Supporting Black Business & Community Efforts
Good News! We are very excited to announce the Capital of New York (CNYS) Black Expo is in progress and scheduled to take place November 19, 2022. Last year we met our financial goal thanks to the kindness and generosity of our 2021 Title Sponsor, the State Employees Federal Union (SEFCU) and other Capital Area Contributing Sponsors. As we take the 2022 CNYS Black Expo to higher heights, this year’s plan is to raise even more!
The CNYS Black Expo is an annual showcase and exhibition of businesses whom support and operate within underserved communities of the Capital Region. Our mission has always been to promote health, wellness and opportunities for communities of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).
This year will mark the fourth of year of the Expo, which was the dream and vision of Tatiana Cunningham. Tatiana saw a need, and began to mobilize friends, community leaders, and businesses to make this dream a reality. In just two short years, the Expo, held at the Capital Center, has grown to boast over 3,500 attendees; topped off with a sold-out Gala to close the event.
Each year, the Expo features Economic, Health, Education and Enrichment Programs in our Capital Region. This year’s theme for the Expo will focus on Community Collaboration, Mental Health, and Wellness. An event like this, that targets multiple facets of livability, is just the encouragement we ALL need to keep our community healthy.