The business requires 250 votes from supporters to be eligible for entry into the program and to be considered by a panel of business experts for the program’s $150,000 small business grant.
Past News ReleasesRSS
Youngstown, OH (PRWEB) September 23, 2014
Small youth publisher/illustration studio Black Streak Entertainment is a candidate in the Mission Main Street Grants program, a program from Chase that helps small businesses. Black Streak Entertainment is operated by its founders, brothers Justin (26-years-old) and Terry L. Raimey (28-years-old). The business requires 250 votes from supporters to be eligible for entry into the program and to be considered by a panel of business experts for the program’s $150,000 small business grant.
Black Streak Entertainment publishes teen fiction novels, comics, and graphic novels featuring diverse characters of various ethnicities, skin tones, and social backgrounds, including mixed-race characters. Black Streak also produces products like button-pins, stickers and art prints featuring these characters. Every character and published work under the Black Streak Entertainment label are the brainchildren of Justin and Terry L Raimey. Black Streak Entertainment seeks to do what modern-day mainstream youth entertainment refuses to; that is, to represent kids and teens of color through creating appealing characters and storylines that shatter stereotypes and encourage people to think outside of the box.
With the $150,000 small business grant from the Mission Main Street program, Black Streak brothers Justin and Terry L Raimey will bring more variety to the world of comics, teen fiction, animation, and licensed pop-culture products; variety in the cultural appearances of characters and story lines that are relatable to American minorities from all socioeconomic classes. The brothers also plan on relocating their Ohio-based business to Los Angeles, CA, the city of highest customer and potential business partner interest for the Black Streak brand and products. The Raimey brothers will also open a gallery/showroom/retail store where they can showcase their products and character artwork to representatives from companies that want to enter licensing agreements with their small business. Additionally, Terry and Justin will use the grant funds to promote their business at various red carpet events and pop-culture conventions in the Los Angeles area that they are regularly invited to attend and sponsor.
To learn more about Black Streak Entertainment’s candidacy in the Mission Main Street program, or to cast a vote for Black Streak Entertainment, please visit the business's profile page at https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/26945.
For press inquiries and interviews with the Raimey brothers, please contact Terry L. Raimey at press(at)blackstreakbooks(dot)com. To learn more about Black Streak Entertainment books and products, visit http://www.blackstreakbooks.com and http://www.blackstreakstore.com