In 2017, the Durham Region Association of Black Professionals and Entrepreneurs (DRABPE) was founded to strengthen local and community partnerships for black owned business networks in the Durham Region. Frederica Black has been a member since its inception, and now sits on the board as Vice President.
Frederica is passionate about providing the black community with proper resources and opportunities. “I joined and became a member of the board, because I understand and believe in the importance of having an association for black professionals and entrepreneurs to network, share resources and build community,” Frederica shared.
As a way to provide black business owners in the Durham Region with ways to connect and grow, DRABPE hosted a two-day Virtual Business Expo in October that was powered by Showfloor.
The two-day event was a great success, and provided business owners with a variety of educational seminars and workshops, as well as a trade show and plenty of networking opportunities. Showfloor had all of the features necessary to host this powerful event.
“Showfloor had exactly what we needed to execute our virtual event. We were looking for a platform to showcase our vendors, and Showfloor provided the perfect solution to make that happen.”
With the new socially-distanced world that we live in, virtual event platforms are becoming more and more popular. But what sets Showfloor apart is the sleek and simple look of the Expo, as well as the thoughtful design plan that gives you the feeling of being at a live event.
This is one of the reasons DRABPE used Showfloor to power their Business Expo. “The platform is great. I love that you can interact with the vendors in real time, similar to how you would at an in-person trade show,” said Frederica.
DRABPE is an organization that is making a big difference for many black owned businesses in the Durham Region, and we are very proud to have them as one of our customers.
We hope that we can continue to partner with companies that use our software to empower others and help small businesses thrive, connect, and grow.