12:32pm

Fri July 29, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Lexington Minority Expo Going Strong

It's been nine years and the Minority Business Expo is still going strong. This year the showcase capped off with a keynote address by Hall of Fame Basketball great Oscar Robertson. Anthony Wright, chair of the expo, says, while the event is unique opportunity for minority business to introduce their products to government and corporate buyers, the intent is broader than that. 

"The common theme is 'everybody benefits' because essentially the expo is about creating a place, a venue where large and small, minority and majority businesses can come together to network," he said. 

The event, which usually attracts four to five hundred, boasted a record crowd this year. Wright says he hopes to see that trend continue.