Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – To commemorate National Black Business Month this year, the Broward County Black Chamber hosted its inaugural Broward Black Business Expo on Aug. 16 featuring businesses from myriad industries and more than 165 registrants for the event.

Attendees were able to network to live piano music, learn about and support Black businesses on the spot, and celebrate the special month together.

Vendors included Black Men in Tech; Cre8tive Software; King Tours & Transportation; FSB Agency; Cruise Planners; Arlington Insurance; Gina Gendrey, New York Life representative; Pierre Law Group; Healing Arts Institute; One Market Real Estate; Lien Software; and Reed Group.

The expo was sponsored by Amazon, Comerica Bank, Broward County OESBD, and Spectrum Golf.

Exhibitors providing information on government contracting and upcoming opportunities included Broward Health, MAP Broward, the Minority Builders Coalition, the Broward County Office of Small Business and Economic Development, and the National Development Corporation, there to offer funding options for small businesses.

The event also featured an After Party sponsored by Destination Sistrunk and the Broward Cultural Division at Smitty’s on Sistrunk, where attendees enjoyed music from live bands and local fare.