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Every week I, ADRI.V The Go Getta look to feature a mover and shaker who embodies the “Go Getta Spirit” and is doing great things for the people and themselves in the Western New York and Southern Ontario community.

Having the blessed opportunity of having my show “The Go Getta Mix” I look to use my platform to acknowledge those people nominated as “The Go Getta of The Week”

Meet Go Getta Shantelle Patton

Born December 1, 1978 in Buffalo, NY, Shantelle is the
co-founder of an artist development company known as The Dopeness
Project, a 2017 Open Buffalo Emerging Leaders graduate as well as a 2018
UB Citizens Planning School Champion for Change. She is also a proud
member sitting on the boards of the WNY Urban Arts Collective, Beau
Fleuve Music & Arts Foundation, No Wound Untreated, Inc., The Foundry,
and Buffalo’s Own, Inc.

Ms. Patton found passion and purpose in 2018 when she penned
Buffalo’s Minority Business Directory known as ‘That Brown Bag’, which has
received recognition from Channel 7 News, The Challenger Newspaper,
Buffalo Business First and Power 96.5. In 2020, Ms. Patton was also selected
to be a part of the planning committee for an initiative to spotlight Black
owned business with the Office of the Mayor of the City of Buffalo known
as ‘Buy Black Buffalo”. Shantelle is a devoted advocate for small minority
owned businesses within her community.

So what is "That Brown Bag"?

That Brown Bag (also referred to as ‘The Bag’) is a minority business directory
founded August 23, 2018 to create a resource providing consumers with a one-stop
shop to locate black owned businesses in Buffalo, NY, and the surrounding area. The
publication has since expanded to add a Brown Bag Business Association which is a
membership-based group centered around providing information and support to the
businesses listed within the publication.

The goal of That Brown Bag is to enhance the quality of life for African Americans and the WNY community through economic development, education, workforce development, community development, and legislative advocacy. Through the Brown Bag Business Association, they look to provide benefits that will not only help cultivate their members but also help the community grow.

That Brown Bag provides a hard copy and digital business directory
concentrating on highlighting black owned businesses in and around Buffalo, NY. ‘The
Bag’ also provides social media promotion for the businesses through targeted cross
promotion and networking. The directory is published on a bi-annual basis.

For more details about "That Brown Bag" visit www.BrownBagCertified.com 

 

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