Black Diamond Weekend 2019 boasts “20/20 Vision: Unveiling a 150-Year Plan for Success in Black Entrepreneurship” as its theme. Each program during the weekend is designed to unify, educate, provide access and opportunity, and shape community development. Friday night’s kick-off is the Diamonds in the Sky VIP Party which will feature live music for dancing and just the right environment to deepen connections and make some new ones. Join us for our take on Small Business Saturday – Black Wall Street! Our market will feature a wide array of black-owned businesses, each offering a unique shopping opportunity. Not only that, you’ll be entertained with comedy, celebrity, fashion and more as you discover businesses to support in the community. Take in a few classes during our Black Wall Street Business Bootcamp and enjoy a Supplier Diversity luncheon sponsored by Ferguson Enterprises. Get expert advice on branding, intrapreneurship, government contracting and more. Then, head back to the ballroom that evening for the 4th Annual Black Diamond Affair, the region’s premier celebration of success in black entrepreneurship, sponsored by top area corporations and economic development authorities.
You won’t want to miss Presidential Lifetime Achievement Awardee Dr. George Fraser’s riveting keynote address on the vision for economic progress. We round the weekend out with our Sunday event, the Wealth Machine’s #iAmFunded Pitch Competition for 13-22 year old youth where a business capital injection of $10,000 will be awarded to the winner.