’Tea On Me’ sessions present a cure to the economic deficiencies in our community, using tea as a vehicle.
From Summer Hill, LaToya Williams launched a series of informal gatherings for current and aspiring entrepreneurs to meet, exchange ideas, share knowledge, and tell their stories through podcasts and blog posts. Tea on Me showcased regional small business owners using podcasts and blogging in order to help expand the brands to a wider audience. The project aimed to keep dollars local while highlighting the talent and services of native Northsiders and connecting them with successful entrepreneurs and community leaders from across the city.
“I’m working to showcase the value and the assets and the knowledge that exists within the community,” said project leader LaToya Williams. “By inviting folks over for tea and saying ‘Hey, let’s have a conversation about how we can collaborate,’ we can start creating and engineering a community that we don’t want to escape.”