Cast your vote for the 2022 Rising Star Award!

What’s new and good is that this year, the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin is engaging the community to help us determine who will be the 2022 Rising Star Award Winner!

Check out the 6 Finalists that have all completed RISE MKE. RISE MKE is a 14-week Entrepreneurial Training Program designed to ensure that emerging businesses don’t start blindly, providing business development with a focus on marketing, branding, business network development, and other essential resources.

You can only vote ONCE! Voting ends on 12/10/2022.

Chrishella Roche | Vibez Creative Arts Space

VIBEZ Creative Arts Space is an art space for the community to learn, explore, and enjoy art through different mediums. Since 2018 our goal has been to educate and introduce different art mediums through paint & sip experiences, workshops, and community events.  Throughout the last 4 years, Chrishella has partnered with numerous youth and community groups to provide art experiences through VIBEZ at low and no-cost events, she has highlighted and featured over 15 local artists through art shows and VIBEZ podcasting, and this year VIBEZ has extended the art sessions to local schools to ignite the creativity in more youth.

Donna Owens | Delectables By Donna

Hello, I am Donna Owens, owner of Delectables by Donna. Delectables by Donna is a fast-growing catering business in the Greater Milwaukee Area, making strides in the catering world, but also within the community. Our team offers excellent service and quality food; we have worked with organizations such as Milwaukee Bucks, Froedtert Hospital, City of Milwaukee and Manpower, to mention a few. Delectables by Donna team members believe “We don’t just cater events, we cater to you!”, and it shows.

Pamela McCreary | At Peace Design

At Peace Design is a positive lifestyle brand and is the globally understood symbol for peace & tranquility. We are rooted in the ideology behind positive affirmations. Our trademarked logo serves as a gentle reminder to pause and embrace your inner peace across all cultures. This logo is placed on apparel and merchandise, using them as vessels to deliver the reminder to be At Peace. The majority of our At Peace brand merchandise is strategically tied to peaceful activities.

Marie Carter | The Classic Shoppe

The Classic Shoppe is a graphic T-shirt and apparel line dedicated to preserving the culture. Designs are original and encourage conversations and asking questions to learn more about hip-hop and black culture surrounding it. Classic.‘s mission is to encourage a universal lasting respect for a culture too often diminished is just another trend, one shirt at a time.

Anita Robertson | Next Generation Day Camp

Next Generation Day Camp is a state licensed childcare center that focuses on children ages 3-14. We strive to be the best school age and summer camp in our community by encouraging respect, responsibility, community and excellence. We give children a life changing experience while keeping them safe in the city of Milwaukee.

Rochelle Einsiedel | OH Snap! By Shell

Great pictures come from being your Authentic self, No One can “DO YOU” like You! OH Snap! By Shell is a Brand that Captures Life, History and Experiences! OH Snap Pictures tell a story, “if you weren’t there…. you missed a great time!” Pictures are a priceless necessity, it’s documented history….so live in the moment! Passion, Positive energy and a great Personality is what makes me a great Photographer, OH Snap! By Shell aims to please!

Voting Now Closed – Thank you!!