Feb. 22 – Making the sale: Trine students place in national competition | Education

[ad_1] ATLANTA — Nikki Maroney says she loves the competitiveness of sales. The Trine University sport and recreation major proved how well she thrives in competition, finishing second in the annual National Collegiate Sports Sales Championship held Feb. 7-8 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Maroney, of New Buffalo, Michigan, first learned about the competition […]

All-Star Weekend visitors leave Cleveland with a good impression of the city

[ad_1] CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – Visitors to Cleveland got their last impression of the city from Destination Cleveland Ambassadors like Lauren Kodish. “Bye, folks,” she said holding a “Thanks for Visiting” sign. “Hope you enjoyed your stay.” Many Cleveland Hopkins International Airport travelers arrived early Monday knowing to expect long lines. “I was prepared for […]

Kwanza Hall: Atlanta’s Black-owned businesses face disproportionately more obstacles to success than their White-owned counterparts

[ad_1] Minority-owned small businesses in Georgia have historically faced unique challenges that are only further exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic and its indisputable impact on the minority community over the last two years. Long before the outbreak, minority business owners endured the racial wealth gap, which put them at a disadvantage for accumulating wealth and […]

SBA, Black Chambers Back President Biden’s Push for Federal Contracting with Minority Businesses

[ad_1] By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia When President Joe Biden directed federal agencies to increase contracting spending with small, disadvantaged businesses by 50 percent over the next five years, Bibi Hidalgo, the associate administrator of Small Business Administration’s Office of Government Contracting and Business Development, pledged that her office would take steps […]

Atlanta United unveils The Forest Kit

[ad_1] Atlanta United’s new secondary kit, The Forest Kit, has finally been unveiled and will be available for purchase in the MLS Store. Karl Moore/Atlanta United The kit is a nod to a wider project spearheaded by The Blank Family of Businesses to impart the importance and practice of sustainability in local communities. In that […]

Spring Training Camps Are Empty as Lockout Continues

[ad_1] CLEARWATER, Fla. — On Wednesday morning, the day the Philadelphia Phillies’ pitchers and catchers were supposed to report to spring training, a familiar soundtrack returned. Cleats crunching on the ground. Balls popping into gloves. Chatter in the dugouts. It felt like baseball was back. But it wasn’t the version that was expected. Because of […]

Equality or Equity: Which Is Better?

[ad_1] Equality or Equity: Which Is Better? The concepts aren’t the same and don’t bring Black people the same result. by Hiram Jackson Black people, as well as whites, have struggled for years with dual concepts requiring vastly different approaches for social justice: equality and equity.  I recently heard a heralded, long-time activist admit that […]

Prudential Financial : small-business support

[ad_1] Prudential has a longstanding and wide-ranging focus on supporting small businesses, especially those owned by women and people of color. It has provided $13.8 million in grants, and, in 2021 alone, the company approved more than $3.9 million in grants to support small businesses nationally, including more than $2.8 million dedicated to its headquarters […]

Lawmakers seek wider apprentice program for Georgia students

[ad_1] article ATLANTA – Georgia high-schoolers who want immediate workplace experience and training could more easily become apprentices under a new $1.2 million state apprenticeship program being considered in the state Senate. The Senate Economic Development and Tourism Committee on Wednesday debated Senate Bill 379, which would create the new program under the Technical College […]