Lillie Shaw-Lomax

Lillie Shaw-Lomax

Business can showcase their goods and services at the inaugural Black Business Empowerment Forum & MarketPlace on Nov. 17 at First Afrikan Church in  Stonecrest.

The day of conversation and commerce  will feature a podcast exploring the economic legacies and untapped financial potentials of the Black community, and a Marketplace of unique and handmade products and services  just in time for the upcoming holiday shopping season.

The empowerment day, presented by “Beneath the Surface with Lillie Shaw” and CrossRoadsNews, takes place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The forum featuring local, state, national and international business leaders, takes place 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  The MarketPlace from noon to 5 p.m. on the church grounds is presented by “Beneath the Surface with Lillie Shaw,” G&M Shaw Productions and CrossRoadsNews, South DeKalb’s premier news source.

The day of black economic empowerment will feature a panel of black business historians, analysts, economists and strategists discussing the economic legacies and untapped financial potentials of the black community during a 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. live podcast of “Beneath the Surface with Lillie Shaw.”   

The MarketPlace showcasing unique and handmade products and services including jewelry, clothes, and art takes place noon to 5 p.m. just in time for the upcoming holiday shopping season.

Rev. Lillie Shaw Lomax, the event’s convener, said the Black Business Empowerment Forum & MarketPlace is expected to attract more than 1,000 business owners, shoppers, metro-Atlanta residents, and church members.

Vending space is limited. To book yours or to sponsor the Black Empowerment Forum and MarketPlace,  visit www.beneaththesurfacewithlillie.com, or contact Rev. Lillie Shaw Lomax at beneaththesurfacewithlillie@gmail.com, or at 678-748-1524.