lounge | 217 S 5th St

Upscale bar and grill with amazing food, great vibes, and a unique atmosphere.

Melissa Hamilton, President of Synergetic Soluntions, Inc.

Synergetic Solutions | 427 E Monroe St

Business consulting firm serving a diverse group of working professionals, entrepreneurs, private sector and government entities in the heart of downtown Springfield.

Exhibit at the AAHM.

Springfield & Central Illinois  African American History Museum | 1440 Monument Ave

Tells authentic stories about African-American life in Central Illinois, past and present, celebrating and sharing our history and culture and planning for our future.

Springfield Urban League’s Workforce Summer Preview event at Comer Cox Park.

Springfield Urban League | 100 N 11th St

The Springfield Urban League, Inc. is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, civil rights and community-based movement that serves nearly 9,000 people annually, providing direct services, research and policy advocacy to assist individuals and communities in reaching their fullest potential.

Dominic Watson, Executive Director of the Springfield Project.

The Springfield Project at CAP 1908 | 1100 S Grand Ave E

The Community Access Project (CAP) 1908 is a comprehensive social innovation center housing shared offices, equipment, leadership development, and essential business services.


Find more Black-owned businesses in downtown and the greater Springfield area!