100 BIPOC-Owned Small Businesses in Houston Receive $1,000,000 in Grants from Comcast RISE

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More than 150 Others to Receive a Technology Makeover or Marketing Services

Houston, TX --News Direct-- Comcast Houston

Comcast today announced it will award $1,000,000 in grants to 100 BIPOC-owned small businesses, which includes Hispanic and Asian American owned businesses among others, in Houston. More than 150 businesses in the area will also receive technology and marketing resources. These recipients are part of nearly 2,500 entrepreneurs nationwide who have been selected as Comcast RISE awardees since November. Houston was one of five cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, and Philadelphia, selected to award $10,000 grants to 100 local businesses from the Comcast RISE Investment Fund, for a total of $5 million across 500 businesses.

Through Comcast RISE, the company also announced it will support 13,000 BIPOC-owned small businesses with monetary grants; a TV campaign, production of a TV commercial or consulting services from Effectv; or computer equipment, internet, voice or cybersecurity from Comcast Business by 2022.

In Houston, recipients include:

1101 Southern Kitchen

Erin McClarty, PLLC

Nik's Steak & Seafood Restaurant

132 Design

Eshallence Hair Design

Nina Nails & Spa

2T Tickets

European Architectural LLC

Nino's Auto Sales #1 INC

6th Position Dance Company, LLC

FABRICS CARE LLC DBA PRESTIGE CLEANERS

Northwest Houston Automotive Repair-Glass LLC

7th Echelon, LLC

Fervent Designs, LLC

Nourish Wellness LLC

A Perfect Fit

Flat Fee Tax Prep & Services

Nurturing Companions

A-1 Protection Services

Foston International Communications, Inc.

Old School Barber Shop

AAA Financial Service

Fresh Start Therapeutic Services LLC

Omni Clinical Research Inc

ABC Construction Services

FULE EVERGREEN INVESTMENTS INC

OOKSS / Pound & Jake Uniforms

ABM System

FZ International

Orchid Nails and Spa

Action One Media Group, LLC

George CPA Firm, LLC

OutSmart Media

Advantage Auto Inspections

Ginman Consulting

P Thorne & Assoc. Tax Inc

Advantage Lifecare Solutions, LLC

Good Vibes Hookah Lounge LLC

P&J Feed Store

Advantage Motorsports

Goodspero

Park Street Development

Africa On My Back

Graceful Tax and Financial Services

Perfect Touch Promotions

Agie's Insurance LLC

G-Tireshop, LLC

Phuong My Music

Aguilera Construction LLC

Hairgocrazy

Pimbi International Arts

Albert Okagbue Cap LLC

Happy Me Tee

Pimp The Pen Records and Production LLC

All Real Radio

Heaven On Earth LLC

Pinnacle Detail

ALLEN COUNSELING GROUP

Heavenly Kreations Pastries

Pleasure Body Spa

All-N-One Services, LLC

Heavy Armour Security

Polly Clinical Services LLC

Allure Goddess

Holcomb Accounting and Taxes

Posh And Pretty Brow Bar

Amazing Smiles PLLC

Honey K Styles

Positivekidstoday

Artworks Unlimited

Hope Over Hurt

PrettyWork Creative

Asia Market

Hortiprocess LLC

Primetime Barber Shop

Ask360 Remodeling

Hott Blocc

Principal Advisors, dba ControlPoints

Astor Business Centers, Inc.

Houston Cardiac Association

Progressive Rehabilitation Services

Aww Better Child Care Center

Houston Strategy Forum

Pupila Family Eyecare

Aztec Barber Beauty Salon

Houston Therapy Specialists

Qi&Yangchen Lnc

Bad Habits Auto Repair Shop

HUYNH NAIL SPA INC

R.U.E. Round

Ball Capital

Ihaul Express LLC

RA Design Studio LLC

BAMBU SPA FACE & BODY MASSAGE

Iheart Lash Studio LLC

Ravlin Martial Arts

BarGraph Solutions LLC

Imagina Communications

Realinc, LLC

Bay Area Cleaning Professionals

Isaula's Express Inc.

Reggae Hut

Beacon BCS

Island Spice Bar And Grill

Reliance Rehab LLC

Beauty By Bruce & Company

J Raphael's Photography

Richmond Printing

Bee Fit Foods

J. Archer Insurance Group, LLC

Ridges Barber And Beauty

Bernadette Fields Healthcare, LLC

JV CPA Inc.

RW Couture

Best Staff Services Inc

K Lilia Interior Design

S.O.P. LLC

Beu Beauty Palace

KC Events & Florals LLC

Safe Ship Sugarland

Beyond Accounting And Tax, LLC

Kenya Nicole Co. LLC dba Kenya Nicole and the Business Builder Team

Salim A. Lakhani MD PA

Beyond Music Management, LLC

Kidd Consulting Services LLC

Salon Couture

Biomedent

Kingdom Studio

She's Happy Hair

Bitter Sweet Scents Candle Co.

Kinky Kurly Straight The Salon LLC

Showtime Bar and Lounge

Blackfame Clothing LLC

Kiya Ventures Inc

Simmons-Johnson Consulting, LLC

Blackwell Solutions LLC

Kjd Business Solutions LLC

Sinolink Premium Parts LLC

Blooming Daisies Learning Center LLC

Kt Beauty Boom

Sirs Electronics Inc.

Blue Lagune Therapy, Inc

Kykoe Designs Inc. Dba Keisha'S Kreations

SK Industries Dba Of Skco LLC

Boral Agency

L'Renee & Associates

Smiling Bee Pediatric Dentistry

BPW Healthcare Management

La Dona A Beauty N Spa L.L.C

So Daysha Vu LLC

Bravo Capital Management

La Fogata Tex Mex Grill

Soledad Tanner Consulting LLC

Candid Smiles Dentistry

La Tulteca Taqueria Y Tortilleria

Sosa Auto Sales

Catfish Willy's

LaborNOW LLC

Sports Rub

Chi Family Dental

Lacey Newday Consulting, LLC

Stans Hands Massage & Wellness, LLC

Choice Pharmacy, Inc.

LAKH ENTERPRISES LLC dba GESSNER KIDDIE KOLLEGE

Star Dentist PLLC (East Houston Dental Care)

Chris R Crockett DBA Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

Lasting Impressions Dental Group

Steel Vibrations Incorporated

Christy Vu Hsieh, DDS, MSD, PLLC dba Christy Orthodontics

Latino Bilingual Multiservices Taxes & Immigration

Success Tax Relief LLC

Clutch City Volleyball

Lavish Cuts Barbershop

Sushi Coast

CMC Development & Construction Corporation LLC

Lettuce Live

Tax Pros 4 Notary Company

Composition ID Houston

Liu&Sun LLC DBA Niu Jiao Jian Hot Pot

The Curry Law Firm, PLLC

Connect The Dots PR

Logistic Massage And Bodywork LLC

The Jewelry Instructor Inc.

Cornerstone Learning Academy & Childcare LLC

LR Training Solutions

The Love Law Group and Consulting Services PLLC

Creative Edge Marketing

Lux Body Wellness Spa

The Media Block

Creed Global Enterprises Dba Creed Global Media

Made Men Creation Studios LLC

The S. Davis Law Group, PLLC

Cts Certified Services LLC

Maki-Tect

The Spearhead Group Inc.

Custom Care Pharmacy

Mala Sichuan Bistro

The Stem Nanny Company

D Air Freshener, LLC

Malveauxs Closet

The-Food Spot

Dairins Wellness and Beauty

Marfran Cleaning LLC

Thuy Ngo Llc Hoa Map Hu Tieu Go

Decca Consulting LLC

Master Fabricators LLC

Tjs Cleaning Services

Della Casa LLC

MASTERS Tae Kwon Do Academy

Tour-Rific Of Texas

Design Dental Group

Mastrantos

Training and Leadership Consulting, LLC

Designs by Duchess

Matrix Commercial Inc.

Tram D Nguyen, PLLC

Devaron Yates Schedule C

Maxtor Enterprise Inc. DBA Salud y figura facil

Trinity Freight Services LLC

Divine Connections

MB Parcel Services Inc

True Image Orthodontics

Divine Ntchr Connections

Melodrama Boutique, LLC

Truth General Dentistry

Dollledbydari

Million Cakes

Uncharted Territory Solutions

Dominion Engineering Management Services Dba

Dems

Missouri Car care

Undefeated Fitness LLC

Dounai Dining

Mj'S Tax Services

Under My Pillow Pediatric Dentistry, PLLC

Dumpling Haus LLC

Mobile Fix & More

Velvet Rope Experience LLC DBA VRE Training Solutions

Eagle Eye Adjusters, Inc

Mr Guillory's Master Barbershop

Ventura Cloud LLC

Eagle Eye Films LLC

MRP Fence And Construction

Virtual Executive Personal Assistants of America, Inc.

Elegant Beauty Salon & Spa

Mrs. Vital's Vision Academy

Walker Quality Services

Elevated Custom Design Co.

Ms.Johnnie Diamond Tax Service

Well Done Cooking Classes

Elite Dental Wellness

Mutual Entrepreneurial Concepts, LLC

Wellness Pain & Associates

Elite Lube & Inspection

My Divine Transport Inc

Wholesome Healing

Elite Spectrum Care LLC

My Sista's Closet Salon

Wonder Wall Wraps, Inc.

eNet Systems, Inc.

Nach, Inc.

Engaging Events By Evelyn

Nacho Average Meals

Envy Events by Anvy

Nail Ori

Epitome of Jazzy

NCMPRBL

“COVID-19 made a tough year of 2020. As a small business, what hurt most was being deemed non-essential and having to close our doors,” said Angelus McFarlane owner of Ravlin Martial Arts, Houston, Texas “I’m extremely excited that a business, like Comcast has taken an interest to support small businesses. I believe that the technology resources from Comcast will help us, which will then bring more people back and help us grow.”

In addition, Comcast RISE invests in ongoing mentorship and resources to help businesses succeed over the long-term. The program has partnered with Ureeka, an online platform for entrepreneurs, to provide grant recipients with business coaching to help build skills in company foundation, growing customers and financial stability. All Comcast RISE recipients will also have a specialized online networking community within Ureeka with access to educational resources, sources of capital, and vetted experts such as U.S. Black Chambers, National Asian Pacific Islander Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Association for Enterprise Opportunity, Walker’s Legacy and Operation Hope.

“Comcast RISE represents a holistic program that can help advance BIPOC entrepreneurs. The commitment to coaching, capital and connections is critical for historically overlooked communities in achieving economic prosperity,” said Melissa Bradley, Co-founder of Ureeka. “We are humbled and excited to partner on this program.”

Comcast RISE was formed in late 2020 to give BIPOC-owned small businesses, from bakeries and barber shops to childcare centers and cleaning services, the tools needed to not just survive, but thrive. The 2,500 recipients are from 422 cities across 34 states.

“When we launched Comcast RISE, we knew a profound need existed in many of the communities we serve,” said Ralph Martinez, regional senior vice president, Comcast Houston Region. “We now see firsthand how the program’s marketing and technology resources are benefiting Houston business owners, who are working to rise above 2020.We anticipate these awards will have a long-lasting, positive economic impact on these businesses and beyond.”

Comcast RISE, which stands for “Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment,” is part of an expanded Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitment that Comcast announced last summer, as well as a coordinated cross-company effort to address digital inequities through sustainable programming and investments such as Internet Essentials and Lift Zones. Eligible businesses can apply for the following:

  • Marketing Services: The following services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, and its creative agency, Mnemonic, are designed to help recipients with their marketing and media campaigns, including:

    • Media: A linear TV media campaign to run over a 90-day period.

    • Creative Production: Turnkey 30-second TV commercial production, plus a media strategy consultation and a 90-day linear TV media campaign.

    • Consulting: Advertising and marketing consultations with local Effectv marketing, research and creative teams to gain insights on how to drive business.

  • Technology Makeovers: The state-of-the-art equipment and technology upgrade from Comcast Business includes computer equipment as well as internet, voice and cybersecurity services for up to a 12-month period. (Taxes and other fees may still apply for tech makeover services.)

  • Monetary Grants: As noted above, the Comcast RISE Investment Fund will provide $5 million in grants to 500 BIPOC-owned small businesses in five cities: Philadelphia/Chester, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago and Detroit.

A key part of Comcast RISE is ensuring business sustainability. As such, Comcast has already invested more than $2 million in more than 20 community-based organizations and diverse chambers of commerce to provide additional support to BIPOC-owned small businesses.

All small business owners can visit the Comcast RISE destination on Xfinity X1, which features aggregated small business news, resources, Comcast RISE recipient stories and more. The destination is designed to help businesses grow by empowering them through inspiration, education and entertainment. Just say “Comcast RISE” into the X1 voice remote.

Visit www.ComcastRISE.com to apply, for more information and the latest updates.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with over 56 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

About Comcast Business

About Comcast Business Comcast Business offers Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi, Voice, TV and Managed Enterprise Solutions to help organizations of all sizes transform their business. Powered by an advanced network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is one of the largest contributors to the growth of Comcast Cable. Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and has emerged as a force in the Enterprise market; recognized over the last two years by leading industry associations as one of the fastest growing providers of Ethernet services. For more information, call 866- 429-3085. Follow on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at http://business.comcast.com/social.

About Effectv

Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, helps local, regional and national advertisers use the best of digital with the power of TV to grow their business. It provides multi-screen marketing solutions to make advertising campaigns more effective and easier to execute. Headquartered in New York with offices throughout the country, Effectv has a presence in 66 markets with nearly 30 million households with video service. For more information, visit www.effectv.com.

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