Interested in using your creativity to make things? Join MCC on Saturday, Aug. 27, 1-4 p.m. for the Prototype Design Lab Open House, located in the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology at the Fort Omaha Campus. With a do-it-yourself mindset, you can design and build just about anything using the resources provided in our Prototype Design Lab. At the open house, explore resources and meet staff and professionals who have developed prototypes in the lab. Register at mccneb.edu/prototypeopenhouse or 531-MCC-5231.

This is an informational webinar on how to apply for the AEO $10,000 grant for minority and/or women owned businesses in Nebraska and Council Bluffs Iowa. Topic: $10,000 grant for minority and/or women owned businesses. Time: Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 12:00 PM (noon) Central time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting [https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83939289202?pwd=QTRtZWRwdTMxU0MzTkZqSTgzN2VhUT09](https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fus06web.zoom.us%2Fj%2F83939289202%3Fpwd%3DQTRtZWRwdTMxU0MzTkZqSTgzN2VhUT09&data=05%7C01%7Cjaneo%40nebbiz.org%7C28b896dbae6a4066e9f908da7a39f25c%7Cda4995570d864a83823bfdaa446f7e0c%7C0%7C0%7C637956686590625842%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=Klge8Hhvsg0dzWg5Xk3NAgEB3ch%2BvaqIqMXf8asBXeU%3D&reserved=0) Meeting ID: 839 3928 9202 Passcode: 672797 One tap mobile +16469313860,,83939289202# US +19292056099,,83939289202# US (New York) Find your local number: [https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kdK3uNqNj0](https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fus06web.zoom.us%2Fu%2FkdK3uNqNj0&data=05%7C01%7Cjaneo%40nebbiz.org%7C28b896dbae6a4066e9f908da7a39f25c%7Cda4995570d864a83823bfdaa446f7e0c%7C0%7C0%7C637956686590625842%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=0pRn%2FDq9MxWGRQPnNss2JjRvXtyBsL2MVwT4EbRWJA8%3D&reserved=0)

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The GNWBC is proud to announce its newest partnership with Verizon Small Business Digital Ready! Participants who register for Verizon Small Business Digital Ready and complete courses or mentoring events will be eligible to apply for a $10,000 grant. Let's get your business headed in the right direction! GET SIGNED UP TODAY! The Verizon Small Business Digital Ready, a free online learning program designed to help small businesses succeed. With free personalized learning plans that include courses, live coaching sessions with industry leaders, community forums and incentives, the program gives small businesses the chance to learn new skills, network within a like-minded community, and receive one-to-one mentoring. #CITIZENVERIZON #VerizonSmallBusinessDigitalReady

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Did you know that August is National Black Business Month? At the Midlands African Chamber we celebrate by pitching black all day every day! Tag your favorite small black owned business and lets all show them some love by liking and following their page! #jointhetribe #wepitchblack #Midlandsafricanchamber ##smallbusinesses #smallbusinessowner #NationalBlackBusinessMonth

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Build a startup from scratch - apply to NMotion! Accepted founders will each receive $100K in investment to build, design, launch and iterate new products/services through this 16-week hybrid startup accelerator program. Applications close September 5, 2022

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Grant alert: The Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) in partnership with Fiserv + Clover, is awarding grants in the amount of $10,000 to eligible Black- or minority-owned small businesses in Nebraska and selected areas in Iowa, to help them grow and stabilize. The Back2Business Grant Program is part of a larger Fiserv + Clover initiative to equip Black- or minority-owned small businesses with vital education, coaching, and capital to support growth in their communities and creating sustainable businesses. In addition to grants, the program also includes opportunities for mentorship and access to technology solutions that may help enable revenue generation. For more information about the Back2Business grant, eligibility requirements and to apply, visit AEO online at aeoworks.org/fiserv.

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New grant opportunities for small businesses.

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The Midlands African Chamber is convening the first of its Umoja Unity Forums in collaboration with Untamed. These forums are aimed to address and quash the stereotypes in the African American and African Immigrant communities within the United States and to encourage and foster collaboration, love, and unity within the African Diaspora.

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Congratulations to the Pitch Black Finalists who were honored at the Ubyntu Mixer hosted by @investnebraska!

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Congratulations to all the Pitch Black finalists! Thank you KMTV and Serese for Pitching Black!

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Congratulations to the 2022 Pitch Black Champion Nina Sodji and Okra African Grill on winning $10000 equity free for her business along with legal marketing and accounting assistance.

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Congratulations Imani and Ital Vital Living on winning the investor’s choice award at Pitch Black!

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Pitch Black is officially a SOLD OUT event. We are extremely excited and can’t wait to see you all tomorrow as it’s going to be EPIC!!!

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Congratulations Tiffany Hutcherson! #wepitchblack #jointhetribe #midlandsafricanchamber

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Join the Midlands African Chamber for Roll Call at Chaima's African Cuisine, 5060 S 107th St., on Friday, August 19, 2022. The networking event will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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