Close to 100 business owners and community leaders came together to provide resources, support, and solutions to assist businesses in Oakland. VJTV, hosted the Zoom meeting led by business women in a variety of fields in support of the Black Business Owners & Entrepreneurs Networking Association. Moderator and marketing consultant Mary Campbell, owner and proprietor Tonia Zangia of Ms. Glitter Nail Lounge, Charlese Banks with The Town Experience , and Black Pearl Entertainment’s own, Jeanette Bartholomew spearheaded the virtual event.
Oscar Garcia, Program Director at California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce advised startups and brick and mortars to go digital. He provided key short-term solutions to “get your business going,” in the aftermath of COVID-19 and national protests over the death of George Floyd.
Oakland Councilmember, (District 6), Loren Taylor shared resources for food service businesses and others shared their services. So Oakland founder Shayla Jamerson directed the group to the Rebuilding Oakland Black Businesses fundraiser that has raised $68k, as of this writing, to assist businesses with re-establishing their businesses. Charlese Banks shared that The Town Experience has partnered with the city of Oakland to coordinate events for the rescheduled Small Business Week, taking place tentatively, June 23-26, 2020.
Join the Black Business Owners & Entrepreneurs Networking Association for small business help, resources, and networking.