Comcast Business and the Urban League of Middle Tennessee has partnered to award a $5,000 grant to The Nashville Black Market. The grant is part of the Comcast Business initiative ‘Together Towards Tomorrow’, which focuses on supporting small businesses within the community impacted by the pandemic.
The Nashville Black Market provides the organization of events and space for Black-owned businesses to sell products and services. Co-Founders Javvon Jones and Carlos Partee started The Nashville Black Market to support other small businesses in the community.
“We are thankful to hold a strong partnership with Comcast and make a positive difference in the community,” said Clifton Harris, Urban League of Middle Tennessee president/CEO. “As small businesses continue to be impacted by the pandemic, it is important to provide opportunities of recovery and support to those who need it most.”
“We are excited to support The Nashville Black Market which serves as a growing staple to the Nashville community,” said Jason Gumbs, Comcast’s regional senior vice president. “We are proud to uplift this small business in partnership with the Urban League of Middle Tennessee.”
Comcast Business has developed several programs to support the recovery of small businesses adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Together Towards Tomorrow campaign was created by local Comcast Business employees in the Southeast who wanted to do even more for their customers and business partners.
As part of Together Towards Tomorrow, Comcast Business is working with local chambers and other community partners to identify businesses in need. Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition in Nashville helped Comcast identify area businesses who qualified for the program.