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Virginia Black Business Directory. We Rise By Lifting Others.

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Our Mission

The Virginia Black Business Directory (VABBD) is a 501c3 charitable organization committed to the capacity building of 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!

The Virginia Black Business Expo

Virginia Black Business Expo

The Virginia Black Business Expo 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.

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.

2022 Visionary Donor's

  • Dr. Crystal Harmon
  • LaToya Spires
  • Joel Thompson
  • Cynthia Thompson
  • Sarad Davenport
  • Deneal Kennedy
  • Alicia Strong-Murray
  • Javan Walker
  • Bianca Guzman
  • Tranell Francis

"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.


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