SBAC honors Black History Month by celebrating Black business owners! We want to shine a light on these five outstanding Black-owned businesses based in the Savannah area. This February, SBAC encourages you to not only shop local but to #ShopBlackOwnedBusinesses. Take this opportunity to check out these amazing businesses that we love to support, from top food spots to local fashion and even pet care!
Geneva’s Famous Chicken & Cornbread Co.
Looking for exceptional southern food? Geneva’s Famous Chicken and Cornbread has got you covered! Wade begun her restaurant ventures in Savannah over 30 years ago, and has now made a name for herself as her company is a staple in the community. All her hard work and dedication to the craft is seen and tasted in her food, and in the Savannah area her chicken and cornbread really are “famous.”
At Geneva’s you won’t just find southern classics but also deliciously innovative twists on southern food culture such as her pecan cornbread or Ogeechee crab cakes. Visit their website to check out the full menu: https://www.eatgenevas.com/
The Art Bash Studio
If you’re wanting a unique activity to do with your friends and family, look no further that The Art Bash Studio! Owner Cindy Murray encourages both locals and tourists alike to visit this fun studio’s public “pARTies” for you to come and enjoy some wine and a step-by-step tutorial by one of their instructors to create your very own painting to take home with you!
This studio is an excellent addition to the “must-try” actives in Savannah. When asked about the state of small business in Savannah, Murray replied:
“All I can say is: ‘support local!’”
– Cindy Murray
We couldn’t agree more!
Visit their website to check out their upcoming opportunities for a fun evening: http://www.artbashstudio.com/
A Few Pieces Boutique
A Few Pieces Boutique located in Tanger Outlets is the perfect place to find special fashion pieces for your closet! Owner Felicia Hill works to bring custom made clothes to her boutique to show that you only need “a few pieces” to stand out. The boutique also champions fashion inclusivity as it offers a range of sizes from small to 3X.
While the boutique’s home is in Savannah, Hill ventures out into the world of online merchandising as well. A Few Piece’s complete collection can be found online, and orders are sent out regularly to customers all over Georgia and beyond!
To view A Few Pieces full collection visit their site: https://afewpieces.com/
Renowned Food Company
Georgia native Will Thomas is the innovative chef behind Renowned Food, an elevated comfort food style dining experience started in 2018. You might have seen the Renowned Food truck at a Savannah event, serving delicious menu items such as a crab burger or pulled chicken over fries – or perhaps you’re familiar with the newest addition to this company “WillYum” which is a takeout restaurant in Midtown and food truck. As a owner of several successful food enterprises, Thomas spoke about what he believes makes Savannah a place for successful business:
“I believe because of the diversity here. It’s people that live here from all walks of life. “
– Thomas Williams
If you’d like to get to know more about the Renowned Food experience, or catering options, you can visit their website: https://renownedfood.wixsite.com/
BARKS Dog Day Care
Of course, we can’t forget our furry friends! BARKS Dog Daycare, owned by U.S. Army veteran Rue Reynolds and OB-GYN Dr. Toni Sylvester-Reynolds, is a high-end doggy daycare where dogs can have supervised, off-leash playtime in a clean and safe environment. When Rue and Toni moved to Savannah, they noticed that there was a lack of high-quality, full-service dog care in the area. The couple stepped up to fill that gap and opened BARKS in 2011.
Today, BARKS provides its luxury pet services to over 100 happy clients. Its services not only include excellent pet care but BARKS also has webcams on-site for pet parents to check in on their dogs at any time. To view all its daycare and pet services, visit barksdogdaycare.com.