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Our Mission

The Virginia Black Business Directory (VABBD) is a 501c3 organization committed to the capacity building of black business owners by providing programs and initiatives that foster higher productivity, increased success rates, and improved business education. Our mission is to amplify the exposure of small businesses while advancing the economic development and social equities of black business owners. We strive to bridge the racial wealth gap through community collaboration, education & training programs, and resource navigation.

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Upcoming Events

Welcome New Members!

Virtual Round Table

In Partnership with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS).

Join us for our virtual Lunch & Learn! We'll cover the essentials, from regulations, application processes, exemptions for home kitchens, labeling requirements and more!

Let's boost your businesses operations together secure your spot today!

VABBD Weekly Networking

Take your business network to the next level and join us for our weekly membership virtual networking meeting! From business spotlights to endless opportunities to connect, grow, and learn together - we'll make sure you leave with a handful of great relationships, referrals, and knowledge.

  • 1st Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • 2nd Monday 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • 3rd Thursday 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • 4th Monday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Each week is an opportunity to make new connections and strengthen established ones. See you there!

The Art of Customer Service

Brought to you by the Virginia Black Business Directory, Presented by Michelle Riddick

Engage in a thought-provoking workshop to explore customer service through the lens of ethics. Dive deep into questions such as: Is the customer always right?

What happens when customers present unreasonable demands? How can we create an enjoyable and productive environment for both employees and customers alike? Uncover best practices to build strong customer relationships that promote loyalty and trust. Experience the art of customer service yourself while exploring how Black Business can ensure that their customers are advocated for every time

Live R&B Brunch

A live band, delicious brunch, and a good time! Join us for a morning filled with delicious food, music and laughter.


Virginia Black Business Expo & Conference

The Virginia Black Business Expo & Conference is a multi-day event dedicated to providing business growth and exposure to minority-owned businesses from throughout Washington, DC., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) through shopping, networking opportunities, relationship building, live demonstrations and business education from local industry experts.

The Great Blacksby - Virginia Black Business Expo

The Great Blacksby

Celebrate the sensation of the era known for decadence and extravagant lifestyles at the Great Blacksby. The night will be filled with networking, music, dinner, an awards ceremony and laughter to kick off a weekend of black excellence.

Brunch with the Virginia Black Business Directory

Live R&B Brunch

A live band, delicious brunch, and a good time! Join us for a morning filled with delicious food, music and laughter.

Together we are stronger.

2023 Sponsors & Community Partners

2022 Sponsors & Community Partners

The Virginia Black Business Directory (VABBD) would like to thank our community partners for their support and contributions. Your generosity is humbly appreciated and will help to further our mission to promote community collaboration while also continuing to create networking initiatives that strive to build wealth for black business owners.

"Community over Competition"

Servicing: District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV)

District of Columbia

Streamline your business development with help from the DC Business Center.


Ready to Register, file and launch your business in Maryland?


Research, identify and start a new business with the Virginia State Corporation Commission.

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