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Business expo at Mobil 1 Express Lube today
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Where can you get your oil changed, car detailed and find a bargain on a home or office accessory?  How about receiving blood pressure and diabetes screening while getting educated concerning prostate cancer prevention?  
    The above and more are available at the African American Business Owner’s Coalition of Bulloch County (AABOC) first annual Business Expo on Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mobile 1 Lube Express at 301 S. Main Street in Statesboro.
    The Expo will feature a large garage sale, food concessions, a clown, face painting and other kinds of family entertainment. Also, the Black Nurses Association and others will be on hand with testing, evaluation and education concerning a variety of illnesses, diseases and issues that affect families and communities.  
    “This is a first for the AABOC," said coalition president Annette Holloway,“this event fits perfectly with our mission to assist African-American entrepreneurs with the means to develop successful, viable businesses in the Statesboro area through the promotion of Financial, Educational, Advertisement, and Technological (F.E.A.T.) venues. The AABOC Expo is sponsored by our 40-plus member organization and is aimed at building and supporting entrepreneurship in our community. In fact, many of the items provided for the garage sale portion of the Expo will be donated by members of the coalition.”
    According to James Malry, manager of Mobil I Lube Express, and an African-American entrepreneur, “This is a great opportunity for the community to come out and get to know who the members of the AABOC are and what they as individuals can do to support the coalition’s goals for the total community. We at Mobile 1 Lube Express are proud to support this worthwhile effort and look forward to becoming a member ourselves.”      
    For more information about the Expo or membership in the AABOC, contact Annette Holloway, (912) 764-3198.
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