When Antuanette Davis visited Faye Banks-Anderson’s office a few months ago, it started a chain reaction.
Davis commented on the pictures on Banks-Anderson’s wall at Robins Air Force Base. Banks-Anderson, who works in Public Affairs at the base, said that her son, Quintin Banks, drew them.
Banks, a graduate of Houston County High School and the University of Georgia, where he played football, has been drawing since he was a preteen, said his mother.
Davis decided then and there Banks would be the headliner for the Small Business Expo she was holding.
The event Saturday will feature Banks and some of his work along with other small business vendors trying to get their name and products in the public eye.
Davis and her partner, Perrin Love, founded Royal Entrepreneurs a few months ago.
They believe that people in the community have a variety of talents that could be a way for some to make extra money.
“We want to give them the power of entrepreneurship. This is an avenue for them to get exposure,” Davis said.
So far, the event will feature about 12 businesses from around the community such as Pampered Chef and Mary Kay.
Davis said businesses can sign up as late as the morning of the event.
She also hopes local youth will take advantage of the event to be able to sell things they create like knitted items, tie-dyed socks or friendship bracelets.
“People get an opportunity to show what they can do,” Davis said.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, New Beginning Center, 210 Garmon St. in Warner Robins.
Vendor table registration is $50, which includes continental breakfast and a light lunch.
For more information, contact Perrin Love at 478-972-3250, firstname.lastname@example.org. or Antuanette Davis at 478-335-8094, email@example.com.