Bulls Support Local Black Owned Businesses
The Bulls and BMO are proud to support Black owned businesses in the Chicago area.
Throughout the 2020-21 season, we will highlight local Chicago Black owned businesses that are making a difference in our communities and helping build a stronger Chicago.
Check back each month for ways you can learn more and support these impactful businesses.
Sir & Madame
Sir & Madame is a men's and women's clothing brand and luxury lifestyle boutique. The brand came to life through the creative husband and wife team of Brian and Autumn Merritt. The couple saw a void in the boutique market for cohesive men's and women's casual wear with an elevated twist. Their passion and creativity produced an eclectic combination of casual and elegant pieces. Sir & Madame is perfect for the stylish urban sophisticate who craves everything that encompasses urban living no matter where you are.
Sir & Madame will also be featured in the May Bulls Box by BMO.
The Long Room
The Long Room features a thoughtfully curated full scale coffee program, a playful ever-changing beer list and a well-rounded collection of spirits and classic cocktails. With the creation of community at its core, the owner Jason found a way to bring a piece of The Long Room home during the pandemic by offering drinks and cocktails to go. The Long Room prides itself on being a holistic spot for beverage, food and fellowship.
The Long Room will also be featured in the April Bulls Box by BMO.
Greer has everything you need when you are searching for the perfect letter to communicate your message. From cards to writing instruments, Greer has a unique collection with an array of designers. Looking to add a little something to your office space? Greer has you covered with the fun and functional office supplies collection ready to brighten up the space. Founder and Bulls Season Ticket Holder, Chandra Greer wanted to create a place devoted to good feelings, intelligent thought and the celebration of beauty.
Greer will also be featured in the March Bulls Box by BMO.
Justice of the Pies
Justice of the Pies is a bakery that specializes in sweet and savory pies, quiches and tarts. Maya-Camille Broussard established Justice of the Pies in honor of her late father, Stephen J. Broussard, a criminal defense attorney with a passion for baking. Justice of the Pies is committed to making an impact not only through customers' stomachs but also through children's education, doing so through the I KNEAD LOVE workshop, which gives elementary-aged children from lower-income communities instruction on nutritional development, acquiring basic cooking skills, and encouraging creativity in the kitchen. Justice of the Pies is committed to delivering amazing baked goods while positively impacting lives within the community.
Justice of the Pies will also be featured in February's Bulls Box by BMO.
Met.tle /'metl/: A person's ability to thrive during difficult times or to face demanding situations in a spirited and resourceful way. That is exactly what Jason Burns, the owner of Mettle Fitness, provides when he offers resources for people interested in CrossFit, sports performance, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, swimming and more. Mettle Fitness provides training methods for people of all ages to enhance the mind, body and spirit through challenging workouts. Motivated through teamwork, this positive community in Bronzeville keeps its members encouraged starting the new year.
Mettle Fitness will also be featured in January's Bulls Box by BMO.
Paige & Paxton
Rachel Williams and Kelley Cambry, a mother daughter duo, created the Paige & Paxton puzzle characters as a way to fill a gap in STEM education, especially for younger age groups. Williams and Cambry grew their puzzle character creations into a series of books, puzzles and educational materials for elementary school teachers with the goal of making teachers better STEM instructors and STEM lesson more engaging and relevant for students. Paige & Paxton books and materials are available to purchase online.
The Bulls and BMO are proud to support Paige & Paxton by providing books for each Kindergarten and First grade student at LEARN Charter school (Dorothy Campbell Campus).
This holiday season provide a teacher or child with the gift of Paige & Paxton. They will fall in love with these characters and take in valuable lessons along the way.