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Michigan Works! Association Recognizes Taylor Box, The Armored Group and SEMCA Michigan Works!

Metro Detroit talent development and employment successes were among those celebrated by state leaders at the Michigan Works! Association Impact Awards. Lansing, Mich. – Local lawmakers and...

 
 By StatePoint    Business    March 17, 2022

Closing the Wealth Gap, One Woman Entrepreneur at a Time

(StatePoint) Women represent the majority of all entrepreneurs today. In 2020 alone, women started 2,000 small businesses nationwide and of those, 64% were founded by women from diverse backgrounds,...

 

What Every Small Business Owner Should Know Today

(StatePoint) Given how much has changed about the way people do business over the last few years, experts say it may be time for entrepreneurs to rethink how they store and protect company data, and...

 
 By Janine Folks    Business    March 3, 2022

A Sweet Return: Peoples Bakery and Restaurant

It is the first African American owned and operated bakery in the Downriver Area and the community welcomes its return. Like many other businesses affected by COVID19, the beloved bakery had to pause...

 

Willie Brake and All About Technology address the Digital Divide in Detroit

A diverse, knowledgeable, resourceful, and social human being lives among us. Willie Brake, legend in the making, having uniquely made technology affordable, while reducing electronic waste at the...

 

Greater Romulus Chamber Holding Black-Owned Business Showcase February 26th 2 - 6pm

ROMULUS – The Greater Romulus Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) is holding a new event they're calling the "Black-Owned Business and Vendor Showcase" on February 26, 2022. The Showcase is free to attend an...

 

SBA, Black Chambers Back President Biden's Push for Federal Contracting with Minority Businesses

When President Joe Biden directed federal agencies to increase contracting spending with small, disadvantaged businesses by 50 percent over the next five years, Bibi Hidalgo, the associate...

 

Funerals are a Necessary Yet Often Overlooked Part of Life Says Westland Funeral Director

Sorting through the tasks involving the end of a life has been his life's calling for Gregory McClary, owner and manager of Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home in Westland. At the age of nine, McClary...

 

What Every Small Business Owner Should Know Today

(StatePoint) Given how much has changed about the way people do business over the last few years, experts say it may be time for entrepreneurs to rethink how they store and protect company data, and...

 

Local Business Puts the Emphasis on Men and Beard Grooming

Most of us encounter one each and every day without giving it much thought: a man with a beard. In fact, it is estimated that about 55 percent of men around the world have some type of facial hair....

 

Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rainbow PUSH convene the 22nd Global Automotive Summit in Detroit

This year's Summit attracted over 400 automotive executives, entrepreneurs, suppliers, dealers, manufacturers, consumers, government, and elected officials to the Motor City Casino Hotel and...

 

Inkster Native has coffee in Meijers Rivertown Market

Sometimes, the statement, 'listen to your grandmother' is all you need to get the ball rolling. That is how Birlon Harvest got it's start. Gina Allen loved her grandmother, Ola Ree Williams, better...

 

Wayne County Businesses Have a Partner in Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber (SWCRC) serves the western Wayne County and Downriver business communities by supporting local businesses, providing resources, and promoting engagement...

 

Faith Based Organization Launches Buy Black Challenge

Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas is challenging everyone to use Black-owned businesses for their service and product needs for 100 days nationwide. Led by senior pastor and social justice...

 

NBA Foundation Sends Millions in Grants to Black-owned Businesses

The NBA Foundation today announced 22 new grants totaling $6 million to help create employment opportunities, further career advancement and drive greater economic empowerment for Black youth. The gra...

 
 By Renee Summers    Business    July 8, 2021

Crab Kitchen Offering Cajun-Style Seafood in Westland

This past winter, Westland neighbors received a new option for dining: Cajun seafood. In January 2021, Crab Kitchen Cajun Seafood opened on Wayne Road, across from the Westland Shopping Center. Restau...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    Business    June 24, 2021

Shotcallerz and Dream Chasers Kezell's Grand Opening Coming This July!

Shotcallerz barber shop has had a reputation of making their customers crispy. You come in one way, and you're guaranteed to leave out looking and feeling different. Markeisha Ezell is keeping the...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    Business    June 17, 2021

Bakers Bible and BookStore - The Endurance of God's Will

Specialist Bakers Bible & Bookstore has been a valuable resource for communities, across the community of Detroit. The white building on Grand River Ave., and the corner of Woodside has been in...

 

Making Technology Affordable and Accessible ForAll

When the pandemic shut down Detroit schools and office buildings, Willie Brake closed his local computer shop, All About Technology. That closure lasted just two days. "Phones were ringing off the...

 

EBONY 75th Anniversary Book Chronicles Black American Excellence and History

Since 1945, Ebony has chronicled Black life and the multitude of contributions of generations of African American icons, trailblazers, changemakers, and the unsung. As the pandemic continues and...

 
 By Imad Hamad    Business    April 15, 2021

AHRC Wishes All Muslims a Blessed and Safe Ramadan:

The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) extends its wishes for a blessed and safe Ramadan to all Muslims in the US and in the rest of the world. Ramadan is expected to begin today Tuesday, April...

 

General Motors Announces 400 Percent Increase in Ad Spending with Black-Owned Media

General Motors, a longtime corporate partner of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), announced increasing advertising spending in Black-owned media by 400 percent. According to a...

 

Westland's Mayor William Wild Presents $70 Million Balanced Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22

Westland - On Monday, April 5, Mayor William R. Wild presented the Westland City Council with a $70 million balanced budget proposal for fiscal year 2021-22. The budget adds approximately $157,000 to...

 

Elevating the Alpha Spirit through Partnership

On March 14, 2021, the Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Sigma Delta Lambda Chapter, Key 930 located in Southfield Michigan, with a generous donation from Bro. Willie E. Brake, founder of A...

 

Finally! The SBA Releases One-Page PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

WASHINGTON, DC - The Small Business Administration (SBA) released a slew of PPP guidance and updates yesterday, including the new simplified, one-page application for borrowers of loans for $150,000 or less – Form 3508S. Before the program reopened...

 

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