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Contracting Efforts in the Wake of Disaster

By communications@labizspeaks.org | September 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Contracting Efforts in the Wake of Disaster

National Small Business Week

By communications@labizspeaks.org | August 18, 2021 | Comments Off on National Small Business Week

Virtual Summit September 13 -15, 2021 The SBA  announced its 2021 National Small Business Week Virtual Summit (NSBW) for September 13-15, 2021. The virtual summit will honor the nation’s 30 million small businesses for their perseverance, ingenuity, triumphs, and creativity. 

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Forgiveness Portal

By communications@labizspeaks.org | August 18, 2021 | Comments Off on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Forgiveness Portal

The  U.S. Small Business Administration launched a streamlined application portal to allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $150,000 or less through participating lenders to apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA. “The SBA’s new streamlined application portal will simplify forgiveness for millions of our smallest businesses — including many sole proprietors — who used funds from…

Louisiana Department of Revenue Announces Non Profit & Small Business Assistance Program

By communications@labizspeaks.org | August 18, 2021 | Comments Off on Louisiana Department of Revenue Announces Non Profit & Small Business Assistance Program

Starting Monday Aug. 16, 2021, charities, faith-based organizations and small businesses can apply for grants to support COVID-19 response and relief efforts in Louisiana through the Louisiana Nonprofit and Small Business Assistance Program. Eligible nonprofits include churches and other faith-based organizations, public charities, and groups with federal tax-exempt status, such as 501(c)(3) organizations. Nonprofits must…

LCCF Acknowledges newly sworn-in U.S. Rep. Troy Carter, Congressional District 2

By communications@labizspeaks.org | May 12, 2021 | Comments Off on LCCF Acknowledges newly sworn-in U.S. Rep. Troy Carter, Congressional District 2

New Orleans, LA – The Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation Inc. (LCCF), which advocates on behalf of minority-owned businesses across the state of Louisiana released a statement on U.S. Rep. Troy Carter who was recently sworn-in to represent portions of Southeast Louisiana in Congress. “We look forward to continuing our working relationship with Rep. Troy…

LCCF Comments on SBA Depletion of PPP Funding, Impact on Minority Businesses

By communications@labizspeaks.org | May 6, 2021 | Comments Off on LCCF Comments on SBA Depletion of PPP Funding, Impact on Minority Businesses

Full Width Template NEW ORLEANS– The Small Business Administration said Wednesday that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been exhausted. The PPP had given out nearly 10.8 million loans worth more than $780 billion since April of last year. David St. Etienne, President/CEO of Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation Inc. (LCCF) says the depletion of…

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Empowering Women Forward with Power Pump Girls

By communications@labizspeaks.org | March 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Women’s History Month Spotlight: Empowering Women Forward with Power Pump Girls

Full Width Template Power Pump Girls can be described as a lifestyle brand and social impact club. On a mission to empower women, they connect and serve by design. PPG unites women to create awareness and advocacy around social issues people, specifically women, face. Their digital platforms are strategic in generating buzz on conversations that…

Empowering the North Louisiana Community with Candice Battiste of Power Coalition

By communications@labizspeaks.org | March 18, 2021 | Comments Off on Empowering the North Louisiana Community with Candice Battiste of Power Coalition

Full Width Template The Power Coalition is a coalition of community-based organizations who work together to educate and empower voters across Louisiana. Through our voter engagement and community organizing work, we seek to unify our collective voices into a stronger, more cohesive force that can successfully advocate for an agenda of shared values and issues.…