COMCAST RISE, NATIONAL INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS, AWARDS 100 ALLEGHENY COUNTY BUSINESSES WITH $10,000 GRANTS

To date, Comcast RISE has awarded more than $16 million in grants and $75 million in-kind support for marketing and technology services, reaching more than 9,500 entrepreneurs nationwide

PITTSBURGH, July 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Comcast today announced that it will award $1 million in total grants to 100 small businesses in Allegheny County owned by women and people of color, including Black, Native, Hispanic, and Asian American owners, among others. The recipients are among more than 9,500 entrepreneurs nationwide who have been selected under the Comcast RISE program, which provides marketing, technology and capital support to small business owners.

Comcast RISE and the Comcast RISE Investment Fund were originally launched in 2020 in response to help small business owners of color who have been hardest hit by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In November 2021, Comcast announced a major eligibility expansion, allowing all women-owned small businesses nationwide to apply. This expansion builds on the success of the program and aims to help address the persistent inequalities that women continue to face in accessing the resources and financing that are critical to success.

“Congratulations to the small businesses that will receive grants through the Comcast RISE Investment Fund,” said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “It’s no secret that the pandemic has impacted our small businesses the most, and we thank Comcast for recognizing their challenges and needs with this program. With these resources, we look forward to having these entrepreneurs in our community for years to come. .”

“The Pittsburgh businesses that benefit from Comcast $1 million in grants are regular and vital contributors to our community,” said Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey. “These grants are investments in our future and are essential to help transform Pittsburgh and creating new pathways to prosperity and a prosperous city. »

With today’s announcement, 100 selected companies will each receive a $10,000 to agree. Allegheny County grant recipients include:

  • Creative Hair Solutions, Allison Park
  • Embrago LLC, Allison Park
  • ESSPA INC, Aspin wall
  • BLINKFLY LLC, Bethel Park
  • East Side Laser Center, Braddock
  • Digital Bridges Pittsburgh LLC, Brentwood
  • More Than Words Fine Papers LLC, Carnegie
  • Incorporated precision copy products, Clairton
  • Meles Party Planning, eastern freedom
  • HARRMONEE LLC, Pittsburgh East
  • Waku Waku Baby Co, Glenshaw
  • Carlton Speaks LLC, Homestead
  • Local Motion PGH, Homestead
  • Nina Lees Hair Studio, Farm
  • Una Biologicals, house wood
  • DTL Inc., Jefferson Hills
  • hair salon, McKees Rocks
  • FOI Construction Company, McKees Rocks
  • PMA Tattoo LLC, McKees Rocks
  • Wood by Design LLC, McKees Rocks
  • Sprezzatura Pgh LLC, Millvale
  • RRELITESERVICES LLC, Monroeville
  • Mount Lebanon Academy, mount lebanon
  • Trzade Salon LLC, Mount Olive
  • Kiwi Speech LLC, Oakmont
  • Design Jade Scott, Penn Hills
  • Sweet Inspirations LLC, Penn Hills
  • Helios Solutions Group LLC, pine
  • 360 Coffee, Pittsburgh
  • A For the Personal Insurance Agency, Pittsburgh
  • Adey Designs, Pittsburgh
  • African Kitchen LLC, Pittsburgh
  • All bodies welcome Yoga LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Amazing Journeys LLC, Pittsburgh
  • And Flowers LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Baked True North LLC, Pittsburgh
  • LLC behavior, Pittsburgh
  • Beyond books for bedtime, Pittsburgh
  • Cabaret LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Casey Droege Cultural Productions, Pittsburgh
  • Coach Keem-Fitness and Performance Training LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Cobbler World LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Confectionery by Casey Renee LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Constellation Coffee, Pittsburgh
  • Crisp Forensic Counseling LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Crust Worthy LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Spinner Family LLC, Pittsburgh
  • First Sip Brew LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Fox Chapel Day Spa, Pittsburgh
  • Global Wordsmiths LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Go Phleb LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Green Empress Juice Company, Pittsburgh
  • Happy Day Dessert Factory LLC, Pittsburgh
  • I dream of an LLC world, Pittsburgh
  • It’s 4 Me, Pittsburgh
  • Kabab N Curry Inc, Pittsburgh
  • KidzRide LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Laced Beauty Bar LLC, Pittsburgh
  • LLC Tiers Agency, Pittsburgh
  • love Pittsburgh Co, Pittsburgh
  • Malaika Learning Center LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Mayfly Market LLC, Pittsburgh
  • MJ Management, Pittsburgh
  • New mass public massage, Pittsburgh
  • Nollapelli Inc, Pittsburgh
  • Nurie Sushi Inc, Pittsburgh
  • Otto Finn LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Palermo, Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh FIT East LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh Inc News, Pittsburgh
  • Post Script Productions LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Print Management LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Voluntarily Soaring Counseling Services LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Pyramid Pgh LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Quinerly Financial Group LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Bounce Planner LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Reliable Technology LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Reset Fitness LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Riversides Sales Group LLC, Pittsburgh
  • State Ent, Pittsburgh
  • Stories Like Me LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Tana Ethiopian Cuisine LLC, Pittsburgh
  • The LLC Care Based Leadership Collaboration, Pittsburgh
  • La Coop Chicken and Waffles LLC, Pittsburgh
  • The Pittsburgh Juice Company, Pittsburgh
  • Smokey City’s 412 BBQ LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Tyler Collier Associates LLC, Pittsburgh
  • UNITED STATES Professional Karate Studio, Pittsburgh
  • YOGAMOTIF LLC, Pittsburgh
  • Zashes Lashes LLC, Pittsburgh
  • The Golden Girl LLC, Sewickley
  • Moving Art Pittsburgh LLC, Sharpsburg
  • Wildess LLC, Taranto
  • Pinks Tiny Paws LLC, Verona
  • Mommalicious LLC, West Mifflin
  • A Mothers Shop LLC, Wexford
  • Bottom Line Financial Services Inc, Wexford
  • Megan M stock DMD PC, Wexford
  • Global Human Performance LLC, Wilkinsburg
  • Lovett Divers LLC, Wilkinsburg

“The cooks here at Sprezzatura express their deepest gratitude for the Comcast RISE grant, which will allow our team to raise their heads in the restaurant industry and think about how we can help meet the needs of access to food in our community,” said Jennifer Saffron, owner of Sprezzatura. “How could our kitchen and café serve catering customers and café customers while ensuring that all are welcome at the table for a dignified meal? This is a real question that needs an answer, especially in these times. The Comcast RISE grant provides resources for independent entrepreneurs like our sustainable woman-owned restaurant to succeed on a triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit.”

“As we continue to rebuild from the effects of the pandemic, small businesses still need our support. They are the backbone of our local communities, and we must seize every opportunity to help them not just survive, but thrive,” said Tony MurphySenior Vice President, Comcast Keystone Region. “When we launched Comcast RISE in 2020, we knew there was a deep need in many of the communities we serve, and we’ve now seen firsthand how Comcast RISE’s resources continue to benefit small businesses two and a half years after creating the program.

To date, Comcast RISE has awarded more than $16 million in grants and $75 million in-kind support for marketing and technology services, reaching more than 9,500 entrepreneurs in 704 cities in 37 states. By the end of 2022, 13,000 businesses across the country are expected to benefit from the Comcast RISE initiative, either through the grant program or through resources provided by Effectv, the advertising division of Comcast Cable, and Comcast Business. In addition to the financial and business support services provided, a key element of the program is to ensure the long-term viability of businesses. To help solve this problem, Comcast is investing in and partnering with organizations such as Ureeka provide ongoing mentorship and resources to help small businesses achieve long-term success.

Comcast RISE stands for Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment and is part of UP projectthe company’s global initiative to advance digital equity and help build a future of limitless possibility.

More information and applications for applying for the grant program or marketing and technology services are available at www.ComcastRISE.com.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people in the moments that matter. We are primarily focused on connectivity, aggregation and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across United States and Europe. We provide broadband, wireless and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business and Sky brands; create, distribute and broadcast premier entertainment, sports and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts at United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

About Comcast Business

Comcast Business offers a suite of connectivity, communications, networking, cybersecurity, wireless and managed solutions to help organizations of all sizes prepare for the future. Powered by the nation’s largest Gig broadband network and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider for small and medium businesses and one of the leading providers of services in the business market. Comcast Business has been always recognized by analysts and industry associations as a leader and innovator, and one of the fastest growing Ethernet service providers. For more information, call 866-429-3085. Follow on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social networks on http://business.comcast.com/social.

About Effectv

Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, helps local, regional and national advertisers use the best of digital with the power of television to grow their business. It provides multi-screen marketing solutions to make ad campaigns more effective and easier to execute. Based at New York With offices nationwide, Effectv operates in 66 markets with nearly 35 million owned and represented subscribers. For more information, visit www.effectv.com.

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