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March 2022 Advocacy Update

By Karina | Mar 9, 2022 | Comments Off on March 2022 Advocacy Update

Over the weekend, the Senate passed its version of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP). The House of Representatives will vote today (Tuesday) on the Senate-passed version of the bill. Following this vote, the bill will be sent to President Biden’s desk for his signature early next week.

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WBC Expands Capacity To Support Vital Childcare Industry

By Karina | Mar 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

Just as the COVID-19 pandemic created challenges, it too created opportunities. Heidi Sheppard, Project Director at Washington, DC’s Women’s Business Center and Morgan Wortham, Managing Director at Maryland’s Women’s Business Center, saw potential in one of the many retail vacancies at Union Station.

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Two Women’s Business Centers Create a Collective Opportunity

By Karina | Feb 8, 2022 | 1 Comment

Just as the COVID-19 pandemic created challenges, it too created opportunities. Heidi Sheppard, Project Director at Washington, DC’s Women’s Business Center and Morgan Wortham, Managing Director at Maryland’s Women’s Business Center, saw potential in one of the many retail vacancies at Union Station.

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January 2022 Advocacy Update

By Karina | Jan 11, 2022 | Comments Off on January 2022 Advocacy Update

Over the weekend, the Senate passed its version of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP). The House of Representatives will vote today (Tuesday) on the Senate-passed version of the bill. Following this vote, the bill will be sent to President Biden’s desk for his signature early next week.

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Powering Through Challenges With WBC Support

By Karina | Dec 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Check out the journey of Sara Jones, owner of Bricks & Bubbles. See how a company legacy was restored through the help of a local WBC

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14 Women’s Business Centers Receive Grants Totaling $2.7 Million from SBA’s Office of Women’s Ownership

By Corinne Hodges | Sep 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

“The Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC) commends the Small Business Administration (SBA) for issuing $2.7 million in grants for 14 established Women’s Business Centers…

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AWBC Statement on CFPB Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

By Corinne Hodges | Sep 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The AWBC recognizes the initiative at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) within the U.S. Treasury Department on its notice of proposed rulemaking…

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March 2021 Advocacy Update

By Corinne Hodges | Mar 9, 2021 | Comments Off on March 2021 Advocacy Update

Over the weekend, the Senate passed its version of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP). The House of Representatives will vote today (Tuesday) on the Senate-passed version of the bill. Following this vote, the bill will be sent to President Biden’s desk for his signature early next week.

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Congratulations Madame Vice President Kamala Harris

By Corinne Hodges | Jan 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Today, millions of women witnessed the breaking of a glass ceiling with the inauguration of Kamala Harris, our nation’s first female vice president. The Association…

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January 2021 Advocacy News

By Corinne Hodges | Jan 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

January 12, 2021 At the Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC), we are looking forward. We are making plans to build on a number of…

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