Black Owned & Brunched:

A Networking Brunch & Marketing Workshop for Black Business Owners & Professionals

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A special thank you to the Mountain City Elks Lodge for hosting us.

Thank you for joining us today!

SOUL Street is a collective of Black business owners & community members of Frederick who came together in 2020 to empower the Black business community through events, outreach, advocacy and education. This is one of several educational events we have planned for this year and we are excited to share it with you. Today’s speakers include:

Tiffany Green
“Stirring Up Your Gifts”  @empoweredtolivemd

Tiffany is a native of Brooklyn who has shattered barriers, elevating from a public housing resident in Fort Greene Housing Projects to a Housing Program Specialist at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In her role there, Tiffany is now providing guidance and developing housing policies for over 3,300 Public Housing Agencies across the country.

Tiffany also founded Empowered to Live, Inc., a nonprofit organization that empowers youth and families to lead purpose-driven lives. During the global pandemic, Tiffany raised over $385,000 in public and private fundings, which helped launch two Frederick-based youth programs; provided housing stability for women and children in recovery; and developed affordable housing for low- to-moderate income families in the city of Baltimore – all while she graduated with her Master’s in Public Administration!

Kayla Slusher
“Living Out Your Mission Statement”  @kayslushcreates

Kayla Slusher, also known as KaySlush, is a textile artist providing walkthrough installations and healing experiences that add sparkle to the day and remind us of our divine nature. Her goal is to bring forth fun and continuously create things that align with her highest self.  Kayla is looking forward to sharing her knowledge based on her own success when it comes to branding and building a platform that’s authentic to your mission statement. She will also be diving into the art of choosing coloring, finding fonts, creating graphics, designing a content calendar and  much more.

Simone Mitchem
“Empower Your Community”  @gina_baby_

Simone Mitchem is the founder of JSM Enterprise LLC, based in the DMV area, as well as a certified Life Coach and Producer of Live From the Backseat Podcast. She is a media and digital marketing consultant best known for creating engaging content and helping her clients capture, engage, and empower their audience. Her favorite part of consulting is the opportunity to work hand in hand with other small business owners on meaningful projects that empower and uplift the Black community.

Event Vendors

A special thanks to these phenomenal Black Owned Business for joining us today:


Kita’s Kitchen


Kita’s Kitchen brings small town influences to big city flavor, to evolve your taste.

A Black and Woman Owned catering company based in Frederick and owned by Nikkita Bowie.


Chapelle Candle Co.

Candle Centerpeices

Chapelle Candle Co. provides plant based, hand poured candles and candle products as well as candle making workshops.

A Black and Woman Owned candle shop in downtown Frederick and owned by Amira Chapelle.

Kith Kin & Co.

Plant Centerpeices

Kith Kin & Co. created The Plant Trap, a collection of handcrafted gifts, apparel and home goods for plant hoarders.

A Black and Woman Owned company based in Frederick and owned by Liz Spencer & Lisette Rodriguez.


Blown Away LLC.

Balloon Arch & Marketing Services

Blown Away will blow you away with their balloon designs. A great resource for drawing attention to your next business event or market booth.

A Black and Woman Owned company based in Frederick and owned by Taylor Turner.


Marie Rose Photography | Videography

Headshot Raffle & Marketing Services

Marie Rose is a production company that focuses on empowering the subject to feel confident, beautiful and appreciate themselves.

A Black and Woman Owned company based in Frederick and owned by Alexandra Marie Rose.


Chaney Communications

Marketing Services

Chaney Communications creates strategic advertising and marketing campaigns for organizations.

A Black and Woman Owned company based in Rockville, MD and owned by Amber Chaney.


Dream Free Art

Marketing Services

Dream Free Art is a place to create and be creative, providing custom printing, home decor and so much more. 

A Black and Woman Owned company based in Frederick and owned by Tina Harper.