Tag: Celebrates

Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB)

LANSING, Mich. – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB) awards program, a prestigious annual competition that recognizes successful growing businesses and their supporters. The winners will be honored at the 17th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala on May 4, 2021.

The awards program provides an opportunity for business owners and supporters of small businesses to nominate a company that is growing and making an impact in Michigan.

The nominations for the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Award are open for second stage companies, defined as having six to 99 full-time-equivalent employees and generating $750,000 to $50 million in annual revenue or working capital from investors or grants. Additionally, the companies must be privately held and headquartered in Michigan.

“Michigan Celebrates received 575 nominations for the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award in 2020, which surpassed the 2019 record of 425 nominations,” stated

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How Tracee Ellis Ross’s Company Celebrates Black Beauty–a Business That’s All Too Rare



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Tracee Ellis Ross

Pattern is the hair care line she’d always wanted but no one had created–until now.

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As an entrepreneur, Tracee Ellis Ross would seem to have some clear advantages: She’s an award-winning actor, producer, and activist–and the daughter of Diana Ross. Yet her first steps into starting her own business brought her the same frustration and rage that so many founders–especially female founders–know all too well. A few years ago, Ross brought the idea for Pattern, a hair care line for curly, coily, and tight-textured hair, to her contact at her talent agency. “She made me cry,” recalls Ross. “She was like, ‘Why would anyone want hair products from you? You’re an actor.’ ” Like many entrepreneurs, Ross was motivated by her own experience: She knew, from years of trying to mold her hair to society’s idea of beauty–and damaging it

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College of DuPage Celebrates National Transfer Week Oct. 19 to 22

Events Include Virtual Workshops and Information Sessions

Learn about transfer processes and resources available to students during National Transfer Week, Oct. 19 to 22 at College of DuPage. Scheduled virtual presentations and workshops will provide students the opportunity to learn about college transfer, explore career options and meet with representatives from COD and the College’s university and college partners.

The National Transfer Week schedule includes:

Business Transfer Drop-In Session

Monday, Oct. 19

1 to 2 p.m.

Business, Management and Marketing Program Chair Shannon Toler discusses a variety of topics, including transferrable courses, best math classes to take and the types of jobs available to business majors.

Transfer Admission and Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop

10 to 11 a.m.

Learn best practices and tips for writing essays for admission and scholarship applications.

Transfer Information Sessions

Tuesday, Oct. 20

2 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.

Learn about transfer opportunities from

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Promotional Products Work! Week Celebrates The Power Of Promo | Money

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — October 5-9 is Promotional Products Work! Week, an international grassroots event led by the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI;  ppai.org ) and the promotional products industry. PPAI will join with industry distributors, decorators, suppliers and stakeholders for this multi-day event including virtual events, legislative outreach and community engagement. The $24.7-billion-dollar promotional products industry, with its more than 40,500 businesses—96 percent of which are small businesses—and more than 533,000 professionals, will work to create awareness for the value of connecting with consumers, employees and clients with promotional products, as well as the positive impact promotional products have on the U.S. economy, job creation and community enrichment.

The Ohio Promotional Products Association (OPPA) kicked off Promotional Products Work! Week on October 2 with a celebration in the birthplace of promotional products, Coshocton, Ohio. Born In Coshocton honored the history and heritage of the promotional

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International Association of Women Celebrates Women’s Small Business Month

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CHICAGO – October 1, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

According to a special report on women-owned small businesses by the US Chamber of Commerce, women-owned small businesses have been more heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and are less likely to anticipate a strong recovery in the year ahead.

The International Association of Women (IAW) plans to celebrate and support female small business owners during an upcoming eChapter event on Oct. 7. The eChapter platform is a virtual networking opportunity for IAW members that brings together a panel of experts who are able to interact live with IAW members while providing resources and advice. In addition, members are able to network with each other through the live chat and our exclusive networking lists.

During the October eChapter event (hosted on

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Thriving Through the Pandemic – Black and Women-Owned Financial Services Firm, Master Plan Investment Group Celebrates One Year in Business

Thriving Through the Pandemic – Black and Women-Owned Financial Services Firm, Master Plan Investment Group Celebrates One Year in Business

Thriving Through the Pandemic – Black and Women-Owned Financial Services Firm, Master Plan Investment Group Celebrates One Year in Business

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PENNINGTON, N.J., Oct. 1, 2020

PENNINGTON, N.J., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Master Plan Investment Group announces a major milestone, their one-year anniversary! The financial services firm, launched last year to help families, businesses and organizations manage investment portfolios, develop and implement plans to achieve financial goals, such as retirement, protect assets in the event of long-term care needs, and manage corporate 401(k) retirement plans with an emphasis on employee financial education and wellness.



Hard work, client service and dedication are my mottos. As a black and woman-owned business and specifically, in the financial services industry, we were determined to thrive and serve our clients in

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Syracuse’s Speach Candy celebrates 100 years of sweet business (video)

Syracuse, N.Y. — There is a sudden demand for fudge.



a young boy sitting at a table with food: Michael Speach Jr., president and head chocolatier of Speach Family Candy Shoppe, packages pieces of pumpkin brittle to sell. Sept. 21, 2020.


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Michael Speach Jr., president and head chocolatier of Speach Family Candy Shoppe, packages pieces of pumpkin brittle to sell. Sept. 21, 2020.

With few other options for fall entertainment in the sixth month of the coronavirus pandemic, families started flocking to Central New York orchards. And the families want fudge with their apples.

So Speach Family Candy Shoppe’s phone has been ringing off the hook this fall, with local apple orchards asking to restock fudge and candies. Speach’s president and head chocolatier Michael Speach Jr. feels a little stressed. It’s a busy time. But he much prefers the rush of orders over no business at all.



website: Speach Family Candy Shoppe celebrates 100 years in business in 2020.


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Speach Family Candy Shoppe celebrates 100 years in business in 2020.

“I’d rather be at work than to stay at home doing

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Saskatchewan Celebrates Science During Global Biotech Week with Online Events and Activities

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 28, 2020–

From the Science of Beer to learning about the benefits of GMOs; Saskatchewan is celebrating science with exciting online events and activities that showcase the province’s bioscience sector. Ag-West Bio, Saskatchewan’s bioscience industry association, coordinates events with the help of a local committee.

Ag-West Bio President and CEO Karen Churchill says amid the COVID-19 pandemic, biotechnology is in the spotlight. “Saskatchewan organizations in our research cluster have joined the global effort to develop vaccines as well as preventative and treatment solutions to deal with the virus. As a community, we should take note of the achievements of our local scientists and companies. Global Biotech Week gives us an opportunity to give them a (virtual) pat on the back!”

The Government of Saskatchewan and the Cities of Regina and Saskatoon have proclaimed September 28 to October 4 as Global Biotech Week.

Saskatchewan events:

Sept. 28 —

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Prospera Celebrates Local Hispanic-Owned, Small Businesses

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ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic development organization Prospera will celebrate its signature annual fundraising events virtually. On Wednesday, September 30, Prospera Success Stories Day will consist of three online events for its respective regional office in Florida: West Coast at 9:30 a.m., South Florida at 12 noon, and Central Florida at 3:30 p.m. The theme for this year’s event is The Power of One. Each program will feature stories and testimonials of local Hispanic business owners who have received assistance from Prospera, about their response to the pandemic.

The 2020 Prospera Success Stories in the West Coast of Florida is presented by Duke Energy, and will kick off the day-long celebration of Hispanic entrepreneurship at 9:30 a.m.

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Dallas SEO & PR Company KISS PR Celebrates National Small Business Week.Gives FREE Press Release to Small Business Owners Who Qualify

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Dallas, TX , Sept. 23, 2020 (KISSPR) — Dallas, TX / Qamar Zaman, CEO of KISS PR, is giving away a KISS PR Brand Awareness press release to any American small business from September 22 to 26. 

This week and every day, we celebrate American small business owners for being the fuel behind the American economy.  We applaud your perseverance.  This year has been challenging, and we know this, as we are a small business, too. However, we are not alone.  Every single day we have been blessed.

Even during these tough times, we have received support from our fellow business owners who kept our lights on.  From the assistance we received from the SBA PPP program, we were able to keep our staff.  Not for a single day or month did we miss payroll or let our team go. 

When I started my

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