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WUSA 9 Evening News Anchor Lesli Foster hosts 2019 Local First Awards October 17, 2019!
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Local Spotlight

What is Living Wage?
A Roundtable Discussion

Busboys and Poets | September 12
RSVP Now | Free

Join Think Local First DC and DSLBD for an engaging conversation with government officials, community leaders, and small business owners as we discuss the topic of a “Living Wage” in the District. Infographic courtesy of Living Wage for Families campaign.

Got Gmail? 4 Ways to Protect Your Privacy

If you don’t want your email provider, its partners, or hackers skimming your messages, choose one of these providers, which offer end-to-end encryption and other measures. Find out what these four 3rd-party services are and what they offer.

Small-business lending study shows racial disparity 

Federal Reserve Bank of New York reports that 50% of the black sole proprietors who applied for  financing received none. “That and other statistics, when compared against those of white and Hispanic small-business owners, illustrate the disparity in lending that plays out along racial lines.”

MAKERS: Are you ready for Small Business Saturday?

As promised, here is the link for the 6th Annual DC Brau Holiday Market November 30th - Small Business Saturday. The vendor application is due on Friday, September 13th. 


HOUSING: Mayor Bowser opens NE short-term family housing facility On August 21, the Brookland neighborhood received a new facility for District families. 50 families have 24-hour security, a play area for children, and services to help families find permanent housing. More to come in each Ward. 

SMALLBIZ: 2020 Trends to Watch!

“Customers want personalized customer experience and personalized product.” “Freelancers can play an essential role in this field.” Is this best for you and your business? Reach more and find out what works for YOU.

Upcoming events
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 DCRA In Your Neighborhood in Chinatown

September 8-15 —

DC Beer Week


DCRA: Food for Thought


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