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By Gladys Brangman / June 4, 2020

Honors Program Rapid Response Salon on COVID-19: Black People, Racist Rhetoric, Violence Cosponsored with the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights Friday June 5, 2020  11 AM-Noon in…


Job Opportunities

By Gladys Brangman / May 6, 2020

New York State plans to hire a team of 6,400 to 17,000 staff statewide, depending on the projected number of COVID-19 cases, to support the NYS Department of…


Sneak Peek: AFCU $1.4 Million Fund Launches Tomorrow

By Gladys Brangman / May 5, 2020

You are receiving this Sneak Peek from Alternatives Federal Credit Union because of your commitment to community, inclusion, and collaborative partnerships.The Alternatives Federal Credit Union (AFCU) Community Assistance Loan…


What is Coaching?

By Gladys Brangman / April 30, 2020

What is coaching? Coaching and skills for the NOW. Cintia Orsi — April 23, 2020 What is coaching? Perhaps we should start with: what is not coaching? Coaching…


Forgivable Micro-Loans to Support Small Businesses in Tompkins County Impacted by COVID-19 Announced

By Gladys Brangman / April 15, 2020

(Ithaca, NY – April 15,  2020)  The Ithaca / Tompkins County COVID-19 Small Business Resilience Fund (SBRF) represents the collaboration of local economic development agencies and community partners…


Panicked? Thursday Business Discussion

By Gladys Brangman / April 14, 2020

Alternatives Federal Credit Union, Business CENTS Join us and connect with other business owners. We understand the struggles and pressures small business owners are working through during this…


Latest Disaster Funding Lowdown

By Gladys Brangman / April 10, 2020

COVID-19: Survival as a Local Business Free – Online – 45 min Friday, April 10th @ 4pm Join the conversation: The CARES Act and SBA funding requirements…


Offer from BLOC Member Nick Romo

By Gladys Brangman / April 7, 2020

When it comes to vehicle loans, we know finances are uncertain today. When looking at your reoccurring bills this month take a look at what a State Farm…


Message from LegalShield

By Gladys Brangman / April 6, 2020

Hello fellow BLOC members – I hope you’re all doing okay! I’m writing to share.  COV-19 is literally impacting everyone, so I’m making sure all my family, friends and…


Meet Up Tonight!

By Gladys Brangman / April 2, 2020

Business Leaders of Colors Meetup April 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Ithaca, NY 14850 United States Join us for a Business Leaders of Colors meetup! You…