ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) – August is National Black Business Month, a month dedicated to recognizing and appreciating black-owned businesses across the country.

Urban Euphoria in downtown Rochester has only been open for two years, but they’ve already made a big impact in the community.

The event center was created by two female comedians who met while performing on set one day and quickly became friends.

“She makes the shirt. She made the logo. She is great with branding and more. I am for the people. I’m the Social Butterfly. So it just networks. It just makes sense,” said Charletta Broome, Co-Owner and CFO of Urban Euphoria.

Broome and her business partner, Jnicolle Glover, quickly realized after meeting that they shared a passion for wanting to bring something unique and exciting to the city.

“We got into this business because we recognized the need in the community for a safe entertainment space, for people to express their different cultures and show their diversity. It didn’t exist before Urban Euphoria,” said CEO Jnicolle Glover.

In the past two years, Urban Euphoria has hosted hundreds of events inside the historic Jonathan Child Mansion, which was built by Rochester’s first mayor.

“We’ve had all kinds of events from weddings, baby showers, board meetings, corporate retreats, proms, we just finished a big prom season and we had several city schools in prom season this year,” Glover said.

They also host Happy Hours on Fridays from 6 to 11pm, where a local DJ comes to help them have fun.

“He does everything, genre music from the 80s and 90s, Hip hop, to now, and always, it’s a great time,” Broome said. “We have food, your favorite Friday meals, chicken wings, fish chips. I hear it’s the best in town.”

Broome and Glover say their goal with Urban Euphoria is to provide a space for people to make memories while helping other businesses along the way, especially after the pandemic.

“We’ve worked with a lot of people who were able to continue to sustain themselves during this time,” Broome said. “We work with a lot of chefs, a lot of caterers. A lot of businesses didn’t survive, and so those partnerships, we were able to really help each other.”

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