“We believe Around The Way provides an important tool in our quest to strengthen black business,” he added.
Members of the U.S. Black Chamber’s 110 affiliate chambers nationwide will get premium listings, including having their locations highlighted on local maps with the USBC logo.
The Around The Way app can be downloaded for free on Android and iPhones. The app uses the GPS technology imbedded in the phone to locate the user, then lists all the black-owned businesses within a 5-mile radius.
“We can’t imagine a more natural evolution, a better way to improve both the awareness of the number of black-owned businesses and increase their bottom lines,” said Busby. “[This is] an excellent app for the black community. America’s black businesses and the consuming public will benefit tremendously – all by clicking an app on their phone!”