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Black business owners unite to elevate the community

Led by Sherrell Byrd, the Albany Business League looks to empower black business Led by Sherrell Byrd, the Albany Business League looks to empower black business
The Albany Civil Rights Institute is one of the league's first partners The Albany Civil Rights Institute is one of the league's first partners
Business owners and community members discussed cultural and economic development Business owners and community members discussed cultural and economic development
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Black business owners in Albany have a new support system.

The new Albany Business League met tonight at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to talk about ways to support each other and empower the black community.

The founder is a small business owner who says it can be challenging for African American businesses to thrive in Albany.

"There's not a lot of support for African American businesses," said Sherrell Byrd. "So in many cities across the country you see business leagues, urban leagues that are there to serve the needs of African American business, because a lot of times a lot of organizations fall short of that."

Contact the Albany Business league at info.albanybusinessleague@gmail.com for more information.

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