Comcast RISE Awards 35 Black-Owned, Small Businesses in the Washington, D.C., Metropo…

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) today announced the first round of Comcast RISE award recipients, which include over 700 businesses that will receive consulting, media and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or technology upgrades from Comcast Business, based on the recipient’s specific needs. Included are 35 small businesses – ranging from restaurants and salons to professional services and retail shops – here in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. To date, 3,300 small businesses across the country already have signed up to receive the Comcast RISE monthly newsletter, which will offer free marketing insights and resources.

Today, the next phase of Comcast RISE, the multi-year, multi-faceted initiative launched in October to help strengthen small businesses hard hit by COVID-19, opens up eligibility to include Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned, small businesses. They can apply at www.ComcastRISE.com.

“When COVID-19 hit, we struggled to work remotely and collaboratively as a team since we did not have the proper technology set-up,” said Amoy McGhee, Chief Operations Officer of R. McGhee & Associates Architects in Washington, D.C. “We lost time dealing with internet and computer issues. With Comcast RISE, we’ll receive the technology support needed, get help with new and creative marketing strategies and be able to explore video production of some of our projects.”

Berdia Monk, Owner of Autumn’s Eye Photography, LLC in Temple Hills, said, “This year has been extremely challenging as I’ve had to deal with cancellations, loss of studio space, becoming a home-based business, finding more clients, being able to afford day-to-day needs and maintenance of equipment and social media marketing. Clients have been uncomfortable having their photographs taken in my home studio and other locations deemed ‘open’ and safe. Comcast RISE will help me increase awareness in my community that there are young talented female photographers willing and able to adapt in this creative world and in the corporate environment.”

“The pandemic has negatively impacted my in-home care agency due to potential clients still being hesitant to have caregivers in their homes despite the pressing need that still exists in our communities,” said Priscilla Myles, Chief Executive Officer of Myles Per Grace Home Care Providers in Frederick. “I’ve tried virtual meetings and pre-recorded videos to establish connections, but still haven’t received much traction. Comcast RISE will help positively impact my business in a few ways. First, I will be able to expand my digital marketing footprint which can directly help in obtaining new customers. In addition, by upgrading my tech equipment and software it definitely will improve the efficiency of my operational and administrative tasks.”

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