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Santander Bank Awards Renaissance $50,000 For Small Business Programs

On Nov. 5, 2018, Renaissance was on hand for the grand opening of a new Santander Bank branch at 136-11 Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, Queens. Jennifer Sun, co-executive director of Asian Americans for Equality (Renaissance’s parent organization), accepted a generous $50,000 check from Santander. The funds will be used to support our technical assistance programs…

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Renaissance Co-Hosts Small Business Fair in Lower East Side/East Village

Renaissance joined our non-profit partners and local elected officials for a successful Small Business Fair in the East Village Oct. 23. State Senators Brian Kavanagh and Brad Holyman came by the event at Downtown Art on East 4th Street. Representatives from City Councilmmber Carlina Rivera’s office were there, as well, to address the concerns of…

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Renaissance Awarded $600,000 to Bolster Small Businesses in New York City

Renaissance Economic Development Corp.(REDC) has been awarded $600,000 from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to support small businesses in New York City’s  immigrant, low- and middle-income communities. The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced its 2018 awards Wednesday, Sept. 18. Renaissance is one of 302 institutions nationwide receiving support to boost economic…

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Renaissance Offers Emergency Loan Program For Businesses Impacted by Flatiron Explosion

Renaissance is partnering with the city’s Department of Small Business Services (SBS) to help small businesses impacted by the steam-pipe explosion in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. We have established the Flatiron District Steam-Pipe Explosion Emergency Loan Program. The loans must be used as emergency working capital for businesses located between 18th and 22nd streets, and between…

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Recap: Renaissance’s Next Generation Networking Events

For over 20 years, Renaissance Economic Development Corp. (REDC) has devoted itself to strengthening New York City’s immigrant entrepreneur and small business community. This is critical work for the city’s overall small business climate. According to a 2017 report by NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, immigrants account for more than half of the city’s business owners. However,…

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