MEDIA & PRESS
“I want to be remembered as a company that, not only provides desserts..
but is also active within our community. You have to be the change you want to see in the world and we can start that by helping in our own backyard” - Naiké Owens, CEO of Melanin Sweets LLC.
Cooking Class For Moms with American Heart
Chef Naiké is just 1/3 of the Culture Kulture Culinary Professionals hired by the American Heart Association to host a 6-week program & free cooking class offered to families and expecting mothers in Lauderhill. The class is part of the American Heart Association’s “Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies” initiative. On Tuesday, attendees were taught cooking tips and received food samples, meal kits, grocery gift cards and cooking supplies.
Boyd Anderson’s 1st Career Day
On April 3rd, 2019, Melanin Sweets joined over 30 community members and alumni to present students with diversified and informative presentations relevant to future career opportunities, the important of staying focused in education and working to achieve at their highest level. Students swarmed the cupcake station where they were given the full freedom of CAKEtivity & cupcake creation.
Sup-X: The Startup Expo Guest Panelist
At the recent SUP-X Startups Expo on July 25th, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, three of the founders, including our CEO Naiké discussed their experiences and the beneficial cooperation and community they found working at Startups.club. There’s some great advice for Startups in their discussion, even if you don’t plan to work at a co-working space. Moderated by .CLUB Domains CMO Jeff Sass.
Black Friday Really Really Free Market
On Black Friday, Melanin Sweets teamed up with our local community organizers, Food But Not Bombs, to provide clothes donated items from our customers and our soul fulfilling desserts to the homeless & community for absolutely FREE. Click on the article to check our feature in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. in regards to our recent sponsorship for Food But Not Bombs
13th Annual Starfish Luncheon Honoree
On May 9th, 2019, I had the pleasure of being honored by Women in Distress at their 13th Annual Starfish Luncheon for my Journey to Empowerment as a Domestic Violence Survivor & Advocate. As if things couldn't get any sweeter, I received their first ever Marti Huizienga Emdowment for Educational Advancement Scholarship and Melanin Sweets sold out to over 500+ community and business leaders.
#MWSNetwork’s 2018 Startup of the Year
Millennial Women's Solution Network is a professional organization created to encourage young entrepreneurs to be bold in their aspirations and creativity through mentorship, while empowering them to achieve their highest potential through their Business platform services. On December 22, 2018, Melanin Sweets LLC received their “2018 Startup of the Year” award at their 1st Annual Holiday Gala in Orlando, FL.