Delmar Main Street, an organization devoted to the revitalization of Delmar Blvd. from St. Louis city limits to Taylor Ave, presents its second annual Black Business Expo, celebrating Black entrepreneurship, access to capital and economic well-being on Saturday, August 26th from 11am – 4pm at the intersection of Delmar and Hamilton.
Tonnie Glispie-Smith, Board President of Delmar Main Street, said, “we are very excited to organize the second annual black business expo – it’s our opportunity to showcase businesses along the corridor as well as celebrate other entrepreneurs from across the region.”
We are proud to host 78 vendors that are open for business – a black owned pharmacy, a vegan food truck, frozen drinks, handmade cakes, cookies, pies, artists creating live art, shea butter, custom t-shirts, jewelry, books, realtors, etc. We are also showcasing a few new brick and mortar businesses on Delmar – the re-opening of Black Beauty Supply and a new men’s only spa – The Boulevard. Free transportation will be provided by Labyrinth Micro-transit with neighborhood and corridor pickups.
Lisa Potts, Board VP, and event organizer said, “we have added some amazing new attendee engagement opportunities – Black Business BINGO and a Post Your Purchase Selfie Station – all designed to showcase businesses and increase their bottom line. It’s not just about this one event. “Black Business Month is exciting because it gives us an opportunity to focus on a community that is far too often underrepresented when it comes to access to capital and opportunities to build wealth.” Lisa also Chairs the Economic Vitality Committee, whose overall goal is to create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovations that drive local economies.
Saturday, August 26 | 11am – 4pm | Intersection of Delmar & Hamilton
Seventy-eight (78) vendors will take over the corner of Delmar and Hamilton and inside of AAA Fish, from 11am – 4pm. Live music all day by DJ Oreo.
Mastercard is the presenting sponsor for the second year, also supporting the Delmar Main Street District Dollars eGift Card program, where people can purchase a gift card to spend at the expo and get one of equal value for free (BOGO). Other expo sponsors include Commerce Bank, First Mid Bank, US Bank, Enterprise Bank, Stifel Bank and St. Louis Community Credit Union.
Follow the event on Facebook and Instagram @delmarmainstreetstl #supportblackbusinesses