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Fashion find of the week: Origins market a chance to shop handmade creations by Black artists

Browse and buy handmade creations by Black-owned creative businesses from across the region during the Origins Virtual Marketplace, which goes live online today and runs through Sunday. For a chance to shop in person, stop by the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty on Saturday.

ORIGINS partners with Kelly Strayhorn Theater and Handmade Arcade to showcase Black creatives

ORIGINS and Handmade Arcade will partner to present the ORIGINS Virtual Marketplace featuring a wide range of talented Black-owned creative businesses. Running from June 17th to 20th, this online shopping event will take place on a platform designed and operated by the Handmade Arcade. In conjunction with the virtual marketplace, ORIGINS is partnering with the Kelly Strayhorn Theater to host a pop-up market where locals can meet and buy from these dynamic makers.

Monmade Calls for Communities to Buy Locally, Think Sustainably

"Monmade is growing greener.

The Pittsburgh-based nonprofit has launched sustainablyMonmade, a new initiative intended to refocus the company and inspire products that use repurposed, bio-based, recycled or upcycled materials — and that also promotes a new way of thinking about material production from concept to end-of-life, circular and sustainable practices."

ORIGINS Deepens Its Support for Black Creatives with Launch of Advisory Group

Launched in 2019, ORIGINS aims to improve its impact with expert input from local and national leaders on Black business success while launching new initiatives to help participants thrive in a post-pandemic economy. The addition of fourteen ORIGINS Advisory Group members deepens that commitment. For ORIGINS to fulfill its promise of elevating and empowering Black creatives, the program requires direction and insight from Black leaders in the arts and cultural, small business, and community development sectors.

Coffee with Consultants Featuring Mary Jo Lincoln, CPA of Riverside Sales Group, LLC

Join Mary Jo Lincoln, CPA of Riverside Sales Group, LLC to discuss any of your accounting, tax, sales, or business start-up questions over a cup of coffee. She will cover …

Let’s Talk Strategy with Nisha Blackwell

Let’s Talk Strategy with Nisha Blackwell Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. So now you have good bookkeeping practices, a solid legal foundation, a fully functioning …

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Bridgeway Capital
Tomorrow we will be hosting our last Erie Minority-Owned Business Accelerator Information Session before our applications close July 1st. If you are interested in learning how you can grow your business through free guided assistance, join our info session to learn more. The cohort selects entrepreneurs to learn as a cohort, build their networks, and develop plans for business growth. Seminars and networking events focus on customer discovery, market validation, financial management, business development, and professional network development. Register at zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpcuGrqT0tG9E0mheqEibSrHfpB_7uZZyk ...
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Bridgeway Capital
Sisters Michelle Moses and Maria Green are using funds to open Sherry's Family Market LLC, a cornerstore in Braddock. Their mission is to "serve our community by providing everyday essential products in a family-friendly environment." Sherry's Family Market will sell a large variety of items including everything from basic food items to household staples, over-the-counter medications, emergency products, and more at competitive prices. Bridgeway helped them to open by providing them with startup costs, equipment, inventory, rent, and payroll. #braddock #pgh #pittsburgh #food #cornerstore #pghfood ...
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Bridgeway Capital
Join ORIGINS participants tonight at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. to celebrate and support Black creativity and art for Juneteenth. Women of Visions will be celebrating their 40th anniversary by opening their new exhibit, MAGNIFICENT MOTOWN!. If you can't make it to the event, celebrate with us by shopping ORIGINS participants at the ORIGINS Virtual Marketplace. Each in-person participant can also be found at the marketplace at www.handmadearcade.org/marketplaces/2021-origins-virtual-marketplace/ ...
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Sisters Michelle Moses and Maria Green are using funds to open Sherry's Family Market, a cornerstore in Braddock. Their mission is to "serve our community by providing everyday essential products in a family-friendly environment." Sherry's Family Mar... #braddock #pgh #pittsburgh

We are proud to support the Western PA Juneteenth Celebration and its Economic Impact Plaza. The plaza is over 100 vendors strong. Come to Liberty Ave to support our local Black businesses and vendors inside the plaza. wpaj... #100vendorsstrong #Juneteenth https://www.wpajuneteenth.com/juneteenth-2021

Join ORIGINS participants tonight at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. to celebrate and support Black creativity and art for Juneteenth. Women of Visions will be celebrating their 40th anniversary by opening their new exhibit, MAGNI... https://www.handmadearcade.org/marketplaces/2021-origins-virtual-marketplace/

Read the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article "Fashion find of the week: Origins market a chance to shop handmade creations by Black artists. Nearly 20 creatives will participate in the marketplaces, with products ranging from accessories and artwork to clot... https://www.post-gazette.com/life/fashion/2021/06/17/Origins-Virtual-Marketplace-Handmade-Arcade-Pittsburgh-Kelly-Strayhorn-Theater-East-Liberty-Bridgeway-Capital-support-Black-artists/stories/202106170007