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ErieMade Business Academy Graduates First Cohort

The ErieMade Business Academy has officially graduated its first class — 15 local businesses with artists, crafters, designers, micro-manufacturers, and other creatives at their helms — and is optimistic about welcoming a second in the near future.

Erie’s Marva Keyes Morris completes a business journey, secures Walmart for Zenedge energy drink

You've heard the story. Or maybe you've seen a movie recounting the overnight success of an entrepreneur or inventor who cashes in on a great idea.

Ask Me About… a Homewood organization helping people overcome employment barriers

"With skilled workers highly sought after these days, the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh sees a moment for students whose lives it wants to help change through education and employment opportunities.

That will be evident when the Homewood nonprofit hosts an open house April 20 at 5 p.m. in its 7800 Susquehanna Street headquarters."

Artists, budding entrepreneurs gain a guide at new ErieMade Business Academy at ECAT building

"Financial support for the program is coming from the Pittsburgh-based nonprofit Bridgeway Capital. It opened an Erie office in 2012 and since then has loaned $26 million for small-business ventures in Erie County and northwestern Pennsylvania that cannot access mainstream sources of finance.

Bridgeway operates its Creative Business Accelerator to help artists, entrepreneurs and other creators to grow their businesses. The accelerator is providing program support to the ErieMade Business Academy."

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Bridgeway Capital
"I want Rebel Bred to 'Prepare the Way' to create an inspirational path for others to follow," Nathan Brooks, founder of Rebel Bred Clothing.Rebel Bred Clothing is a lifestyle brand that is as much about the story being told as it is about the clothing itself.Shop with Nathan at Locally Yours PGH next Saturday, Oct. 8, from 12-3 p.m. 🛍️Stay tuned as we continue highlighting Pittsburgh's artisan entrepreneurs in anticipation of our Creative Business Accelerator-partnered event with Ascender. Prepare for an afternoon of local goodness, plus enjoy local food, drinks & music! See you there!Grab your FREE ticket at ascenderpgh.com/popup! ... See MoreSee Less
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Bridgeway Capital
T-minus 9 days until you get to shop Pittsburgh's best artisan entrepreneurs like this one!PetalVision Glass transforms flora and fauna into beautiful designs you can wear and gift proudly. 🌹 Join Ascender and our Creative Business Accelerator Saturday, Oct. 8th, from 12 to 3 p.m. for an afternoon of local goodness. Plus, enjoy local food, drinks & music!Grab your FREE ticket at ascenderpgh.com/popup! ... See MoreSee Less
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Bridgeway Capital
Sustainable fashion meets minimum waste, maximum comfort. 🪡 Shop OTTO FINN LLC at Locally Yours PGH next Saturday, Oct. 8, from 12-3 p.m.Our Creative Business Accelerator teamed up with Ascender to bring you Pittsburgh's best artisan entrepreneurs for an afternoon of local goodness. Plus, enjoy local food, drinks & music!Grab your FREE ticket at ascenderpgh.com/popup! ... See MoreSee Less
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ICYMI: Matt Swanseger showcased ErieMade Business Academy's first cohort of graduates in the @ErieReader this week. Read the story highlighting the business accelerator for creative entrepreneurs here: https://www.eriereader.com/article/eriemade-business-academy-graduates-first-cohort

Marva Keys Morris was recently awarded a contract to sell her Zenedge Energy Drinks in 100 Walmart stores.

Morris' journey inspired her daughter, Erie Office Director Cathryn Easterling, to join Bridgeway.

Read Marva and her family's story in @GoErie: https://bit.ly/3BW5TYo

Read in the @PittsburghPostGazette by @Sarahbauknecht how "After a two-year hiatus, Style Week Pittsburgh kicks off this week" We are proud to support Style Week Pittsburgh and present at the Business of Fashion Brunch. Read on at https://www.post-gazette.com/life/fashion/2022/08/16/after-two-year-hiatus-style-week-pittsburgh-kicks-off-this-week-wadria-taylor-sew-your-stitch/stories/202208120073

Read at @905wesa by @ODriscoll1bill how "Style Week Pittsburgh returns as an in-person event." Learn about the weekend-long activities from the runway show to the Business of Fashion Brunch where Bridgeway will be presenting. Read on at https://www.wesa.fm/arts-sports-culture/2022-08-16/style-week-pittsburgh-returns-as-an-in-person-event