l Meet Beverly A. Gray

The non-profit, Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center, Inc. honors Beverly A. Gray, a dedicated community advocate, City Council Member, and entrepreneur. She envisioned Buffalo’s Eastside as a hub for economic growth.

As a council member, she established an open-door policy to be the most accessible member in local government. With her natural ability to plan, develop and implement projects, she took on initiatives to revitalize the East Side of Buffalo. Beverly was a member of many social, civil, and political groups including the NAACP, Buffalo Urban League, Greater East Side Business Association, Black Chamber of Commerce, and Women for Human Rights and Dignity. It’s her vision and commitment to the people of Buffalo that guides our mission today.

l Learn about The Exchange


The Exchange at Beverly Gray is the premier Business and Entrepreneur Service Organization specifically serving the underrepresented and BIPOC entrepreneurial community in Buffalo, NY. Located on East side of Buffalo, our goal is to be a conduit for business development and growth for new and existing entrepreneurs. Through our 4 Pillars Approach, we help our members solve critical problems while on their entrepreneurial and business journey. With partnership from the University at Buffalo, we are the first Incubator in WNY specifically serving BIPOC entrepreneurs and business owners.

The Exchange at Beverly Gray was established in honor of Beverly A. Gray, a dedicated community advocate, Council Member an entrepreneur who had a vision of innovation and economic growth for Buffalo’s Eastside. Today, standing on that foundation, our goal is to empower and equip minority entrepreneurs throughout the city of Buffalo with the necessary tools needed to build sustainable, high growth businesses that not only positively impacts Buffalo’s east and west side but has a state and nationwide impact as well.


We believe through equity, inclusion and innovation we can increase the success rate of minority entrepreneurs from high potential to high growth. We see entrepreneurship as the pathway to attaining generational wealth while building the local community.


l Leadership Team


Derrick Parson
Serial Entrepreneur

l Board Of Directors