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ENHANCING GROWTH AND RETENTION

ABOUT US

We are a collective of business owners designed to support and maintain the excellence of entrepreneurs of color in and near Maplewood and South Orange, New Jersey. We are committed to building connectedness as a progressive force in our communities. Transforming the SOMA landscape by creating attractive opportunities for current and new residents is key. It truly does take a village.

About

OUR VISION

Our hope is to have a safe space to support, uplift, and value one another in these two towns. 

 

SOMA EOC has assembled to provide the tools to succeed and flourish within this community. We believe that every entrepreneur has a vision of success.

 

As a collective, we will offer a resource

of who we are, the services we provide, networking and family friendly events, as well as monthly professional development opportunities that help grow and retain your business through education and shared knowledge.

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SOMA EOC SPOTLIGHT

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Welcome to the SOMA EOC Business Directory! We created this tool to make it easier to find and patron businesses of color in SOMA. Please enjoy and be sure to reach out if your business isn't listed! 

This is a labor of love - if you'd like to support our efforts, please consider making a small donation.

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Industry
Contact Number
Address
Website
Best in Class Education Center
Classes & Programs
71 Valley St Suite 200, South Orange, NJ 07079
https://www.bicedu.com/south-orange
Sidelines and Stages
Classes & Programs
Express Yourself Studio
Classes & Programs
9737635256
1877 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.expressyourselfstudiosllc.com/
Lacey’s Petit Academy
Day Care, Child Care & Preschools
9733783500
1529 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://laceyspetitacademy.com
Red Carpet Lady
Event Rentals
9739326688
1611 Springfield Ave,\nMaplewood, New Jersey 07040
https://www.instagram.com/redcarpetladyco/?hl=en
Platinum Art
Event Rentals
9736409138
463 Valley Street, Maplewood NJ 07040
https://www.platinumartllc.net
You’re Cordially Invited
Event Rentals
9733279685
1877 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.ycinvited.com/
Papillon 25
Food & Beverage
9737615299
25 Valley St, South Orange, NJ 07079
https://papillon25.com
Woulibam Restaurant
Food & Beverage
9737621568
1878 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.woulibamrestuarantnj.com/#/
The Dancing Blender
Food & Beverage
9738215707
121 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
https://thedancingblender.com/
Maplewood Diner
Food & Beverage
9737636511
1473 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://maplewooddiner.takeout7.com/Home
SpiceGrove Roselle
Food & Beverage
Freetown Kitchen
Food & Beverage
9733272295
1844 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://freetownkitchensoma.com
Cornbread
Food & Beverage
9733130328
1565 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://cornbreadsoul.com/
Freeman’s Fish Market
Food & Beverage
9737639363
155 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://freemansfishmarket.com/
Bradfords Barr
Food & Beverage
9733272661
1553 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Caterer/Bradfords-Barr-Restaurant-Catering-271055096387637/
Inkosi Cafe
Food & Beverage
9733274851
251 Irvington Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
https://www.inkosicafe.com
Elitist Coffee
Food & Beverage
9733274066
132 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
https://www.elitistcoffee.com
Walia Ethiopian Restaurant
Food & Beverage
9737622186
11 Village Plaza, South Orange, NJ 07079
https://www.facebook.com/WaliaEthiopianRestaurant/
Leilo’s Sweet Shop
Food & Beverage
9736663489
1846 Springfield Ave Suite 1, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.leilossweetshop.com/
Palmer’s Sweetery & Cafe
Food & Beverage
9733782027
1 Highland Place\nMaplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.sweetsavorypalmers.com/
Pimento Grill
Food & Beverage
9737636700
1908 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.pimentogrill.biz/
J&Js Caribbean Restaurant
Food & Beverage
Nuestra Tierra Latin Cuisine
Food & Beverage
9733783333
1753 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.instagram.com/nuestra_tierranj/?hl=en
HLS Juice Bar & Grill
Food & Beverage
9737631127
1859 Springfield Ave #2904, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://hlsjuicebarandgrill.com/
Pirate Pizza
Food & Beverage
9737626286
133 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
https://www.piratespizzamenu.com/
Munchies
Food & Beverage
Supreme Dental Associates
Health
9739138300
1781 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.supremedentalassociates.com
Village Dental Group
Health
Humble
Health, Wellness & Fitness
9737613990
9 Scotland Rd, South Orange, NJ 07079
https://humble.fit/
D&I Fitness
Health, Wellness & Fitness
9738215757
9W S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
https://dandifitness.com/
Christina Bennett Pennington, Esq
Law
9736390600
76 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
https://www.cbennettlaw.com
Law Office of Ronald Thompson
Law
LaChaney’s Dance & Music Academy
Performing Arts & Entertainment
9733783877
1747 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://lovedanceandmusic.com
Inspirational Dance
Performing Arts & Entertainment
9737617236
1634 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
http://inspirationaldance.com
Progressive Theater
Performing Arts & Entertainment
https://www.progressivetheater.com
Shevy’s Shea’s
Personal & Beauty
My Hands Your Hair Salon
Personal & Beauty
9737610283
1669 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Hair-Salon/MY-HANDS-YOUR-HAIR-BEAUTY-SALON-371793451098/
Dominican Sparkle
Personal & Beauty
9737620041
1675 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.dominicansparklesalon.com/
Headliner
Personal & Beauty
9733785941
1551 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
Private Quarters
Personal & Beauty
Gina’s Hair Braiding
Personal & Beauty
9737620320
1846 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
Diamond African Hair Braiding
Personal & Beauty
6099779985
1960 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
http://diamondafricanhairbraidingllc.com
Infinite Possibilities Hair Gallery
Personal & Beauty
9737611250
1607 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
Fantasy Hair
Personal & Beauty
9737627662
1731 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
Hair Chalet Multicultural Hair Designers
Personal & Beauty
9737632272
1632 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.hairchalet.com
Slek Salon
Personal & Beauty
D’ Personal Touch Beauty Salon & Spa
Personal & Beauty
2019272503
1910 Springfield Ave\nMaplewood, New Jersey
https://www.facebook.com/Dpersonaltouch/
Strandz
Personal & Beauty
9739962385
1881 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.instagram.com/strandznatural/?hl=en
Silked The Salon
Personal & Beauty
9739134670
75 S Orange Ave Ste.210, South Orange, NJ 07079
https://www.instagram.com/stylebybonita
Cha Mai’s Hair Salon
Personal & Beauty
9737634986
1876 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
Euphoria Hair and Beauty
Personal & Beauty
9733272110
2 Burnett Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://instagram.com/euphoriainmaplewood?igshid=lsqbjxpmiy42
L’Oquence Hair Salon
Personal & Beauty
9737622121
1703 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.facebook.com/LoquencEHairSalon/
Hawa Place of Fashion/Hair Braiding
Personal & Beauty
9735191056
1552 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
Trax Weave Salon
Personal & Beauty
9737621611
1881 Springfield Ave #2, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.facebook.com/TRAX-The-Weave-Station-120491291308587/
Lumie Salon By Kosia
Personal & Beauty
260 Valley Street, South Orange, NJ, 07079
https://www.lumiesalon.com
Global Hair Image
Personal & Beauty
9733274800
124 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
https://globalhairimage.com/
Steel McLean
Personal & Beauty
9737635230
4 Village Plaza, South Orange, NJ 07079
https://steelmcleanbarbers.com
Hair Force Salon
Personal & Beauty
Demetrius Hair Salon
Personal & Beauty
9737634247
137 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
https://www.demetriussalon.com
Tomeka’s Beauty
Personal & Beauty
9733788999
1980 Springfield Ave # 103, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://tomekasbeauty.com
4 The Love of All
Personal & Beauty
https://4theloveofall.com/
Seven’s Barbershop
Personal & Beauty
9733274741
10 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
https://www.instagram.com/7sbarbershop/
UpperSchelon Hair
Personal & Beauty
9737626222
1921 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://upperschelon.com/
Desire Hair Salon II/ Barbershop
Personal & Beauty
9733883138
130 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079\n\n317 Irvington Ave. South Orange, NJ 07079
https://www.instagram.com/desirehair_barbershop/?hl=en
Meraki Africa
Professional Services
3475578487
https://www.merakiafrica.com
Java’s Compost
Professional Services
8622055737
https://www.javascompost.com
Indulgence Day Spa
Professional Services
9738215609
61 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
https://www.myindulgencedayspa.com/
Christine Joy Design, LLC
Professional Services
https://www.christinejoydesign.com
Our Gang Travel
Professional Services
9737633616
1897 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.ourganggroup.com
Tidylosophy
Professional Services
https://www.tidylosophy.com/
Stanfil Studios
Professional Services
9734465599
1611 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.stainfilstudios.com/
Catherine Mbali Consulting
Professional Services
Farmers Insurance
Professional Services
Eric Marquis Harris
Professional Services
Verizon
Professional Services
9737637777
77 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
https://www.verizonwireless.com/stores/new-jersey/south-orange/bh-wireless-south-orange-1700922/#/storeDetails
Cynthia Lubin
Real Estate
https://instagram.com/cynt4homes
Najjiyyah Perry
Real Estate
Brightest Shine Homes
Real Estate
9176020293
181 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.bshproperties.com
Joanne Watkins
Real Estate
https://joannewatkins.kw.com/
Melba’s Totes
Shopping
Protect Minorities
Shopping
Akuaba Fashions
Shopping
9732750023
1966 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://akuaba-fashions.business.site/
Little Shop of Hip Hop
Shopping
9733933166
111 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
https://www.facebook.com/littleshopofhiphop
Mobile Roots Plant Delivery
Shopping
Toy Division
Shopping
9739134932
101 Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.toydivisionshop.com
Astah’s Fine Art Galley
Shopping
9737615012
1897 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.facebook.com/Astahs-FINE-ART-Gallery-207972255898860/
The Mindful T Shirt Company
Shopping
https://www.mindfultshirt.com
Cafe Word Bookstore
Shopping
Hibara Stores
Shopping
9083491664
1550 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.hibarastores.com/
Michael Lamont Neckwear
Shopping
9737631830
746 Prospect St, Maplewood, NJ 07040
http://www.michaellamontneckwear.com
10 Regions
Shopping
https://www.etsy.com/shop/10Regions?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=719706529
Le Femme Couture Designs
Shopping
9737630053
1809 Springfield Ave\nMaplewood, New Jersey
https://www.facebook.com/LeFemmeCouture/
Urban Cyclery Shop Maplewood
Shopping
9736958398
1945 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.theurbancycleryshop.com/
Top Hat & Tails
Shopping
9732750080
1856 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.tophat-tails.com
Maplewood Bike Shed
Shopping
9739962080
1673 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.maplewoodbikeshed.com/
Maplewood Bridal
Shopping
9082931609
1611 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.maplewoodbridal.com/
City Workshop Men’s Supply Co.
Shopping
9735772013
92 Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040
https://www.cityworkshopmsc.com
Osei En Rose
Shopping
https://www.oseienrose.com/
Glam Fabric & Dressmaker - Glaspie Designs
Shopping
Fitting Room Gala
Shopping
9733274600
122 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
https://fittingroomgala.com/
Your Reiki Relief
Wellness & Fitness
P.O. Box 218, South Orange, NJ 07079
https://www.yourreikirelief.com
Elleworx
Wellness & Fitness
Mr. Body Defining
Wellness & Fitness
Ibi Zoboi
Writers & Authors
Contact

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ADDRESS: 71 VALLEY STREET SUITE 200, SOUTH ORANGE, NJ 07079

TEL: 973-346-2479  |  SOMAEOC@GMAIL.COM

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