Business

South Gate pays chamber to promote city businesses

By Alfredo Santana Contributing Writer SOUTH GATE — The City Council has approved $150,000 in payments to the South Gate Chamber of Commerce to be disbursed...

Woman-owned company helps build Destination Crenshaw

By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer Jacqueline Pruitt, founder, and owner of Marvella Steel Placers, starts her day at 6 a.m., sitting at a desk in front...

Sky’s Gourmet Tacos plans Inglewood store in 2023

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer INGLEWOOD — Sky’s Gourmet Tacos will soon be expanding to the Hollywood Park complex adjacent to SoFi Stadium. “When I heard that...

L.A. man’s gone from cooking coke to cooking soul food

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer WEST ADAMS — Keith Corbin’s days as a cook didn’t begin fixing some of the dishes that are served at Alta...

McDonald’s franchise operator finds business success

By Emilie St. John Contributing Writer National Black Business Month in August is recognizing the 50th anniversary of one of the largest organizations of successful Black entrepreneurs...

Prosperity Market spotlights Black businesses

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A mobile marketplace that spotlights Black farmers, food producers and chefs — is marking National Black Business...

Soaring prices worry some area business operators

By Alfredo Santana Contributing Writer VERNON — On a recent sunny afternoon, Kenia Ordonez kept busy updating new prices on imported sodas and other dishes at...

Inglewood businessman offers tech start-up All In Coworking

By Shirley Hawkins Contributing Writer INGLEWOOD — It takes grit, guts and plenty of determination to succeed as an entrepreneur, and Matthew Newman possesses all of...

Eso Won’s closure seen as crushing blow to Black culture

By Janice Hayes Kyser Contributing Writer LEIMERT PARK — Residents, avid readers, authors and even competitors say the closing of Eso Won Books will mark the...

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