StarMed Healthcare and Black Business Owners of Charlotte host Juneteenth Buy-Black Fest

CHARLOTTE — StarMed Healthcare joined forces with Black Business Owners of Charlotte (BBOC) on Sunday to host a Juneteenth Buy-Black Fest in west Charlotte.

The family festival included several food trucks, retailers, desserts, music, and even a kids’ fun zone.

The event is designed to generate revenue for Black-owned businesses.

BBOC was founded in 2014 to empower current and future business owners with the resources they need to be successful and be able to uplift the community.

StarMed CEO Jim Estramonte said he was excited to partner with BBOC for the event.

“Our organization is honored to give back to the community that we serve. BBOC is helping strengthen local, Black-owned businesses and has been instrumental in growing awareness and the economic impact these events generate,” Estramonte said.

BBOC has hosted more than 100 major events and drives around $9 million annually to Black-owned businesses in the community.

“BBOC has adopted a model that has resulted in sustained economic impact — listen to the needs of Black-owned businesses and our community, partner with local stakeholders like StarMed Healthcare, and serve by creating community-focused programs, events, and initiatives,” said Cathay Dawkins, founder and executive director of BBOC.

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