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Named one of the Top 10 Black Business Expos Across the Country by BlackBusiness.Org, the 2023 Triad Minority & Women’s Business Expo presented by Maximum Enterprises, Inc. of Winston-Salem, promises to be bigger and better than ever! This will mark the tenth year of the event that highlights and provides a platform for the recognition and celebration of minority and women-owned businesses in the Triad Region and across the State. When asked what sets this expo apart from others, Reginald McCaskill, President and CEO of Maximum Enterprises, Inc., simply shared that they have "learned to adapt to the times that we are in while still providing a platform that allows them to cultivate, connect and create relationships and opportunities for minority and small businesses in the Triad area". This was seen in 2020 when the event was totally virtual due to heightened restrictions during Covid-19 and again at the 2021 Expo which was dubbed "One Event, Two Locations." Participants had the opportunity to shop with vendors at two locations throughout the Triad face-to face as well as virtually through a zoom platform. Expo 2022 shared the same spirit of multiple locations but the events were spread across three weekends in three different cities. The expo itself will return to a one-day event Winston-Salem in 2023 but the celebration of minority and women-owned businesses will be spread throughout the Triad all year long.
McCaskill adds that this year will also have a greater emphasis on leaving attendees inspired and with toolkits to be successful. One part of this will be done with the expansion of KidzBiz vendors. These are young entrepreneurs who have a product or service and who have a desire to own their own business. "Young people emulate what they see, what better message to give them then the impact and power of minority business in their communities!" KidzBiz entrepreneurs will have their own section for Expo 2023.
The Friday before the Expo at Benton Convention Center is being hailed as the TMWBE Wealth Building & Empowerment Summit. McCaskill shares that attendees will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded people for networking, attend meaningful workshops on topics that are current and relevant, and glean information and knowledge from renowned and respected business leaders, entrepreneurs and gurus from all across the United States. McCaskill shared that his hope is that individuals will leave the event not only feeling good but also engaged and energetic about their future.
The Expo remains free and open to the public as it has been since its inception. Attendance at the event has grown exponentially year after year. Organizers are preparing for hundreds of guests and business owners to take advantage of the opportunity to learn how to increase the success of their business while supporting minority and women-owned businesses.
Saturday, August 26, 2023
The Benton Convention Center -301 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Volunteering at the Expo provides the qualified individual with multiple networking opportunities, an up close look at how to run a successful business, a hand in making a difference in the world of minority businesses and much more. This is a perfect time to get service hours for Crosby Scholars or other similar programs!! Sign up today to find out more!!!