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04-10-18

Deval Patrick and Richelieu Dennis Have Proven You Don’t Have to Trade Return for Impact

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This year’s 20th anniversary of the Inner City 100 Awards and Conference will feature a conversation between two groundbreaking individuals, Deval Patrick, Managing Director of Bain Double Impact and former Governor of Massachusetts, and Richelieu Dennis, Founder, CEO and Executive Chairman of Sundial Brands and also Founder and Chairman of Essence Ventures LLC, which recently acquired Essence Communications Inc. from Time Inc. Read More


03-29-18

Paving a Path to Growth: How one Inner City 100 company positions itself for long-term growth

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At the 2017 Inner City 100 Awards and Conference, ICIC and Staples presented a special award honoring one business’s outstanding achievement in revenue growth. Clason Point Partners was the 2017 recipient of the Staples Business Growth Award, which recognizes the #1 business on the Inner City 100 list. In February, ICIC and Staples hosted a workshop in New York City which explored in more depth how CPP manages such impressive growth, and what their plans are for the future. Read More


02-20-18

Celebrating Black Entrepreneur Excellence

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February is Black History Month, a time when we celebrate and honor black communities throughout the United States and highlight the people and stories that remain central to our nation’s history and enduring values. For ICIC, and our Inner City Capital Connections program in particular, this means recognizing  black-owned businesses’ unique challenges and successes,  and learning more about their founders’ stories. Read More


02-09-18

A Look Back: Notable Inner City 100 Alumni

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With the 20th anniversary of the Inner City 100 program taking place this year, it’s a perfect time to look back at past IC100 winners and see how their participation impacted their lives, careers and communities. The broad range of individuals represented in the IC100 list is ever-changing, but they all seem to share a few things in common. Read More


01-23-18

How one social enterprise has grown by building their business skills

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Youth UpRising, of Oakland, California, was created in 2003 in response to heightened racial tensions driven by decades of poverty and strife. They opened in 2005 with programming focused on direct service, community relations, and a unique public/private partnership between themselves, government, foundations, and other local service agencies. We sat down with their CFO, John Payne, to hear more about Youth UpRising and how ICCC helped them to scale the impact of their program. Read More


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