Celebrating Black Entrepreneurs!

This week we celebrated Small Business Day, a day we take a moment to appreciate the heart and hustle of the entrepreneurs who form the core of our communities.

Despite the pandemic’s curveballs, the resilience of the Black community continues to shine, reflected in the steady growth of Black-owned businesses from year to year. The latest data from the United States Census 2021 Annual Business Survey tells us there were an estimated 140,918 Black or African American-owned businesses in 2020, a bump up from about 134,567, according to the Brookings Institute.

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A Taste of Black Gwinnett 2023

“A Taste of Black Gwinnett” is happening Friday, August 18, 2023, 4-8 p.m. showcasing the diverse food from the Black diaspora in Gwinnett County. The event is held at the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center in Norcross, GA. African, African-American, Caribbean, and Latin cuisines will be highlighted.

Get your tickets and register as a food/food truck vendor today!

Gwinnett Black Business Expo 2023

The Gwinnett County Black Chamber of Commerce (GCBCC) proudly presents this celebration of entrepreneurship and Black excellence within the community on Saturday, August 19, 2023. This event will provides a unique platform for entrepreneurs, professionals, and consumers to connect, collaborate, and support the achievements of Black businesses. Register for free tickets. Vendor booths and sponsorships available.

Connecting the Cultural Disconnect: Black-Owned Businesses in Gwinnett

What is the state of Black-owned businesses in Gwinnett County? One of the major challenges of Black-owned businesses is having a diverse customer base. There are many factors that have brought us to this place in 2023, but we can change the statistics of Black-owned businesses in Gwinnett by working in collaboration with county, city and state official, power brokers and stakeholders to change the statistics. Join us Monday, June 5, 2023 in Lawrenceville. Register.

The State of Black-Owned Businesses in Gwinnett Meeting

Gwinnett County is home to a diverse population with a thriving business community. However, one major issue facing Black businesses in the county is the challenge of having a diverse customer base. Black-owned businesses struggle to attract customers from outside the Black community, which limits their growth potential and hinders their ability to thrive. County officials and stakeholders in Gwinnett must be intentional about helping Black business owners overcome this challenge and build a more diverse customer base. Join us on Monday, May 1, 2023, 1:30-2:30 p.m. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/618268737437