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Displaying items tagged: Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, 12 October 2022 16:25

Groups seek $6M in Kent Co. ARPA funding to support minority-owned small biz

Leaders in West Michigan’s Asian-American business community seek $6 million to provide a variety of programs and services to underserved communities, including minority- and women-owned businesses in the region.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 19 July 2020 17:37

Flower shop, event space owner wants public to take pandemic more seriously

GRAND RAPIDS — Bing Goei, who owns Eastern Floral and The Goei Center event venue, hopes more people take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously so economic conditions don’t worsen for businesses like his.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 12 July 2020 20:14

Translators hired to help Asian businesses apply for Kent County COVID-19 funding

Kent County officials have provided $40,000 to help minority business owners facing language barriers access COVID-19 relief funding.

Published in Small Business

Sunday, 12 April 2020 18:48

Minority-owned businesses face structural barriers as they seek COVID-19 recovery

Leaders of Asian, Latino and African American business groups say their members face distinct challenges while recovering economically from the coronavirus, including a historical lack of access to capital, discrimination, immigration status and language barriers. 

Published in Economic Development