The Rev. Matthew J. Watts to Address Black Business Association Members

Contact: Sandra Moss
(304) 720-1401
July 9, 2013
The Rev. Matthew J. Watts to Address Black Business Association Members

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 its next free, open-forum networking and membership event at the West Virginia State University (WVSU) Economic Development Center Thursday, July 11, at 5:30 p.m.

The Rev. Matthew J. Watts, president and CEO of Hope Community Development Corp., is scheduled to speak.

“We’ll be discussing recent talks with the State of West Virginia on minority businesses’ set-aside contracts and hearing Rev. Watts’ take on the recent Tri-State Minority Supplier Development Council meeting,” said Sandra Moss, WVSU extension agent and BBASE cofounder.

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.

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 multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. 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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