Applying for A Denkyem Loan


In the late 1960’s Charlene “DeCharlene” Williams was denied loans by 30 different banks before her salon opened for business. This Central District story is one of many. It’s part of a systemic issue Black businesses are still facing today – a fact amplified by the current need for support during the worldwide pandemic.  At …

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5 Must Listen Podcast Featuring Seattle’s Black Business Owners


These 5 podcast interviews will introduce you to Black business owners making moves in the Puget Sound region. From an interview with a Downtown Renton coffee roaster to a herb farmer in Pike Place Market, learn more about their journeys and how the road to success can often take you on a detour. The Glow …

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Supporting Seattle’s Black Businesses

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Nationwide, many people are making a conscious choice to buy Black. In Seattle, we have a small but present Black community including business leaders and entrepreneurs. Looking through a local lens, here are the reasons why you should be supporting Seattle’s Black businesses. To Learn About Our Unique History  Take a visit to the Northwest …

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