Erie Homecoming 2020: “Erie’s Economic Evolution” is happening this week.
Erie Homecoming is an event that shares the vision of where we are going as a business community and the specific projects that will be taking us there.
Yoselin Person was live outside of the Erie Regional Chamber to tell us more about what’s taking place at this year’s homecoming.
Get your favorite hot drink because Erie Homecoming is happening virtually.
Rooms full of people just aren’t happening in the midst of a pandemic, so Erie Homecoming is an event that will inspire you from comfort of your home or office.
The purpose of homecoming is to give attendees the opportunity to learn how they can invest in the Erie community.
During this two day event, you will be able to learn how you can invest the time, talent and treasure in creating a more diverse and prosperous Erie community.
Erie’s Black Wall Street will be featured this year. It’s a nonprofit organization that’s known for improving black business.
“So, having it geared towards helping black businesses expand and spread their wings, I think that’s amazing,” said Alexandria Ellis, owner, She Vintage.
Ellis began her business six months ago. She says Erie Black Wall Street is a safe space where black entrepreneurs can connect and collaborate with others.
The organization also helps others with credit repair.
“They’ve helped me by connecting me with resources if someone is looking for a nail tech or a boutique that’s black owned, they have connected customers of their clients to me through their organization,” said Ellis.
Speakers from the black owned organization will speak about creating regional equity.
There will also be a discussion about Flagship Opportunity Zones and what it means in terms of tax and other investment incentives.