Philadelphia has been in the history-making mode for quite some time. Not only did the Eagles win the 52nd SuperBowl, but Black Philadelphia has stepped up to the plate and taken on the challenge of keeping the dollars in the community via a self-directed program called iBUYBLACK - inaugurated by the Philadelphia Council of Leaders (PCOL).
The movement started on April 30, 2017, provides discount cards to consumers who support Black owned businesses in the community by giving them 10% discounts on goods or services, has garnered momentum over the past few months, and seeks to have a total of 1000 businesses and 10,000 subscribing members by April 30 of 2018. They are well on their way to succeeding in their efforts. Maintaining weekly conference calls and monthly meetings that showcase various Black businesses throughout Philadelphia, and developing strategies to make consumers more aware of their program, the viability of iBuyBlack has come to the attention of the Philadelphia's Department of Commerce. Commissioner Harold Epps will be a special guest at the upcoming meeting that is scheduled to be held Saturday, February 10, 2018, and is open to the public.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018
FEBRUARY 8 & 9, 2018
NEW YORK CITY
RAINBOW PUSH WALL STREET PROJECT
Economic development agency in New York City, New York