Diverse Chambers’ Creative Crunch

Thank you to everyone who attended our Creative Crunch webinar and networking event with the Diverse Chambers of Greater Philadelphia and ChatterBlast. If you missed the event, or would like the chance to watch it again, check out the YouTube video for a full recording:  https://youtu.be/X7NAhjNZniM

Comcast RISE Investment Fund Now Open

Recently, small businesses have been dealing with the ongoing impact of the pandemic, social unrest, and environmental events. Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned small  businesses have been some of the hardest hit. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, between February and April 2020, the number of active Black-owned businesses declined by … Read more

Asian American Women Leading the Way

Missed our Women’s Empowerment event last week or want to rewatch a certain part? Watch the entire panel event below and learn more from these inspiring Asian women at the top of their respective fields. Panelists: Susan Jin Davis, Chief Sustainability Officer, Comcast NBCUniversal Dr. Reetika Kumar, MD, FACP, Vice President – Clinical Services, AmeriHealth PA … Read more

PPP Round 2 Presentation with Korean Translations

Thank you to everyone who attended our Paycheck Protection Program Round 2 Presentation with the U.S. Small Business Administration! We hope the presentation was helpful for when you’re applying for forgivable PPP loans.  Watch the full presentation below, with Korean translations provided, and view a PDF version of the slides for your reference.  Presentation PDF

Philadelphia Restaurant and Gym Relief Program Officially Open

The Philadelphia COVID-19 Restaurant and Gym Relief Program (RGRP) is designed to provide financial relief to small businesses located in Philadelphia that have been among the most adversely affected by the latest round of pandemic-related restrictions enacted in November 2020. Eligible businesses are limited to restaurants with indoor dining, gyms, and businesses whose primary activity … Read more

Apply for Paycheck Protection Program Round 2 Funding

Round 2 Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program are officially open! To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, January 11, and Second Draw PPP Loans on Wednesday, January 13.  The PPP will open to all participating lenders shortly thereafter. Updated PPP … Read more

Are you ready for the next round of PPP Funding?

The next round of US Small Business Administration Payroll Protection Program (PPP) will open on Monday. The Payroll Protection Program provides forgivable emergency loans. There have been several updates to the original PPP terms over the past months. The latest round of PPP adds more eligible forgivable expenses, so more small businesses, including sole proprietors, … Read more

Assistance for Businesses Affected by Tropical Storm Isaias

The SBA has announced that Pennsylvania businesses and residents affected by Tropical Storm Isaias on Aug. 4, 2020, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Disaster assistance is also available for private nonprofits. Learn More

Philadelphia Organizations Launch Campaign to Prepare Regional Minority-Owned Businesses to Apply for Additional PPP Funding

Philadelphia, PA (December 15, 2020) – A regional partnership among the African American Chamber of Commerce PA, NJ, DE; Asian American Chamber of Commerce Greater Philadelphia; Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Urban League of Philadelphia; and The Enterprise Center has come together to launch the “Get Your Documentation Ready NOW” campaign to encourage local … Read more

2020 Annual Awards and Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone attending our Annual Awards and celebrating outstanding Asian-owned businesses with us! Watch the full stream below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdmxgg_f4vY This year has been particularly hard on small businesses throughout the country, and that case is no different here in the Greater Philadelphia region. As part of our Awards, we’re hosting a fundraiser to … Read more