Registration for state’s 2023 Minority Business Expo in Charleston open now

CHARLESTON, WV — The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) is excited to announce registration is open for the ninth annual Minority Business Expo at the Charleston Civic 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.”

Attendees and exhibitors must register online by the close of business on Oct. 9. Attendance is free, and lunch will be provided. HHOMA has waived registration fees on exhibit booth space for vendors, state agencies, and nonprofits.

The 2023 Minority Business Expo aims to bring enterprising professionals together and will feature exhibits, networking opportunities, and special guest speakers.

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.

For more information, visit the Office of Minority Affairs online at, on Facebook or Twitter, or call the office at 304-356-2023.

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