Annie Turnbo Malone was a businesswoman and philanthropist from Illinois, known for her cosmetic inventions and the Poro College. Because of her work, she’s sometimes referred to as the “mother” of the African American cosmetics, hair care, and beauty industries. Malone was also the first black female millionaire in America. Read More
George Washington Carver was one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, an American icon, and a true entrepreneur and lifetime student. His life was dedicated to educating, learning, and inventing new tools and technologies to better the lives of Americans and the world.Read More
VEDC one of 12 organizations nationwide to receive grant funds as part of Wells Fargo Diverse Community Capital programRead More
We’re excited to join American Express this year in supporting Small Business Saturday on November 26th! As holiday shopping kicks off this weekend, we would like to ask gift-givers all over America to show your love for small business by visiting your local shops and stores.
It’s easy! Visit the map to find a small business near you and plan your Black Friday and Small Business Saturday shopping trip! You can also share our social media posts and help celebrate with a special hastag: #ShopSmall. By visiting local stores, you are giving back to the community in an incredible way, and also bringing holiday magic to entrepreneurs and their families!
Thank you for your support, and for shopping small this year. Happy holidays!
(Los Angeles – November 7, 2016) VEDC today announced the appointment of finance executive Rudy Navarro as chief credit officer (CCO).Read More