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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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#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...