Last summer we shared an initiative called Buy ICT, it is essentially a challenge to encourage locals to shop local. The creator, Katy Penner did a lot of the leg work to create fun ways to track all the local shopping community members can do.

Recently some growth has transpired and this weekend Katy is teaming up with a few other local loving leaders to bring the Buy ICT Market: Kick of Challenge. One new addition to the market is going to be the Bringing It Black group. Phylicia Thompson of Bringing It Black joined me to share what her crew is bringing to the event and let me tell you — it all sounds amazing!

Katy and the group are super excited to kick off the #BuyICT summer challenge with a local market downtown on the Union Station Plaza! A partnership between Women Empowered Markets, Bringing it Black, JuneteenthICT, Union Station, and other local vendors will result in this incredible opportunity to shop local and unite as a community.

The #BuyICT Challenge is an annual month of seeking out local businesses to commit our spending as we build our local economy. You can sign up to take the challenge Bingo Game and discover NEW local spots at this fun market event downtown! I’m so excited to attend this event, hope you can make it! Visit Buy ICT Market on Facebook for more info!