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VA Black Business Directory To Hold Inaugural Expo In October

FREDERICKSBURG, VA — The founders of the Virginia Black Business Directory and Fredericksburg Black Restaurant Week have discovered an untapped market for their services. They are hoping to build on their success in 2020 by hosting the inaugural Virginia Black Business Directory Expo in Stafford County on Oct. 17.

The organizers, Ernisha Hall and Tracey Hall, want the expo to serve as a place for Black business owners to promote their services and products and for attendees to learn about many of the Black-owned businesses in the state. They plan to mine the hundreds of businesses listed in their nonprofit Virginia Black Business Directory to attract business owners to the Saturday, Oct. 17 expo, which will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

In January, the Halls launched the Virginia Black Business Directory, an online platform that lists Black-owned businesses in Virginia and the Washington, D.C. area. Earlier this month,

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Cary mom launches online directory, support for families with high school seniors :: WRAL.com

Julie Stallman had big plans earlier this year after launching TriangleSeniorYear.com, an online business directory with everything families with high school seniors would need — from photographers for senior pictures to tutors for test prep to details about the college application process.

Then came the pandemic, forcing her to switch up her plans a bit. But she’s still been able to provide valuable content to a growing readership that has had to navigate senior years like no other.

The inspiration for the site, Stallman tells me, are her own two children — Ryan, 21, and Kelsey, 18. At the same time, the longtime marketing and graphic design professional also has an entrepreneurial spirit and loves developing new ideas. I checked in with Stallman, who lives in Cary with her husband, for more details about TriangleSeniorYear.com. Here’s a Q&A.

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