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March 9, 2022

Centering BIPOC & Underrepresented Business Voices: A community conversation to promote equitable small business recovery

We once again want to invite BIPOC small business owners to a community conversation where the ROC cohort will be presenting a draft strategic plan. We hope to hear small business owners feedback on the multi-year plan given their current needs and future aspirations for our community.

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March 2, 2022

Centering BIPOC & Underrepresented Business Voices: A community conversation to promote equitable small business recovery

We once again want to invite BIPOC small business owners to a community conversation where the ROC cohort will be presenting a draft strategic plan. We hope to hear small business owners feedback on the multi-year plan given their current needs and future aspirations for our community.

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January 14, 2022

ROC Cohort Hosts Community Conversations: Centering BIPOC & Underrepresented Business Voices

During the month of November, the Reinventing Our Communities (ROC) Cohort hosted 3 community conversations to garner important feedback from business-owners within Lancaster County. The meeting series called “Centering BIPOC & Underrepresented Business Voices” prompted input from nearly three dozen local business-owners. The meetings were held at Café 301 in Columbia, Brightside Opportunity Center in Lancaster, and one meeting was hosted virtually.

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October 1, 2021

As the ROC Cohort Continues to Learn We Hope to Center the BIPOC Business Voice

As we move forward, we want to identify structural barriers that business owners face, and develop recommendations for equitable business recovery using input from the community, to enhance and fill in gaps that may exist in current initiatives. We want to invite small business owners to share your stories, what is important to your business, your aspirations for small business support, and what the community can do to help you succeed.

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August 18, 2021

Reinventing Our Communities Cohort Launches

A cross-sector collaboration of organizations, businesses, and community members in Lancaster County is proud to announce its participation in the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s second annual Reinventing Our Communities (ROC) cohort program. This program will use a lens of racial justice to focus on equitable business recovery, and to support small business owners and entrepreneurs disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and those that have been historically and systematically oppressed.   

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