Excitement is growing as Wilson Community College prepares to host its highly anticipated “Soulful Wellness: Black Business Expo for Health and Prosperity” in honor of Black History Month. This inaugural event is set for Tuesday, February 27, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Frank L. Eagles Center on the college’s campus. This fun, free event is open to everyone and promises to be a celebration of entrepreneurship and prosperity within the African American community.
Organized by the Wilson Community College Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, the Soulful Wellness Expo aims to showcase the talents and contributions of locally Black-owned businesses while promoting holistic well-being among attendees.
“The Soulful Wellness Expo is about bringing the community together to celebrate Black history and history in the making,” stated Robert Melton, co-chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee at WCC. “We are proud to provide a platform for local Black entrepreneurs to thrive and for our community to come together in support of health and prosperity.”
The Eagles Center will feature a diverse array of businesses offering everything from health and wellness, natural haircare, financial literacy and travel agencies, to handmade crafts and delicious culinary delights. Attendees can expect to discover unique offerings while learning more about locally black-owned businesses. Products and services showcased at the Expo will be for display-only and not for sale, but Food Trucks on site will be open for attendees to purchase lunch.
The Soulful Wellness Expo is not only an opportunity to support Black-owned businesses, but also a chance to foster connections and build networks within the community. Attendees are encouraged to engage with vendors, participate in discussions, and forge meaningful relationships that extend beyond the event. With a focus on health, prosperity, and community, the Expo promises to be an unforgettable experience for all who attend.
“We believe in the power of education and empowerment to transform lives,” stated Joshua Harris, Executive Director of Marketing and Foundation. “We want to equip our community with the knowledge and resources needed to thrive in every aspect of life.”
As the clock ticks down to the opening of the Expo, residents of Wilson and beyond are showing interest on social media, and all vendor spaces are expected to fill. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 27, 2024, and join Wilson Community College for a day of inspiration, empowerment, and celebration.
Admission is free and open to students and the community.