Community Equity Campaign Launched!

We are excited to share that our community equity raise is now live! Our goal is to have a large number of Black investors and local community members share in the ownership of this building.

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2023 Tour

April 28, 2023

The Aux did a tour of the facility with all upcoming vendors to showcase the space and bring the excitement for its future home! Check out our community or entrepreneurs!

Raise & Reveal

October 20, 2021

On September 30, 2021, we hosted our Raise 'N Reveal event, which brought hundreds of community members together to support The AUX and to bring awareness to our vision for Black entrepreneurship in Evanston.

The Daily Northwestern features The AUX

October 15, 2021

The Daily Northwestern recently featured the AUX, highlighting how we are trying to foster community with Black-owned businesses at the forefront. Learn more about how the AUX is taking shape, including an interview with Ald. Peter Braithwaite (2nd).

The Evanston Roundtable announces our “Raise & Reveal” event

September 30, 2021

Several hundred Evanstonians descended on the building at the intersection of Pitner Avenue and Washington Street for the “Raise and Reveal” of The Aux, the site for a planned business incubator for African American-owned businesses, some already established and others getting ready to launch. The name “Aux,” derived from the auxiliary jack on a sound system, refers to “plugging in and inspiring change,” using a business model in…