Entries by Amanda Roman

A Fresh Start: New Year, New Strategy

With the start of a new calendar year, often comes an impetus to begin again, to renew, and to reassess priorities and goals. Similarly, with a new season and often coinciding with the beginning of a new academic year, some of these same sentiments come to the surface. As students consider new ways to innovate […]

RI Black Business Association Announces and Welcomes Emerging Leaders Steering Committee Members

Business leaders throughout the state will play key role in guiding program and ensuring its success   Providence, RI – Tuesday, August 31, 2021 – The Rhode Island Black Business Association (RIBBA), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the business opportunities and vitality of Black-owned and minority businesses in Rhode Island, announces the launch of […]

5 Ways to Support Black Owned Businesses

Many of us have heard the phrases, “money is power” and “there’s power in numbers”, in many contexts and in many seasons of our lives. While there’s truth to both adages, I would take it a step further and say there’s power in the how and what in terms of spending money and there’s also […]

Rhode Island Black Business Association Issues a Failing Grade and Call to Action to the State of Rhode Island

In Response to the ODEO Disparity Study and Inaction to Comply with State Law, RIBBA issues a Failing Grade and Urgent Action Demand to the State of Rhode Island.   Providence, Rhode Island – July 28, 2021 – The Rhode Island Black Business Association (RIBBA), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the business opportunities and vitality […]

Business Feature: Level Up Construction, LLC

RIBBA’s mission is made possible by a stellar community of businesses, staff, volunteers, and supporters. We’d like to place a spotlight on one of the members of this incredible network: Level Up Construction, LLC.  Urcella Isom is the founder and president of Level Up Construction, LLC, a Black and women owned business that focuses on […]

RIBBA’s LEAP Initiative Receives $15,000 Grant Award from BayCoast Bank

Funds will support LEAP Initiative which trains and supports young adults through their academic and early careers.  Providence, RI – July 15, 2021 –  The Rhode Island Black Business Association (RIBBA), a 10-year-old non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the opportunities and vitality of Black-owned businesses and professionals in RI, is pleased to announce a charitable […]