Nomination officially opens June 15 through September 1st.

  • Month and year the company was founded (Must be in business for 2-year minimum)
  • The owner must be black or a person of color
  • Businesses must be a contributing members of the community

Yes, youth members can be nominated as long as they meet required minimum eligibility (Must be in business for a 2-year minimum)


  • Tickets go on sale on June 15
  • Tickets will be cheapest from June 15 through July 15 after that ticket prices will go up $25 per month.
  • The Black Business Ball is on Sunday, October 8, 2023
  • Black Business Ball Red carpet and interviews start at 6pm
  • Black Business Ball Dinner and event start at 6pm – 10pm
  • The Ball will be held at Quincy Hall in Minneapolis 1325 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • After Party location coming soon.

The theme of this year’s ball is a night in Marrakesh which is Moroccan-inspired attire, very colorful and vibrant, come dressed like kings and queens, elegant and regal. The dress code will be reinforced.

Parking is included


You can add your business here

You can purchase ad space in our 2023 Black Business Ball Magazine here.

The Black Business Ball is a national event, and any and all minority businesses are invited to attend. For additional questions please email info@blackbusinessball.com

Your donations go towards our programs, technology, and services for small black-owned businesses around the country, thank you for your support, you may donate via this link

Yes, this event has historically been safe with zero incidents, we have over 15 security personnel as well as a local Police officer on duty in case of any disturbances that may occur.
With that said Black Business Enterprises, Black Business Ball, and its partners and subsidiaries will not be responsible for any items stolen or misplaced, we highly encourage you to keep your belongings safe with you at all times.