The Bay Area Black Expo Foundation Thursday evening honored East Bay businessman Dexter Vizinau for his excellence in serving the community.
Vizinau was recognized for personal acts of kindness and good works as a compassionate and concerned community leader. He was one of six community leaders to receive the Foundations Blue Diamond Community Impact Award at an event in downtown Oakland.
In business in both Oakland and Richmond, Vizinau supports companies at the old Army Base, where he has worked to retain small businesses that provide jobs and provide services needed by the community. He is also president of Cybertran International, a technology start up company in Richmond that is commercializing ultra light rail transit, which it seeks to manufacture rail cars for a global market.
Vizinau also has been in charge of youth basketball at Hilltop YMCA for the past 10 years and is a member of the executive board of the Richmond NAACP. In addition, for the past 15 years he has actively worked to support foster care, serving on the board of a foster care agency, Kair In-home Social Services.
The Bay Area Black Expo is held once a year in Oakland. Now in its 22nd year, it promotes community businesses and artists by providing them with high-end exposure to over 6000 attendees.
The year’s expo will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland
About the Bay Area Black Expo:
Bay Area Black Expo is the Bay Area’s premiere multi-ethinic community exposition held once a year in the city of Oakland, CA. Now in its 22nd year, the Expo continues to promote community businesses and artist by providing them with high-end exposure to over 6000 attendees. Drawing crowds from all over Northern California, patrons come for fun, shopping and the shows which feature exciting entertainment, celebrity artist, musicians and comedians.