The A.G. Gaston Business Institute was founded to assist small businesses operating in emerging markets with the information, knowledge, and connections necessary for their continued success. The founder of the Institute, Bob Dickerson, recognized the importance of lifelong learning and chose to honor an influential black business leader by naming it after Dr. A.G. Gaston. Even though the A.G. Gaston Business Institute is not a traditional educational institution, its programs give business owners the knowledge, motivation, and skills necessary to increase their chances of success in their ventures. When it comes to being successful, this is one of the most important things you can do.

It’s vital to have partnerships. One of the reasons MasterCard is such a great partner to the AG Gaston Business Directory is their commitment to ensuring the success of minority-owned businesses. This dedication provides access to funding, resources, and tools that can assist in furthering the growth of all small businesses.

Bob Dickerson, President

Our Board

Devin Posey – President

Schuylar Osby – Vice-President

Marketa Dickerson – Secretary

Kyra Osby – Treasurer

DeAndrea Dickerson

Starla Marbury

Ron Marshall

Allyson Posey

Our Partners