Almost half of all U.S. employees work for small businesses, defined as companies with fewer than 500 employees, and a staggering 99 percent of all U.S. companies fall under the “small business” designation,
according to the Small Business Association.
Bally's Corporation (NYSE: BALY) announced that Marcus Glover has been appointed as Bally's Executive Vice President ("EVP") and Chief Financial Officer ("CFO"). Bobby Lavan, Bally's current CFO, will be leaving the Company to pursue another opportunity. He will be available to management, as needed, to ensure a seamless transition. Mr. Glover's appointment is subject to receipt of customary regulatory approvals.
Operation HOPE, the nation's leading non-profit in financial literacy and economic inclusion, announced that its 1 Million Black Businesses Initiative (1MBB) has been named the winner of Fast Company's World Changing Ideas Award in the Enduring Impact category. The World Changing Ideas awards honor products, concepts, companies, policies, and designs that are pursuing innovation for good.
Stemuli—a gaming company at the intersection of AI, education, and workforce development—announced the merger of Infinity.careers and Oppti into Stemuli, with all companies focused on providing career navigation tools to empower students with the skills needed to thrive in the 21st century economy.
Leading premium, sustainable children's apparel brand, Hanna Andersson, announced that Davida Lindsay-Bell has joined the company as Head of People & Inclusion. Lindsay-Bell brings over 20 years of People Strategy experience to lead the organization as it continues building a culture that supports the brand's mission for years to come.
April is Financial Literacy Month – a perfect time to start building a foundation for a healthy financial future. Good financial health is the foundation on which strong and resilient households, communities and economies are built, but the reality is, many struggle to manage their financial daily lives.
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced the appointment of Juliette Pryor as executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary, effective May 3, 2023. Pryor joins the company from Albertsons, where she served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.
REVOLT, the leading Black-owned independent multimedia company, is excited to announce the appointment of four highly experienced women who have joined its executive team. With this initiative, Dominique Andrews, Donyell Kennedy-McCullough, Nancy Harrison, and Alison Threadgill are elevated into key leadership positions to spearhead the company's culture-driven talent and production initiatives.
US-based pre-accelerator Geekz Ventures has announced its class of 10 startups for its inaugural cohort program.
The GROWTH pre-accelerator program supports Black and Latinx-led early-stage companies from any industry, with a focus on MediaTech, Entertainment, and Mobile Technology. Applicants were assessed on their product, video pitch, potential impact, and capacity to build a scalable business.
Burrell Communications Group has been named the 2023 "Mosaic Champion of the Year," a prestigious award given by the Dallas, Texas chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), as a part of its annual Suits Awards.
Twenty years ago, Laguna Candles opened for business, fueled by a love for the calming effects of beautiful home fragrance and a desire to be on the cutting edge of a growing consumer appetite for cleaner burning candles. Founded by Sharie Hendricks, the company had humble beginnings in her family's kitchen and garage, a hub for experimenting with various fragrances, wax blends, packaging and more. Before long, Laguna Candles emerged as a premiere Black and woman-owned business, now enjoyed globally at the finest luxury hotels, spas and specialty stores with thousands of hand-poured, bespoke candles sold around the country and beyond.
United States Senate Federal Credit Union (USSFCU) President and CEO Timothy L. Anderson was among seven credit union leaders honored at the African American Credit Union Coalition's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
The Board of Directors of Public Allies, a nonprofit dedicated to social justice and racial equity, is honored to announce the appointment of Jenise Terrell to the position of CEO. Jenise brings over 25 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, community development, and leadership development to this role. Most of her career has been focused on leveraging national service as a vehicle to create pathways to leadership for marginalized and disenfranchised voices across the United States.