A local non-profit is making sure small, online businesses get exposure and new customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, by renting out a space in NorthPark Mall. There, business owners can set up booths at an affordable price to sell their products and meet new clients.
It’s part of the Helping Small Businesses Succeed Initiative through the Quad Cities Minority Network.
“This gives people the opportunity to walk up, see their merchandise and buy it today,” Camille Hodges says.
Camille and Dwayne Hodges started the Quad Cities Minority Expo about four years ago, and they’ve held similar events outdoors before, but now the storefront can allow businesses to reach new people.
“It’s identifiable. NorthParkMall has been here forever and it’s one of those places that everyone knows,” Dwayne says. “When