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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 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to amplifying the exposure of our members while advancing the economic development and social equities of black business owners. Our mission is to bridge the racial wealth gap by fostering inclusion of Black Owned businesses owners in the community, connecting directory members to consumers through community collaboration, providing business education training and resource navigation to small businesses or aspiring entrepreneurs.  Click here to learn more about the VA Black Business Directory.



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  • New Membership Levels
  • New Directory Categories
  • Maximizing your Membership
  • Q&A Session

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, and laughter to kick off a weekend of black excellence.

90's After Party

A Bel-Air Style After Party, the most anticipated social event of the weekend.

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.


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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