Comcast RISE program seeks minority business owners

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — It’s a new way to specifically help minority business owners who are struggling to keep their doors open through the pandemic.

Chris Dunkeson with Comcast says their new RISE program is designed to help businesses get back up to speed.

“We wanted to specifically support businesses that were owned by Black, Indigenous and people of color businesses—small businesses really affected by the pandemic,” Dunkeson said.

The company is looking for Southern Arizona business owners of color to sign up. RISE stands for representation, investment, strength and empowerment.

KGUN 9 wanted to know more about the awards and what recipients actually get. According to Dunkeson, there are a few options that owners can apply for.

“Either 90 days of advertising, recording packages to help those advertisers get their information out or a technology package that includes computer equipment, virus protection and internet service,” Dunkeson…

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