Who We Are:

Our Mission & Vision:


 Black Business Owners of Charlotte was founded in late 2014 and our goal is to empower current and future business owners with resources needed to sustain a lucrative business, while Inspiring them to reach back and uplift their surrounding communities.

BBOC’s Vision:
BBOC's goal is to inspire, enrich, and engage Black Business Owners through business development and community enhancement.

"Our Job is to Engage the Community, Equip Business Owners, & DRIVE Customers Their Way!"
~Mr Cathay Dawkins, BBOC Founder 

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Please Join 17,000 fellow Consumers & Business Owners by joining our Facebook MARKETPLACE!

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Become an Official BBOC Member.


All official Members Advertise in our FB Marketplace for FREE!

Membership Levels:

Start-Up (Free for 6 months) 

General ($5 per month)

Premier ($10 per month) 

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Volunteer Opportunities & Registration

Become a BBOC Volunteer Today. #BeTheChangeYouSeek

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities: 

Oct 5th Black Food Truck Fridays


(10 Volunteers) 

Oct 12th Black Food Truck Friday

Location: Recess CLT

Oct 12th & 13th Soul Junction Music Festival 

@JCSU (10 Volunteers needed) 

Charlotte Black Restaurant Week 

Oct 14th CBRW Kick-Off (Chef Competition)

Location: TBD

 (25 Volunteers Needed) 

Oct 19th Black Food Truck Fridays 

Location: Gantt Center-Uptown

(50 Volunteers Needed) 

Oct 20th Dinner Party

Location: TBD

 (15 Volunteers) 

Oct 21st 2Fish5Loaves 

Location: TBD 

(50 Volunteers needed) 

Register as a Volunteer Today!

Please register below and our Volunteer Coordinator,Rosalind R, will add you to our database and send volunteer opportunities at least once a month. 

“Black Food Truck” Volunteer Duties: 

Duties: Greeters, Parking, BBOC Membership Table (members only), 

event Set up & Break Down.

“Day of Service” Volunteer Duties:

Volunteers duties vary Dependent on the cause at hand (street clean-up, feed the homeless etc)

CBRW Ambassador

Ambassadors represent BBOC and act as liaisons between BBOC & CBRW participating restaurants.  

Become a BBOC Official Volunteer

Upcoming Events


The Black Christmas Party


Charlotte Black Restaurant Week, 2018

 In the last decade, an array of black-owned restaurants have planted roots in Charlotte, NC (& Surrounding Areas). Unfortunately, we have also witnessed the closing of quite a few restaurants due to several factors; Lack of awareness by the general public, Charlotte's feeble economy, & higher than average leasing rates! Black Business Owners of Charlotte realized the Need and decided to bring Exposure to the restaurants that survived

   Charlotte BLACK Restaurant Week, will help Drive consumers to 20+ wonderful restaurants & hundreds more Black-owned businesses, and ensure they are SEEN, HEARD, & PATRONIZED!!  



Soul Junction Music Festival- Oct 12th & 13th

Oct 12th & 13th 

3rd Annual SOUL JUNCTION CLT MUSIC FESTIVAL returns to celebrate Charlotte’s Historic WestSide community with #jazz #funk #HipHop #randb #soul music

#charlotte Don’t miss this FREE two day music festival on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University

FRIDAY, Oct 12th (5pm-10pm)  

SATURDAY, Oct 13th (3pm-10pm)


RSVP for BFTF on Aug 17th

Sponsors CBRW 2017

National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Queen City


Signature Sponsor


The NCBW's mission is to advocate on behalf of black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment. 


American Dreams Home Furnishings


 Bronze Sponsor

The Southern Furniture Market has been bringing the best market samples to the High Point area since 1909. American Dream Home Furnishings are bringing those same market samples to you at discounted prices. From modern, contemporary to traditional furniture, we now have the opportunity to present to the world American Dream Home Furnishings Inc Charlotte https://adhfcharlotte.com/

Tyshina Harris, Realtor


Bronze Sponsor

 Why Choose Me As Your Agent?

When you work with me, you will receive a knowledgeable and professional real estate agent, a committed ally to negotiate on your behalf, the systems in place to streamline buying your home and the backing of a trusted company, Keller Williams Realty.  




Bronze Sponsor 

Reggie and Ronda Carson

Individual Distributors 


Urban Roots Real Estate Advisors


Bronze Sponsor 

(Lighting-Food Truck Friday)



Bronze Sponsor

Owners: Oscarr and Michele Magana 


-New system design and installation-System service and upgrades

-Testing, inspections and repairs 

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BBOC's Executive Team

Founder & CEO


Mr. Cathay Dawkins 

Executive VP


Ms. Michele Magana 

Partnerships Director


Ms. Tia Wilson

Business Strategist


Ms. LaTecia Manuel 

Communications Director


Ms. Deborah Denise Woolard 

Public Relations Director


Ms. Rosalind Richmond 

(& interum Volunteer Coordinator)

Contact Us

Reach Out To Us!

Charlotte BLACK Restaurant Week,LLC

 is Presented by BBOC, Charlotte's Largest Organization for 

Black Entrepreneurs (& Consumers)!

Black Business Owners of Charlotte

Providing Business Development, Branding, Adverising, and Networking Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Charlotte & Surrounding areas.

 "Our Job is to Equip Business Owners, &  DRIVE Customers Their Way!" 

~ Mr Cathay Dawkins




 (980) 505-7153