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Legislative Updates, New Grants, Events and Much More
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This week’s Friday Extra comes from our fearless leader Lisa Sorin.
Topics are:
1. Bronx Chamber Annual Holiday Party:
2. MWBE Certification
3. Neighborhood Business Grant Info Session on Monday, November 22nd
4. Small Business Resource Network Open and Online website program
Upcoming Events
Bronx Chamber Annual Holiday Party & Toy Drive
The holiday season is finally here — which means it’s time to deck the halls, bring out the holiday cookies and embrace all things merry and bright.
Join the Bronx Chamber for our annual Holiday Party at Villa Barone Manor on Thursday, December 9th. Wear your best ugly sweater for our #uglysweatercontest and bring a toy for our #TOYDRIVE.
This years Toy Drive recipient is New Settlement. The New Settlement Community Center serves students from three schools, their families and members of the surrounding community with a range of programs in health and nutrition, education, youth development and the arts.
What You Should Know
UBS Grant Program
Project Entrepreneur, a program by UBS, aims to level the playing field for female founders of color by providing these founders with the resources and support they need to build and scale their companies. The Democratizing the Friends & Family Round program, in partnership with Hello Alice, will award $25,000 grants as well as access to virtual coaching and skill-building opportunities to 30 female founders of color who are leading high-growth companies.
The Small Business Growth Fund
Hello Alice is awarding 50 small business owners with $5,000 grants to help them make their next big move in 2022. To be eligible, a business must have less than $1M in annual revenue, a commitment to diversity and community, and a clear plan to use the grant funds.
Applications for Round 1 are open now through December 10, 2021 at 6PM ET. For a full list of eligibility criteria, please see the Terms and Conditions.
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Crain’s Business Forum
With New York’s legalization of adult-use marijuana expected to be up and running by late 2022, the industry is expected to generate north of $4 billion in overall sales. This translates to $350 million in tax revenue. How can state offices ensure communities that historically had been criminalized by marijuana laws have an opportunity to do business in the emerging industry? Join us on December 15th to learn more!
BXCC Citizens NYC Grant and Webinar
Join us to learn more about our Neighborhood Business Grant. You will learn how to get up to $10,000 for your community improvement projects, have your questions for the application answered, and connect with other entrepreneurs and community leaders.
This webinar will provide guidance for businesses interested in applying for loans and grants. In addition to providing an overview of available financing options, we will share tips to consider before taking on debt, an overview of documents commonly required to apply for a loan, and a summary of other loans and grants that are currently available for NYC businesses.
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