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Are You a Black Business Owner in Zachary? Join the Krewe!

Feb 08, 2024 11:57AM ● By Lauren Pope
Are you a Black business owner in Zachary? If so, you need to join the Zachary Krewe of Black Owned Businesses.   This professional organization exists to serve as a place  "where [Black-owned businesses] can collaborate, promote and share valuable information to help grow and scale our businesses. For example…Marketing tactics, Grant information, Event Info, Mentorship Opportunities, Tax tips..etc. It’s all about advising and supporting each other as we continue to succeed in our individual passion as entrepreneurs."

You'll be in some great company such as....

 We featured Wings With Charley a little while back, and his business has only grown since then. Those in the know know that they're the best wings around. Charley is currently taking super bowl orders, so get yours in now so you're not left serving your friends sad snacks on game day!

Another member is Chasity from Yard Signs by Design. "I’m a Baton Rouge native, now residing in Zachary for the past seven years. I’m all things mom with three wonderful children. Yard Signs by Design started as a hobby for my daughter, then progressed into a small business. We love helping everyone yell it with a sign for any celebration! We offer personalized signs for rental and purchase for any occasion." 

 The last Black Owned business that we're featuring from the Krewe is Crea8ted Spaces, LLC. You might recognize them from our Mardi Gras Decor Tips and Tricks article. Farron and Brian Seal are the dream team of home decor. They're ready to take your space from blah to fab. Contact them to schedule a consultation today!

 DJ Mario Harris

Mario is a resident of Zachary, La and has been one of the most sought after DJ’s in Louisana. At the early age of 13 he found a love for music and taught himself how to use all equipment needed to become a DJ. He became known as The Famous Quarantine/ Social Media DJ capturing thousands of followers on Facebook and Instagram as he went live day and night showcasing his skills. While everything else was closed people were waiting and some even dressed up just to log on and watch him do what he does best. Mario was able to connect with people all over the United States through R&B, Hip Hop, Zydeco and more. He even grasped the attention of WAFB where he was featured on a news segment for his ability to get so many through a tough time with the use of his passion for music. Mario has been chosen by many well known music celebrities to DJ for their concerts and other events. He is proud to offer his services to people from all over who just want to “catch the vibe” and have a good time.


Jackie Gray is an art teacher and artist. "My business is Shades of Gray Art, LLC. I offer Face Painting and Paint Parties. I am hoping to expand into art classes and host another art camp here locally soon. I have years and years of experience and am an excellent portrait artist as well. 

I have taken some time off teaching to pursue my art career full-time and chase my artistic dreams! I am excited for this next chapter as I grow into the next phase of bringing joy to others through creating art. Find her at All About That Face Painting with Jackie Gray  on Facebook  or @shadesofgrayart on Instagram 

We've just given you a taste of all of the businesses in the group. There are many more just waiting to help you network and strategize. This is the place to go no matter where you are on your business journey, from idea to implementation to marketing. The Krewe wants you!