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Meta Announces Georgia as Largest Recipient of Black Business Grants Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg Virtually Visits to Reinforce Commitment to Small Businesses Company with Mission to Create Confident Young Women of Color is Featured Meta Platforms, Inc., or Meta, is headquartered in California and is formerly known as Facebook, Inc. The company is the parent organization of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, among other subsidiaries. Meta’s Chief Operating Officer | Read more...
Volunteers from Wells Fargo, the Greater Women’s Business Council and Invest Atlanta decorated the iVillage in southwest Atlanta with holiday cheer on Saturday as part of the bank’s “Hope USA” campaign to bring hope to diverse small businesses across the country. Wells Fargo also surprised four minority-owned small businesses with ,000 checks at the iVillage, Atlanta’s first container village. The small business corridor features a florist, an architecture firm, a sweat | Read more...
Project REAP (Real Estate Associate Program), the nation’s leading effort to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the commercial real estate (CRE) industry, is announcing the return of Open Access, an initiative to increase diverse representation in community development finance. The Community Development Finance industry is dedicated to improving under-resourced and underrepresented communities nationwide, many of which are Black and Latinx areas disproportionately | Read more...
ATLANTA, GA, Nov. 15, 2021 – Pinnacle Financial Partners has opened its second full-service office in Atlanta at 3379 Peachtree St. NE in Buckhead, offering a diverse array of services for personal finance, small business, commercial and wealth management needs. “This is an exciting development for us,” said regional president Rob Garcia. “Opening the Buckhead office is just the next step in our plans to build a network of offices across the MSA. We’ve built an impressive | Read more...
Decatur, Georgia - The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and Goodwill will hold a job fair in metro Atlanta, on Wednesday, November 16, from 10 am until 1 pm. DJJ is currently looking to hire Juvenile Correctional Officers (JCO), Housekeepers, and Food Service Workers for the Atlanta Youth Development Campus located in College Park, Ga. Individuals interested in joining the DJJ team should bring their valid driver’s license or two forms of identification. | Read more...
Members of the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (MLK) Merchants Association met at Johnny M’s Pizza Bistro Bar and Grill on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard to participate in neighborhood clean-up. Johnny M’s Pizza Bistro Bar and Grill is owned and operated by Atlanta businessman and philanthropist Johnny Mims who is also the current president of the merchants’ association. The mission of the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Merchants | Read more...
Prime Times for Cyber-Attacks and How to Stay Protected By Celeste Boyd-Spear, Vice President and General Manager, AT&T Southeast States Retail Organization October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The topic might sound overwhelming, and it certainly can be, but there are a few easy ways we can educate and protect ourselves and our loved ones. Be mindful of timing. Cyber actors target certain times to strike. Experts warn that holiday weekends like Thanksgiving | Read more...
#BGJ - Black Girl Joy Winners (2020)
By Teresa D. Southern, Southern Surge Strategies Awards of 0 are open for girls ages 12-24 to apply from August 1 - August 15, 2021 to spread happiness in their communities. Atlanta, Georgia – An organization is stepping in to make sure young black women who have a desire to spread joy to their communities are off to a swift start. Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium asks applicants to describe their ideas for spreading joy with their friends, families, and | Read more...
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced the allocation of ,459,897 to Georgia through the nation’s Housing Trust Fund (HTF) for affordable housing. The state must use at least 80 percent of each annual grant for rental housing. HTF funds may be used for the production or preservation of affordable housing through the acquisition, new construction, reconstruction, and/or rehabilitation of non-luxury housing with suitable | Read more...
The Women’s Business Enterprise Council(WBEC)-West is proud to launch its newest competition, the National Black Business Pitch (NBBP). This national competition, scheduled for August 17-19, is designed to connect Black-owned businesses to corporations who are looking to expand and diversify their supply chain with new products and services. Participants have the opportunity to compete for cash prizes of up to ,000. Applications are being accepted at | Read more...
ATLANTA WEALTH BUILDING INITIATIVE LAUNCHES SIGNATURE CAMPAIGN  “1,000 BLACK BUSINESSES IN 1,000 DAYS” Program Announcement Was One Outcome of AWBI’s First Community Wealth-Building Forum   ATLANTA– The Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative (AWBI) announced a groundbreaking program, “Advancing Enterprise Prosperity: 1,000 Black Businesses in 1,000 Days” designed to cultivate shared prosperity across the Atlanta community. The first-of-its kind initiative will | Read more...
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