New directory hopes to bring visibility to DeLand black-owned businesses

DELAND, Fla. — The West Volusia Chapter of the NAACP and DeLand Pride announced the launch of DeLand’s first black-owned business directory.

BlackBizDeLand.com is a browsable and searchable database of black-owned businesses in DeLand.

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The website allows visitors to browse the many black-owned businesses by keywords, location, and category.

The directory was made possible by a micro-grant to DeLand Pride last year.

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West Volusia NAACP President Sean King says the goal of the directory is to improve visibility and diversity amongst the many businesses in the area.

“Some folks don’t have their listings in the yellow pages, or the internet or other means

so to open this up free service gives more opportunity to engage black businesses,” King said.

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So far, there are about 50 DeLand businesses in the directory, with plans to expand to include the east side of Volusia County by the end of the year.

More information on the directory can be found here.

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