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20th Annual Central Illinois Black Expo, September 10, 2016

“Join the Celebration

David Bannon

Don’t miss this year’s Expo as they celebrate 20 years, September 10, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM in Exhibit Halls B and C at the Peoria Civic Center. This year’s Expo will be jammed packed with activities, games, music, food, exhibitors, entertainment, and more.

The celebration begins with entertainment and activities catered to the more mature crowd. Then, for the Free Hair Cuts for Kids1612younger audience, there will be music and appearances by rapper/activist David Banner.    Dancers1For the kids, they will enjoy local singers, dancers, and some special guest. Last year’s Expo included a movie premier with live performances and an Avantgarde Fashion Show presented by the X Factor Agency. You will not want to miss what they have in store for you this year.

The Expo will also include:

  • Business workshops sponsored by the Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce continuing their “Building Your Business” and “Creating Your Brand” series geared to help businesses move to the next level.

  • If you missed last year’s “Passing the Torch Business Competition”, its back. Illinois entrepreneurs of all ages can present their business model to an exclusive panel of judges to compete for venture capital, mentorship, and operational services. The competition gives aspiring entrepreneurs an opportunity to get critical feedback and direction from key business professionals and industry leaders.

  • Exhibitors from around the state showcasing various products and services.

  • Education and Health Workshops.

  • Back to School Hair Cut-A-Thon with FREE haircuts for the kids.

  • A Future CEO and Business Owners area for children 8 – 16. Does your child have a business? Would you like them to showcase it at the Expo? They can sell their products or services at the Expo for FREE. Products include candy, jewelry, T-shirts, art, books, nail services, and more. This area has limited space so contact the Expo right away.

  • An interactive Health and Wellness Fair with free screenings.

  • The Expo’s version of popular game shows with great prizes.

  • Bowling courtesy of the National Bowling Association (TNBA)’s Youth Bowling Program. Sign up for this year’s bowling league.

  • Tera’s Kidz Corner’s “Passport to the World” with crafts, games, and prizes.

  • A 3 Point Shootout.

  • Face painters, balloon artist, hula hoop contest, inflatables, and more.

With thousands of dollars in cash and prizes being given away, don’t miss your chance to enter and win fabulous items.

If you are interested in being an Expo exhibitor, a sponsor, or a volunteer, call 309-672-1374 for more information.

Don’t miss this year’s event. Join the celebration at the 20th Annual Central Illinois Black Expo!