1 Million Cups Hosts Black Owned Businesses on Juneteenth

DANVILLE – On Wednesday, which was observed as Juneteenth, Black owned businesses were featured at the monthly Bucknell University SBDC 1 Million Cups event.

Robert Byers, owner of B In It To Win It Fitness in the Selinsgrove area said his main message was: No matter what level you’re in, in your fitness journey, you are always welcome at his business.

As for the Juneteenth observance, he said he was grateful for the recognition, “As a business owner, you feel like your voice is kind of drowned out by the mainstream kind of gyms or things like that, and also being a black business owner for myself, just knowing that there were opportunities out there for me that was huge for me.”

Byers encouraged people who are thinking of starting a business—no matter where you are in that journey, to go ahead and work to better yourself and your business.

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