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Vendors Wanted for DMVKwanzaa & Black Women's Entrepreneurship Expo

Saturday, December 29, 2018, 7:00 PM

Are you a Black Woman Business Owner?  Are you looking to expand your network and increase sales?  Then the 2nd Annual Black Women's Entrpreneurship Expo is the experience for you as a vendor.  It will be a day of art, dancing, great food, music, culture and overall Black Excellence. Register today and take advantage of the early registration cost.  According to Fortune Magazine, the number of businesses owned by African American women grew 322% since 1997, making black females the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S. Overall, the number of women-owned businesses grew by 74% between 1997 and 2015—a rate that’s 1.5 times the national average, according to the recently published “2015 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report” commissioned by American Express Open. Women now own 30% of all businesses in the U.S., accounting for some 9.4 million firms. And African American women control 14% of these companies, or an estimated 1.3 million businesses. That figure is larger than the total number of firms owned by all minority women in 1997, the report found. ****************************************** Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday which celebrates family, community and culture. Celebrated from 26 December thru 1 January, its origins are in the first harvest celebrations of Africa from which it takes its name. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase "matunda ya kwanza" which means "first fruits" in Swahili, a Pan-African language which is the most widely spoken African language.   Kwanzaa, then, is: a time of ingathering of the people to reaffirm the bonds between them; a time of special reverence for the creator and creation in thanks and respect for the blessings, bountifulness and beauty of creation; a time for commemoration of the past in pursuit of its lessons and in honor of its models of human excellence, our ancestors; a time of recommitment to our highest cultural ideals in our ongoing effort to always bring forth the best of African cultural thought and practice; and a time for celebration of the Good, the good of life and of existence itself, the good of family, community and culture, the good of the awesome and the ordinary, in a word the good of the divine, natural and social. *********************************************** The following terms and conditions shall apply to this event. 1) All permits or licenses required by state and/or city law are the sole responsibility of the vendor. 2) This contract may not be modified or altered except in writing and signed by both parties. 3) Registration fees are non-refundable in the event of tardiness or no-shows 4) Vendor space must be paid for in advance. 5) No one will be allowed to participate as a vendor without an agreement. 6) No used items or clothing allowed. 7) Products or services cannot be changed after agreement is signed. 8) No alcoholic beverages of any kind may be sold inside or outside the building. 9) Do not tape, tack, nail or hang anything to any of the building walls. Signs may be displayed on top of the table or taped to the table. 10) Items and/or information must be neatly arranged on the table. 11) Vendors selling clothing are not authorized an additional clothing rack. 12) Vendors must bring their own table. It must be rectangular and no longer than eight (8) feet. Only one (1) table is authorized. Vendors will not be allowed to bring an extra table. 13) Set-up is 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. All vendors must arrive no later than 11:30 am. For the safety of our patrons, vacating of vendor booths is prohibited until after 4:00 pm. All Vendors must vacate booths no later than 4:30pm. 14) No vendors are allowed to sell food. 15) Set-up in space assigned - no changing spaces during the event 16) Business must be a woman owned business HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT: Upon becoming a vendor for the 2nd Annual Kwanzaa Celebration & Black Womens Entrepreneurship Expo, I agree to the fullest extent permitted by law to indemnify and hold

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