Experience the power of community networking at the 2019 Kalamazoo Black Business Expo presented by Black Wall Street Kalamazoo.
The Kalamazoo Black Business Expo is an event aimed at empowering the community through entrepreneurship training, the sharing of community development ideas, promoting progress and fostering cooperation. The Kalamazoo Black Business Expo will provide an opportunity for startups, well established small businesses, business professionals, as well as non-profit organizations to gain direct access to business opportunities, resources, programs and policies aimed at increasing economic activity and creating shared prosperity. Our mission for creating Kalamazoo’s Black Business Expo is to create an event aimed to support the development of sustainable Black-owned businesses so that the Kalamazoo can become more economically inclusive.
The KBBE is in its, second year August 24th 2019 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. The first annual Kalamazoo Black Business Expo exceeded expectations! The expo had an estimated 750 community participants, 40 local business, live social media interaction, live local news coverage as well as radio airtime.
This year you can expect a larger venue, as the expo will be hosted inside of the Kalamazoo Expo Center in the main space. This will continue to be a free entry event. You can expect to browse items such as food, clothing or other services. Come out and enjoy live music, a fashion show with local designers is new and fresh to this year’s event. Fun for all ages, bounce house (free), and a mobile gaming station (there is a fee for this).
“I am very encouraged that this very professional event will continue to thrive. Black Wall Street Kalamazoo understands the best way for neighborhoods to become financially successful is to create an environment which supports and nurtures small business growth. Entrepreneurship must be encouraged through education, local leadership, lending practices and community collaboration, the founding principles of Black Wall Street Kalamazoo” says, Nicole Triplett, the founder of Black wall Street Kalamazoo.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come out and support minority owned business in our community at the 2019 Kalamazoo Black Business Expo.