Jumpstart Marketplace in Janesville will promote and support Black businesses in Rock County

The Jumpstart Marketplace is an effort to promote Black business owners in Rock County and surrounding areas. These vendors will be available every other Saturday from July 10-Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Uptown Janesville, formerly known as Janesville Mall.

“And the reason we’re doing it is because one of our goals for kind of jumpstart is to provide low-cost retail space for Black business owners in Rock County, to be able to sell their products and promote their services,” said Genia Stevens, Founder and Executive Director of Rock County Jumpstart. “So that’s always been one of our goals from the very beginning. For the past 18 months, almost a year, we have always been on the lookout for spaces to do something like this.”

The Jumpstart Marketplace will be held at Uptown Janesville in Center Court on the following dates: Saturday, July 10 and 24; August 14th and 28th; September 11th and 25th; October 16th, November 13th, and December 11th. As…

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