Eleanie Campbell is an avid writer, social service advocate, and a blogger previously featured on Thy Black Man, Angie’s Diary, and as the creator of The Phoenix Unleashed. Eleanie pronounced (el-ee-ah-nee) is also the owner of STL Black Biz.
While watching Hidden Colors and the aftermath of the Ferguson Riots Eleanie realized that there were a number of layers causing anger and stifling growth in the black community, economics being one of them. Driving through St. Louis City and North St. Louis County, Eleanie took a closer look and noticed the large number of black businesses that she was not aware of. With that at hand, she started her quest to create The STL Black Business Directory in order to join black businesses (BOB) and to connect black businesses with consumers in need of their services and products.
The Nielsen Company has reported that the African-American population is an economic force to be reckoned with. By 2015 the projected buying power of African-Americans will reach $1.1 trillion by 2015. Imagine if the bulk of this money was spent within the African-American community. The key is to keep the majority of that money in our communities as often as possible.
The STL Black Biz Business Directory was founded as a resource for those seeking to patronize African-American businesses that are located in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and surrounding areas. There are hundreds of black businesses to choose from however, many of us have no idea that they even exist. Our goal here at the STL Black Biz Black Business Directory is to overcome this challenge by providing a black business directory exclusively geared at African-American businesses.
Eleanie is constantly focusing on the possibility of what can happen, as opposed to what cannot. This simple, yet powerful belief stands behind the spirit and beliefs of Eleanie. Visit www.stlblackbiz.com and also find STL Black Biz on Instagram and on Twitter @stlblackbiz
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