VSEDC, Chase Bank and Elevated Culture came together to help sidewalk vendors get their permits in time for the Leimert Park Juneteenth celebration

Juneteenth is right around the corner. VSEDC’s South LA Business Source Center has been busy helping sidewalk vendors get ready for it. 

This Thursday, our Programs and Business Resource Center team will accompany nearly 30 South LA sidewalk vendors to the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services to procure and pay for the permits each vendor needs to legitimize their micro business. 

This all started when Renee Moncito and Adrian Veliz from VSEDC partnered with Chase Bank and Elevated Culture to create a series of three hybrid webinars specifically for South LA’s sidewalk vendors, to expand their business and marketing skills, understand the permitting process and help them prepare for the famed Leimert Park Juneteenth celebration.  

It turned out to be one of VSEDC’s most popular programs, with 95 micro businesses registered for Orientation. Once the dust settled and all three classes took place, 46 vendors were identified, who required assistance with procuring permits and event booth fees. 

Chase Bank granted VSEDC a total of $25,000 to foot the bill for the event registration and permit fees for qualifying vendors. 

If you want to support South LA’s sidewalk vendors, below is a list of many of the vendors we have been working with, and who will be at Leimert Park celebrating Juneteenth on Saturday, June 18th. 

Business NameType Website and/or Social Media Handle
A-1 General MerchandiseRetailwww.a1generalmerchandiseforyou.com
Blessed and Blingy, LLCRetailwww.BlessedAndBlingyLLC.com
Caribbean Soul Kitchen LAPrepare on site foodwww.caribbeansoulkitchenla.wixsite.com/caribbeansoulkitchenla
Edible Blessings Catering/Sweet Blessings BakeryPrepackaged
Elisa Harry Productions DBA Sounds Black I’m inRetailhttps://www.soundsblackimin.com/
Emeyes Ethiopian KitchenPrepare on site foodwww.emeyesethiopiankitchen.com
Enchanted Synergy@enchantedsynergy
Fa’s Rare Accents@fahamishbutler
Fliii Creations@fliii_creations
Gorilla GrubPrepare on site foodwww.gorillagrubla.com
IGL NailsRetailwww.IGLNAILS.com
Imani DesignsRetail@imani.afi
Islandspice-tingzPrepare on site food@islandspice-tingz
Jai Got Soul StudioRetailhttps://www.blackmoneymattersactlikeit.com
Jayden’s Courier, LLCRetailwww.jaydenscourier.wixsite.com
Just Wright BBQPrepare on site foodwww.jtcateringinc.com
Kalypso IcePrepare on site food@kalypso.sweetice
Kitchen 49 CateringPrepare on site foodwww.Kitchen49catering.com
Kulcha FlavazPrepare on site food@kulchaflavaz
Lily’s Rags to RichesRetail
Love Smells GoodRetailwww.dahwonyogi.com
Mundy Aesthetic Communities LLCRetail
Perez Beauty Labs LLCRetailwww.perezbeautylabs.com
Sawad Place EnterpriseRetailwww.sawadplaceenterprise.com
Shoot Films Not PeopleRetailwww.shootfilmsnotpeople.store
Sole For RealRetailwww.soleforreal.com
Summer Body AthleticsRetailWww.summerbodyathletics.com
Surreal Estate Creative GroupRetailwww.genegrey.com
The Melanin Collection@Themelanincollection_la
Vegan or NahPrepare on site food@veganornah.life
This list is self reported. Not all fields are complete.