Updated: 4 days ago
by Writing by Design Media, Inc. staff
In recognition of #NationalBlackBusinessMonth, Writing by Design Media, Inc. is hosting a magazine release on Aug. 18 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Muggin Coffee House located at 1139 Brownlee Road in Memphis, Tenn.
National Black Business month was created in 2004 to celebrate black-owned businesses. John William Templeton, historian and Frederick E. Jordan Sr. engineer, wanted to increase awareness about black-owned business.
Memphis Small Business Quarterly (MSBQ) was created in 2017 to highlight underrepresented entrepreneurs in Memphis, Tenn. The concept originated from a class project in an Entrepreneurial Media class at the University of Memphis.
Since 2017, the magazine has featured emerging and enterprising entrepreneurs in healthcare, law, real estate, project management and small business resources in Memphis. The final edition highlights past entrepreneurial stories, an entrepreneur interview essay and a small business resource.
Pictured L to R (Eric Ryan Brinson, Paula Anderson, Dr. David L. Acey, Sr. Yvonne B. Acey, Adrianna Hardy and Karlyne Killebrew| Photo Credit: Isaac Singleton|Photo Location: Crosstown Concourse 1350 Concourse, Memphis, Tenn.
Since August is National Black Business Month, WBD Media, Inc. wanted to support a local black-owned business to release the magazine. Muggin Coffee House is the venue for the 2022 MSBQ Anniversary + Collector's edition release. Mary and Ken Olds are the founders. The coffee house is located in the Whitehaven Community.
MSBQ readers and supporters will receive a complimentary magazine with the purchase of a product from Muggin Coffee House at the release on Aug. 18.
Below are links to the products to be paired with the magazine.
To RSVP for the event, click here.