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Testing remains a very important tool in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 | Community Testing Updates - 1/3/22 The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is now offering two options for FREE COVID-19 testing. First, there are in-person testing events hosted around the state. Individuals are not required to pre-register...

Backing Black Business Small Business Grants is Awarding Cash Grants to Women-Owned Businesses

We are excited to announce that the application process for the Backing Black Business small business grant program launched December 8th.  The program will provide cash grants ranging from $5K to $50K to more than 200 Black women entrepreneurs who either started...

The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. Priorities at the Top of Biden Administration’s Commitment on Federal Contracting Opportunities for Black-Owned Firms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT Zakiya Larry (929) 277-8378 DEC. 2, 2021--WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Biden Administration has announced a set of reforms to the federal procurement process to increase the share of small and disadvantaged businesses (SDBs) in the federal...

Get Started Omaha presents Get Started™, an opportunity for emerging startups to showcase their business and pitch to investors and industry leaders.

WHAT IS GET STARTED™? Get Started™ is an opportunity for emerging startups to showcase their business and pitch to investors and industry leaders. $25,000 in cash will be awarded to the overall winner. Additional cash and in-kind prizes will be awarded to the winner...

U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. Awards Top Business and Policy Leaders During 2021 ByBlack Conference

Five national honors for supporting and growing Black business cap week of ByBlack Conference MEDIA CONTACT Zakiya@QuestMediaTraining.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington D.C. (Oct 21, 2021) — The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) has recognized the best in Black-owned...

USPAACC | Business Express: Ready? Let’s Grow! | 2021 – 2022 Cohort

Business Express: Ready? Let's Grow! 2021 - 2022 Cohort Apply by September 30, 2021  This year, we're taking Business Express to a new level: Business Express Cohort! We are seeking 25-30 small- and minority-owned businesses to expand their enterprises and succeed in...

HSBCC Partners with Maryville University for Maryville University’s Digital Development Project

We’re dedicated to supporting local businesses in our community. That’s why we’re excited to announce our participation in Maryville University’s Digital Development Project, powered by Pearson. Through this program, up to 44 small business owners in the St. Louis...

Taste of Black St. Louis to return for its third year!

Taste of Black St. Louis to return for its third year! Show Me St. Louis’ Malik Wilson found out how you can join in on the fun and even get a taste of the action. ST. LOUIS — For the third year, a food event returns to St. Louis highlighting the rich culture of food...

Q&A: Black Chamber Executive Discusses Community Resources, Opportunities

By Ana Hernández Kent Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Research from the Institute for Economic Equity has highlighted economic disparities between non-Hispanic white and Black families. The majority of Black families in the United States (over four in five), for example,...

Young Biz Kids: Ziggy and Tootie Cakes Featured in the News

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