Sapphire Entrepreneurs to Host “Black Business Showcase” and Pop-Up Shop on April 24

DURHAM, NC (APRIL 22, 2021) – Sapphire Entrepreneurs will host a “Black Business Showcase” Pop- Up Shop and Biz Networking event at the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel at 5223  Page Road on April 24, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sapphire Entrepreneurs, founder Carol Diggs is partnering with local event planner and small business owner Trivlie Ellis of Trivlie’s Let’s Say I Do! to support local African American small businesses and entrepreneurs. 

“I encourage the public to come out and see the great things businesses have in store,” said Carol Diggs. During this time small business has had to do so much to keep things going. We have selected 6 woman owned businesses to highlight and showcase from custom candles, homemade soaps, body scrubs, t-shirts, custom jewelry, food, and so much more! In addition, people can come shop, eat, network and share information about their own businesses they may have. All are welcome! “, say’s Diggs. 

Because of Covid-19, participants and patrons will be required to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing. 

Persons interested in attending this free event can register at

Minority owned businesses have been hit hard by the pandemic because of historically weaker relationship to banks and financial institutions, making it less likely that when the pandemic first hit  they would have ready access to CARES funding. The PopUP Shop is an excellent opportunity for the City of Durham to play a role in helping promote black-owned businesses and encourage the public to show their support too. 

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