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Tyler, Texas in celebration of National Small Business Month over 50 small businesses are expected to be in attendance

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LaToyia S. Jordan, Publicist - Toyia Thrives PR

Small Business Expo

Tyler, Texas - In celebration of National Small Business Month Cadence Bank and Empowerment Community Development Corporation will host the Small Business Expo. Over 50 Small Businesses are expected to be in attendance. This event will celebrate the small businesses in East Texas. The location of the event will be held at Bethel Bible Church - Hope Campus Gym 504 W 32nd St, Tyler, TX on Thursday, May 11, 2023.

Gaston Financial Services, is one of the 50+ vendors.Photo byPhoto submitted to Clarence Shackelford

As new businesses continue to emerge in East Texas Empowerment Community Development Corporation has been at the forefront of helping and hosting small business events throughout the community since 2017. For example the organization has held expos, seminars, and The Market Place Downtown to support small businesses.

The small business expo is free and open to the public. The community is invited to come out, celebrate, support, and shop with the small businesses!

Cadence Bank and the Empowerment CDC are committed to helping small businesses strive and thrive.

About: At Cadence Bank, a commitment to the communities across our footprint is a large part of who we are. Strong communities build strong banks. In turn, strong banks empower the communities they serve. We make a difference in the areas we serve by working with our customers fairly and responsibly. We invest in communities we’re a part of by supporting economic development, financial education, and by our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

For Cadence Bank, community is everything, and we are committed to supporting the towns, cities and states we call home.

About: The Empowerment Community Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization with focus on Education, Tourism, Veteran Services, Scholarships, Youth Mentorship, Historical Preservation, Community Development, Housing, Economic Empowerment and Small & Minority-Owned Businesses.

List of Vendors: A Master’s Touch, Adorable Pads, Schantella Dixon, Sha’Niks Decadent Desires 
Medical Staff Treasures, Boss Movez Apparel, Styles 4smiles Salon & Boutique, Primary Scholars
Sharon's Kreationz, Style and Grace Boutique, SWEETPUFFZCANDYSHOP, HD Family customs
Queen B’s Wryst Kandie and Kustom Kreations, Blink Boutique, Kendales kitchen 
TB Shirts Plus Crafts, Ky’s Enterprise, Braids by Sweetie, Connections by Nicole, She Crafty LLC 
Betty's Learning Center, Lou’s Rosie Red Boutique, Ollie Kat Design, EcoVance Landscaping LLC 
Jazzed Up LLC, VALITA WAITS TRAVEL, LLC, Oak Sparrow Design Shop, Cricket
Southern Expression Candle Co., Cora, Tyler Music Academy, HER Network LLC and Coverage by Casi, Globallee, Sweets By Dot, Jeremy Johnson Farmers Agency, Next Level Financial Solutions, LLC., Mary Kay, Shotgun-Shun Creations, Oak Street Health, Color Street
Lash Studio 214 Beauty & Training Academy, Rahn PC & Salvage, Clark’s Prestige Financial Solutions LLC. CD&S Custom Tees & More, Joy of Pursuit, Terosa Jones Realty Team, Mwanda's Anointed & Appointed Hair Studio & Beauty Supply, Mwanda's Bling Boutique, Phat’s Institute of Beauty LLC, Brooke and Bre Bridal Boutique, Cross NextLevel Homes, LLC, Gaston Financial Services, Thriving Daily Media, Lyon Avenue Florist, Grand Canyon University, Essential Dreams, G Bracelet Perle, Legacy Tables and Texas Workforce Center. 

•Our Mission is to engage in community development activities that provide resources to educate, equip & empower individuals, families & communities. 

•Our Purpose is to impact low to moderate income areas in East Texas. 

•Our Vision is educating, equipping and empowering communities. 

Media Contact: LaToyia S. Jordan toyia@toyiathrives.org | 903.812.2480

Sources: https://empowermentcdc.org, TourTylerTexas@gmail.com, toyia@toyiathrives.org | 903.812.2480

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