SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The coronavirus pandemic put a strain on many small businesses in our area. However, the Bayou Classic Expo is a chance for black-owned businesses to come together as a community and show all they have to offer.
La Brittany owns Geaux Chic, an accessory business in Shreveport, and she is looking to get exposure for her news business she started during the pandemic.
“We’re hoping to make an impact on the community and show them that you do have local businesses here,” she said.
That’s just some of the items and knowledge you can get at the three-day bayou expo in Shreveport. Billie Anderson heads up the Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce and says this event is gearing to help businesses across the state impacted by the pandemic.
“Throughout the pandemic what we noticed is especially at the African American chamber of commerce that minority businesses were affected by the pandemic, so we wanted to give an opportunity for those businesses to be showcased,” Anderson said.
Each business owner has a different experience with how the pandemic has impacted them and they say they hope to see support this weekend.