The Rhode Island Black Business Association Annual Awards Gala

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The Rhode Island Black Business Association Annual Awards Gala

You are cordially invited to attend RIBBA's 2022 Annual Awards Gala. Our Awards Gala is a prestigious, nominated awards program.

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Omni Providence Hotel 1 W Exchange St Providence, RI 02903

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Theme: Resiliency Through Transformative Action

You are cordially invited to attend the Rhode Island Black Business Association’s Annual Awards Gala. The Gala is the organization’s largest annual fundraising event, attracting over 400 guests from across the state, including business owners, corporate leaders, professionals, state and local representatives and other stakeholders. Attendees are sure to enjoy the opportunity to meet and network during the cocktail hour and the dinner. The prestigious Gala will be a fun-filled celebration, an extraordinary, and unforgettable night.

The keynote speaker is Neil Steinberg, CEO of The Rhode Island Foundation; his message will be inspiring, thought-provoking, and loaded with a call to action to be the change that our community needs and deserves.

Through these awards, RIBBA recognizes individuals who exhibit excellence in leadership, professional achievement, and a heart for giving back to their communities. The award recipients have a demonstrated desire towards diversity, equity, inclusion and have contributed to Rhode Island’s economic and community development. This evening of honors and elegance brings together Rhode Island’s business community while raising funds to tackle the systemic inequities Rhode Island’s minority entrepreneurs face in access to funding, social capital, entrepreneurial development and contracting opportunities and gives minority-owned businesses and underserved the connections, training, certifications and tools they need to thrive and grow.

The Gala will highlight our community’s resiliency and showcase the generosity of our sponsors. Your generosity to the Rhode Island Black Business Association will sustain the organization's ability to continue to provide transformational programming.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available: As a sponsor, you will join an esteemed circle of partners who have offered their time, talent and treasure to the success of our signature event and of minority-owned companies. Further, you will partner with an agency that has close to 12 years of experience providing minority-owned businesses with high-quality technical assistance, procurement opportunities, access to financing and other services that develop their capacity and advance their revenue and create jobs.

Event Features:

Awards Program | Entertainment | Dinner |Silent Auction


We are here to assist you with your questions on online ticket purchases, offline ticket purchases, sponsorship or donation, and advertising opportunity. Should you have any questions, please contact Keesha Dickey at 401-383-1179 or email

Thank you for your continued support!

Meet RIBBA's Awards Program 2022 Honorees!

Leaders In Action

Theme: “Resiliency Through Transformative Action.”

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