BELOIT—There were salads, cakes, chicken-on-a-stick, earrings, candle holders and more at the Second Annual Black Business Week expo held Saturday afternoon at Community Action Inc.

The event was the culmination of Black Business Week, which encouraged shoppers to spend some of their holiday dollars at Black-owned businesses. The event, held in partnership between Rock County Jumpstart and Black Women in Business Beloit, featured Santa Claus, kids’ activities, an ugly sweater contest and 35 vendors selling all types of items.