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US Bank provides grant to advance Springfield Entrepreneurship, Networking & Diversity

A $50,000 grant made possible by US Bank Foundation, provided ten BIPOC business owners a grant to expand their business in Center City Springfield. by UniteNews Staff Springfield, MO (UniteNews)—The Downtown Springfield Association (DSA), Multicultural Business Association (MBA), Missouri SBDC at MSU and efactory partnered with U.S. Bank to provide

Commerce Bank DEI Senior VP Felicia Hogan speaks at Local MBA Event

Felecia Hogan, Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion(DEI) at Commerce Bank was the guest speaker at the Multicultural Business Association Networking event in September. She shared information about Commerce’s employee resource group (ERG) for multicultural team members and other services and programs implemented by Commerce Bank.

City Council paves the way for Eway Scooter Company to expand its fleet

Local entrepreneurs are the first to offer electric scooter rental in the Springfield area. by Samuel Knox A new City Council ruling paves the way for local entrepreneurs Marquez Williams and his brother and business partner Trayvon Northern to expand their scooter fleet. EWay LLC is one of the first

Chicago Smerqs – Chicago Style
Barbecue: a little jerk & smoked

by Darline MabinsUnite Contributing Writer Springfield, MO— April showers bring May flowers and hopefully a visit from your families to our restaurant for this month; Chicago Smerqs. When most people think about popular foods of Chicago, deep-dish pizza is usually the first thing to come to mind. While it is

Passing the Torch: Q&A with John Oke-Thomas

by Logan AguirreReprinted with permission fromBiz 417 Magazine Jan 2022 Logan Aguirre: We’ve had a few “firsts” in the last couple of years for Chamber Chairmen. Robin Robeson and I were the first back-to-back female Chairmen, and you will be our first African American Chairman. Tell me about the significance

Who’s ready for authentic Jamaican Patties & Cuisine

Du’Sean Howard is shown in the photo Springfield, MO— Du’Sean Howard, owner of Jamaican Patty Co in Springfield is excited about the future. The Kingston Jamaica native made his journey to our city only after he first made his way to North America via Canada. He settled there with his

City to host meeting & mixer for disadvantaged businesses April 1

Springfield, MO—The City of Springfield will host an industry meeting for general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals to learn about the three-stage process to determine a successful design-build proposal for the Grant Avenue Parkway roadway improvement project. The virtual industry meeting will be hosted at 10 a.m., Thursday, April

Visa Launches Program Offering $10K Grants to Black Women Business Owners

In an effort to specifically support Black women-owned small businesses, Visa is extending their partnership with IFundWomen through a new series of grants and educational resources. Ten $10,000 grants will go to Black women in the U.S. to help them run and grow their businesses. Through this program, Visa is

US Bank provides grant to advance Springfield Entrepreneurship, Networking & Diversity

A $50,000 grant made possible by US Bank Foundation, provided ten BIPOC business owners a grant to expand their business in Center City Springfield. by UniteNews Staff Springfield, MO (UniteNews)—The Downtown Springfield Association (DSA), Multicultural Business Association (MBA), Missouri SBDC at MSU and efactory partnered with U.S. Bank to provide

Commerce Bank DEI Senior VP Felicia Hogan speaks at Local MBA Event

Felecia Hogan, Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion(DEI) at Commerce Bank was the guest speaker at the Multicultural Business Association Networking event in September. She shared information about Commerce’s employee resource group (ERG) for multicultural team members and other services and programs implemented by Commerce Bank.

City Council paves the way for Eway Scooter Company to expand its fleet

Local entrepreneurs are the first to offer electric scooter rental in the Springfield area. by Samuel Knox A new City Council ruling paves the way for local entrepreneurs Marquez Williams and his brother and business partner Trayvon Northern to expand their scooter fleet. EWay LLC is one of the first

Chicago Smerqs – Chicago Style
Barbecue: a little jerk & smoked

by Darline MabinsUnite Contributing Writer Springfield, MO— April showers bring May flowers and hopefully a visit from your families to our restaurant for this month; Chicago Smerqs. When most people think about popular foods of Chicago, deep-dish pizza is usually the first thing to come to mind. While it is

Passing the Torch: Q&A with John Oke-Thomas

by Logan AguirreReprinted with permission fromBiz 417 Magazine Jan 2022 Logan Aguirre: We’ve had a few “firsts” in the last couple of years for Chamber Chairmen. Robin Robeson and I were the first back-to-back female Chairmen, and you will be our first African American Chairman. Tell me about the significance

Who’s ready for authentic Jamaican Patties & Cuisine

Du’Sean Howard is shown in the photo Springfield, MO— Du’Sean Howard, owner of Jamaican Patty Co in Springfield is excited about the future. The Kingston Jamaica native made his journey to our city only after he first made his way to North America via Canada. He settled there with his

City to host meeting & mixer for disadvantaged businesses April 1

Springfield, MO—The City of Springfield will host an industry meeting for general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals to learn about the three-stage process to determine a successful design-build proposal for the Grant Avenue Parkway roadway improvement project. The virtual industry meeting will be hosted at 10 a.m., Thursday, April

Visa Launches Program Offering $10K Grants to Black Women Business Owners

In an effort to specifically support Black women-owned small businesses, Visa is extending their partnership with IFundWomen through a new series of grants and educational resources. Ten $10,000 grants will go to Black women in the U.S. to help them run and grow their businesses. Through this program, Visa is