Beloit hosts Black Women in Business Expo

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BELOIT, WI. (WIFR) - Celebrating melanated excellence Beloit's Black Women in Business Expo hosts dozens of female entrepreneurs exploring the growth of enterprise in the Stateline.

In its second year, members of the Beloit Equal Opportunities Commission gathered to learn about growing businesses in Rock County. From handmade jewelry to vegan cosmetics, and everything in between. Event founder Vickie Lynn said the day is about bringing the community together.

"We go and attend other cultural events but we don't really have one for us here," said Lynn. "So that's what I wanted to bring to Beloit. I wanted to bring something for us to come and us to celebrate. And by us I mean black women black people black families. And just like any other cultural event, the community is welcome. "