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Posted on: March 8, 2023



Evening Event to Focus on Strengthening the County’s Small and Minority Business Community  


The County Council will host a Minority Business Networking Reception on Thursday, March 9th at 6:00 p.m., as part of a week-long series of activities focusing on the County’s small and minority business community. The event will be held at the Wayne K. Curry Administration Building in Largo.  


During the Council’s Minority Business Networking ReceptionVice Chair Wala Blegay, Esq. (District 6) and Council Members Jolene Ivey (District 5), Krystal Oriadha (District 7) and Edward Burroughs, III, (District 8), will share the Council’s vision and plans for increasing contracting opportunities for local small, minority, and women owned businesses, with an emphasis on the Minority Business Community.  Representatives from Financial Services Corporation (FSC), the premier lending partner for businesses in the region, will also be on hand to provide information concerning loan and grant programs available to the business community. 


Vice Chair Wala Blegay says it is important to provide businesses in the County with the information and resources necessary to grow and succeed. 


“One of the core tenets of ‘The People’s Agenda’ is Increasing Opportunities for Minority Businesses and Nonprofits, and we intend to waste no time addressing the needs of the business community. The Minority Business Networking Reception is a part of that effort. We look forward to engaging with our local business community and working with them so they can share in Prince George’s County’s growth and prosperity.” 


Vice Chair Blegay also affirmed The People’s Council’s commitment to efficiently address concerns raised during the Small and Minority Business Week events.  “The People’s Council will take a proactive approach to addressing the concerns expressed at both the Town Hall and Minority Business Networking Reception, and brainstorm solutions for more efficient and effective outcomes.”  


Minority Business Networking Reception 

Thursday, March 9, 2023 

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (formal program begins at 7:00) 

Wayne K Curry Administration Building 

Technology Lounge – First Floor 

1301 McCormick Drive, Largo, MD 20774 

This event has almost reached capacity.  Don’t miss it!  RSVP and get on the Wait List! 

To RSVP, please e-mail or visit 





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