- Feb. 2, 2020
-- BCE Media Inc., parent company of online events calendar BlackCulturalEvents.com and led by CEO Pamela Ashe-Thomas, announced the expansion of BlackCulturalEvents.com into the Northern California Bay Area (https://www.blackculturalevents.com/
bay-area) to accommodate their growth, and leverage the Bay Area's long standing African American community.
"The decision to expand our presence into the Bay Area was a logical step in our business growth strategy," said Pamela Ashe-Thomas, CEO, and co-founder of BCE Media Inc. "Promoting Black cultural events and Black businesses is the main reason our site exists and we want to cover as wide an area as possible. We have seen exponential growth in our reach in Southern California, and the Bay Area, and Oakland in particular, has a rich history of Black cultural events that we want to recognize."
BlackCulturalEvents.com is an online cultural events calendar and newsletter (Black Cultural Events Weekly) with listings of black businesses, restaurants, cultural institutions, art centers and landmarks that offers a gateway to the rich cultural life of the Black community.
"Our expansion into the Bay Area marks a milestone moment in the growth of BlackCulturalEvents.com as we introduce our world-class product to new audiences," said BCE Media Inc. co-founder David Ashe. "We also welcome the opportunity to forge new partnerships with local venues, event producers and the community at large. Fortunately we have several ties to the community already in place just as we do in Southern California. We encourage everyone to support African American events and businesses in the community."
BlackCulturalEvents.com national expansion will be led by its executive team and expects to grow into several key African American markets in the future. According to co-founder Eric Thomas, "African American cultural events are a large and growing category in the United States, and increasingly worldwide. We have a tremendous opportunity to engage the black community in all of California and eventually across the country."