Minority-owned small businesses get some limelight during the Big Gig

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Merchandise can hit all the right notes, just like music can, at the Big Gig.  And just like previous years, the Summerfest Store is open to customers. Something new this year, a Marketplace area behind the store located near the Miller Lite Oasis.  In this spot, you'll find about a dozen minority-owned small businesses who've set up shop in individual booths.  A grant funding program through BMO Harris, called BMO EMpower, made this all possible, offering financial assistance up to $3500.  Vendors say they're beyond appreciative of what this financial institute is providing.  

To learn more about what BMO EMpower and the role it plays in helping minority businesses get of the ground, click here.

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Of course, we can't forget about the Summerfest Store.  It's back again this year.  There are special promotions happening.  Also, you can find a limited supply of merchandise online as well.  


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