SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Local entrepreneurs and people supporting black-owned businesses gathered in Springdale Saturday afternoon.
The Northwest Arkansas Black-Owned Business Expo gave people a chance to connect.
Vendors set up shop right at the Shiloh Square.
Organizer Jasmine Hudson says it’s important to throw your support behind these groups so they find long-term success.
“About 18 months within opening, about eight out of 10 black-owned businesses close, so it’s really important to support them so they stay open and thrive especially during such a crazy time,” Hudson said.
Social distancing and mask-wearing were both required, and vendors were pre-approved before setting up.