National Black Business Month Dayton

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Get ready Dayton for a month of Bingo fun eating, drinking and being merry for National Black Business month.

Welcome to National Black Business Month Bingo in Dayton!

What’s For Dessert is partnering with Dayton Weekly News and 24 black owned businesses in the Dayton region to celebrate National Black Busniess Month (August 2021) with a month long game of Bingo!

During this month, individuals across the Dayton region are invited to shop, eat and give their way to a bingo. Bingo cards featuring the participating businesses will be available electrocially here and in the Dayton Weekly News beginning Friday, July 30.

All eligible entries submitted by Wednesday, September 1 will be entered into a drawing for prizes including gift cards, products and a grand prize of $100 cash!

For more details click here!

What Is National Black Business Month?

Established in 2004 by historian John William Templeton and engineer Frederick E. Jordan, Sr., National Black Business Month to “drive the policy agenda affecting the 2.6 million African-American businesses” according to the website. In a recent report from the U.S. Black Chambers of Commerce, The 2021 BLACKprint, prior to the pandemic those black businesses generated more than $150 billion in revenue and employed 1 million plus workers. However, many black-owned businesses suffered significant loss as result of the pandemic. In the BLACKprint, the Chamber outlines three priorities to increase black wealth:

  1. Increase deposits and loans with Black-owned banks.
  2. Increase Black home ownership to over 50% nationwide.
  3. Grow the number of Black-owned businesses from 2.6 million to 4 million and total
    gross receipts from an average of $72,500.00 to $150,000.00.

It is the expectation that the policy and decision makers these prioities their priorities as an opportunity to assist black businesses during this economic recovery. The overarching goal of the Chamber is to restore existing and launch more black owned businesses, to increase the economic viability of those entities; thus, increasing wealth among African Americans and directly narrowing the income inequality gap.

How To Play, How To Win

You Can’t Win, If You Don’t Play

The rules of this game are simple, easy and fun to do. When you play, everybody wins!

Bingo Cards available Friday, July 30 here.


National Black Business Month Bingo Dayton was inspired by my desire to add an economic and philanthropy impact component to the yearly celebration of activities that take place in Dayton, Ohio. This is how I chose to build a community of giving and wealth generation.

Yvette Kelly-Fields, Owner, What’s For Desset


Benefiting Charity – Westwood Dayton Metro!

The proceeds from National Black Business Month Dayton Bingo fees paid by participating businesses will help fund the Play With Purpose outdoor area to be installed this Fall at the new West Dayton Metro Library on West Third Street. We could think of no better way to celebrate National Black Business Month than by building business, education and our community. Read more about the new library coming to West Dayton and consider a donation to the Dayton Metro Library.

Media Sponsor – Dayton Weekly News!

National Black Business Month Bingo is proud to have Dayton Weekly News as our media partner. The Dayton Weekly News is the oldest newspaper in the Dayton Region dedicated to news about African Americans.