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$2 Million in New Grants Aimed for LGBTQ+-owned and Ally Restaurants

$2 Million in New Grants Aimed for LGBTQ+-owned and Ally Restaurants National LGBT Chamber of Commerce Teams Up Affiliate Chambers and Grubhub to Offer $2 Million Dollars of String-Free Funds for Struggling Restaurants Impacted by Covid-19.   America’s vulnerable LGBTQ+-owned restaurants and bars serving food will find a vital lifeline this fall stemming from the…

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The Bridge 90.9 Features LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) Certified Businesses the Entire Month of June Kansas City, Missouri – The Bridge, Kansas City’s listener-supported, non-commercial NPR music radio station partnered with the Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce to provide an amazing opportunity to local Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce Businesses which are LGBTBE certified. The…

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Missouri House Steps Up Attacks on Transgender Youth

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Missouri House Steps Up Attacks on Transgender Youth Yesterday evening the Missouri House debated banning transgender kids from playing school sports alongside their peers as an amendment to HB 1141 – a bill protecting students whose GPA was adversely affected by COVID-19. The elected leaders of Missouri chose daily to advance harmful attacks on the…

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SBA Announces Official Restaurant Revitalization Fund Application and Guidelines

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SBA Announces Official Restaurant Revitalization Fund Application and Guidelines Release Date: April 17, 2021 Contact: Press_Office@sba.gov Release Number: 21-29 SBA Announces Official Restaurant Revitalization Fund Application and Guidelines Economic relief prioritized for underserved communities   WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman today announced key details on application requirements, eligibility, and a program guide for…

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SBA Announces $16B Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

SBA Announces $16B Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Window to Apply for Shutterd Venue Operators Grant is Open March 28th- Kansas City – The SBA announced the application window for $16B dollars in grant relief for operators of shuttered venues is now open. “Eligible entities may be live venue operators or promoters, theatrical producers, live performing…

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Habitat For Humanity Announces Pride Build Projects for 2021

Habitat For Humanity Announces Pride Build Projects for 2021 Pride Build 2021 Focused on Home Improvement Kansas City, Missouri, April 2nd, 2021 – Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City is working to build an inclusive Kansas City community. This year, Habitat KC’s Pride Build is supporting LGBTQ+ homeowners by assisting with exterior home repairs needed…

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The Chamber Stands in Support of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

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The Chamber Stands in Support of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders The Chamber stands with our Asian American and Pacific Islander members, partners, and allies. Last year saw an enormous increase in racist and xenophobic assumptions, behaviors and reported attacks against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Stop AAPI Hate reported 3,292 incidents in…

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Burns & McDonnell Names Harden as First DEI Strategy Manager

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Burns & McDonnell Names Harden as First DEI Strategy Manager KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Burns & McDonnell has promoted Leon Harden as the firm’s first diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy manager. After three years working in recruitment at Burns & McDonnell, in his new role Harden will work closely with executive leaders and business diversity teams globally to…

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ACTION ALERT: Contact the Senate Education Committee to oppose SB 208

ACTION ALERT: Contact the Senate Education Committee to oppose SB 208 ACTION ALERT: Contact the Senate Education Committee to oppose SB 208 Last week, we successfully stopped an attempt in the House to attach an amendment that would bully trans youth and require trans athletes to participate in the athletic team that matches the gender…

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