2021


"...their more recent commercial projects like The Silver Room — a boutique shop led by Chicago social entrepreneur Eric Williams that sells and exhibits work by local artists and artisans — have allowed the firm to explore how businesses can participate in those “bubbling ecologies” too" 

BY ANJULIE RAO

"Bronzeville Winery set to open this summer..." 

BY AARON GETTINGER

"While food and wine are the focal points of the project, reinvestment in the community is what's really driving the Bronzeville Winery." 

BY NASHA SMITH



Black-Owned Bronzeville Winery, Run By Silverroom's Owner, Set To Open This Summer

 BY MAXWELL EVANS



The Silverroom Block Party is Cancelled Again

BY AARON GETTINGER


"If programmed correctly, activities there could compliment a host of annual warm weather events in Hydincluding the Silver Room’s massive yearly summer block party at 53rd Street and Harper Avenue..."

 BY CST EDITORIAL BOARD


100 Black-Owned Businesses to Support in Chicago

 BY CLAIRE YOUNG


10 Black-Owned Businesses that are Shaping Chicago Right Now

BY AARON OLIVER






"A minimal design approach becomes a platform for the people..."

 BY ADRIAN MADLENER



2020

A Small Business Finds Opportunity in Crisis

BY MARY HARRIS

7 Black-Owned Businesses to Support on Black Friday

BY JANICE GASSAM ASARE

8 Small Black-Owned Jewelry and Accessories Stores You Won’t Be Able to Resist

BY CHLOE CASTLEBERRY

Questions for Trying Times

BY VASIA RIGOU

Silver Room Owner Shares Top Picks For What To Read, Watch And Do

BY STEPHANIE KIM

"Eric Williams helps us understand how can we all be a part of a meaningful change in the fight for a more equal and inclusive society."

BY DAMONA HOFFMAN

L1 Creative Business Accelerator

BY UChicagoArts

Redesigning The Silverroom Community Space In Chicago

BY ELLIE STATHAKI

How The Silverroom Founder Eric Williams is Keeping Chicago Connected in the Digital Era

BY Do312

"I started the business with like $15 and figured out how to make it work."

BY AARON GETTINGER

The Windy City is one of the most adventurous, experimental scenes in the country- here's why.

BY NATALIE WEINER

"Keeping up with the times while still maintaining our vibe is a constant test."

BY GO BANG MAG

2019

"The Silverroom is much more than you would think it be..."

BY UofC CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

The Silverroom Sound System Block Party isn't your Typical Fest.

BY TYLER MARIE LAWRENCE

A brief oral history of The Silverroom Block Party

BY LIOR GALIL

2018

How Eric Williams builds community with his shop, The Silverroom

BY SCOOP JACKSON

"Eric Williams addresses the historic disenfranchisement in communities of color by providing space, support, and programming that responds to his core constituents’ needs"

BY EDLIS NEESON