Finding black-owned businesses in your area just got a lot easier with the launch of new smartphone app, “Around the Way.”
The app, a partnership between the U.S. Black Chambers and developers Around The Way, allows users to locate any of the estimated 1.9 million black-owned businesses in the United States utilizing the GPS feature built into their phones.
U.S. Black Chambers President Ron Busby Sr. said the new app is an extension of the organization’s objectives, which include building a database of African American-owned businesses nationwide.
“This partnership with Around The Way is an important first step,” he said in a statement. “Through the app, supporters of black business can quickly access the location of businesses, no matter where they are in the country.”