Greater Washington Black Chamber of Commerce

The Schuyler
Washington, DC




An evening of elegance and community. An event that is part of the GWBCC Juneteenth Series: A modernized Harlem Renaissance style celebration of commerce in recognition of Juneteenth and in celebration of the successes and resiliency of the award-winning black businesses in the DMV and the partners who support GWBCC, to witness and honor their contributions as leaders and creatives in the DC community.

Event Goals:

The entire event was a celebration of the black-owned business in the DMV area from the awardees down to the vendor partners selected for this team. We partnered with a total of ten black-owned businesses whose efforts are applauded for the products, talent, and creative services they all provided to make the evening a real success.

Social Responsibility:


Guests were treated to an interactive cocktail experience with featured mixology bar by Molecular Food and Cocktails. The bar, sponsored by Bow’s Fest (a black-owned wine and spirits festival), featured a smoked old-fashioned as well as the crowd favorite, a bubble-topped Blackberry Lemon Drop featuring Fou-Dré Vodka, a local black-owned vodka.


Guests took part in an immersive photo experience which featured a highly stylized set with Art Deco inspired backdrop with palm/foliage accents, curved chaise sofa, and layered rugs and additional plants.
Guests received the all-star treatment as this activation utilized two black-owned businesses - professional photographer, who interacted with guests assisting with their poses and overall styling. Afterwards the images were quickly edited and printed for on-the-spot image delivery.


To accompany the theme, ‘The Art of Black Business’, as well as support local Black businesses and the growth of the Black business community, local artist Buck! created a piece that embodied the theme and ethos of entrepreneurs. 

A special display was conceptualized to fit the sophisticated theme complete with a black residential style wall with museum lighting and surrounding lush foliage. The ability to observe and converse with the artist during the evening’s festivities was a reminder of the talent the black artists and creative community of Washington D.C.

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