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The VIPP Report: MELANnaire Marketplace takes you down memory lane with a Galleria Remix on Black Friday

(Louisville, KY) Did you know that downtown Louisville once had a mall visited by thousands on the property where Fourth Street Live resides today?  Families gathered, downtown employees would shop and eat lunch there and guests into Louisville picked up souvenirs and last-minute items they forgot at home.  The MELANnaire Marketplace wants to recreate that feeling of support in community and its businesses by hosting the Galleria Remix Shopping Extravaganza on Friday, November 26th (Black Friday) and Saturday, November 27th from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm at Fourth Street Live indoors located at 416 W. Liberty Street, in the heart of downtown Louisville. 

As you begin to shop for your holiday gifts, we invite you to stop by and support Black-owned businesses who have a large array of products and services from bath & body, clothing, handcrafted jewelry, artwork, and fresh baked goods plus much more. 

The founder of the MELANnaire Marketplace, Nachand Trabue says “We have been planning and working out the logistics for this for months.  We are excited to have customers ‘Buy Black on Black Friday’.  We celebrate the partnerships we are developing with other minority businesses to start the process of having something to pass down to our next generation.  If you ever shopped at the Galleria, you would understand our concept.  Being a one-stop shop for the community.  We have even extended our hours to accommodate everyone who wants to shop with us.

 If you are looking to do a profile on Trabue and/or any of the vendors, we invite you to come out and hear the stories. If you would like to be a vendor and/or be a sponsor, please contact MELANnaire Marketplace at   Please announce and/or post on your community calendars.  If you have any questions, please contact us at

“Where Black Businesses Matter”

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The VIPP Report: VIPP Style Accessories announces next Sip, Shop & Support

It’s time for the next Sip, Shop & Support hosted by VIPP Style Accessories.  The pop up shop vendor fair will be held on Sunday, June 24th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Virtue, 103 E. Oak Street in Louisville.  VIPPStyle442

If you would like to be a vendor send your request to booking at vippstyle dot com.

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The VIPP Report: DB Bourbon Candy will give two Breeders’ Cup events a taste of Kentucky


The Kentucky based business hits the exacta adding chocolate and bourbon

DB Bourbon Candy will participate in one of the richest events in thoroughbred racing with a $5 million purse, The Breeders’ Cup. Robyn Stuart and her elite brand of chocolate and bourbon will add to the pageantry of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championship at Keeneland held on October 30th & 31st in Lexington, KY.

There will be plenty to do before prior to the championship and DB Bourbon Candy will be at the big events showcasing their products. They have been invited to give U.S. and international guests a taste of Kentucky. They have been asked to participate in A Taste of the World. The private international culinary event feature chefs from 15 countries around the globe. Their dishes will be paired with cocktails, fine wines and a selection of beer.

The exclusive event will be for the owners, breeders, and trainers involved in Breeders’ Cup at the Win Star Farm.

DB Bourbon Candy will have custom design chocolates created just for the Breeders’ Cup weekend.

The second major event they will be involved in will be held on Thursday, October 29th at the Hill N’ Dale Farm. DB Bourbon Candy will provide samples for A Century of Sinatra featuring music by his son, Frank Sinatra Jr. They are preparing for the 400 plus guests at the black tie event. Stuart’s team will create more than 800 bourbon balls.

Robyn Stuart, CEO of DB Bourbon Candy says “I used to believe, I happen to be in the right place at the right time, but now I’m getting invitations to be a part of some of the biggest events in the U.S. from sporting events to nationally televised entertainment events many not on my radar at the time of the call. My corporate business is really beginning to increase due to upcoming holidays. My clients are always looking for that unique gift and I believe that DB Bourbon Candy can give that variety and fantastic blend of chocolate and bourbon which is good for any occasion.”

DB Bourbon Candy has been a part of the major events like the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Barbara Steinsand Weekend, Kentucky Derby events like Barnstable Brown Gala, the Grand Gala and 100 Black Men of Louisville Gala. They were invited to be the official gift bag for comedian/actor Chris Tucker’s Golf Tournament in Atlanta, GA.

You can find DB Bourbon Candy in participating Liquor Barns across Kentucky. You can visit DB Bourbon Candy’s website at

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