2014 Upstate Black Expo returns with the Greek Village on Aug. 2nd

Post date: Jul 11, 2014 6:54:42 PM

4th Upstate Black Expo Features Opportunities & Popular Teen Group!

Greenville, South Carolina - As business small and large look to take advantage of the strengthening economy, many are looking forward to the 4th Annual Upstate Black Expo. The event, produced by Thomas Media Group (TMG), producers of the All New SC Black Pages, will take place at the TD Convention center on a has moved their date this year to Saturday August 2, 2014.

“The success of small business is vital to the continued economic recovery in our state and nation, and Expo provides another opportunity to bring that into fruition” said Darrin Thomas, president of TMG. “We’re excited to bring Black Expo back to the Upstate, to provide opportunities for business owners to develop great relationships, connect with consumers and enjoy family oriented fun ”

The 4th Annual Upstate Black Expo will feature a variety of attractions and entertainment including the widely popular teen sensation Mindless Behavior, actor/model Boris Kodjoe and the Hip-Hop Pioneer dubbed the human beat box-Doug E Fresh. Vendors, the Health and Wellness Fair, Money Machine, Kids Zone and various seminars will also round out the Expo Day like Fatherless Daughters from Love Life Style coach “Angela Carr Patterson, How to take advantage of Lottery Scholarships from SC Education Lottery, Grenville Hospital System will host an “Ask the Doctors” panel and Relax, its ok 2b Single will present “Relax its ok NOT Being Mary Jane “.

New to Expo this year is the Black Male Summit, where a panel comprised of organizations that have successful initiatives for raising young men and boys convene for an informative Q&A session. Activist, thought leader and communications specialist Jeff Johnson has been tapped to host the Summit, which Thomas says is imperative to empower families, single parents, and communities with the tools to raise successful Black males. “While there are many regional groups and organizations with similar purpose, the goal is to utilize The 2014 Upstate Black Expo as a venue to pull these resources together to provide needed information for parents, communities and youth” says Thomas.

Also returning is the Greek Village, where the nine (9) African American Greek Letter Organizations urge participation of their colleagues for the Greek Attendance award vie for the Best Greek Display. This year the Pan Hellenic Council will also use their competitive nature to collect school supplies in conjunction with the United Way School Tools Project. Fraternity and Sorority members are encouraged to bring glue sticks, pencils, crayons, scissors and other items to help low-income elementary and middle school students.

Admission for the 4th Annual Upstate Black Expo is $15.00 with a $2.00 discount with four non-perishable food items sponsored by Piedmont Natural Gas to be donated to Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center. Tickets are available at the door.

Partial Proceeds from the 4th Annual Upstate Black Expo will benefit The Upstate Fatherhood Coalition.

For tickets and more information, the public can visit www.BlackExpoSouth.com.