BLACK OWNED KNOWN
The Mission Statement
Black Owned Known (B.O.K.) is a nonprofit organization and street team, dedicated to acknowledging and rendering diversity and inclusion within the Lehigh Valley by generating relationships, creating events, and building community relations with social responsibility. Our goal is to Uplift, Inspire, and Encourage Social and Economic Growth within Our Community by introducing and promoting local Black-Owned Businesses to the Lehigh Valley Community.
B.O.K. is not driven by monetary effect. Our desire is to change and grow our diverse community through connection with all black-owned businesses in our steady-growing valley.
B.O.K. wants to assist business-owners of color generate a market by engaging our community in promotional events, centered on the goods and services of our black-owned businesses within the Lehigh Valley.
These social gatherings will unify our community by highlighting these black-owned producers to potential patrons. Such events would include local block parties, promotional exhibits, and our first annual Black Owned Known Business Expo.
B.O.K.’s Street Team is a valuable resource to local African-American business-owners with our professional manner and goal-oriented focus.
Jason "Jah" Johnson
B.O.K. Black Owned Business Directory
The directory is constantly being updated as we receive information on new businesses throughout the valley.
We had to postpone the event initially due to hurricane weather. Then, it even rained on our make-up date! But we still made a day out of it! Black Owned Known would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who came out and supported. All of our vendors and their guest, our guest speakers, and every single patron who came out to purchase some our vendors' amazing products! And we can't go without extending the grandest thank you of all to the Executive Education Academy Charter School. Mr. Michael Watts and the great folks of the school were unbelievably gracious in allowing us their time, campus, and effort to make the event hum smoothly. It was a beautiful day, and we are already looking forward to next year's event!
Thanks to all of the hard work of the vendors, volunteers, especially the great folks at The Vegan Butcher!
We have more exciting announcements coming in the very near future!
Black Owned Known's 1st Annual Black-Owned Business Meet & Greet!
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