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Open Air Marketplace Will Showcase Black-Owned Businesses

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The 2017 QC Black Business Expo was held at Augustana College, Rock Island, IL.
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Black-owned businesses will be featured this weekend at a marketplace in Davenport.

On Sunday, the Quad City Empowerment Network will host more than 50 companies at the Freight House Farmers Market. 

Tracy White is organizing the open air market. It's similar to the empowerment network's Black Business Expo, which is usually held in February. "There's a misperception that Black-owned businesses only have Black customers. But that's just not true. So we want to help dispel that myth." 

The marketplace will be a one stop shop for supporting local Black business owners. Many of them don't have storefronts and operate as sole proprietorships. 

For those who offer services, White says the open air market will allow people to network and learn about each other. 

The Open Air Marketplace for Black-owned businesses will run from 4:00 until 7:00 pm on Sunday at the Freight House in downtown Davenport.

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