African-American Business History
Prior to 1960, downtown Rock Hill had a very thriving African-American Business District. During the 1960s & 1970s, those businesses were torn down as part of the federally funded Urban Renewal program. Since then, not many African-American-owned businesses have re-emerged in the downtown area.
Thanks to a new initiative created by BELL of Rock Hill, community leaders, and business owners, the BELL-Prize program will help re-establish a strong and diverse small business community, by offering individuals the opportunity to compete for capital to start or grow their businesses. Check out this video to learn more about the mission behind this initiative.
The BELL-PRIZE strives to re-establish a strong Black small business community by taking new and existing businesses through a series of educational opportunities helping them to explore, start, and scale their ventures while offering individuals the opportunity to compete for capital to start their own business.
New Attitude Performing Arts Center
Dr. Jesslyn Anderson, FNP
OnSite Care, LLC
Harold & Julisa White, III
True Divine Xpressions
Carolina Therapy Solutions 4 Kids, LLC
New Vision Therapy and Wellness, PLLC
Your Neighborhood Lawn Care, LLC
South Carolina Progressive Living, LLC
My Out Loud, LLC
The Modern Arcade of Rock Hill
Replenish IV Hydration and Wellness, LLC