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Covid-19 Unsung Heroes: How Valley Bank relief programs helped small businesses

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit our country hard, not only impacting our health but also our finances. Many have been left unemployed or struggling financially. We have many essential workers to thank during this pandemic, from doctors, nurses, grocery store employees, and food service workers. Another group who have been working tirelessly during this time to […]

Grammy-award winning Cherry Martinez offers free commercials to minority-owned businesses

Legendary New York radio DJ and media personality, Cherry Martinez announced today that she will provide free radio commercials to minority-owned businesses negatively affected by the novel coronavirus.

financial strategies

Best use of PPP and other financing strategies for Latina business owners

The need for funding is a perennial concern for Latina business owners.  Funding can make a or break a business.  While capital is scarce, there is still funding sources available.  Here are financing strategies to help your business get through this crisis. 

living abroad during quarantine

Expat platform founder shares hardship of living abroad during quarantine

Many of us are fortunate to still be in the familiar comforts of our home, surrounded by familiar scenery and locations. For people who are living abroad during the quarantine, this is not the case. 

Dr. Ginny Baro shares mindfulness practices for coping with Covid-19 stress

As our world continues to change in unpredictable ways, we are all trying to find ways to cope with our feelings of uncertainty. For many, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought on increased stress and anxiety. Some may even feel as though they no longer have control over their lives. These feelings are fueled by ruminative […]

Non-essential businesses reopening

Non-essential businesses reopening starts cautiously in NJ

NJ Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Orders allowing outdoor dining and indoor non-essential businesses reopening including retail personal care service facilities, dining outdoors, hair salons and barber shops to reopen to the public

fashion shows

Fashion shows must go on says Fashion Designers of Latin America Albania Rosario

The future of fashion shows is evolving before our very eyes. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, industries across the globe have been forced to innovate and adapt quickly to stay afloat. At the forefront of the Latinx fashion industry, Albania Rosario has taken on the task of adapting fashion shows during Covid-19. 

criminal justice system

A broken criminal justice system: #BlackLivesMatter will be over when #AllLivesMatter

A broken criminal justice system breaks people. #BlackLivesMatter will be over when #AllLivesMatter. I wanted to exercise my right to free speech hopefully still guaranteed by the First Amendment, as it seems that the rest of its several basic freedoms are vanished with recent events.