When the coronavirus pandemic started ravaging small businesses and endangering workers across the country, many consumers began looking more critically
at where they were shopping. Is this company treating its employees humanely
? Are the products being sourced ethically? How will my money be used?
Even more recently, with Black Lives Matter protests happening across the country, those same consumers doubled down on their scrutiny of the places they were patronizing and moved to prioritize buying from Black-owned businesses
when possible. This was the perfect environment for the genesis of Chez Nous Guide
, an inclusive and intersectional home for businesses, artists, and organizations that are owned and operated by historically marginalized people.