Applying for A Denkyem Loan

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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

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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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