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In the News:

January 2022

The New Localism: A Roadmap to Inclusive Entrepreneurship Hear from Wilmington Alliance’s CEO at this national Roadmap to Inclusive Entrepreneurship event

December 2021

Courier Post: Federal, local business development center opens in Camden to help minority businesses

Ebony Magazine: Wells Fargo Pours Millions Into Beautifying Cities in Time for the Holidays

TAPintoCamden: Enterprise Center Launches in Camden to Help Minority Entrepreneurs

Front Runner New Jersey: The Enterprise Center Expands to Camden to Help Small NJ Minority Businesses

Insider NJ: Booker, Norcross Celebrate Expansion of The Enterprise Center Into New Jersey

6ABC: Wells Fargo Hope USA

NBC - The Kelly Clarkson Show: Official Website highlight: 'Philadelphia Small Business Owner Gets Emotional Surprise From Wells Fargo'

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Philly is 44% Black, yet our companies get less than 12% of city contracts

November 2021

CBS Philly: Volunteers Beautify West Philadelphia’s 52nd Street Corridor Just In Time For Holidays

West Philly Local: 52nd Street to get improvements just in time for the holiday season

The Philadelphia Inquirer: City program lights the way for diverse contractors to get work | Plan Philly - Philadelphia Inquirer

Generocity: RealLIST Impact: Meet 45 Philadelphia-area leaders whose work makes a difference

Smart Business Dealmakers: Addressing The Structural Barriers Facing Minority Owned Businesses

Banking Exchange: Wells Fargo’s Hope USA Initiative Supports Small Businesses During Holiday Season

October 2021

Philadelphia Magazine: The 76 Most Influential People in Philadelphia 5 years of ImpactPHL: 15 regional impact investing growth signals to accelerate

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Philly’s BIPOC entrepreneurs get new promises to fund businesses and correct a historical deficit

Metro Philly: SEPTA to host ‘Opportunities in Transportation’ virtual business workshop

September 2021 Events Roundup: Welcome a fresh fall start with these September tech and biz opportunities

WURD Radio: A Racial Reckoning in the Big Banks

August 2021

University City Science Center: The Science Center’s Nucleus Awards Honors Four Local Leaders

Shelterforce: Community Engagement Can’t Be a Checklist

Generocity: Come January, David Thornburgh won’t be CEO of Committee of Seventy. But he’ll still be working for better government

Black PR Wire: National Non Profit Steps Up to Support Minority Businesses in the Wake of the COVID 19 Pandemic

July 2021

Philadelphia Business Journal: Penn plans to ramp up diverse, local spending for $1B annual procurement with new program

WHYY: City officials recommend wearing masks indoors, again



PACDC Magazine: Transforming Our Communities Tomorrow Requires Investment in Business Today

The Philadelphia Tribune: U.S. SBA Administrator tours West Philadelphia businesses

Philadelphia Business Journal: SBA Administrator addresses possible Restaurant Revitalization Fund replenishment during Philadelphia visit

Philadelphia Business Journal: PPP loan forgiveness: SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman says new application portal will roll out 'very soon' This Philly biz leader wants to help Black small businesses with a new accelerator

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Public bank could help Philly overcome troubling racial wealth gap

The Philadelphia Citizen: “EQUITY TO END INEQUITY”

June 2021

West Philly Local: Navigating Home Repair Resources and Best Practices

Philadelphia Business Journal: Viewpoint: City and state officials must do more to prioritize small and minority-owned businesses Philly: One year later, West Philadelphia’s community and businesses continue to rebuild

Philadelphia Tribune: Local leaders call for significant investment in Black businesses

The Philadelphia Inquirer: The best ice cream to scoop up now

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Dessert companies Sweet Nina’s, KakeMi Cakes, and Jillian Bakes get a chance to bloom at Philadelphia Flower Show

Yahoo! News: CBS3 SummerFest: Sweet Treats At The Philadelphia Flower Show

May 2021

The Philadelphia Inquirer: A year since civil unrest and ransacked shops: Some business owners are fine. Others still struggle.

Philadelphia Business Journal: Greater Philadelphia restaurant and tourism news: 6 things you might have missed this week

WHYY: Black women bakers team up with Philadelphia Flower Show for ‘Blooming Desserts’

Philadelphia Tribune: Local businesses are still rebounding from civil unrest and pandemic

Patch: CHOP & The Enterprise Center Team Up to Remediate Asthma Triggers

Philadelphia Tribune: Philadelphia 76ers and Firstrust Bank highlight local Black-owned businesses

April 2021

Philadelphia Business Journal: Richard Vague: 'Sea change' underway in lender attitudes toward Philadelphia minority business owners

Philadelphia Business Journal: Wells Fargo donating $8.35M to help Philadelphia's underserved small businesses

Essence: American Express Provides 100 Black Women Entrepreneurs With Funding And Mentorship Through “100 for 100” Program

Generocity: In West Philly, a diverse group trains to break through in a field dominated by young white men

WHYY: Supporting West Philly Entrepreneurs

March 2021

Generocity: Focus on funders: The Barra Foundation

Philadelphia Business Journal: 'We Cannot Get To The Next Level Without It': Milligan Group and other Black-owned businesses face access-to-capital puzzle

Metro Philly: Important resources for women business owners

The Philadelphia Inquirer: U.S. Senate passes $1.9 trillion stimulus bill. Here’s what Pa. politicians, advocates are saying

Philadelphia Sunday Sun: The importance of becoming certified

Wall Street Journal: PPP Covid-19 Relief Initiative Is Adjusted to Attract the Smallest Businesses

Philadelphia Tribune: Getting PPP aid to real small businesses

February 2021

Philadelphia Business Journal: Viewpoint: Capital investment in minority-owned businesses is essential to economic recovery

KYW: Free workshop available for minority-owned businesses applying for expanded PPP

The Philadelphia Tribune: Enterprise Center urges minority-owned businesses to apply for PPP funding

Metro Philly: Feds modify pandemic business loan program

Scoop USA: The Enterprise Center renews calls for minority business owners to apply for PPP under expanded eligibility

Opportunity Finance Network: Black-Led CDFIs to Help Drive More Than $40 Million in Google Funding to Black-Owned Businesses Philly: Comcast’s RISE program will give $1M in grants to BIPOC-owned small biz in Philly and Chester

Generocity: Help wanted: Local small businesses haven’t caught a break since COVID

Previous Years' Highlights

KYW: Minority-owned businesses get a head start on PPP loans

National League of Cities: Facing the Collapse of Small Businesses, Cities Need To Get PPP Right

Philadelphia Business Journal: Given a head start on PPP, local CDFIs work to make sure minority businesses get their share

WHYY: ‘Level up’: Equity investors boost Pa.’s entrepreneurs of color during pandemic Philly: Philly’s new Pro Disinfect Coalition will invest $1M in Black and brown cleaning businesses to compete for COVID-19 contracts