Mr. Idea’s Sip and Paint last week was a success. Although a smaller turnout of attendees, guest’s left with a unique piece of Greenwood memorabilia. Sip and Paints will be an ongoing event in Greenwood, as they’re a good way for the community to gather, and the pieces painted capture the history and progress within Greenwood.
The entire TU athletic department, including the teams, made a visit to the Vernon A.M.E. church and the cultural center. They will be visiting the Historic Greenwood Business District next week as well. Nathan Hale Middle School also came to the Welcome Center to learn about Greenwood’s history and progression today.
This week was our first Greenwood business interview with Mr. Lee People’s, owner of the People’s Smoke Wagon. In the interview, we learned about Mr. People’s family oriented philosophy for business, his plans for a brick and mortar location, how he dealt with Covid-19, the 16 hour process of cooking meats and more. The complete interview will be posted soon to social media.
Multiple volunteer and job opportunities are available in Greenwood right now, such as Administrative Assistant, Social Media Assistant, Marketing Assistant, Retail Assistant. Visit the Greenwood Welcome Center for more information.
This past week was another progressive week in the Historic Greenwood Business District. Dr. Culver and the vice president of the chamber met with the head of Ascension Saint John, Jason Lepak, to discuss plans to create a space for Ascension Saint John in Greenwood. This would benefit the overall health and security for Greenwood residents, and areas near Greenwood.
Mr. Kevin Hern, Oklahoma Representative, also gave the official Congressional Record for being added to the National Registry of Historic Places to the Historic Greenwood Business District.
The official Emfluencer account has been created for the Business District. Download the app for iOS or Android to stay connected with future events and businesses in Greenwood.
Mr. Idea’s “Sip and Paint” is happening July 15th, from 6:30 to 8:30. Many great pictures were taken this week, and many more will be taken. Visit our instagram page @greenwoodchamber to see.
This week in Greenwood, Dr. Culver, head of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, made a visit to the New Black Wall Street, located in Stonecrest, Georgia. The New Black Wall Street shares a similar mission to the original Black Wall Street here in Greenwood, “to increase the size and number of minority and women-owned businesses throughout the United States and Globally.” They also offer many shops, vendors, training for marketing and advertising, and more. Dr Culver was interviewed by 20 people, asking him about the original Black Wall Street. He also met with Mr. Bill Allen, the financier and leader for the New Black Wall Street, who bought a shopping center and are turning it into spaces for new business owners, making the New Black Wall Street Market. Dr. Culver was also able to promote and sell a few copies of Black Wall Street, by Hannibal Johnson.
Make sure to stay up to date with all of our social media, as all tenants will soon be posting their own videos about their buisnesses. These videos will show what makes each business in Greenwood unique.
Black Wall Street Alliance will be starting a Sunday Market soon, on August 8th, in the courtyard. The Sunday Market will include more vendors, artists and food.
Be sure to come down to Greenwood every weekend, for Welcome weekend, where there will be vendors, food and art.