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Testify to keep 2020
healthcare premiums down!

This will 100% impact local businesses. The Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking (DISB) will hold a public hearing on August 22 to get input from the public on proposed health insurance premiums for 2020. RSVP by email today!

Consumed: The Future of Retail

On July 30, The Atlantic gathered business and tech executives, trend experts, and academics to discuss what’s next for buyers and brands and how they will reshape our daily lives. Watch the full recording.

How many people claimed this new 20% small-biz tax break? 

According to CNBC, “This new tax break allows owners of ‘pass-through’ entities, including S-corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships, to deduct up to 20% of their qualified business income.” Have you filed to get this tax break?

FOOD: Organic food market forecast to 2025

A recently published study notes, The Global Organic Food Market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 15.5% from 2018 to 2024, reaching $375.98 Billion by the end of the forecast period. Read the complete report here.


BUSINESS: Small biz nationally shed 105,000 jobs in past 3 months

ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 156,000 Jobs in July.   However, small businesses with fewer than 20 employees shed 18,000 jobs in July according to the ADP National Employment Report. Find out more! 

RETAIL: What is Poppir Place?

Poppir Place has prime retail space designed for hosting a rotating roster of businesses that set up shop on a temporary basis bringing an element of surprise to shoppers in DC. Learn more about them now.

Upcoming events
— AUGUST 10 —

Empower Community Weekend

An all-day family-friendly event that brings together the largest East African community in the DC metropolitan area. 

— AUGUST 14 —

DC Biz Chat: Building a Disability-Friendly Workplace
Learn from a panel of experts how your business can adopt a disability-friendly work culture that allows employees to perform to their fullest potential.

— AUGUST 15 —


— August 30 —

Step Afrika @ National Museum of Women In the Arts
NMWA ihosts the Ward 2 lunchtime performance for the energetic and exciting seventh annual Step Xplosion tour by Step Afrika, so come enjoy this interactive experience at the museum’s Mezzanine Café!


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