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Meet Our Sponsors

Simply put, without our generous sponsors, Blacktoberfest would not be affordable to the vast majority of the Indianapolis community. As a result of their generosity, we’re able to provide a free experience for attendees to experience an unapologetically black beer garden, live performances, a venue for Black-owned businesses and patrons to network with others, and contribute to the landscape of Black joy and entrepreneurship in Indy. By donating to Blacktoberfest each has furthered our mission to provide opportunities to celebrate Blackness in all seasons and serve as a launchpad for these small businesses.

Vibranium Sponsor

“As a benefit corporation and management consultancy, Black Onyx Management believes the journey of diversity, equity, and inclusion is an intentional decision informed by empathy, a commitment to learning, and a desire to change. We advance diversity, equity, and inclusion by developing programs, implementing projects, analysis and assessments, and training that are both action-oriented and produce results. Our advisors leverage their senior leadership experience in government, Fortune 500 companies, and major non-profit and civic initiatives to support clients on their diversity, equity, and inclusion journey. ”

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Indiana Black Expo (IBE) celebrates cultural diversity and inclusiveness across all races, ethnicities, nationalities, generations, socioeconomic levels and religious affiliations. We continue to strive for excellence by providing unique events and programs that reflect the changing landscape of Indiana and the world. Our commitment to excellence through personal enhancement and community development exemplify our dedication to improving the quality of life for all. With a statewide infrastructure now including 12 chapter affiliates, IBE continues to be a major economic and social contributor to our youth and the Indiana community.
The 38th Circle City Classic® takes place this year from Lucas Oil Stadium on September 24, 2022 and features a showcase of Historically Black Colleges and Universities complete with a Battle of the Bands, Greek Step Show Battle, College Fair, Day Parties, Comedy Shows, Cabarets and more. For more information about this year’s Circle City Classic®please visit For more information on Indiana Black Expo, visit

PMPHASE is a consulting firm that believes “all jobs are projects”.  The organization’s purpose is to assess, address and resolve issues that may be complicating or compromising daily business operations. Our goal is to promote platinum level service with integrity, quality and commitment.

The company has engaged with several top level organizations in the healthcare industry as well as one of the leading firms in the legal industry. We value our clients and their dedication to education, training and development, and process improvements for their staff and organization overall.

PMPHASE focuses on project management, education, training and development, business analytics, revenue cycle management, and process improvement. With over twenty five years of experience in the company, we offer the expertise needed to successfully complete all projects we are involved in.

Platinum Sponsor

Rose Project utilizes a Family and Person-Centered Approach to its service delivery to ensure that a thorough assessment of health and safety is achieved for all household members. Lynell is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, The Matrix Model for Addictions Treatment, and Cognitive Accountability Training for Batterers Intervention. With over 20 years of experience, she has cultivated a team of professionals who provide Nurturing Parenting Curriculum, Beyond Trauma education, Cognitive Behavioral Intervention, and team decision making when it comes to case management.

Our mission is to provide residential and family support services for people with developmental disabilities and their families to achieve their highest level of social, physical and emotional maturity.

Our goal is to help individuals with developmental disabilities achieve their highest potential as members of their community by proactively approaching treatment planning, and providing extra support and guidance.

24K Sponsor

Press Play Gaming Lounge is a new style of Family Fun Entertainment with virtual reality, video games, and more! PPGL unlocks the kid in adults and creates the ultimate fun zone for groups of all ages. PPGL has found a way to combine all the following activities and amenities into a 28k square foot building:

  • NERF (Foam Wars),
  • 3-Point Basketball Challenge,
  • Virtual Reality
  • Xbox Gaming
  • Interactive Floor Playground for Toddlers (BEAM)
  • Sports Bar
  • Café
  • Party Rooms

Press Play also provides sixteen 75” Smart TV’s, each equipped with an Xbox and sectional couch seating for up to 15 people per section. Talk about combining Nerf, Gaming and Parties under one roof and you have yourself an all ages playhouse. Press Play has very affordable pricing that range from $5-$10.00 per attraction.

RMX (Remix without the vowels) was founded in 2021 with goal of providing apparel that celebrates OUR culture and history in sports and entertainment while adding a modern twist. RMX takes pride in celebrating and giving flowers to OUR past and present heroes AND heroines in the sports and entertainment industry and we want you to share in that pride as well. 

Republic Security is a fully licensed/insured private security and protection agency owned and operated by certified law enforcement officers. We offer trained uniformed guards, available armed and unarmed, 24 hours a day, 7 days week. Republic Security provides a collaborative and efficient approach to security and personal protection services that helps our clients reduce costs, manage risk, while maintaining a safe working environment.

Our security guards are put through rigorous, in-depth training specified for each post assigned. They are uniformed in provided police style uniforms or uniforms that are requested by the client.

We operate our own security training facility where we license and train all our guards. Our guards are CPR/AED/First Aid certified.


Angel’s Personal Care Services, LLC provides attendant care and non-medical home care services. As they say “Let us take care of it”.

Attendant care services include: Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), Grooming and Dressing, Light Housework, Reading Email or Letters, Meal Prep, Companionship Care, Family Respite Care, Errand Transportation, Temporary or Periodic Care to relieve Family Members and more.  They’re currently located at 5610 Crawfordsville Rd, Ste 2502a. 

Silver Sponsor

Delivering compassionate home care services is our promise here at Patient Hands Home Care. Patient Hands strives to always remain personable and relatable to the clients we serve. We strive to provide one on one care to make our clients activities of daily living as easy as possible.
We like for our caregivers to create long lasting relationships with their clients. The vision of Patient Hands is to leave a legacy of exemplary care and compassion for every client we encounter. We also want to create a community of resources for families and their loved ones.
Our mission is to keep our clients in their homes with a peace of mind. We pour our heart and soul into our clients while offering support and empathy to families going through transitions and difficult times. Exemplary care, compassion, and respect are our priorities for our clients to ensure their care is always valued with us.
Sammie Lou Books LLC is a boutique publishing company with a mission to publish stories of untold family histories, unlikely heroes, cultural influences, and unique character tales for children.
“Eddie Locs and the Three Pants” is available now at
As part of Blaze Sports’ growing offerings, Circle City Icon’s 360 Booth is a must have for every event! Hop on the platform and create your own slow-motion, 360-degree slow-motion videos by yourself or with a group. It’s the perfect addition to any corporate event, school function, wedding, private party, or interactive brand activation looking to separate themselves from the rest. Let us make your next event ICONIC!
The Positive Way is an online shop featuring unique, thoughtfully designed merchandise that fuses fashion and positivity.

The Positive Way brand features logo’d apparel, accessories, and more. It’s more than just a catchy name. It’s a lifestyle of being positive and using positive techniques to help cope with stressful times in your life. “Living life positively” is owner Carmen Merriweather’s motto. She believes in being positive in all that you do and truly finding the good in everything. Why The Positive Way? Because a positive mind will take you far.

Hi there! My name is Tis Scott and I am the CEO at Mothers Earth LLC, as well as the creator of the holistic oral care product line, Down to Earth Tooth Dirt ™.

Years ago, I discovered that I am allergic to conventional toothpaste. I was alarmed when I noticed a film like build-up inside my mouth each time I brushed my teeth using traditional toothpaste. This distasteful discovery immediately led me to become proactive in my own healing. And after long-term research, I concluded that the main ingredients in conventional toothpaste, such as fluoride, sulfates, and parabens, were actually causing me to have adverse reactions. So, I discontinued the use of regular toothpaste and replaced it with an “all natural” paste just to discover that it also had the same affect.

Through trial and error and lots of research on the oral biome, brain health, heart health, and the body’s natural detoxification process, I set out on a journey of creativity and determination to heal myself using only ingredients from the Earth herself. As a result, Down to Earth Tooth Dirt ™ and our sister products/services were created.

Oral and body care has become my passion as well as my purpose. I am constantly educating myself on oral hygiene, Ayurvedic medicine, and other practices of our ancestors not only for myself, but as well as others. I am a firm believer in using nature to heal, as our ancestors did, which is why I took some of our Mothers finest creations and formulated my own masterpieces.

I hope you love them! 

[D]RUGS Art Gallery specializes in custom rug art. We create one of one art pieces and we can turn your personal design into a rug that can be laid on the floor or displayed on a wall. You can find us online

@drugs_art_gallery on Instagram.


Nathaniel Redd Clothing My plan is to put Indianapolis on the fashion radar. Hopefully you will come
Nate Redd has been in business for 7 years. Nate Redd offers women & men’s clothing from sizes small~2xl. The goal of Nate Redd is to make timeless quality clothing for all age groups. Nate Redd is located at
1417 Commerce. You can find out more information regarding Nate Redd clothing at

Bronze Sponsor

Guys Cooking Creations has catered for businesses and private clients across central Indiana. They currently have 17 Sauces ranging from Barbeque Sauces, Hot Sauces, and International Sauces. The company is committed to providing a premier service with a personalized touch. As business continues to grow the Guys find themselves in high demand, however they never grow weary in seeing the vision that was once a dream come true.

Blueprint Ambitions was founded by Dr. Dawn McLucas in 2022. She is an award winning author, publisher, and course instructor. She loves writing and has an affinity for writing encouraging books. 
We are a learning hub composed of encouraging adult and children’s books. The books currently available include children’s picture books, children’s activity books, doctoral student preparation book and journal, writing journals, and a gratitude journal.  We also offer self-paced online courses on various topics, to include book publishing and doctoral student preparation.. 
The mission of BluePrint Ambitions is to provide educational and encouraging books and online courses that motivate adults and children, allowing them to grow, learn, and reach goals.

Co-hosts Tanorria Askew, of Tanorria’s Table and Candace Boyd, of FoodLoveTog, talk, educate, and advocate for justice, Black Girl Magic, and well-seasoned food. Both leaders of the food scene in Indianapolis, Candace and Tanorria’s cadence over the airwaves is magical. They mesh. They are meant to do this. They learned about their special bond while sharing platforms and stages. They both work with Indy Women in Food as Community Engagement Leads and co-moderators of the DiverseCity Series. Candace and Tanorria don’t wait for opportunities to amplify Black voices. They make them. Grab a biscuit and a chicken wing and tune in every other week for a celebration of sisterhood, food, and Black culture. Find them anywhere you listen to podcasts and at

The Sophisticated Diva Specializing in all things pearl. Our collection consists of jewelry, accessories, and apparel that spotlights various professions and hobbies. We seek to add sophistication and the finishing touches to your look.

Honey Bea Naturals is a black woman-owned company founded in 2020 because we saw a need for multi-use natural hair and skin care products.

We produce vegan, handcrafted products that are Family-friendly and sensitive skin safe.
Our mission is to provide luxury products that help nurture and assist the body in healing & repairing while boosting your confidence.
Remember to: Cleanses. Moisturize. Hydrate. Repeat.
Whipped by M&S was established in 2013 making our handmade all natural body products for men and women. We are all natural, sustainably produced goodness. Made with love for our customers and their body. Whipped by M&S is your go-to place for gifts that surprise and delight. We have over 300 fresh fragrances to soothing skin care, we make finding your perfect something special.

Nei Natural Body Care LLC. is a Black-Owned Business run by a Licensed Herbalist and Soon to be Esthetician. NNBC produces Handmade Organic Fruit and Herb based Skin and Hair Care.  Our Products are derived from the best Plants of Nature. We provide a variety of Handmade Soaps, Hair Care, Men’s Care and Body Butters which are Top Quality, Chemical and Soy Free.

NNBC takes pride in giving Confidence and Beauty back to those who suffer from skin related issues such as Psoriasis, Eczema, Acne, Extremely dry skin, Stretch Marks etc. NNBC is skilled in Herbalism and has genuine concern for skin health.

We are a fast growing company because we put our customers first. A customer centered shopping experience has been our goal and we pride ourselves in comprehensive policies that have put us in the realm above and beyond our competitors.

CDL Tax Services

Tax Returns: Your Pain, Our Passion.
We are a full service accounting firm located in Indianapolis, Indiana. For almost 20 years, we have been providing tax preparation and consulting services to a wide range of clients. Taxes are complicated and the rules are ever changing. Everyone has their own unique set of circumstances. We can help you with yours.

Official Media Outlet

E.G.O. Entertainment is a multimedia production and service company established in 2017, comprised of three divisions, JQLM RADIO, E.G.O. MAGAZINE, and EGO TV. This company not only provides music, talk shows, and other entertainment with the highest levels of listener satisfaction in mind when it comes to radio, but also provides support, advertising (radio, magazine, and television), and other opportunities to help grow businesses and brands all over the world.

The company is known for its stellar service in providing pre-event promotional interviews, red carpet & event coordination, and Live media coverage. The company has covered and interviewed some of the nation’s largest events and celebrities that include but are not limited to, Sheryl Underwood, Marvin Sapp, Michael Colyar, The Oscars, Claudia Jordan, Brian White, Patty Spitler, Mr. Talkbox, and many more. The company has coordinated red carpet events for brands like DP Demarco Plays and the Gospel Choice Music Awards. It has had the honor of providing these services to community events as well, as its motto is “Everyone is a Star!” It seeks to continue to be a platform that builds relationships with other brands and individuals that strengthen its ability to provide access to spaces and resources most individuals only dream of to help build communities, brands, and spread messages everywhere.

Become A Sponsor!

At this time we are seeking sponsors to help scaffold the needs of the event which include but are not limited to the stage, aesthetics, signage, permits, audio, performers, and more. YOUR business, organization or company can become a logo sponsor for the BLACKTOBERFEST, and in the process gain Brand Visibility & Awareness while simultaneously making a social impact by supporting Black owned businesses and creatives in the process.

Logo sponsorship tiers are as follows:

  • Bronze Level Sponsorship -$100

  • Silver Level Sponsorship – $250

  • 24K Level Sponsorship – $500

  • Platinum Level Sponsorship – $1000

  • Vibranium Level Sponsorship – $2000


The size and prominence of your featured logo will be commensurate with the size of the donation. Each level above 24K will receive their logo on all outgoing correspondence and naming rights on prizes, lounges and/or components of the event.

All logo sponsors will be featured on the website, banners for the event as well as the event step and repeat. Once payment is completed, please submit all logos and biographical info for your business to