The Bigger and Better Negro Business idea was first tested in 1924 with an imposing exhibition in Philadelphia. This was held in connection with the Conclave. Twenty-five leading Negro Businesses sent statements and over fifty sent exhibits. The whole show took place in the lobby of the YMCA. Several thousand visitors seemed to have been impressed. The response was so great that the 1925 Conclave in Richmond, Virginia voted unanimously to make Bigger and Better Negro Business the public program of the Fraternity, and it has been so ever since.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., believes that the improvement and economic conditions of minorities is a major fact in the improvement of the general welfare of society. It is upon this conviction that the Bigger and Better Business Program rests. Since 1926, the Bigger and Better Business Program has been sponsored on a national scale by Phi Beta Sigma as a way of supporting, fostering, and promoting minority owned businesses and services. Today, the Bigger & Better Business is still one of Phi Beta Sigma’s national programs with three minor programs.
Today, Bigger & Better Business is still one of Phi Beta Sigma’s premier programs. Annually, the Alpha Eta Sigma Chapter – Phi Beta Sigma (Montgomery, AL) strives to recognize and promote locally owned businesses in the River Region for their amazing works in the Capitol City through various outlets.
The 2017 B.T. Knox Bigger and Better Business Banquet will be held April 23, 2017, 3pm at Hilton Garden Inn & Suites in Eastchase Montgomery, AL. Tickets $35.00 are each. For tickets and more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
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