Meet the 10 alumni of the first batch of EnrichDelaware!

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Ten small black-owned companies became the first graduates Enrich the Black Chamber of Commerce in Delaware! initiative.

Last week, after breakfast to communicate in CSC . station, the group celebrated the culmination of an intensive Bizdev program in which each graduate completed a three-year implementable growth plan. The program was brought to Delaware by the President of DMCC Ayana Khan and partners Cornerstone West, Wilmington Alliance And Delaware SBDC.

“People of color have less access and fewer guarantees,” Khan said. “So, while people of color start their businesses at the same rates as their counterparts, there is a huge disparity in profitability, size, and survival rates. Programs to increase support for disadvantaged populations in our community and in our state are sorely needed.”

speaker and graduate Teheshea DavisFounder T. Nicole SolutionsThe coach praised Brian M. Shepperson The accessibility of the program regardless of the learning style.

“The tools are well planned,” Davis said. “They really talked to every single method of learning. So if you are a reader, there are articles and templates. If you are not a reader, there are modules that speak to you.”

In addition to T. Nicole Solutions, alumni are:

  • Robert Drummond, Compassionate Angels Home Care
  • Omar Harris, E2 Cigar Sports Bar
  • Earl and Catherine Cooper, everyone can achieve LLC
  • Charmaine Quarles, Fit 4 Me Wellness LLC
  • Jhalil Adams and Shinera DeCoursey, His and Hers Cleaning and Utility LLC
  • Dr. Alice Stevens, Holistic Elevation LLC
  • Harry DeWitt, Mountaineer Logistics
  • Timothy Wells, Wells Building Maintenance and Tim’s Handyman Services

“The greatest lesson I learned in this class is that I am not alone,” Davis said. “I was surrounded by colleagues who know more than me in certain areas, have different networks and experiences. I am so grateful to be included in the inaugural EnrichDelaware group!”

Learn more, or apply for EnrichDelaware in the future! Collection.

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We turn our attention north, File Tech Week, Presented by Comcast It returns for its 12th year from 6 to 14. May. Technical.ly’s big events are Developers Conference On Tuesday May 10 and the company building conference, insertedThursday, May 12th. Also, be sure to check out the PTW community events schedule if you’re interested in esports, the metaverse, robotics and inclusion in technology. Most events are easily accessible by SEPTA from Wilmington and Newark.

Also in the news this week: University of Delaware And water company officially opened immerse delawarea new research lab on UD Star Campus. The laboratory’s goal is to accelerate the development of biopharmaceuticals, which are said to take an average of 10 years to develop.

Delaware upcoming events

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  • Jason And Joy Huntand owners of specialty retail stores Elite feet in Middletown, Small Business Association 2022 Delaware Minority Owned Small Business of the Year.
  • Jennifer Macmillanowner of a gift and home décor brand in Delaware Jenny James In Harbison, the 2022 Delaware Small Business Association was named Delaware Women’s Small Business Person of the Year.
  • Delaware State University Dr. Calpalata MilmayAssociate Professor of Plant Breeding and Molecular Genetics at Department of Agriculture and Natural Resourceswas chosen by US Department of State To serve as a Fulbright Specialist this summer on her proposal “Genomics of Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants”.
  • Delaware Department of Technology and Information It has two new additions: the former director and the chairman of the board of directors Delaware Economic Development Authority, Jordan Colleges, He is the new head of management and a long-time telecommunications expert Tammy Shelton He is the Director of the New Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program.

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