By Elaine Davis

The City of Knoxville has scheduled the second annual Diversity Business Expo for Thursday, March 5, 2020. The East Tennessee Purchasing Association will host the event at Overcoming Believers Church, 211 Harriet Tubman Street.


Opportunities will be available for minority-owned, women-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, and small businesses to meet directly with stakeholders and decision makers from various agencies such as the Knoxville Police and Fire Departments, the Knox County, Blount County and Loudon governments, and the University of Tennessee.


The event is free but participants are requested to register online at If you have any questions please contact Assistant Purchasing Agent Pamela Cotham at the city’s Small Business and Diversity Outreach Office at 865-215-2293 or email at



Overcoming Believers Church is located at 211 Harriet Tubman Street in Knoxville.