BlackX, a Black business network, is hosting a social business network created with the mission to connect black owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Participants will be able to share expertise in various business arenas. Participants should be prepared to share a brief pitch on their business, a success story or a current pain point. Admission is free. This event will be held on July 20 from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. at The Park at 14th, located at 920 14th St., NW. To register, visit