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Registration open for annual Minority Business Expo


Registration open for annual Minority Business Expo

Sep 06, 2023 | 5:59 am ET
By West Virginia Watch Staff
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Registration is now open for the ninth annual Minority Business Expo, slated for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center, 200 Civic Center Drive in Charleston.

The event, hosted by the state Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs, brings together minorities, women business owners and veterans to promote growth and innovation in West Virginia. 

“This popular expo encourages business development in West Virginia and strengthens the inclusion of historically marginalized communities,” said Jill Upson, executive director the Office of Minority Affairs. “Women, veterans, young entrepreneurs, and all underserved West Virginians must be involved in the creation of businesses, licensure process, and full participation in the economic development of our great state.”

Attendees and exhibitors must register online by the close of business Oct. 9. Attendance is free and lunch is provided. The Office of Minority Affairs has waived registration fees on exhibit booth space for vendors, state agencies, and nonprofits.

For more information, visit the Office of Minority Affairs online at minorityaffairs.wv.gov, on Facebook or Twitter, or call the office at 304-356-2023.