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Fourth annual Black Business Expo goes virtual on Sept 26

Charlottesville-Albemarle Black Business ExpoWTJU 91.1 FM and Lifeview Marketing have announced that the fourth annual Charlottesville-Albemarle Black Business Expo will be held virtually at

The Black Business Expo – set for Saturday, Sept. 28, noon to 8 p.m. – supports and celebrates local black-owned businesses.

It is a free event designed to celebrate and encourage the success of black-owned businesses locally and beyond.

“These business owners are part of the bedrock of our local economy, and the Expo is one way we can grow the economic muscle of Charlottesville’s African-American community,” said Nathan Moore, WTJU general manager. “Attendance at the Black Business Expo is not limited to people who are African-American – everyone is warmly invited to check out this virtual expo.”

From noon to 2 p.m., the public is invited to explore dozens of local black-owned businesses and chat with them during our live, Zoom-based Q&A hosted by Ty Cooper.

At 2 p.m., the virtual Expo kicks off an afternoon of business workshops on scaling up, strategic marketing, and accessing capital during a crisis.

Then at 6 p.m., we hold our Business Pitch contest, with cash and in-kind prizes for the winners.

As the Expo moves toward evening, the event closes with a live, socially distanced concert from the IX Art Park stage, streamed live via the Expo website.

Registration is now open for black-owned business who want to be a part of the event.

Visit to sign up at no cost.

The Black Business Expo is sponsored by WTJU 91.1 FM, IX Art Park, Lifeview Marketing, Community Investment Collaborative, City of Charlottesville Minority Business Month, and more.