Economic Perspectives with Hopeton Hay on KAZI 88.7 FM in Austin, TX

Austin Urban Market Focus of November 9 Economic Perspectives

Posted by Hopeton on November 8, 2009

Don and Sharon Ellerby, owners of Austin Urban Market, are the November 9 guests on Economic Perspectives on KAZI 88.7 FM, 5:30-6 p.m. Austin Urban Market was started in 2009 to encourage cooperative economics by providing Austin area artists and other entrepreneurs a showcase to market their products and services to the local community.  Austin Urban Market will be showcasing local entrepreneurs on November 14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Villager Newspaper, 1223 Rosewood Ave. as part of the 2009 E.A.S.T. Austin Studio Tour.

Sharon Ellerby Photoedited

Sharon Ellerby

Don and Sharon are also owners of African Visions which provides handmade natural & organic hair and skin care products and African and African American artwork, jewelry and accessories.

Don Ellerby is a native of Austin who has been involved with numerous community organizations and activities.  His volunteer work has included working on the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department Black History Month Heritage Festival, Texas Legislative Black Caucus, and Texas Senate Black Caucus.

Sharon Ellerby is also a native of Austin.   She has been featured in Southern Living Magazine’s People & Places Making a Difference (March 2009) and the Villager Newspaper (March 2009) and won the Big Austin’s Citibank Foundation/Women & Co. Award in April 2009.

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