VCC joins Senator Mark Warner to discuss new CDFI funding with small business owners
On July 2nd, Senator Mark Warner hosted an event in Richmond to discuss the recently announced U.S. Treasury award of $1.25 billion in COVID-19 relief funds to 863 community development financial institutions (CDFIs) nationwide. VCC welcomed the Senator at Home Team Grill in the Fan district of Richmond, alongside some of our clients and collaborators. Those in attendance met VCC partners including Bon Air Soap Company, Reliable Tax, Virginia LISC, The Jackson Ward Collective, The Metropolitan Business League, VCDC, Home Team Grill in the Fan, Capital Region VA Small Business Development Center, Canterbury Enterprises, Southside Outreach Group, and many others.
Our very own CEO, Jane Henderson, proudly introduced the Senator, as it was under his leadership as Virginia’s 69th Governor that VCC was founded over 15 years ago. Team members Tammy Jackson, Melody Joy Short, Leah Fremouw, Mary Romanello, and Capital Region VA SBDC Director Ryann Lofchie attended and met some of their clients in person, some for the first time since March of 2020.