Are you interested in bringing your business to Rhode Island Avenue NE?
Our community partners may be able to help!
FoRIA is now partnering with the Washington Area Community Investment Fund (WACIF) and the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) to connect potential Rhode Island Avenue business-owners with financing and technical assistance.
If you are thinking about bringing your business to Rhode Island Avenue NE, we encourage you to reach out to us, WACIF and GWHCC for help.
About the Washington Area Community Investment Fund (WACIF)
WACIF provides low cost financing and technical assistance to small businesses, childcare centers, affordable housing developers, and community organizations.
Since inception, WACIF has closed 253 loans totaling $16.7 million, helping leverage $147.7 million in financing for local low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations. WACIF has assisted over 1,200 small businesses through one-on-one assistance, provided $45.6 million in access to capital in lending, and created more than 1,350 full- and part-time jobs.
Washington Area Community Investment Fund
Timothy A. Flanagan, Executive Director
3624 12th Street NE, Washington, DC 20017
About the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC)
The GWHCC’s Small Business Assistance Program will provide 1) practical workshop/business to business networking events and 2) customized, one-on-one technical assistance to low and middle income enterprises. The individualized assistance will include the following topics:
- Accounting and financial management
- Customer service
- General business operations
- General legal counsel
- Property improvements
- Real estate and leasing
- Sales and marketing
- Small business certifications
- Social and other web-based media
Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Small Business Assistance Program
Gabriela Mossi, Director of Program and Resource Development
910 17th St NW, Suite 1150 Washington, DC 20006