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Nov. 12, 2021 - Nov. 14, 2021

Holiday Inn Newport News City Center
980 Omni Boulevard,

Newport News, VA, 23606

It's A Different World!

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Entrepreneurs, Conference-Goers, Business Owners, Retirees, High School and College Students...


Join us for our annual three-day business development conference-the ultimate networking opportunity and celebration of black business owners.

Black Diamond Weekend is a hybrid experience with limited in-person tickets. Virtual tickets are available. 


Click here to learn more about our COVID measures.

If you thought last year was great, this year will be even better.


With this year's theme being “It's A Different World” (inspired by the hit 90's sitcom), get ready for an awe-inspiring and value-packed celebration curated to help scale your ideas, sharpen your skills and surge your network.

That’s three days filled with 27 hours of business development content, complete with an Entrepreneurship Certificate and Continuing Education Units offered by Thomas Nelson Community College.

The Tour
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The Tour

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Immerse yourself in Virginia’s largest black business conference complete with 3 days of courses, riveting keynotes, a black business marketplace, fresh experiences and activities, and staple events that celebrate black excellence and community leaders. Plan your weekend so you don't miss a beat!


Part of what makes Black Diamond Weekend so great are our lineup of courses. This year, we’re excited to announce that after completing Diamond University, you will receive 9 continuing education credits from Thomas Nelson Community College. Create your student profile and soak up business gold from national, regional, and local speakers alike.

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Since we are doing a hybrid event this year, learn more about how we are adhering to COVID-19 guidelines, as well as how you can sponsor us and support this year's event!

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We’ve infused a ton of planning and fun into making our events a spectacular production. Whether you experience them from the comfort of your living room or you join us in person, our events round off our conference with engaging networking opportunities, celebration, and delight.


Six years ago, we met in person for our first ever Black Diamond Affair, with the purpose of celebrating black leaders and business owners in our area. Fast forward to 2021, we’ve expanded our mission and our event to help thousands of black business owners to scale, network, and sharpen their business skills. Take a look back at our journey!

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The Venue

Holiday Inn,
Newport News City Center

This year’s event will be located at the Holiday Inn Newport News City Center.


To reserve your room, please call

(757) 223-2110 and refer to our group code BDW to receive a special offer.


Reservations can also be made online.


Reserve your room before October 11th!

Holiday Inn Newport News City Center

980 Omni Boulevard

Newport News, VA, 23606

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Veronica Meade,
Atty, V. Meade Law, PLLC

I made so many notes, prompting me to modify my goals. I can’t thank you and your team enough for this extremely informative conference.

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Arleigh Hatcher,
Owner, Heart to Heart Career Training Center;
Co-Owner, Peek of Joy 3D Ultrasound & Spa

This is solving so many problems for me, I’ve been wanting to get into real-estate investing for a while! 

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Keisha Branch,
Director, Office of Program and Project Excellence, Hampton Roads Transit

Black Diamond Weekend has been great! Thank you so much for having me as a speaker and allowing me access to all the other dynamic and talented speakers. I’ve enjoyed it. You looked beautiful opening night by the way! Your tech support has

been stellar!


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