Who we are.


When we formed Erie Management Group in 2004, we began with the same mission we continue to aim toward today: to generate economic expansion while providing high-quality, skilled employment in Northwest Pennsylvania and realizing growth and returns corresponding to our investment risk. We dedicate our equity capital to enter into collegial, long-term partnerships with entrepreneurs and management teams who share our goals and display extraordinary initiative.

When we invest, we provide customized management infrastructure to allow the company to focus on developing core business and begin operations even at the smallest scale. We do this by providing support in the key areas of marketing, supply chain management, finance, human resources, information systems, and corporate governance.

In addition to creating shareholder value and generating returns on our investments, we believe deeply in giving back to our community. We put this into practice through participation in federal, state, and local philanthropic work while prioritizing education and economic growth in the beautiful and historic Erie region.

We hope that learning a little more about who we are has encouraged you to explore our work further. If you are interested in joining our group of companies or being a part of our management team, reach out to get the conversation started.

Looking forward to many great years to come,

Samuel P. Black III

Founder, CEO

Our family of companies.


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Black Insurance Group

Black Insurance Group has 50+ years of experience providing quality insurance to Erie, PA and surrounding communities. Black Insurance Group helps clients navigate the insurance industry and enables them to choose policies from top carriers for the best coverage.

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Flourish Summit

Flourish Summit provides resources to entrepreneurs and aims to breakdown the negative misconceptions that inhibit personal growth and career success.

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Hero BX

Hero BX is one of the largest producers of biodiesel in the Northeast United States and serves the country’s leading and most diverse energy companies with innovative, sustainable fuel technology that is paving the way for future generations.

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Idea Fund

Idea Fund supports early entrepreneurial development with priorities given to women, minorities, and Veterans. Through annual and on-going initiatives, funds and services are provided to entrepreneurs to conquer the “development gap” or lack of resources available to transform ideas into young companies.

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SB3

SB3 is a premier office complex in Erie, PA with 35,000+ square feet of marketable commercial space and 150+ acres of developable industrial land. In 2018, the property was designated an opportunity zone by PA Governor Tom Wolf.

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The Black Family Foundation

The Black Family Foundation promotes continuous improvement in the quality of life around the globe by investing in nonprofit-related projects that offer a high probability of transformational and sustainable change. These investments leverage the fewest resources for the greatest gains in social progress.


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