Welcome to the Triad Minority & Women's Business Expo

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The 6th Annual Triad Minority & Women's Business Expo returns August 23-24, 2019!!!

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 Each month, the  Winston-Salem Black Chamber of Commerce, the Chronicle, Small Business Center at Forsyth Tech, Triad Minority Business Expo, Winston-Salem Chapter of the NAACP and the Winston-Salem Urban League present the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County business of the month.  


2018 Triad Minority & Women's Business Expo

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Ms. Angela Robinson


  American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as "Beverly Cramer" on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. In 2013, she began playing the role of "Veronica Harrington" in the Oprah Winfrey Network prime time soap opera, The Have and Have Nots. 

Mr. Dorien Wilson

"Professor Stanley Oglevee" on the UPN sitcom The Parkers,

 American  actor who is best known for his role as "Professor Stanley Oglevee" on the UPN sitcom The Parkers, which first ran from 1999 to 2004, 

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Dr. L’Tanya Joy Bailey



Dr. Bailey is in private practice in High Point, NC, having relocated to the Triad after serving as a fulltime Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 1985. She remains as adjunct faculty member at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is proud alum of The Winston-Salem State University and her DDS is from Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee. She also completed a MS degree in orthodontics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Mark Owens


 Mark is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Winston Salem Chamber of Commerce. Mark is best known for his vibrancy, his creativity, and his rich history of growing and developing home-grown businesses into national brands. 

Sharon Hightower



Sharon holds degrees from East Carolina University. She has served the Greensboro community as a advocate for education and healthcare equity. She is a member of the NAACP, Citizens for Economic and Environmental Justice, and National Forum for Black Administrators, She serves on the Gateway Advisory Board, President of College Forrest Neighborhood Association, Renaissance Community Co-Op Owner and East Market Merchant Association. Councilwoman Hightower has a passion for the growth and expansion of minority businesses. 

Dr. Robert “Bob” J. Brown



Dr. Brown is credited with starting and developing the US Minority Enterprise Program and initiating the US Government Black College Program through Executive Order by President Richard Nixon.  He is one of the most influential North Carolinians you’ve never heard of. He had a pretty humble start in High Point, where he was born and raised. He was among the city’s first African-American police officers in the 1950s. But he moved on quickly, first as a federal drug enforcement officer, and then as an adviser to some of the worlds most powerful people: Martin Luther King Jr., Richard Nixon, Nelson Mandela and John F. Kennedy, and that’s only part of the list. He is now the founder and CEO of B&C International, one of the oldest and most respected minority-owned business management consulting firms in the country. 



 As we prepare for the 5th Annual Triad Minority & Women’s Business Expo, we request your presence at our Press Conference on Thursday, August 2nd at 12 noon. The even will be held at the Benton Convention Center in the Winston Room. We need your support and energy in the room to show the City and the media that minority and women owned businesses are important to both our local economy and throughout the Triad!!! Hope to see you there! 

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Triad Minority Business Expo

1922 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Suite 72, Winston-Salem, NC 27107, US



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