Philly’s new pandemic mandates have left some businesses frustrated

BY: - August 15, 2021

The mandates put the “burden on businesses” to verify the COVID-19 vaccination status of customers and employees, one community leader says.

Philly Navy Yard redevelopment: Black-owned firm, partner pledge $1B toward diversity, equity, inclusion

BY: - July 13, 2021

The developers expect to break ground on the project’s first building in the fourth quarter of this year. Mayor Jim Kenney said the project will help spur equitable growth in the city.

‘We also have a larger social mission’: Black-owned brewery in Philly debuts its first beers

BY: - March 30, 2021

The owners of Two Locals Brewing Company say they want to increase Black representation in the craft brewing industry.

Philly falls behind NYC on LGBTQ business policies | Analysis

BY: - January 31, 2021

Philadelphia doesn't have a citywide policy recognizing LGBTQ+-owned businesses as minority-owned, qualifying business owners for access to important contracts.

In Philly, organizations partner to assist minority-owned businesses in applying for federal funding

BY: - December 29, 2020

Five local organizations are encouraging minority-owned businesses to be prepared to apply for the next round of Paycheck Protection Program funding.

Is mandatory inclusionary zoning next on Philly City Council’s agenda?

BY: - December 14, 2020

“The future of housing in our city does not just rest in the desires of developers, but it should be balanced with the actual needs of our city,” Council member Helen Gym said.

Kenney offers new tax relief for businesses; head of Black Chamber says it’s ‘overdue’

BY: - December 3, 2020

The Kenney administration will provide tax relief for businesses and restaurants who have seen their revenues plummet under the novel coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

Visit Philly spearheads effort to support growth of Black and Brown businesses

BY: - December 2, 2020

The tourism marketing agency organization is using advertising, web and social media and public relations bring awareness to these small Philadelphia businesses, which are disproportionately at risk for closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why Philly’s Black biz owners are optimistic about this holiday season

BY: - November 28, 2020

Business owners are looking forward to interacting with customers during the holiday season and supplying them with gifts for Christmas and Kwanzaa celebrations.

‘It’s going to be devastating’: Philly’s Black biz owners lash out at Kenney’s new COVID-19 restrictions

BY: - November 17, 2020

Philadelphia's Black-owned businesses were just starting to recover from the first shutdown. Now they're worried about surviving a new round of restrictions.

Trump, Biden make their pitch to Black-owned businesses, who wonder why it only happens every four years

BY: - October 21, 2020

The pandemic has exacerbated racial inequity in the business community and forced Black businesses to close at alarming rates.

Here’s all the ways that Philly is helping small businesses recover from COVID-19 losses

BY: - June 22, 2020

By Ayana Jones PHILADELPHIA — Multiple resources are available to help Philadelphia businesses recover from the impact of closures ordered to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus and vandalism by protesters. City grant and loan programs The Philadelphia Commerce Department has launched the Restore and Reopen Program to help businesses that experience damage or […]