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Black Business Owners Speak Wisconsin


As part of “Black History Month 2022:  Why does Black History Matter to Extension’s work?” by the African American Black Employee Resource Group (AABERG), members of the the Entrepreneurs of Color Business Support Team, co-hosted a series incorporating Black History into Extension programming, sharing stories, research and vibrant discussion. The Entrepreneurs of Color Business Support team was formed in 2019 with the mission of supporting wealth creation through entrepreneurship within communities of color. They focus on expanding knowledge of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) business ownership, developing educational programs, and working with communities, organizations, and individuals with a shared mission.

In part 3 of the series, Rajon Hall, host of In Our Words podcast, entrepreneur and graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Diana Hammer, Community Development Extension Educator in Fond du Lac County, share research from interviewing Black Business owners in Wisconsin and provide a holistic understanding of the African American entrepreneur in the state.

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