Vol.2019 No.5 - March 5 New office announcement

*|FNAME|*, I wanted to share a message from our partners at the US Small Business Administration:
The SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative is a federal training initiative that focuses on executives of businesses poised for growth in historically challenged communities. The initiative provides participants with the organizational framework, resource network, and motivation required to build sustainable businesses and promote economic development within urban communities. 

The Emerging Leaders Initiative has aided over 4,000 small business owners in sustaining and growing their businesses.  Over the course of seven months, participants are given the opportunity to work with experienced mentors, attend specialized workshops and develop connections with their peers, city leaders, and the financial community.

This training is for established business owners and is not for start-ups or people who are thinking about starting a business.  Eligibility and requirements include:
  • Have annual revenues of at least $250,000
  • Have been in business for at least 3 years
  • Have at least one employee, other than self
The program is free of charge and will run from April 2019 to October 2019.  Interested small business owners may register their interest by applying online by Friday, March 8th at: www.interise.org/sbaemergingleaders
Thank you Rep. Jon Santiago (D-9th Suffolk) for supporting MIDA Boston's Community Through Hospitality Initiatve!
(l-r: Segun Idowu, Chef Douglass Williams, Rep. Jon Santiago)
We are excited to share that we have a new office at WeWork, a co-working and private office space provider with locations all over the world. We believe it is important to collaborate with Black businesses and organizations and have a voice at the table with elected and appointed government officials. In order to continue connecting our member businesses to important contract opportunities and individual members to family-sustaining jobs, we determined that this move will put us in direct contact with those whose decisions impact our goals. We look forward to welcoming our members to our new space through future programming!
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Workism Is Making Americans Miserable
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Developers present plans for Dudley Square parcels
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Baker renews call for housing bill
Commonwealth Magazine (February 27, 2019)
Entrepreneur left corporate world for niche haircut business
Bay State Banner (February 27, 2019)
The ‘heartbreaking’ decrease in black homeownership
The Washington Post (February 28, 2019)
Boston Wants to Flip More Market-Rate Apartments into Affordable Housing
Next City (February 28, 2019)
Manufacturing’s second act
Bay State Banner (March 1, 2019)
Citing Demographic Challenges, UMass Announces Plans To Create Online College
WGBH News (March 4, 2019)
Tito Jackson: Cannabis Shops Would 'Lift Communities That Have Been Left Behind'
WBUR (March 4, 2019)
Paid Family Leave Gains Momentum In States As Bipartisan Support Grows
WGBH News (March 5, 2019)
Opioid Epidemic Town Hall
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6:00 PM
McKinley Elementary School
90 Warren Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Building Black Wealth Monthly Series
Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6:00pm 
1234 Columbus Avenue, Bldg. 3, Rm 121,
Roxbury, MA 02120

North Shore Business Expo
Thursday, March 14th, 2019, 8:00am
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom
50 Ferncroft Road - Danvers, MA

Boston Youth Job & Resource Fair
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10:00am
Reggie Lewis Center Track and Athletic Center
1483 Tremont Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02120

The Bay State Banner’s “Money Talk II: Making a Financial Impact on Yourself”
Saturday, April 20, 2019, 10:30 AM
Roxbury Community College
Academic Building 3, Student Commons 
1234 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02120

Roxbury Community College and Fenway CDC Career Fair
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 12:30 PM
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center
1350 Tremont Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120

BizGrow 2019
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 1:00 PM
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

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