In honor of Black History Month this year, the San Diego Business Journal is dedicating a special section in each February issue to tell these inspiring stories. In each issue we will feature stories of businesses in various local industries.

Visit for more information about SDBJ's Black Businesses Matter in San Diego Awards 2021 in association with the Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce.

See below the incredible stories of Black-owned business in San Diego.

Maya's Cookies Continues to Grow

Plant-Based Cookie Co. Gains National Spotlight

For Maya Madsen, a gourmet, plant-based cookie company was initially just a way to create an additional revenue stream while doing something she was passionate about: baking vegan goods.

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Black Businesses Matter in San Diego Awards WINNERS Announced

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PromoDrone Pivots to Global Licensing

Co. Sees Opportunity in Banner Advertisements

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Powering Mentorship Through Technology

TECH: Co. Has Facilitated More 18,000 Matches

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Helping Athletes Improve Speed, Strength

SPORTS: Performance Co. Has Trained More Than 2,000 Athletes

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Helping Clients Build Wealth

FINANCE: ECF Wealth Saw a 25% Increase in Revenues in 2020

Taking Multitasking to Another Level

CONSULTING: Shan Cureton Hopes to Offer Diverse Founders the Support She Needed as an Entrepreneur

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Merging the World of Electronics and Living Molecules

BIOTECH: Roswell Biotechnologies Uses Next Generation Tech to Solve Tomorrow’s Health Problems

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Operator Runs Oldest Black Owned Restaurant in San Diego

DINING: Ron Suel Creates Food Places that Cater to Local Black Community

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Destination Continues to Inspire

BEVERAGES: SIP Wine & Beer in Escondido is Largest Carrier of BIPOC Wine in California

Jack of All Trades

LEADERSHIP: Marshall Faulk Mentors the Next Generation While Building Empire

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Honoring Black Entrepreneurs

EVENTS: Inaugural Awards and Panel Event to Be Held Feb. 25

Uplifting the Black Community

TECH: Aims to Elevate Black Business, Jobseekers and Culture

Improving Lives with Innovation

HEALTH: NewGait Founder Hopes to Change Lives and Improve Mobility with Rehab Device

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Young Black & N’ Business Aids Black Entrepreneurs

SERVICE: Group Aims to Help Businesses Increase Profits, Find Community

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