The End of the PIAs and the Beginning of the Home Business Awards

Thank You Platinum PIAs for an amazing 10 Years and thanks to all the incredible people of the PIAs community who made such a difference. The name change of the awards show ensures that the mission of recognizing those who are a making a difference will continue. The new name of the PIAs will be theĀ  Home Business Awards. For more information on this transition please go here.

We laughed. We cried. We mostly laughed.

And we greatly miss a terrific friend to the PIAs who passed in the final year of the show just before the name change to Home Business Awards. We still can’t believe that he’s really gone. But of course he hasn’t truly left us because of all the great memories we have of him.

Rodger Taylor

Rodger Taylor was an author (“Einstein on Race and Racism”) as well as was the Teen Central librarian of the Grand Central branch of the New York Public Library where Lights Camera Read and the Platinum PIAs were sometimes involved. Rodger impacted many kids, inspiring them to write and express themselves and most importantly, to be heard.

Scroll down to learn the reason why the show’s name changed from Platinum PIAs to the Home Business Awards!

The Home Business Awards

The Home Business Awards continues with the same core values of the PIAs, recognizing those who are making a difference and are pursuing their dream. The Home Business Awards now nominates exclusively Home Business Achievers. The reason for this is to support those who have online home businesses due to being forced by COVED-19 to have to shut down their brick and mortar locations. Having a home based business makes a lot of sense to New Yorkers and entrepreneurs across the country. And we of the Home Business Awards acknowledge these heroes.