National Black Business Month

in Downtown Businesses, Statesville News

August is National Black Business Month! Downtown Statesville is fortunate to be home to amazing black-owned businesses that help make our downtown a destination of choice.

"Created in 2004 by historian John William Templeton and engineer Frederick E Jordan Sr. to bring attention to the two million Black-owned businesses operating across America." Did you know that as of August 2021, "Black business owners account for about 10% of U.S. businesses and 30% of all minority-owned businesses?"

Did we miss you? Please complete our CONTACT US form to add your business to this amazing collection of black-owned businesses operating in Downtown Statesville.

Click here for the municipal service district boundaries.

Any Second Bail Bonding, LLC

Meet Keyon Harris, Owner of Any Second Bail Bonding LLC in Downtown Statesville. Keyon is a Statesville, North Carolina native and is proud to support his community.

Being raised by is Grandfather, who was a pastor at First Baptist Church Statesville, taught Keyon to serve and help others. Although being a pastor wasn't his calling, he has always gravitated toward professions that were service based.

Any Second Bail Bonding | 210 East Water St. | (704) 450-5050
Keyon Harris

Beauty by Rochelle Hair Salon

From a young age, Rochelle knew she was going to be an entrepreneur and opening up her own business was what she wanted to do. She found a passion for hair and styling at the young age of 14. It wasn’t until later on that she excitedly decided to pursue it as a career path and attend school for Cosmetology. During school, she opened up her own salon and had a stylist use the space in the meantime. In May of 2002, Beauty by Rochelle was born. After becoming a Licensed Cosmetologist, she went straight to work for herself and didn’t look back. She enjoyed working and when people left her chair with a smile, she knew her work had a purpose.

READ MORE about Rochelle HERE.

Beauty by Rochelle Hair Salon | 111 S. Center St, Suite 106 | 704-253-2775
Rochelle Beamon-McIver

Char Bridals

Char Bridals is a boutique offering classic and sophisticated bridal gowns for the Bride, along with veils and tiaras. They also offer a small selection of Bridesmaids dresses. Their intentions are to offer appealing products and services that are in demand while building a reputation for being the 'go to' wedding boutique.

Char Bridals | 125 N Tradd St Suite B | 980-223-2236
Char Reid

Creations by TYS

Creations By TYS is a handcrafted jewelry boutique. Tanisha is an American Jewelry Artist and Designer. She handcrafts every item with unique customers in mind. She loves to step out of the box and let her creative flow! 99% of her pieces are one of a kind! Just like her customers!

Creations by TYS | 111 S Center St Suite 101 | 704-658-5078
Tanisha Schoolfield

Durty Thumbs Caribbean Food Truck

Authentic Caribbean food.
Boxed meals, event catering, and event planning.

Durty Thumbs | 704-495-6018
Antonio Gabriel and Natalie Redman-Gabriel

J. Skrap Head Hunters

J. Skrap Head Hunters | 435 S Center St | 704-903-8876

Joe Smith

Littlejohn's Barber Shop

Littlejohn's Barber Shop | 611 S Center St | 828-291-6598
Charee Maxwell

Mama Mia's Childcare

Mama Mia's Childcare | 410 E. Front St | (704) 775-4133
Mia Booker

Mia Booker is a wife and mother of four children. She recently decided to resign from my corporate HR Role of 7 years to take a leap of faith and create a safe space for children and a support system for mothers/ fathers! She opened Mama Mia's Childcare in 2022 on East Front St. in Downtown Statesville. She loves to empower children and instill positivity in a caring Christian environment.

Mama Mia's is a service that will offer care for children up to four hours. Parents will register hours needed for their child. Mama Mia's sole purpose is to empower children to move mountains.

Pelican's SnoBalls of Statesville NC

Did you know that Pelican's SnoBalls of Statesville NC has their own special menu? These entrepreneurs have tasted them all and made their own creations to share. There are even some flavors that are not on their menu, including co-owner Denard’s favorite Mardi Gras King’s Cake. He says, “it is a must with the cream added!”

Pelican's SnoBalls | 232 N Center St | 704-451-7646
Gabrielle and Denard Houey


Ruby's Creations

Ruby's Creations | 509 South Center St, Suite C | 704-878-2802
Ruby Lotharp

Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary

In 1921, two young men who had met in Washington, D.C. while attending Mortuary School came to Statesville with a burning desire to render service to the Statesville Community. 


Because of their desire to serve their fellowman, St. Charles Rutledge, a native of Georgetown, South Carolina, and Gadson G. Bigham, Sr., a native of Marlin, Texas, founded Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary Service. 

As a guide for the success of their company, Mr. Rutledge coined the phrase, "Service is our Motto - Eternal Vigilance our aim."  This was their creed.
READ MORE about them HERE.

Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary | 603 S Center St | 704-873-3611

SoSerious Ink

SoSerious Ink | 110 Stockton Street, Suite G |  980-223-8259
Tia Daniels

Stepping Stone Medical

"Our ultimate goal is to devote our years of experience and training to each student and help develop their skills in the Medical field. Additionally, your instructors are are always available to answer questions. We instill upon or students the importance of having good bedside manner and compassion for the patient both in technique and personality."

Stepping Stone Medical | 218 W. Broad St. Suite A | 833-372-9253 
Janecia Sanders

The County News

"Your business can only be good if you are doing good and good by your people." - Fran Farrer

Did you know that The County News has called Downtown Statesville home since it first started serving our community in 1980. Since 2008, under the ownership of Fran Farrer (pictured), this newspaper has served Iredell, Cabarrus, Catawba, Mecklenburg & Rowan Counties and can be found in participating local Food Lion locations and area churches.

The County News | 112 Cooper St, Suite 112 | 704-873-1054
Fran Farrer

The Darty Law Firm, PLLC

The Darty Law Firm, PLLC | 210 E. Water St | 704-881-0043
Ken Darty



Did we miss you? Please complete our CONTACT US form to add your business to this amazing collection of black-owned businesses operating in Downtown Statesville.

Click here for the municipal service district boundaries.



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