2023 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce and our 5th annual Black Business Awards program. This year's Madison Black Gala is the premier Black business event you don't want to miss!
Join us for a night of celebration, red-carpet glamour, and business networking where Black Wall Street meets Madison.
The Madison Black Gala is a black-tie event that brings together the Madison community, business professionals, and friends of the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce. The evening provides an opportunity to share our stories while honoring some of the best Black businesses and leaders in the region.
This year's event will be held at the Monona Terrace Convention Center on February 23rd from 4:30 PM - 10:30 PM with an immersive networking reception taking place within the Black Wall Street Marketplace beginning at 4:30 PM where ticketed guests can shop from Black vendors, network, and engage with one another.
Come dressed to impress in your best Roaring 20's attire and be ready to have fun!
Early arrival is suggested for our Black Wall Street shopping experience, silent auction, and cocktail reception. The evening’s formal program features the Black Business Awards presentation, a dynamic keynote address from the President & CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC), Mr. Ron Busby, Sr., on the "State of Black Business", as well as an intimate fireside conversation with Nobel Peace Prize nominee Opal Lee.
And don't forget to stick around for the dancing!
BLACK WALL STREET MARKETPLACE
Join us for a shopping experience like no other where guests will be able to shop from premier Black vendors.
The Black Wall Street Marketplace is a curated collection of local businesses, artists, and vendors. An ode to the historical Greenwood District and Black Wall Street where Black business excellence is a part of everyday life. This year, the chamber will showcase a special Black Wall Street art exhibit from the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum.
We invite you to take part in this exciting opportunity by becoming a vendor at our marketplace. We are looking for Black vendors with all types of products, services, clothing, beauty products, art pieces, and more. Due to venue restrictions, vendors may not sell foods or beverages for on-site consumption.
Black Wall Street Marketplace Hours of Operation 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM