Business Association Targets Minority-Owned Entrepreneurs

Contact: Sandra Moss
(304) 720-1401
May 28, 2013
Business Association Targets Minority-Owned Entrepreneurs
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – Seeking to bolster economic development in the Kanawha Valley by supporting minority entrepreneurs, the Black Business Association Supporting Entrepreneurs (BBASE) will host a free open-forum networking and membership event at the West Virginia State University (WVSU) Economic Development Center Saturday, June 1, from 5-7 p.m.
BBASE was launched in January by WVSU Extension Service to promote entrepreneurship, stimulate growth and serve as a resource for black-owned businesses by providing networking and mentoring opportunities.
“We are holding this open forum for current and potential members interested in networking with other black professionals in the region,” said Sandra Moss, WVSU extension agent and cofounder of BBASE. A question and answer session with business experts will be part of the forum to ensure organizers are fully aware of the needs of BBASE members, Moss said.
The WVSU Economic Development Center is located at 1506 Kanawha Blvd. West in Charleston.
West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multigenerational institution, located in Institute, WV. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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