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About GFDI Team

Behind every blog is a great team of writers making sure you are in the know and know how to build the business of your dreams.

Diversity and Inclusion Event Grants Program Returns After COVID-19 Hiatus

The Brewers Association opens in new window (BA)—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American craft brewers—has reinstated its grant program that funds local and regional events that thoughtfully and intentionally foster a more diverse and inclusive craft beer community. … Continue reading

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Crate & Barrel and CB2 Trade Program Launches ‘Taking Care of Business’ to Help Deserving Small Businesses Welcome Customers Back in Style

In partnership with notable interior designers Michel Smith Boyd, Kara Mann and Ross Cassidy, Crate & Barrel and CB2 will invest more than $100,000 in three local businesses impacted by COVID-19 In March, Crate & Barrel Holdings successfully launched its new … Continue reading

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BTB Spotlight: Chef Jamie Hunt

Chef Jamie Hunt left sunny west for the east coast of the country to attend culinary school at Culinary Institute of America in New York, where she graduated in 2007. Like many following their passion, she left behind a career … Continue reading

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Bay Area Chef Launches Black Culinary Collective

The West Oakland collective offers community empowerment, engagement, and mentorship for emerging Black culinary entrepreneurs In partnership with the Oakland Black Business Fund (OBBF) and Oakstop Alliance, Bay Area business owner Reign Free has launched the Black Culinary Collective to provide a creative, collaborative, and … Continue reading

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Barefoot Awards $50,000 in Grants to Black Female Entrepreneurs through its #WeStanForHer Campaign

After receiving a record number of applications, Barefoot is pleased to announce the five new recipients of the 2021 New Voices + Barefoot #WeStanForHer Grants. The #WeStanForHer campaign celebrates and supports Black women entrepreneurs in order to drive toward economic equity for the Black community. … Continue reading

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