The Black Legacy program runs 6-8 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Wayne State Industry Innovation Center (formerly NextEnergy Center) at 461 Burroughs St. in Detroit. Attendees will hear from several black-owned businesses in metro Detroit including natural haircare brand Rock the Fro, Brazelton’s Floral, Southfield auto dealership Avis Ford and menswear clothing retailer Mature.
“Berry Gordy turned an $800 loan from his family savings club into a historic music empire — and one of the most successful and recognizable black businesses in the world. That legacy of innovation, ambition and business acumen has left an indelible mark on Detroit — and on the broader cultural landscape,” Motown Museum CEO Robin Terry said in news release.
“We need to follow a principle to pass it on,” Brazelton said, “don’t keep it for ourselves … that’s what legacy is all about.”
Camille Walker Banks, executive director of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses at Wayne State University, will also provide business advice during the event, the release said.
This is the museum’s second year hosting the event, said Raina Baker, Motown Museum program manager.
Source CRAIN’s Detroit Business