The Comcast RISE Grants Will Benefit Businesses Owned by Women and People of Color in King & Pierce Counties
SEATTLE, WA – On Monday, September 26, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell will announce an exciting new partnership with Comcast to award $1 million in total grants as well as technology and marketing resources to more than 100 small businesses owned by women and people of color in King and Pierce counties through the Comcast RISE program.
Location: Press interested in attending should RSVP to Andy_Colley@Comcast.com for location details.
Time: 10 a.m.
Mayor Bruce Harrell, City of Seattle
Comcast Vice President of External Affairs Marianne Bichsel
Margie Haywood, owner of Work and Play Lounge and Comcast RISE grant recipient
Tacoma City Council Member Keith Blocker
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Rachel Smith
Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Andrea Reay
Seattle Office of Economic Development Director Markham McIntyre
***Visuals and Interviews Available***
The purpose of this announcement is to encourage business owners to apply for relief grants, services, and solutions to ensure success over the long-term. The $1 million investment is a part of Comcast RISE, which was created to give small businesses owned by people of color the resources needed to survive and thrive.
Last Fall, Comcast awarded $1 million in grants as well as technology and marketing resources to more than 100 small businesses owned by people of color in King and Pierce counties and announced a major expansion of Comcast RISE to include to all women-owned businesses.