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RPC launches RACE4Progress Fund for Grand Rapids Area Excluded Entrepreneurs of Color

Rende Progress Capital [RPC] has launched the RACE4Progress Fund [Recovery Addressing COVID-19 and Exclusion] to provide small business relief funding to Grand Rapids Area/Kent County [Michigan] Excluded Entrepreneurs of Color whose businesses have experienced negative financial impact due to COVID-19. The RACE4Progress Loan Fund was co-developed by RPC [The nation's only racial equity loan fund and emerging Community Development Financial Institution] and professionals of color in order to provide progressive, low interest loans and a flexible application process to existing businesses owned by Excluded Entrepreneurs----African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and

RPC announces new loan customer---Over The Top Academy of Dance

Rende Progress Capital [RPC] Rende Progress Capital [RPC] is pleased to announce and highlight another new racial equity small business loan customer---- Over the Top Academy of Dance. An existing in need of capital for continued progress through COVID-19 and growth in services and programs to a diverse base of customers, Over the Top Academy of Dance is also one of RPC’s flexible loan term product customers. Owner Ms. Jennifer Smith, an African-American business leader, is an accomplished dance instructor and alum of business mentoring services of SpringGR. Over the past decades, Ms. Smith has taken her proficiency and love of dance, performing arts and expression into a successful business

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