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We ignite economic growth across western Pennsylvania.
707 Grant St.,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
1001 State Street,
Erie, PA 16501
30 E. Main Street,
Uniontown, PA 15401
7800 Susquehanna Street
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Peach Street - Erie, PA
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Monmade and Community Land Trust Homes
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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 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 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."
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.
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 …
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