Superior Mayor Proclaims First-Ever ‘Black Owned Business Week’ In City


SUPERIOR, Wis. – On this Black History Month, and for the first time in the city of Superior’s history, Mayor Jim Paine has proclaimed this week as “Black Owned Business Week” in the city.

ProclamationThe goal is to shine a light on the success of more than a half-dozen black-owned businesses that have opened in Superior over the last year.

Jim Paine

“They join an already ethnicity diverse and booming economy in Superior. I think that’s worth celebrating, especially during Black History Month,” Paine said.  “So, my call to the community is to support these businesses not just this week but through the year and show this really is a community that works for everyone.” 

Mayor Paine says this week is also about letting future entrepreneurs know the city of Superior has resources to help make those business dreams happen, like Black Fox Salon on Tower Avenue.

“If you’re am entrepreneur you’ve got to feel it. You’re going to be excited, but take your time. Get help. Seek out people that have that knowledge,” said Lena Cooper, owner of Black Fox Salon.

Mayor Paine encourages people to support businesses like Black Fox Salon, Stop and Go Pizza, Jamrock, Superior Kutz, Royal Roots and Izzy’s BBQ and Grill, among other diverse establishments in Superior.


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