New directory hopes to bring visibility to black-owned businesses in DeLand – WFTV
DELAND, Florida – The West Volusia Chapter of the NAACP and DeLand Pride have announced the launch of DeLand’s first Black-owned business directory.
BlackBizDeLand.com is a searchable and searchable database of black-owned businesses in DeLand.
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The website allows visitors to browse the many black-owned businesses by keywords, location and category.
The repertoire was made possible by a micro grant to DeLand Pride last year.
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West Volusia NAACP President Sean King said the goal of the directory is to improve visibility and diversity among the many businesses in the region.
“Some people do not have their lists in the yellow pages, or on the Internet or other means
So opening up this free service gives more opportunities to engage black businesses, âKing said.
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So far there are around 50 DeLand businesses in the directory, with plans to expand to include the eastern part of Volusia County by the end of the year.
More information about the directory can be found here.
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