Press Release (ePRNews.com) - MINNEAPOLIS - Feb 13, 2018 - The Hues Company, creators of HuesBox, its health, beauty and wellness subscription box service for people of color, hosted the Hues Celebrity Gifting Experience for the 2nd Annual Power of Influence Awards Brunch on Super Bowl Sunday in Minneapolis. The celebrity gifting suite featured the best of Minnesota’s luxury small businesses, and allowed celebs in attendance to “taste and talk” their way through the suite. Title award-honoree, Kevin Hart, joined a bevy of celebs to enjoy the gifting experience and provide a platform for the brands to show off their small-batch production, all natural materials, and modest roots in the Minnesota community.
The afternoon brunch on Super Bowl Sunday maximized exposure for small businesses who often find it difficult to compete with large corporations, in larger markets, and with larger marketing budgets. “Many of the celebs in town for the Super Bowl haven’t spent much time in Minneapolis before,” explained co-founder Dr. Jasmine L. Harris. “It’s so hard for small businesses to compete with major brand marketing budgets even when the products are higher quality. We are trying to bridge the gap between brand exposure and financial resources.”
Attendees included recently elected Mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, Fugees member, Pras, who later debuted his new venture Blacture via Super Bowl commercial, actor, singer, songwriter Barachi who performed a stellar Prince tribute during the awards show, rapper Zoey Dollaz, and BET Head of Programming, Connie Orlando. “There was so much happening Super Bowl weekend, so we wanted to create a relaxed, but engaging experience,” said co-founder Jenae Harris. “We showered guests with bags full of goodies from some of the best small business we could find, and hope everyone left happy and stress-free.”
Leigh Kingvalsky, reigning Miss Black US Ambassador, served as guest host, interviewing celebs as they began the gifting experience. “We’ve had a great relationship with the lwsoa Miss Black US Ambassador pageant since my reign as Miss Black Minnesota Ambassador,” continued Ms. Harris. “Leigh’s presence was the finishing touch to a fantastic afternoon.”
The event experience included a bloody mary bar and signature cocktail featuring liquor from DuNord Distillery, coffee tasting from Tiny Footprint Coffee, and cookie making from Thumb Cookies. Products from K. Joseph Watches, Namakan Fur, Ruva Africa, Eye Candy Cosmetics, House Party the Game, Gifted and Lit videos, Mademoiselle Miel Chocolates, and Dude Products were all gifted to celebs throughout the afternoon. “We loved introducing celebs in town for the game to new companies they’d never heard of before,” gushed co-founder, Robin G. Harris. “Our goal is always to help small businesses shine, and we accomplished that on Sunday.”
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