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On the eve of multiple celebrations of Juneteenth, three black women-owned businesses are hosting a forum to delve deeper into issues that black-owned businesses face and provide a platform to showcase the multifaceted black businesses and the talented individuals that lead them.
“Running a Business While Black: Analyzing the Obstacles” will take place on Thursday, June 16 from 4 to 7 PM at the Venture Cafe in the CIC Building at 225 Dyer Street in Providence.
“As the entrepreneurship levels are rising in communities of color, what’s going to be important is that we’re providing adequate resources for these businesses,” says Ann Clanton, owner of Ann Clanton Communications and founder of Rhode Island Black Film Festival.
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Clanton Communications, in conjunction with Fab Living Realty and The Black Leaf Tea & Culture Shop will present a Forum and Vendors’ Expo showcasing Rhode Island’s local black businesses.
Partner- Ann Clanton
Partner- Fabiola Brunache
Partner- Amber Jackson
Speaker- Don Mays
Speaker- Keith Stokes
Speaker- Juan Wilson, Jr.
Speaker- Melaine Ferdinand-King
Expo tables will include RIBBA, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, A Sweet Creation Youth Organization, RI Women in the Trades, The Black Leaf Tea & Culture Shop, RI DOA Division of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Kin Southern Table & Bar, Fab Living Realty, and Energy in Motion Wellness LLC.
Schedule of Events:
4:00-7:30 PM – Innovation on Tap (complimentary beer, wine, snacks, desserts)
4:00-6:00 PM – Black Business Expo
5:00-6:15 PM – Forum: Running a Business While Black – Analyzing the Obstacles
6:30-7:15 PM – Fireside Chat: Creating Community
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