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

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#YBKDAY: WHEN St. Louis Celebrates young entrepreneurs that’s as good as it gets!

This year, on Saturday, July 17, 2021, we are part of a call to action that will change the calendar and help make history. Young Biz Kidz Day (YBKday), is a day that is set aside to celebrate young kids that have successfully started a business and are influencing...

SBA Reopens Shuttered Venue Operators Grants for Applications

In Case You Missed It... SBA Reopened Shuttered Venue Operators Grants for Applications, April 24 at 12:30 p.m. EDT Applicants can register today; updated documents now available WASHINGTON –– The U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Shuttered Venue...

The St. Louis Community Foundation Announces Three New Grant Opportunities

Here are three grant opportunities you do not want to miss out on.   1. The Black Communities Investment Initiative The Black Communities Investment Initiative  The Black Communities Investment Initiative was established at the St. Louis Community Foundation to...

U.S. Black Chambers CEO Ron Busby on support for federal minimum wage increase.

Source: CNBC The debate over raising the federal minimum wage to $15 and hour is not an easy one. Senate and House Democrats are split over its inclusion in President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief package. Opponents argue a higher minimum wage will force small...

Be the Change You Are Looking To See | Veta T. Jeffery – HSBCC

Jan. 27, 2021 --- We don’t ask you to believe in our ability to change, we ask you to believe in yours. - Barack Obama While change may be difficult, it is definitely necessary.  If we continue to glean from the opening lines of A Tale of Two Cities, St. Louis...

New Urban Champions on Collaboration, Growth, and Problem-Solving in St. Louis, MO features Veta T. Jeffery’s Contributions

St. Louis: A New Urban Champion Source: NewCities.org New Urban Champions is an initiative created to showcase the most successful, but less frequently told stories of collaboration, growth, and problem-solving happening in mid-sized cities that deserve a greater...

Bold Moves Changing Black St. Louis Economics

“We don’t ask you to believe in our ability to change, we ask you to believe in yours.” Barack Obama If we continue to glean from the opening lines of a Tale of Two Cities, St. Louis epitomizes its very essence.  It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,...

Funds Released! | SMALL BUSINESS RAPID DEPLOYMENT FUND | Funded through a grant from the St. Louis County CARES Act

Source:  STL Partnership | www.stlpartnership.com St. Louis County has established a Small Business Rapid Deployment Fund to assist small businesses that have been severely impacted by COVID-19. Funded through a grant from the St. Louis County CARES Act, this fund is...

19 Families Buy Nearly 97 Acres of Land in Georgia to Create a Safe City for Black People

In this environment, it is so important to create the change and be the change to balance equality, safety and prosperity in a society that overall does not value the Black Community the same as others.  This is why this story is so powerful.   (CNN) - "Welcome...