In a significant initiative, Comcast bestowed comprehensive grant packages through Comcast RISE upon 100 businesses in Memphis this past September. The Comcast RISE packages included a range of support, such as business consultation services, educational resources, a $5,000 monetary grant, creative production, media scheduling, and a technology makeover. Recognizing the pivotal role of small businesses in community economic growth, Comcast RISE organized an in-person event on Nov. 2 to further invest in and ensure the long-term success of the grant recipients.
This round of Comcast RISE recipients in Memphis joins the ranks of over 13,500 entrepreneurs nationwide and 200 small businesses in Memphis who have received grants through the program to date. Since its inception in 2020, Comcast RISE has allocated over $125 million in monetary, marketing, and technology grants, emphasizing its commitment to supporting businesses and fostering community well-being.
Comcast RISE Days took place in five cities: Baltimore, Detroit, Memphis, Philadelphia, and Portland, OR, resulting in a total of 500 grants awarded in September 2023.
The complete list of Memphis and Shelby County winners can be found here.
According to Loren Hudson, SVP and Chief Diversity Officer for Comcast Cable, “Last year, we introduced Comcast RISE Days as a way to continue supporting the long-term success of small businesses in the communities we serve. Comcast RISE began to help businesses survive during the pandemic; today, we are helping businesses and their communities achieve stronger economic growth over the long term by building meaningful connections and relationships.”
Small business owners can access the Comcast RISE hub on the X1 platform, offering consolidated news, tips, insights, and more. Simply say the words “Comcast RISE” into the X1 voice remote.
Comcast RISE is an integral component of Project UP, the company’s extensive endeavor to promote digital equity and contribute to a future filled with boundless opportunities.
More information is available at www.ComcastRISE.com.
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