HHOMA announces 9th annual Minority Business Expo


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) is excited to announce the 9th Annual Minority Business Expo at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center on Thursday, Oct. 12. This annual event brings together minorities, women business owners, and veterans to promote growth and innovation in the Mountain State. 

“This popular expo encourages business development in West Virginia and strengthens the inclusion of historically marginalized communities,” Executive Director of HHOMA Jill Upson said. “Women, veterans, young entrepreneurs, and all underserved West Virginians must be involved in the creation of businesses, licensure process, and full participation in the economic development of our great state.”

Attendance is free, and HHOMA has waived registration fees for exhibit booth space for vendors, state agencies, and nonprofits. The 2023 Minority Business Expo will feature exhibits, networking opportunities, guest speakers, and lunch will be provided. Registration will open soon.

The expo operates from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center, 200 Civic Center Dr, Charleston, WV 25301. 

The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs, which operates within the Office of Governor Jim Justice, is committed to assisting all underserved citizens across West Virginia and developing innovative ways to address issues affecting minority populations through conversation, education, leadership, and collaboration. For more information, visit our Facebook page at @WVHHOMA, our website at minorityaffairs.wv.gov, or call our office at 304-356-2023.


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