Black-Owned Peoria

All of our featured businesses can be described as brilliant, multifaceted and high-quality using high standards.

Discover Peoria is excited to introduce its new project, Black-Owned Peoria. This project features 21 Black-owned businesses located in the Peoria area that focus on tourism and/or the hospitality industry. 

Black-Owned Peoria Logo

"Customer satisfaction is at the forefront while passion and family values are at the core, that's why Peoria's Black-owned businesses are essential cornerstones of central Illinois' unique business and hospitality landscape," said JD Dalfonso, President/CEO of Discover Peoria. "We want to aid in bolstering Peoria's Black-owned businesses so everyone has an opportunity to thrive and to help play a stronger role in the recovery of our local economies." 

All 21 Peoria Black Business owners utilize word-of-mouth advertising with at least 18 owners citing it as their primary, or preferred form of communication. Seven businesses are women-owned while seven are owned by Black couples. Additionally, 19 businesses are brick and mortar while two operate online. 

The Black-Owned Peoria projected was facilitated by Discover Peoria’s Community Engagement Coordinator, Daurice Boneta and all photographs and videos featured within the project were taken by local photographer, Chris Khoury. 

Black-Owned Peoria will continue indefinitely, with highlighted elements taking place throughout 2020-2021 to help bring awareness to Black-Owned Peoria throughout the year. 



Discover Black-Owned Peoria

1Hundred Degrees Fashion Wear

The Cannon brothers mix their juxtaposition of youth and fashion heat on top of old school... Read More arrow

ART, Inc

The Romains know it still takes a village, that's why they are helping to foster and... Read More arrow

BBQ Smokewagon

After driving trucks for a living, Henry Marizetts decided to follow his passion & start... Read More arrow

Blown Away Balloons

This youthful Black woman, Shatiya has set her sights on building a balloon business founded on... Read More arrow

Janet's Just for You

This vibrant, fun-loving power couple offers the unique shopping experience of a his &... Read More arrow

Jr's Kitchen

Jr's Kitchen will leave you craving more but don't try getting the recipe, it's a... Read More arrow

Mo Tru Travels

This mother of two, 'Mo' specializes in travel packages to the Holy Land and Disney at... Read More arrow

Que For You

Que For You is physically located and promoted to be a hub for the community and discuss community... Read More arrow

Relaxed N Refreshed

By simply sitting in Relaxed N' Refreshed, the sounds of soft music will relax you. There... Read More arrow

Riley's Vegan Sweets and Eats

Riley's Vegan Sweets cater to everyone - vegan, soy-free, nut-free - whatever your dietary needs... Read More arrow


All of the sauces and rubs are homemade and the combination of ingredients leads to a quality that... Read More arrow


The owner, Michael, describes his cooking as ‘Southern Americana with an Asian twist from his... Read More arrow

Smo-King Pit

The Smo-King Pit offers its original bar-b-que sauce that is bottled and sold in Chicago. Everything... Read More arrow

Sweet Cakes by Rachael

This determined successful Black woman has been in business for 18-years and has no plans of... Read More arrow

Triple Dipple's Treats and Delicacies

Home of the central Illinois favorite, Sweet Tater Cheesecake, Triple Dipple's creates a variety... Read More arrow

Uniquee Tees

Uniquee Tees is so much more than just a t-shirt shop, it also does banners, brochures,... Read More arrow

Wing Work

Talk about persevering, the Boyds pushed through the pandemic to open their dream wing business... Read More arrow

World on Wheels Segway Tours and Bike Rides

Looking for outdoor fun the whole family will love? Then meet Lynnette Lee at the Peoria... Read More arrow

Young's Popcorn Heaven

This fun-loving couple makes up the team that offers the Peoria area over 50 flavors of freshly made... Read More arrow