Businesses across the board will struggle over the weekend with a decline in sales due to the pandemic. Although we need to keep in mind the importance of spending, supporting small businesses, which are the backbone of our community, is also important. As if this could make things worse for businesses, it has been reported that the business has become black take a hard hit. That’s why The city of Buffalo and AT&T have rallied to encourage people to support demographics that can actually benefit.
“My administration will continue its commitment to helping those who need it most in these difficult times, and that includes our black businesses and entrepreneurs,” Major Brown said. “Our black property entrepreneurs play an important role in the economic success of our city, and we recognize that most of them are affected by the disproportionate impact of COVID-19. Buffalo Week’s purchases will rely on my other initiatives to help black business owners and further prepare them for the growing number of online shoppers this season and during the show. some of the region’s most unique goods and services. ”
The eight-day event, called Buy Black Buffalo Week, will be coordinated by the Beverly Gray Exchange Center. Not only are black entrepreneurs offered marketing packages, but they are also encouraged to participate in a seasonal virtual weekend workshop that is possible with the support of M&T Bank.
These businesses need community support more than ever. When the country is facing racial tensions, online shopping is becoming more popular, big stores are dominating, and now there is a pandemic … owning a small business is hard enough. Then we look at the economic numbers of black societies and see that it’s even harder.
“Previous research shows that the dollar within the black community is once zero, compared to 6-9 times that the dollar circulates within other demographics,” said Chantel Patton, owner. It’s a brown minority business board – a source where buyers can access a comprehensive database of business on the Internet. “In order for our society to see change in this financial circulation system, we need to start with our own support. Supporting the black property business is about supporting your neighbor’s dreams. Together we are stronger than the individual and with the Buy Black initiative, all who are involved in this work will play an integral part of the spark that changes the story in a society where we live from survival to prosperity. ”
The initiative as well Buy Black Challenge Week Art Buffalo, hosted by Ms. Eye Candy Boutique and Get Fokus’d Productions. The challenge invites students in grades 8-12 to create a themed artwork called “Stronger Together,” sponsored by the National Grid.
“Grid National is a company that celebrates the full diversity of our talent and coverage to bring everyone from every background to collaborate and make sure we get the best out of each other,” he said. Grid Regional Director Ken Kujawa. “We have long worked closely with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown on a variety of initiatives and appreciate this new opportunity to support this week’s Buy Black Buffalo poster competition and – through the funding we offer – to encourage participating retailers to join the Buffalo Partnership. . We also encourage support for black entrepreneurs beyond the week of December 4. As so many small businesses play an important role in strengthening the economy in the communities in which we live and work. ”
Buffalo is now one of the few innovative cities in the United States and offers a week-long event to celebrate and support black entrepreneurs.
It’s important to remember that we’re not just talking about supporting retail stores during the holiday season. Remember, they are too professional services, restaurants, cultural venues and more. Many of these businesses offer discounts and rebates in order to take advantage of holiday spending trends.
It is time to come together as a city and strengthen at a time when small businesses can benefit from our collective support. There are many ways we can all help, whether it’s a food purchaser or a corporation that lends a hand with marketing strategies.
“AT&T is honored to support Black Buffalo in its first week of acquisition, as it is consistent with our company’s longevity. commitment to working with and assisting black businesses and various other businesses to achieve economic success, while celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion in our community, ”said Amy Kramer, president of New York, AT&T. “As a company that has been connecting people and businesses for more than 100 years, we are excited to promote and showcase so many amazing local businesses in Queen City. I applaud and encourage the fatigue organizers, the City of Buffalo and Mayor Brown, for their vision and hard work in organizing the Buy Black Buffalo Week. all for participating and supporting this local business. “
- The seasonal virtual workshop will be held on Tuesday, November 24, at 6 p.m.
- Black Buffalo’s weekly purchase is from December 4th to December 11th
Black Buffalo Weekly’s procurement will be presented by Buffalo City and AT&T with the support of M&T Bank, Grid National, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo City League of Young Professionals and Get Fokus’d Productions. Registration for Buy Black Buffalo Week is now open until November 28th. Business owners who wish to participate can register online after reviewing eligibility requirements. The full list of participating companies can be viewed online until the start of December 4th. To learn more about Buy Black Buffalo Week or the art challenge buyblackbuffalo.com.