MBL hosts tour of Small Business Grant contest winners
4/12/2019, 6 a.m.
Get ready for the big reveal.
On Thursday, April 11, three African-American-owned Richmond businesses will show off improvements they have made, thanks to grants the Metropolitan Business League and Wells Fargo Bank provided.
The trio of businesses received the Wells Fargo grants after being named top finalists in the MBL’s Small Business Grant Contest.
The winners are Boogaloos Bar & Grill, 210 W. Brookland Park Blvd., which was awarded $10,000; The Flower Guy Bron, 1001 E. Main St., which was awarded $7,500; and Eye Que Optical, 904 N. 1st St., which was awarded $5,000.
Tours will be available on Thursday at the businesses: 10 a.m. at The Flower Guy Bron, 11:30 a.m. at Eye Que Optical and 1 p.m. at Boogaloos Bar & Grill.
The winner of the best renovation will be announced at the end of the event during lunch at Boogaloos.
Founded more than 50 years ago, the MBL is a trade group for small, minority- and women-owned businesses.
Details: Floyd E. Miller, president and chief executive officer of the MBL, (804) 649-7473.