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Community Kitchen Pittsburgh gives those who have been down a path up

Shamaya Davis aspires to own a restaurant. Her nine-year-old daughter just wants to see mommy compete on the TV series “MasterChef.” Davis is on her way to making both of those dreams a reality as she prepares to graduate from Community Kitchen Pittsburgh (CKP), a nonprofit organization that gives disenfranchised people culinary arts training while helping them find stable employment in the food service industry.

“Literally everything in my life has fallen into place since I walked in the door,” a teary-eyed Davis says of the program. “Something new happens every day.”

Students attend classes on weekdays for 12 weeks at the Hazelwood facility. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., they learn everything from basic knife skills and recipes for “mother sauces” to high-volume cooking and sanitation. Using those skills, they prepare up to 2,000 contracted meals per day for local charities, schools and businesses. About 70 percent of CKP participants have previously been incarcerated.

Pittsburgh fashion game-changers and trends to watch in 2019

Mentorship: National media have sometimes turned up their noses at Pittsburgh fashion (We’re looking at you GQ circa 2011). But that hasn’t stopped the city’s style savvy from proudly promoting the ’Burgh’s burgeoning fashion scene...The trade group MONMADE, which helps Pittsburgh-bred brands grow strategically and effectively, also has helped make the city’s maker scene bigger and better. Watch for even more initiatives like these in 2019.

$5 million fund will help minority business owners in Erie

Perry Wood, executive director of the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority, sees a couple problems when he looks at a minority-owned business like Learning Ladder Early Childhood Education, located in the 2500 block of Peach Street. The first problem is there aren’t enough businesses like it. He said statistics show that minorities in Erie County own businesses at less than half the national rate. The other problem, he said, is that Learning Ladder’s owners, like so many other small businesses, face challenges finding money to finance their ventures.

In a joint announcement made Monday with Bridgeway Capital, ECGRA announced a plan to address both concerns by launching the Erie Inclusive Fund, a $5 million fund to encourage minority entrepreneurship.Wood said ECGRA is contributing $2.5 million to establish the low-interest loan fund that will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Pittsburgh-based Bridgeway Capital.

ECGRA and Bridgeway Capital invests $5 million in minority entrepreneurs

YOUR ERIE - It's a groundbreaking investment that will help minority businesses in Erie county shatter glass ceilings. Officials from ECGRA and Bridgeway Capital announced the Erie Inclusive Fund, a $5 million program that wants to elevate minority businesses in our area. This investment will support the expansion of the successful Erie Urban Entrepreneur Program.

Bridgeway’s 28th Annual Event

For the past 28 years, Bridgeway Capital has ignited inclusive economic growth across western Pennsylvania. We invite you to celebrate our 28th Anniversary on October 24th at the August Wilson …

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Produce Marketplace is bringing healthy food to #Clairton, PA. Until now, the struggling mill town didn’t have a grocer offering access to fresh food. Bridgeway helped Economic Development South transform a vacant hardware store into a community-driven market. #BridgewayCapital #Financing ...

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A great start to the New Year. Working with our new client, Holly’s World Salon, we we able to provide financing to help them grow their cosmetology business in Penn Hills. ...

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Closed another loan with Ton Pottery to purchase their state-of-the-art ceramic studio. Ton Pottery is helping to build a vibrant arts community in Millvale. #bridgewaycapital Ton Pottery ...

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Excited to share the vision of @Bridgeway_Cap 7800 Susquehanna Street with @danielgilman & @lMajestic

A great start to the New Year. Working with our new client, Holly’s World Salon, we we able to provide financing to help them grow their cosmetology business in Penn Hills.

One of our own, Aaron Aldrich, was recognized by the New Pittsburgh Courier as one of the recipients of the 2019 Men of Excellence award. The New Pittsburgh Courier selects AA men who inspire others through their leadership and dedication to the community to receive this award.

Closed another loan with Ton Pottery which enables them to purchase their state-of-the-art ceramic studio. Ton Potter is helping to build a vibrant arts community in Millvale.