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Good News Fridays: Hyundai Supports Alabama Black-Owned Businesses In Honor Of Black History Month

Welcome to the Good News Fridays segment!  Each week here on Geek Alabama, Good News Fridays will feature something good, wholesome, positive, and overall something great. After a long and stressful week, we all need something good to read or watch on Fridays!  Enjoy a heartwarming post below!

In recognition of Black History Month, Hyundai Motor America is launching The Progress Project by Hyundai, an initiative to support Black-owned businesses in Montgomery. Starting this month, Hyundai will be making donations of $15,000 each to three local businesses.

“Our U.S. manufacturing facility is proud to call Montgomery home,” said Dana White, chief communications officer, Hyundai Motor North America. “Montgomery is a city rich in culture and a cornerstone in the civil rights movement. The pandemic has been particularly hard for small businesses and, as a member of this vibrant community, Hyundai wants to help these businesses grow and thrive.”

Team members at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama nominated local Black-owned businesses for the project. The three businesses selected were:

  • King’s Canvas: An art and social justice organization whose mission is to provide opportunity and access to underexposed artists. The organization will create an outdoor gathering space to host community events, neighborhood art walks and more.
  • Plant Bae: A female-owned vegan restaurant that is a staple in the downtown. The restaurant will make aesthetic and interior modifications to elevate the look of the restaurant.
  • JoZettie’s Cupcakes: A family-run bakery and local favorite with a long history of giving back to the community. The bakery will expand the capabilities at its second location.

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