Kevin Hart’s Gran Coramino Tequila Announces 50 New Small Business Grants From the Coramino Fund in Partnership With The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Lisc)

The Coramino Fund announces $500,000 in grants to 50 US small businesses—a new small business and entrepreneurship program led by LISC and funded by Gran Coramino Tequila—providing cash grants and resources to Black and Latinx entrepreneurs and small business owners

 Gran Coramino® Tequila®, founded by entrepreneur Kevin Hart and 11th generation tequila maker, Juan Domingo Beckmann, is proud to announce the 2023 grantees of The Coramino Fund’s US program, in partnership with national nonprofit, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). 

The Coramino Fund was created to support Black and Latinx small business owners and entrepreneurs who have historically been blocked from access to capital and necessary resources to grow their businesses. Applications for US businesses opened in November 2022, and were received from all 50 states and across a range of industries including retail trade, transportation, educational services, and more. 50 eligible businesses were selected by LISC to receive grants. 50% of the 2023 Coramino Fund businesses selected are Black-owned, 36% are Latinx-owned, and 14% are Black and Latinx owned. 68% are women-owned businesses.

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Ketel One Botanical Kicks Off Festival Season with a Sensorial Homestay Giveaway at the Spritz Oasis in Palm Springs

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Consumers can enter for a chance to win a VIP immersive music festival experience

Ketel One Botanical is celebrating warmer days ahead and springtime’s most sought after occasion, festival season. Starting today, cocktail and music fans 25 and over can enter a nationwide sweepstakes for the ultimate Palm Springs festival experience, the grand prize of which includes an immersive homestay at a private Palm Springs residence for a winner and three friends (who also must be 25 or over), round trip air travel, VIP festival tickets, and plenty of purely delightful surprises along the way.

During this unforgettable trip, the winner and their guests will stay in the Spritz Oasis, a “spritzified” house outfitted with everything needed to make their festival journey sensational. From the moment they arrive, Ketel One Botanical will ensure every need is met, providing ground transportation to and from the festival all weekend long (awarded as a $300 car service voucher), and in-house offerings from coveted brands like Drybar, Vacation®, and more. Whether taking a dip in the grotto style pool, creating a cocktail by the outdoor bar, or stargazing in a hammock surrounded by desert fauna, the Spritz Oasis will be curated to make every moment memorable.

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Wetzel’s Pretzels Makes Franchise Ownership More Accessible for Women and Minorities Through Access to Equity Program

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Wetzel’s Pretzels (Wetzel’s) is aiming to make franchise ownership more accessible for women and ethnic minorities. Through the creation of its Wetzel’s Pretzels Access to Equity Programthe brand strives to create a pathway to ownership, providing financial discounts, as well as educational and mentorship opportunities to underrepresented candidates from all backgrounds. The program launch, coupled with the brand’s targeted recruitment efforts, showcases its commitment to inclusion for all qualified candidates.

Powered by the vision of Jennifer Schuler, Wetzel’s first female CEO, the initiative seeks to eliminate barriers and provide prospective franchisees with access to capital. By bridging the gap, the nation’s snacking leader strives to support aspiring purveyors of pretzel happiness to achieve their American dream of business ownership and build generational wealth.

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The PepsiCo Foundation and Doritos® SOLID BLACK® Invest in 16 Nonprofit Leaders for Black Changemakers Program

Selected participants will receive a $50,000 grant and leadership development training to further propel positive impact in their communities

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The PepsiCo Foundation and Doritos SOLID BLACK today announced 16 Black nonprofit leaders selected for the 2023 Black Changemakers program, a program developed to uplift Black community leaders and amplify their bold voices to showcase the positive impact they are making. The nonprofit leaders selected for this year’s program represent organizations focused on education, youth development & mentorship, food insecurity, job training, financial literacy, and more.

Selected Black Changemakers will each receive a $50,000 grant, leadership development training with Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, which provides nonprofit professionals and volunteers with research-based education and training, and regular one-on-one fundraising coaching, software, and technical assistance from Network for Good, a Certified B Corporation software company that offers software and coaching for charities and nonprofit organizations.

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Underground Donut Tour Launches in Times Square

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The World’s Best Donut Tour is launching their 3rd tour in the Big Apple

the Underground Donut Tour, the World’s Best Donut Tour, is launching their next New York City tour in Times Square. The Underground Donut Tour has been running for 7 years across the US, Canada, UK and Ireland, including Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, Portland, Seattle, Boston, Nashville, Miami, New Orleans, London, Dublin and now adding another tour to our roster, this time in the center of it all, Times Square. Hosting thousands of guests from around the world and showcasing the best donuts each city has to offer.

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