“Rise Up” program to help minority businesses grow in Springfield

Monday, August 21, 2017

By Ciara Speller

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The City of Springfield will soon launch a new program, to help accelerate growth of minority-owned businesses. 

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno told 22News that “Rise Up Springfield” will help these small area businesses thrive.

Mayor Sarno, the Association of Black Business and Professionals and the Springfield Regional Commerce announced the launch of a seven month program, to help small minority owned businesses.

The program is powered by Interise’s StreetWise ‘MBA’ curriculum, providing established small business owners with knowledge they need to manage long-term growth strategies. Read More

The UMass Center at Springfield will be the host site for this program.

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