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City Councilwoman Javiera Caballero Voices Support for HCAC Gala
City Councilwoman Javiera Caballero has endorsed a letter in support of the Hispanic Contractor’s Association of the Carolinas (HCAC)’s upcoming Brilliance Awards Gala, which is being hosted in Durham this year for the first time. The HCAC has been a partner and advisor to the OEWD as it has worked to expand its support for Durham’s Hispanic business community. Through this this work, as well as by supporting and attending this gala, the City of Durham continues to demonstrate our commitment to shared economic prosperity. Read the letter here.
RETOOL NC Grants Available
The North Carolina Small Business Impact Grant Program, RETOOLNC, was launched in Fall 2020 to help state-certified minority and women-owned businesses Impacted by COVID-19. Grants of up to $25,000 are available to certified small underutilized businesses to help them during the pandemic. Businesses whose legal names begin with the letters A-K must apply through The Institute. Businesses whose legal names begin with the letters L-Z must apply through the Carolina Small Business Development Fund.
Duke Energy Supports Small Businesses Through Microgrants
The Duke Energy Foundation will award 20 North Carolina communities a $25,000 grant via local 501c3 nonprofits. The nonprofit organization may apply for grant funding online. If they are awarded, they will distribute the funds as microgrants ($500-2,500) to individual small businesses through a small business support system. These systems will focus on downtown storefront businesses with fewer than 50 employees.
Durham County Implements New eBid System
The Durham County Purchasing Division has implemented a new eBid system. This new user-friendly, web-based system includes an electronic Supplier Registration process that will allow vendors to register online at no cost to the vendor. To access the new system, watch video tutorials, and read more information, please visit the County Finance Department's webpage.
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