Tha Sponsors

Simply put, without our generous sponsors, Tha Block Party would not be affordable to the vast majority of the Indianapolis community. As a result of their generosity, we’re able to provide a free experience for attendees to experience live performances, a venue for Black-owned businesses and patrons to network with others, and contribute to the landscape of Black joy and entrepreneurship in Indy. By donating to Tha Block Party Vol. 6, each has furthered our mission to provide opportunities to illuminate Black Excellence in entrepreneurship and supporting the youth of Indianapolis in their educational pursuits.


Vibranium Sponsorship

For those of you who don’t know, Flanner House has been a staple in the Indianapolis Community consistently contributing to the uplift and support of Black People since it’s inception in 1898! “For 123 years, Flanner House of Indianapolis has been at the epicenter of helping people move to a place of self-reliance and self-sufficiency. Focusing on Education, Employment, Wellness, Peace and Safety, and Economic Development, and Food Justice, Flanner House is prepared to serve the evolving needs of our area residents.”

And in that 123 year history, in just the past few years Flanner has added to it’s rich history with a bright and innovative future which includes a fully functioning farm (Flanner Farms) a community grocery store and bodega (Cleo’s Bodega & Cafe’) an ATM (which will actually give you singles!) in a community where the banks and grocery stores disappeared…they also have an amazing bookstore!

The Ujamaa Community Bookstore which opened on June 19, 2021, exists to promote reading among children and teens, there are free books (but not graphic novels) for children in those age groups. There’s also a section that functions as a book exchange, where avid readers can take a book or leave a book. Shoppers can also find free school supplies year round to everyone, regardless of income. Additionally, the bookstore serves as a mini museum. A collage of prints on canvases of varying sizes decorate the back wall as décor, showing images of Black entrepreneurs, Indianapolis residents, enslaved people and historical figures.

We’re tremendously grateful for the SIX YEAR plus partnership with Flanner House in supporting the vision that was the Black Owned Business Block Party (Now Tha Block Party), and look forward to continuing to support and promote the amazing efforts of this community institution leading up to it’s 125th anniversary in 2023!


IBE celebrates cultural diversity and inclusiveness across all races, ethnicities, nationalities, generations, socioeconomic levels and religious affiliations. We continue to strive for excellence by providing unique events and programs that reflect the changing landscape of Indiana and the world. Our commitment to excellence through personal enhancement and community development exemplify our dedication to improving the quality of life for all. With a statewide infrastructure now including 12 chapter affiliates, IBE continues to be a major economic and social contributor to our youth and the Indiana community.



“As a benefit corporation and management consultancy, Black Onyx Management believes the journey of diversity, equity, and inclusion is an intentional decision informed by empathy, a commitment to learning, and a desire to change. We advance diversity, equity, and inclusion by developing programs, implementing projects, analysis and assessments, and training that are both action-oriented and produce results. Our advisors leverage their senior leadership experience in government, Fortune 500 companies, and major non-profit and civic initiatives to support clients on their diversity, equity, and inclusion journey. ”





PMPHASE is a consulting firm that believes “all jobs are projects”.  The organization’s purpose is to assess, address and resolve issues that may be complicating or compromising daily business operations. Our goal is to promote platinum level service with integrity, quality and commitment.

The company has engaged with several top level organizations in the healthcare industry as well as one of the leading firms in the legal industry. We value our clients and their dedication to education, training and development, and process improvements for their staff and organization overall.

PMPHASE focuses on project management, education, training and development, business analytics, revenue cycle management, and process improvement. With over twenty five years of experience in the company, we offer the expertise needed to successfully complete all projects we are involved in.



For more than 160 years, Eskenazi Health has provided high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered health care to Central Indiana. Nationally recognized programs include a Level I trauma center, regional burn center, comprehensive senior care program, women’s and children’s services, teen and adolescent care programs, Lifestyle Health & Wellness Center, Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center, and a network of primary care sites located throughout the neighborhoods of Indianapolis known as Eskenazi Health Center. As the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County (HHC), Eskenazi Health partners with the Indiana University School of Medicine whose physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services. In 2013, the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital opened, providing a new modern and efficient facility and becoming Central Indiana’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold health care campus.


Platinum Sponsor


Since our beginnings in 1893, we understand that it’s about the customer. We make our customers feel at home. We show them we care. We make them feel special. Give them advice. Give them value. Keep our promises. Help them out when they really need it. Reach out to them. Know them. Thank them.

First Merchants Corporation is the largest financial services holding company located in Central Indiana. We provide our customers with broad financial services delivered locally by bankers who are known and trusted in their communities. We offer personal banking, business banking, mortgage lending, treasury management services, and wealth management.

We are focused on building deep, lifelong client relationships and providing maximum shareholder value. We provide an environment where customers can bank with their neighbors, realizing that our business begins and ends with people.

Our company includes:

The largest part of our company is First Merchants Bank, providing the best of what banking can offer since 1893:

• Local leadership and relationship professionals
• Community involvement with talent, time and treasury
• Local decision making
• Local boards of directors who are committed and engaged
to ensure that the voice of the customer is heard

Magnolia Angels LLC mission is to provide professional, affordable, highest quality patient care delivered with compassion and respect for every person we provide care to in home living assistance for our clients at all stages of life, from infants to the elderly, in the Indiana area.

At Magnolia Angels, LLC, we are committed to providing professional, person-centered care services to everyone that we serve. We believe that everyone deserves quality care, which is why we serve everyone who needs our expertise without bias against age, gender, race, religion, or disability. We strive to enhance the dignity, independence, and overall quality of life of all our clients.

Our Certified Caregivers – are totally committed, highly qualified, and carefully selected individuals who are thoroughly screened, background checked, drug tested, bonded, and insured. Our typical caregiver profile is a Certified Nurse Assistant (C.N.A), Home Health Aide (HHA), Registered Nurse (RN) with experience as a caregiver.

Rhodium Sponsor


Co-Founders Ariel D. Smith and Jasmine Morris are rooting for everybody Black, especially in the cannabis industry. 

Through BuyBrokoli, their mission is to help more customers buy Black when they buy green and to help Black cannabis vendors make more green, selling green. These two are not new to supporting Black entrepreneurs. 

Whether its food trucks, tech, or something in the between, Ariel and Jasmine have spent years amplifying Black voices, providing educational resources, and fostering environments that let melanin flourish. 

Ariel and Jasmine saw a problem in the cannabis industry: Black people are incarcerated for the industry they crafted while white people reap the profits. That’s why in addition to creating a platform for Black canna businesses to be seen, a portion of proceeds will go towards expunging the records of Black and Brown people for cannabis possession. 

If you are someone you know could use this plug, make sure to sign up so you can be one of the first to know when the BuyBrokoli app is here by visiting

Buy Black. Buy Green. BuyBrokoli. 

24K Sponsor

chess club

Indy’s Inner-city Chess Club (IICC) is to provide young people with the many skills and life lessons that chess teaches you. Growing up in the inner-city can be extremely difficult, mainly due to the lack of resources, lack of positive role models and peer pressures. The game of chess provides individuals with opportunities to meet positive adults of all nationalities who are intellectually sound, respectful and responsible. Chess teaches you to think about the positive and negative implications of your decisions. The goal of (IICC) is to teach the game of chess while emphasizing life skills that will enable young people to be great citizens who challenge themselves to analyze and think before making decisions.



Republic Security is a fully licensed/insured private security and protection agency owned and operated by certified law enforcement officers. We offer trained uniformed guards, available armed and unarmed, 24 hours a day, 7 days week. Republic Security provides a collaborative and efficient approach to security and personal protection services that helps our clients reduce costs, manage risk, while maintaining a safe working environment.

Our security guards are put through rigorous, in-depth training specified for each post assigned. They are uniformed in provided police style uniforms or uniforms that are requested by the client.

We operate our own security training facility where we license and train all our guards. Our guards are CPR/AED/First Aid certified.



Legacy Life Financial Group takes pride in helping individuals find the right life insurance policy for themselves and their loved ones. Our team of experienced insurance brokers has put together a program tailored to help those who believe they may not be able to afford or qualify for coverage. With our partnership with 20 plus A-rated insurance carriers, we will find the best fit for you. We know that many people are not aware of these benefits and how they can impact their lives. It is pertinent to remember that if anyone relies on you financially, then you need life insurance. Legacy Life Financial Group is here to help.

Delivering compassionate home care services is our promise here at Patient Hands Home Care. Patient Hands strives to always remain personable and relatable to the clients we serve. We strive to provide one on one care to make our clients activities of daily living as easy as possible.
We like for our caregivers to create long lasting relationships with their clients. The vision of Patient Hands is to leave a legacy of exemplary care and compassion for every client we encounter. We also want to create a community of resources for families and their loved ones.
Our mission is to keep our clients in their homes with a peace of mind. We pour our heart and soul into our clients while offering support and empathy to families going through transitions and difficult times. Exemplary care, compassion, and respect are our priorities for our clients to ensure their care is always valued with us.
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Soulful Cleaning Services is a start-up facilities management company based in Indianapolis, Indiana; founded By Herbert B. Mutumba Jr. of Kampala, Uganda. Soulful Cleaning Services will service: Office, Retail, Restaurant, Industrial, Apartment & Housing residences in the greater Indianapolis area and the surrounding counties. Aside from the daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly cleaning services, SCS will also offer specialty cleaning such as Interior Car detailing, Carpet/Upholstery shampooing, Floor Care, Commercial pressure washing, and Post construction cleaning. From humble beginnings servicing over 275 Cars in the greater Indianapolis area with interior detailing, to now doing business with the (old to some new to others) Bulldog Bar and Lounge on 54th and College, Soulful Cleaning Services has continued to excel and evolve. “Through employment, internships, community sponsorship, and volunteer events I will give love back to the city that brought me in like family and supported my company for 5 years, but has loved Herbert ever since he first stepped off the plane from Uganda.”

Delivering compassionate home care services is our promise here at Patient Hands Home Care. Patient Hands strives to always remain personable and relatable to the clients we serve. We strive to provide one on one care to make our clients activities of daily living as easy as possible.
We like for our caregivers to create long lasting relationships with their clients. The vision of Patient Hands is to leave a legacy of exemplary care and compassion for every client we encounter. We also want to create a community of resources for families and their loved ones.
Our mission is to keep our clients in their homes with a peace of mind. We pour our heart and soul into our clients while offering support and empathy to families going through transitions and difficult times. Exemplary care, compassion, and respect are our priorities for our clients to ensure their care is always valued with us.

Our mission is to create a safe haven and stability for pregnant and single mothers by providing temporary housing, employment assistance, education childcare services, and etc.

Here at Blooming Beginnings our vision is to assist single mother’s and families through consistent outreach efforts and providing valuable resources to help them get ahead no matter their circumstances. We believe that everyone deserves a chance at a better life.


Silver Sponsor


At Center for Leadership Development (CLD), our vision is to empower Central Indiana African American students to achieve the highest personal, postsecondary, and professional success through comprehensive character, academic, and career development. Additionally, we aspire to help Indianapolis lead the nation in Black youth academic achievement.


We are a health and safety company that ​provides high​ ​quality training and certifications throughout Indiana. We invite you to experience our exceptional services.


Deo’s Garden LLC provides vegan friendly, natural and highly effective personal beauty and hygiene products for the whole you.
Deo’s Garden LLC’s Vision: To become a premier natural skincare company and brand for people (men, women and children) who care just as much about what goes on their bodies as what goes in them.

Experience something different with our jewelry. We’re a jeweler in Zionsville, Indiana who offers stunning collections from amazing designers and honest service from friendly professionals. We’re a community that truly welcomes everyone. We know you expect more from a sustainable jeweler in Indiana than experience alone. This is why we also offer a true sense of community by having conversations to help find exactly what you need.

We (Bob and Rose-Marie) opened our store in 2000 to foster an inviting environment and establish a place to share creative, original jewelry collections. Since then, we’ve developed real relationships with over 25 designers and hundreds of customers as we remain committed to our responsible practices.

Bougie Transparent
Bougie Booze was officially launched in March 2021. It was a brainchild for a while but the pandemic really helped catapult the business. We started with small events such as birthday parties and 1 additional bartender. We have since expanded to large events around Indiana and Ohio with 5 bartenders, a bar assistant and moving team. We are truly a bar catering service and we cater to the needs and the vision of each client individually. Although we have expanded we still take pride in birthday parties, weddings, bachelor/ette parties and more. We are so thankful for each person that supports us and follows us to each event. Our ultimate goal is to be able to give you this experience on a daily basis in a physical location.

President, Carmen Merriweather has always had a genuine love for seniors. They raised her and poured into her in so many ways to make her the person she is today. The love and passion has certainly grown over the years. Now, Carmen serves as the founder of a home care company and a non-profit organization that helps the senior community in the most critical areas.

63% of seniors visiting food banks say they have to choose between food and medical care.

The purpose of the Positive Purpose Foundation is to be able to provide for the elderly and disabled community that are unable to receive the care they need and deserve, in addition to shining light on those in home care and home health care going above and beyond within the community.


On September 23, from 7pm until 11pm, Positive Purpose Foundation will be hosting their Celebration Gala Fundraiser at the Indianapolis Arts Garden (110 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204). The event is a black tie, ball gown, event and awards ceremony. It’s all about giving back to our senior and disabled community and will highlight companies and individuals within the industry who give back in a major (and positive) way.

The Positive Way is an online shop featuring unique, thoughtfully designed merchandise that fuses fashion and positivity.

The Positive Way brand features logo’d apparel, accessories, and more. It’s more than just a catchy name. It’s a lifestyle of being positive and using positive techniques to help cope with stressful times in your life. “Living life positively” is owner Carmen Merriweather’s motto. She believes in being positive in all that you do and truly finding the good in everything. Why The Positive Way? Because a positive mind will take you far.

Bronze Sponsor


Mykeshia is a serial entrepreneur with a wide background range in health care administration. Mykeshia is currently continuing her education to obtain her Bachelors of Science (BS) in Healthcare/Long-Term Care Administration and Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Health Law . After running and owning her agency for 2 years, she came across a solution that would assist her and other home care owners run and maintain their agencies successfully. The solution of coaching these agencies came from the notion of Mykeshia noticing that her people (people of color), are constantly being stereotyped and overlooked due to the lack of training, knowledge, professionalism, and poor communication skills. Mykeshia felt the need to step in and step up to provide the necessary courses and 16 hours training classes to fully show what it takes to properly run and maintain your agency. In the words of Mykeshia herself “Trust and believe me this will be the ONLY training you’ll EVER need to learn how to run and maintain your agency. You will learn the day-to-day operations of running your agency. I just don’t provide you with paperwork I explain what EVER documents I give to my students, as well as thoroughly explain what the meaning and reason is for each document.” So, if you’re looking for a coach that will genuinely assist you to be great, The search is over! Look no further,

Herwork 2 Networth means exactly what it says…..


 Guys Cooking Creations has catered for businesses and private clients across central Indiana. They currently have 17 Sauces ranging from Barbeque Sauces, Hot Sauces, and International Sauces. The company is committed to providing a premier service with a personalized touch. As business continues to grow the Guys find themselves in high demand, however they never grow weary in seeing the vision that was once a dream come true.
Co-hosts Tanorria Askew, of Tanorria’s Table and Candace Boyd, of FoodLoveTog, talk, educate, and advocate for justice, Black Girl Magic, and well-seasoned food. Both leaders of the food scene in Indianapolis, Candace and Tanorria’s cadence over the airwaves is magical. They mesh. They are meant to do this. They learned about their special bond while sharing platforms and stages. They both work with Indy Women in Food as Community Engagement Leads and co-moderators of the DiverseCity Series. Candace and Tanorria don’t wait for opportunities to amplify Black voices. They make them. Grab a biscuit and a chicken wing and tune in every other week for a celebration of sisterhood, food, and Black culture. Find them anywhere you listen to podcasts and at
Diva Budistas
Diva Budistas was founded by a group of professional women dedicated to providing information about the benefits of incorporating cannabis as a part of their lifestyle.
Diva Budistas’ Vision: To become a premier lifestyle brand for women to share the benefits of cannabis through a health, wellness and education centered approach.

Welcome to The Burton Luxury Experience!

​We service the city of Indianapolis and its surrounding suburbs, dedicated to help you transform your next event. Our stylish modern throne chairs and decorating skills will give your event the luxury touch it deserves. Your guests will most definitely be impressed!

​We value our clients, and our goal is to help give your next event an unforgettable presentation. Providing quality customer service, timely delivery, set-up, and pickup, is our standard!

​We also work with other event planners, photographers, bakers and other party rentals providers!

Media Partners


Midwest Leak Magazine celebrates our excellence by shining a light on all aspects of our culture creatively documenting our experiences through stories to inspire and empower our community across generations.

Ally Media Group owns and operates brands Ally.TV and Reach a local, inclusive media company in Indianapolis, IN. Founded in 2015 our mission has been to help highlight the local community while keeping people informed about LGBTQ and other minority news around our great state of Indiana!

Become a Sponsor

At this time we are seeking sponsors to help scaffold the needs of the event which include but are not limited to the stage, aesthetics, signage, permits, audio, performers, and more. YOUR business, organization or company can become a logo sponsor for the Tha Block Party Vol. 6, and in the process gain Brand Visibility & Awareness while simultaneously making a social impact by supporting Black owned businesses and creatives in the process.

Logo sponsorship tiers are as follows:

  • Bronze Level Sponsorship -$100

  • Silver Level Sponsorship – $250

  • 24K Level Sponsorship – $400

  • Platinum Level Sponsorship – $1000, and

  • Vibranium Level Sponsorship – $2000


The size and prominence of your featured logo will be commensurate with the size of the donation. Each level above 24K will receive their logo on all outgoing correspondence and naming rights on prizes, lounges and/or components of the event.

All logo sponsors will be featured on the website, banners for the event as well as the event step and repeat.


For more information, contact