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When Small Businesses Thrive, so Do Their Communities

Kim Borges, Vice President, Market PR Specialist, Regions Bank

Many Black business owners have faced unique challenges throughout COVID-19, but a national nonprofit and Regions Bank are collaborating to support under-resourced entrepreneurs. By Kim Borges, Vice President, Market PR Specialist, Regions Bank Location, location, location. It’s been a critical factor for a virus that hasn’t fought fairly from the start. Particularly among ... Read More


ICIC Program Alumni among largest BIPOC-owned businesses in Massachusetts


20 of the 71 companies on the annual-published list have participated in one or more ICIC Urban Business Initiative! The Boston Business Journal (BBJ) last week published its annual ranking of the largest BIPOC-owned businesses in Massachusetts ranked by total 2020 revenue. Of the 71 companies listed, 20 have participated ... Read More


Celebrating Juneteenth’s message of freedom and hope


On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation into effect, which freed enslaved people of African descent, declaring “…all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State… shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free…” It was not until two-and-a-half years later, on June 19th, 1865, ... Read More


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