By CBS Baltimore Staff

PIKESVILLE, MD. (WJZ) — It’s a big day for a Baltimore County teen. She’s being recognized for her work to highlight small businesses.

Fifteen-year-old Kelsey Parker created ThinkBlack. It’s an online directory where Black-owned companies can promote their business to customers for free from anywhere in the United States.

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It also comes in an app.

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“So during the summer of 2020 during the racial injustices in our country and the pandemic I thought how Black businesses were affected, but we were also spotlighted. So I wanted to do things to further promote circulating our dollars and promoting our people on a bigger platform,” Parker said.

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Pikesville-Owings Mills Chamber of Commerce is now giving her a membership, complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

CBS Baltimore Staff