Erie’s Black Wall Street
Erie’s Black Wall Street was created in 2018 by friends Kyra Taylor, Angelica Spraggins, & DaVona Pacley, who wanted to make a difference in Erie’s Black community. Erie’s Black Wall Street is geared towards celebrating & uplifting the Black community in a city, that in 2018 and several other years, was deemed “worst city for Blacks.” EBWS provides an online platform for Black business owners to connect, a way to create & cultivate meaningful relationships, an avenue for sparking change within the community, & a Black-owned business directory that can be found on their website & app. Project Renaissance was created to address specific needs voiced in Erie’s Black population. Programming is specifically designed to educate community members & business owners on the importance of financial investing, budgeting, home buying, credit building & the basics of business. EBWS’s vision is to create a culture of Black excellence and wealth in Erie that serves as an inspiration for generations to come.
Great Lakes Insurance Services Group, LLC
Great Lakes Insurance offers programs for a variety of risks, from your personal exposures to some of the most complex commercial risks. We will be moving downtown in January of 2023 to our new location at 12th and State St.
National Fuel is a diversified energy organization that operates an integrated collection of natural gas and oil assets across four business segments: exploration and production, pipeline and storage, gathering, and utility. We strive to deliver sustainable value for the benefit of our shareholders, employees, customers and communities alike.
Whitethorn Games is an indie game publisher focusing on pleasant, cozy games that can be played in pieces, require no special skills or knowledge, and anyone can pick up and play. We’re believers in accessibility, inclusion, and widening the audience that gets to play.
The Erie Philharmonic is a musical organization that works to provide high-quality, live orchestral concerts and programs to enrich, entertain, and educate our community members and visitors of all ages. April 30th and May 1st they are performing Star Wars: A New Hope with a Live Orchestra. Performances are almost sold out, with limited seats remaining for Sunday’s matinee. Contact the box office at eriephil.org or 814.455.1375.