SAVOR Black Charlotte, Spring Edition of Charlotte Black Restaurant Week, will be held April 18th - April 25th!
The NEW “BBOC #VendorCapitalProgram” (VCP) was launched on March 1st, 2021, to assist BBOC Vendors with vendor fees.
The first rollout of the VCP program impacted 38 Vendors (85%) and covered $25-100 of Early Bird vendor fees for our Black Food Truck Friday event (03/19/2021.
All Early Bird Vendor rates through 12/31/2021 will reflect the VCP small grant. As we garner funding for the VCP program, we will introduce more financial opportunities for vendors.
In addition to VCP, Vendors are encouraged to become a BBOC Premier Member to save 25% on all vendor opportunities (Early Bird Fees Excluded)
Vendor Capital Program Qualifications
Program Start Date: 03/01/2021
(Proposed Vendor Fee Waiver Start Date: 7/01/2021-Pending Funding)
VCP Program Qualifications
1) #PARTICIPATE in 5 events per calendar year
2) Meet all #EVENTEXPECTATIONS; including Arrive on-time, Being prepared to serve at event start time, etc
3) #VOLUNTEER: Twice a year during BBOC Day of Service, Serve on a board/committee, or Volunteer during 2 BBOC Events.
4) #DONATE at least #25 towards the VCP program #PaveItForward
BBOC’s Popular Platforms Will Help You Reach Your Target Audience!
Advertising Options: 1) Place an Ad on the Cover-Page of our Facebook Group - @BBOCMarketplace (20,000 Local Group Members) 2) Showcase Your Business on our Website - www.BBOCLT.com (25,000 weekly visitors)
Rates start at $25
Ways to get involved with BBOC:
1) Become a Member
2) Become a Sponsor
3) Join our FB Marketplace
4) Advertise with us (240,000 email subscribers)
5) Sponsor an Article
6) Become a Writer or Photographer for The Black Connector
7) Join our Advisory Board
8) Join our Board of Directors
8) Become an Entrepreneur Mentor /Admin of our FB Marketplace
9) Intern with us
10) Join BBOCTeam (Executive team)
11) Attend our Workshops & Events
12) Become a BBOC Ambassador
12) Like, Share, & Leave Comments in our FB Business Page
You don’t have to choose one, as you can see, there are many ways you can join us in our Mission to Create a Thriving Black Ecosystem!
BBOC Sponsored Events:
BBOC hosts several major events throughout the year, geared at creating a dependable source of revenue for Black Entrepreneurs while providing an outlet and safehaven for the Black Community to celebrate & empower their culture!
BBOC hosts an average of two Black Food Truck Fridays (BFTF) events a month. The event provides a platform for up to 25 local Food Trucks, Retail Vendors, and Artists! Seeing an average of 3500 attendees per event! BFTF circulates $25,000 to $50,000 Back into the BLACK Community per event!
Since 2017, Charlotte BLACK Restaurant Week (CBRW), a week-long event held in mid October, has provided much needed exposure to local black-owned restaurants!
CBRW has been featured in 170 local & national publications including NPR, Essence, Black Enterprise, Qcitymetro.com, & Charlotte magazine and reached Millions on social media alone.
In the past two years, The event has supported 37 black-owned restaurants and over 250 businesses owners!
CBRW has driven over $1.7 million back into Charlotte’s Economy and in the pockets of hard-working entrepreneurs!
(Black Food Truck Fridays launched during CBRW and BBOC decided to host every month to keep the Movement going year round!)