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Press Release: MQFactory Marketplace, sponsored by Snapchat



MQFactory – Ricky Codio Studio groundbreaking initiative, the MQFactory Marketplace, sponsored by Snapchat, is set to take place on August 26th, 2023, from 10 am to 4 pm. The event coincides with the esteemed Black Family Business Day during Black Business Month, an occasion of immense significance, celebrating the resilience and achievements of black-owned enterprises across the globe.

Although MQFactory Marketplace is open to all business owners and entrepreneurs, Black Business Month, observed throughout August, holds a profound significance in acknowledging the substantial contributions of black entrepreneurs to the economy and their communities. As a black owned business, MQFactory – Ricky Codio Studio aims to commemorate this occasion by showcasing and supporting small businesses that have stood tall in the face of challenges and have been pivotal in empowering communities.

MQFactory Marketplace is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and customers alike to come together and experience a vibrant array of products and services from various local businesses. The event will be a bustling hub of creativity, innovation, and collaboration, providing an unmatched platform for these ventures to gain exposure and expand their reach.

Hosted by media personality Cappuchino, the MQFactory Marketplace will be held at MQFactory – Ricky Codio Studio location at 126 Leverington Ave, Philadelphia PA 19127. This lively affair will have FREE photo shoot installations, where visitors can capture their moments. Additionally, to add a touch of magic to every snapshot, the MQFactory Marketplace exclusive Snapchat filter will be available. This Snapchat filter will elevate the memories captured during the event, making them even more special and shareable across social media platforms.

Snapchat, our esteemed sponsor, will also play an integral role in capturing the spirit of the day with their incredible snapshots. The presence of Snapchat adds an electrifying touch to the event, ensuring that every smile, every handshake, and every display of passion from the participating entrepreneurs is etched in digital history.

“Our vision for the Small Business Marketplace goes beyond just a one-day event. We want to create a lasting impact by connecting communities with these incredible businesses, fostering relationships that extend far beyond this celebratory occasion,” said Ricky Codio, Founder and Master Photographer of MQFactory. “By partnering with Snapchat, we aim to leverage the power of social media to amplify the voices of these small businesses and make their stories resonate with a global audience.”

Through this endeavor, MQFactory – Ricky Codio Studio hopes to ignite a spark of entrepreneurship in the hearts of young minds and inspire them to pursue their dreams fearlessly. By supporting local small businesses, we can collectively empower the visionaries who are shaping a better tomorrow.
Mark your calendars for August 26th, 2023, and join us at the MQFactory Marketplace from 10 am to 4 pm. Let us stand together as a community, celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship and resilience that drives black-owned businesses and small ventures forward.

MQFactory Marketplace is also sponsored by Whimsicle, Maui, Vera Doyle and Gold + Water Co.

About The MQFactory – Ricky Codio Studio:
The MQFactory – Ricky Codio Studio is a dynamic creative space located in the Manayunk area of Philadelphia. With state-of-the-art photography and production studio, it provides a collaborative environment for artists, photographers, and creatives of all kinds to explore their passions and showcase their work. The MQFactory is committed to fostering creativity, supporting local talent, and enriching the community through various events and initiatives.

Ricky Codio is a Haitian-American visual artist and entrepreneur who specializes in portrait and wedding photography. His work and philanthropy has been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Black Enterprise, and the Atlanta Black Star, among others. Throughout his career, Ricky has mentored countless emerging photographers and entrepreneurs. Ricky formalized his mentorship through Assembly Line, an educational program for photographers of all levels.
As a master photographer, Ricky has owned and operated his flagship studio, The Mannequin Factory (MQFactory), a audio-visual production studio for creative professionals for over ten years.

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Trudean Haye
Project Manager
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