February 26, 2021

Four black business owners discuss support, obstacles to their success

NEWARK — Four local black business owners said having a passion for their work has…

NEWARK — Four local black business owners said having a passion for their work has been key to overcoming obstacles, such as a pandemic and discrimination, to become successful in their field.

The Licking County NAACP recently hosted a discussion, accessible on its Facebook page, with Briana Burrell, owner of BNB Beauty and Vital Outfitters Clothing; Sam Shackleford, owner of Shacks Mobile Detailing and Pressure Washing; Roy Price, owner of Priceless Fitness Personal Training and Unity Fitness; and Heidi Walters, owner of Ohana Photography and Wedding Planning Services.

The quartet shared their experiences, offered advice, talked about community support and discussed discrimination in the NAACP’s continuing series of Courageous Conversations. The final event in the series will be Sunday Supper, at 7 p.m. Sunday. Go to the organization’s Facebook page to view the discussion.