Showing posts from January 3, 2021

Office of Minority Business Development and Capital One offer opportunity to participate in Diverse Supplier Mentoring Program

T he City of Richmond’s Office of Minority Business Development and Capital One are now accepting applications for the second cohort of business owners for the Diverse Supplier Mentoring Program. Led by Capital One, the program provides business owners with the tools, resources and counsel needed to succeed in today’s marketplace. A part of Capital One’s Impact Initiative, the program aims to accelerate the success of small business owners to create more jobs, strengthen the local economy and move our society toward a more equitable future. The program will pair associates with business owners to develop sustainable models that accelerate year over year growth, profitability and key operating metrics. The program will also consist of seven formal classes: Intro to Legal, Design Thinking, Social Media, Accounting & Cash Flow, Cybersecurity, Change Management and Access to Capital. All classes will take place virtually. “This program will help build long-term stability and provide th

El alcalde de Richmond, Levar M. Stoney, toma posesión de su cargo en su segundo mandato

Haga clic aquí para ver la ceremonia Después de cuatro años de logros significativos y mejoras en la educación, los vecindarios, infraestructura y equidad, Levar M. Stoney prestó juramento hoy para darle inicio a su segundo mandato como alcalde de la Ciudad de Richmond.   Al reflexionar acerca de un año de ajustes raciales en medio de una pandemia global, el alcalde Stoney se comprometió a liderar involucrando a la comunidad en el duro camino de la reconciliación y la eliminación de barreras, con el fin de poner a la ciudad en el camino de la justicia social y económica.   Dijo el alcalde esta tarde: “los habitantes de Richmond quieren, es más, se merecen algo más que lo que hay en este momento”, durante las declaraciones posteriores a su toma de posesión en la escuela primaria Henry Marsh, una de las tres nuevas escuelas construidas dentro de las comunidades de minorías durante su primer mandato.    “Tenemos mucho trabajo por delante si deseamos construir una ciudad que refleje signif

Mayor Stoney announces city will distribute 500 PPE supply kits to small businesses

  Mayor Stoney announced today the City of Richmond has invested $250,000 in its most recent show of support for the small business community, offering 500 PPE supply kits for pickup at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.  Any business within the Richmond city limits is eligible to sign up to pick up a kit on Monday, January 11 or Thursday, January 14. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days, city staff will be outside the 5th Street entrance to the Convention Center to distribute supply kits to business owners.  “Richmond’s small businesses have prioritized staff and customer health and safety throughout the pandemic,” said Mayor Stoney. “I hope the ongoing support from my administration, whether in the form of PPE kits or recovery grants, shows them just how important they are to this city.” The kits will include three bottles of spray disinfectant, a gallon jug of disinfectant, a disinfectant wipe dispenser, 1,800 disinfectant wipes, a gallon jug of hand wash, two gallon jugs of hand

Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney sworn in for second term

  Click here to view the ceremony Following four years of significant accomplishments and improvements in education, neighborhoods, infrastructure and equity, Levar M. Stoney today was sworn in for a second term as mayor of the City of Richmond.   Reflecting on a year of racial reckoning in the midst of a global health pandemic, Mayor Stoney pledged to lead by engaging the community in the hard work of reconciliation and breaking down barriers to put the city on a path toward social and economic justice.   “Richmonders want, moreover they deserve, more than the status quo,” the mayor said this afternoon, in remarks following his swearing in at Henry Marsh Elementary School – one of three new schools built in communities of color during his first term in office.   “We have a lot of work ahead of us if we want to build a city that meaningfully reflects the lessons learned not only in 2020, but also throughout centuries of our unique, tumultuous history,” he continued. “We must fill the p