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Albany woman turns her passion into a business

October 19, 2002

Albany- Gail Gibson says her passion is Black art. This led her to make her dream of owning an art business come true. Gibson says she has owned Visual Images for about one year and a half, and she says it wasn't easy getting started.

She says getting the money to start the business was tough, but she had to use her personal resources to open the doors.

Blacks in Albany will spend 832.9 million dollars in Albany 2002, but only three percent of that money will go to black businesses.

Gibson says it's sad that many blacks don't support black business, but she says she is trying to advertise her business more and get more customers to walk into her store.

Gibson says five years from now, Visual Images, will be a chain, and she is determined to make sure it happens.

There are eight hundred fifty four minority owned businesses in Albany.

Posted at 5:45PM by Jocelyn.Maner@walb.com