Game-changing Women’s Business Center will open in Phoenix

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced in January that a $150,000 grant to launch a Women’s Business Center would be provided to the nonprofit organization Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. After months of preparing, new and experienced entrepreneurs can expect a “soft opening” to be available online as soon as mid May.

The SBA grant in the amount of $150,000 will allow a Women’s Business Center to focus on “empowering” minority women. But resources will also be available to all entrepreneurs regardless of gender or social status. The resources provided will include: individualized coaching, workshops, microlending, networking, technical assistance, and other resources that might enhance the entrepreneurial skill set.

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These opportunities will be available virtually throughout the initial phases, and will eventually adjust to in-person appointments at the Buckeye Commerce Center, where one of the

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House Democrats Open Campaign Finance Investigation into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy

House Democrats said Monday they would open an investigation into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over accusations that he broke campaign finance laws in pushing his employees to make campaign contributions to Republicans that he would later reimburse.

House Committee on Oversight and Reform chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D., N.Y.) said in a statement that the committee would open an investigation and called on the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service to immediately suspend DeJoy, whom “they never should have hired in the first place,” she said. 

Maloney’s announcement followed a Washington Post report that DeJoy and his aides would allegedly pressure employees at his former business, New Breed Logistics in North Carolina, to make donations and attend fundraisers at DeJoy’s mansion — events which regularly drew $100,000 or more apiece. Former employees say they made payments between 2003 and 2014 and would then allegedly receive large bonuses to offset

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