As Hendricks County, Indiana grows, it becomes more diverse. Small businesses open and flourish here on a regular basis, and we get awfully excited about them, as you can see by the hundreds of posts on our blog!

We highlight black-owned businesses in this blog post as a way to promote racial diversity and to help residents and visitors support them. These particular businesses offer things to do, specialize in weddings, meetings and parties or provide places to eat and places to shop in Avon, Brownsburg, Danville, Plainfield and elsewhere around the county.

African Plum Home & More

African Plum, vintage, antique, shopping, Plainfield shopping

African Plum Home & More is a family-owned furniture shop located in the historic district of downtown Plainfield. The store features an eclectic mix of new and restyled furniture, local and world-traveled decor and handmade and beloved pieces.

Alsum Organics

Alsum Organics Goat Soaps

Located in Plainfield, Alsum Organics' vision is to provide education and knowledge regarding holistic health and wellness as an alternative to pharmaceutical drugs. Their goal is to educate as well as assist their clients in achieving the homeostatic balance our bodies desire.

Some of their items include CBD products, Advocare, nutritional sprays and even items for your pets.

Best Friends Coffee & Bagels

Coffee Flight at Best Friends Coffee & Bagel (Photo courtesy of Best Friends Coffee & Bagel Facebook page)

Best Friends Coffee & Bagels offers a wide variety of coffees, teas, smoothies, bagels and sandwiches in Brownsburg. Owned by Chico Mbanu and Bob Goodpaster, this popular restaurant is a great meeting spot or place to grab a quick bite to eat.

Bonnie's Place

Parties are fun and easy at Bonnie's Place in Avon! (Photo courtesy of Bonnie's Place Facebook page)

Bonnie’s Place is a micro event space in Avon providing pre-decorated celebratory events and weekly activities for people of all ages. It's the perfect solution for celebrating a special occasion.

They specialize in themed party packages for all budgets. Services offered include venue rentals, tent parties, party-in-a-box, in-home slumber parties, virtual paint parties, weekly events and more.

Deka Lash

Deborah Brown, owner of Deka Lash in Plainfield Commons

Deka Lash in Plainfield specializes in eyelash extension services and products with the goal of making you look and feel your best. Their highly-trained lash artists provide consultation at the beginning of each lash service to ensure your expectations are met, and that you’ll leave with the look you love.

Dragonfly Elite Martial Arts & Fitness

Dragonfly Elite Martial Arts & Fitness is owned by former Navy SEAL Kenneth Bigbee, Jr.

Owned by former Navy SEAL, Kenneth Bigbee Jr., Dragonfly Elite Martial Arts Academy offers unique curriculum and teaching style for Jiu Jitsu, Muay Tai, wrestling or strength & conditioning programs for men, women and children. Their highly-developed teaching techniques are proven in both combat and competition with unparalleled success in the industry.

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Expressions Beauty Supply

Expressions Beauty Supply in Brownsburg. (Photo courtesy of Expressions Beauty Supply on Facebook)

Located in Brownsburg and co-owned by Jennifer Thomas, Expressions Beauty Supply opened in 2023 and is an all-encompassing mecca of beauty, cosmetic and self-care supplies. If you want to feel beautiful, Expressions Beauty Supply has what you need.

Expressions Beauty Supply's sister company, Miracles Expressions, rounds out the beauty market with an impressive online collection of clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, hair care and more!

GudePro Photography & Videography

Wedding photo by GudePro Photography & Videography

Tony Gude is an extremely talented artist who provides a wide range of wedding photography and videography services, boudoir photography, sporting events videography, family photos, senior pictures, professional head shots and much more.

Indiana Lyons

Indiana Lyons basketball in Danville (Photo by TOPP Level Entertainment, LLC)

This American Basketball Association (ABA) team, owned by Tyrone and Deborah Brown, plays its games November through March inside the Bosstick Gym in Danville. They are a great source of inexpensive family fun, and they're the 2022-23 ABA Champions out of more than 150 teams across North America and Japan.

KolorPop Designz

KolorPop Designz can make your wedding, party or get-together POP! (Photo by KolorPop Designz on Facebook)

Are you planning a wedding? How about a celebration, a party or a meeting?

Owned by Inisha Ingram, KolorPop Designz transforms spaces of all sorts into beautiful setups for all events, big or small. They specialize in luxury balloon installations, party rentals, full events and style, backdrop setups, luxury picnic and more.

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Major Sports Performance

Photo courtesy of Major Sports Performance Facebook page

Owned by former University of Indianapolis and Indiana University football player Jordan Peterson, Major Sports Performance in Avon focuses on sports performance and personal training for the athletes looking to take their game to the next level. They also offer services to those who want to train like an athlete. 

Training is offered to improve speed, strength, power and agility. Injury recovery services are also available.

Marco's Pizza

Marco's Pizza in Avon Indiana

This specialty pizza restaurant is a counter-serve chain offering delivery and dine-in and featuring pizza, pizza bowls, salads, subs, desserts, catering and more. Marco's Pizza makes pizza the authentic Italian way with dough made fresh in-store every day, a special three-cheese blend and a sauce recipe that hasn't changed since its founding in 1978.

Marsha's Specialty Desserts & Tierney's Catering

Marsha's Specialty Desserts and Tierney's Catering at the 2018 Zoobilation

Marsha's Specialty Desserts and Tierney's Catering is a family-owned business that began catering for family more than 30 years ago. The winner of the 2018 and 2019 Zoobilation People's Choice Award, they offer catering and desserts for weddings, corporate events, reunions, birthdays, anniversaries and all other special occasions. 

PopAKernel Gourmet Popcorn

Gourmet popcorn at PopAKernel Gourment Popcorn in Plainfield

PopAKernel is a locally-owned gourmet popcorn store in the The Shops at Perry Crossing in Plainfield that strives to create the best products and customer experience. Owned by Kim and Jerrod Cox, their staff have high values and standards on a Christian-based foundation, resulting in their products always being made with quality ingredients and love daily.

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Press Play Gaming Lounge

Omni Arena VR at Press Play Gaming Lounge in Brownsburg

Press Play Gaming Lounge is a new style of family fun and entertainment in Brownsburg packed with activities for groups of all ages including foam wars, 3-Point basketball challenge, virtual reality, Xbox gaming and an Interactive floor playground for toddlers in a 28,000-square-foot building. This attraction also includes a bar, cafe and party rooms.

Southern Impact

Kendric Lee when he played for the Indiana Lyons. (Photo by Antonio Toppin)

Brownsburg High School graduate and retired Indiana Lyons basketball player Kendric Lee owns and operates Southern Impact, where he trains and develops youth basketball players in ball-handling, footwork, shooting and game situations. Kendric completes evaluations, skills tests and private sessions in order to identify each athlete's strengths and weaknesses and then create a personalized training plan.

SSC Personal Services

RN Taneisha Foy of SSC Personal Services

Owned and operated by Taneisha Foy, an RN with more than 20 years of experience, SSC Personal Services offers a variety of direct care services ranging from home health aid services to medication reminders and everything in between for those who need assistance. Additionally, they provide educational services on topics such as CPR, AED use, first aid, personal care assistance training and certification and more.

Sweet Minis Cakes & Bakes

Sweet Minis Cakes and Bakes in Brownsburg

Owned by Chef Casey Ward, Sweet Minis is a boutique bakery in Brownsburg specializing in handcrafted mini desserts and baking classes for kids and adults. Customers can get their sugar fix with mini cakes, cupcakes, puddings and more in a variety of flavors.

TOPP Level Entertainment 

Actress, singer, songwriter and rapper Janelle Monáe. (Photo by TOPP Level Entertainment, LLC)

Based in Avon and owned and operated by Antonio Toppin, TOPP Level Entertainment offers professional photography services as well as mobile DJ services for just about any event or occasion, including weddings, sporting events, class reunions, family photos, senior photos, professional head shots, music at personal and professional get-togethers and much more. Whether you want a physical album for framing or a series of digital shots, he's got you covered.

VFit Athlete

VFit Athlete Head Coach Mo on Indy Now. (Photo courtesy of VFit Athlete Facebook page)

The VFit Athlete staff in Brownsburg provide members with the motivation, encouragement and tools to maintain and transform their bodies into the best shape of their lives. Services include adult fitness classes, nutrition guidance, sports performance speed and agility training, adult personal training and athlete personal training, including individualized training geared toward youth performance, sports performance, adult fitness and collegiate and pro athletes.

Did We Miss a Business?

If you know of a tourism business in Hendricks County who is not included in this list, please contact us with their business information. These businesses include restaurants, shopping locations, wedding vendors, meeting vendors, hotels and other locations providing things to do.