Expo for minority firms

May 11, 1991|By Maria Mallory

Black Expo USA, a traveling exposition showcasing minority enterprise, makes its Baltimore debut today at Festival Hall.

The two-day event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and tomorrow, is the brainchild of New York-based promoter Jerry Roebuck, chairman of Black Expo USA.

Mr. Roebuck, who launched his first Expo in New York two years ago, hopes to attract Baltimoreans who are seeking to learn more about black- and female-owned businesses.

"Many of these businesses can't afford radio, TV and newspaper advertisements to let the consumer know they even exist," Mr. Roebuck said.

Baltimore is the third stop in Expo's 1991 eight-city tour. Other sites are Atlanta, Houston, Oakland, Calif., New York, Washington, New Orleans and Los Angeles.

Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children, with mothers admitted free tomorrow in honor of Mother's Day.

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