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Mayor Eric Adams and NYC & Company Kick Off ‘NYC Winter Outing’ Today with Lighting Ceremony at the Empire State Building

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Eric Adams today launched the start of NYC & Company’s NYC Winter Outing event with a lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building Observatory. Mayor Adams kicked off the event alongside Michael James Scott, who plays the role of the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin, and Charlotte d’Amboise, who plays …

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Who pays and who benefits from a massive expansion of solar power?

Electricity generation produces a quarter of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change. The electric grid also is highly vulnerable to climate change effects, such as more frequent and severe droughts, hurricanes and other extreme weather events. For both of these reasons, the power sector is central to the Biden administration’s climate policy. President …

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Coffee bean prices have doubled in the past year and may double again – what’s going on?

International Coffee Day feels very different this year. Introduced by the International Coffee Organization (ICO) on October 1 2015 to raise awareness of the product and the challenges faced by producers, the day has usually focused on how low prices paid for unroasted beans barely cover farmers’ costs – let alone support their families. Not …

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At The Top of Her Game: Chase Leader Making a Difference in How Communities do Banking

Well-known companies, throughout the United States, often recruit a good portion of workers from top-tier universities. This often leads to an under-representation of people of color in the workplace, as many colleges have a higher proportion of white students compared to minority students. Companies, like JPMorgan Chase, bring their recruitment efforts to not only the …

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HCCI and Its Revitalization of Harlem

Community investment vastly improves any community, and Harlem is no different. Through the extensive efforts of not-for-profits and firms, Harlem rapidly improved from its lowest point during the 1980s. One such organization helping with this improvement is Harlem Congregations for Community Development (HCCI), a not-for-profit firm, which runs affordable housing for the greater Harlem Community. …

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Three Queens Series: Deryl McKissack Wonder-Child of Design and Construction

In a continuation of our Three Queens Series, we spoke with Deryl McKissack, the president and CEO of McKissack McKissack. Similarly to her sister, Cheryl McKissack, Deryl McKissack spearheads nationally acclaimed construction and architectural projects, such as the George Washington Monument or the George H.W. Bush Library. And, it makes sense that she has become …

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Spotlight on JPMorgan Chase’s Near Evangelical Fervor to Bridge Harlem’s – and America’s – Economic Divide

Banks are never too inviting, however, these seats were quite pleasant. On the upper left side of the branch, paintings of Chase’s employees and members of the community were lined up on the wall. Each one had a distinct color and tone. On the opposite side, there is a large workspace with neat desks and …

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Elevating Black Entrepreneurs in Harlem

Lavonda Davis is a Business Relationship Manager with Chase for Business Banking. With over 26 years of experience at Chase and in financial services, Lavonda has a long standing commitment to working closely with business owners by understanding how their business operate, providing them with the best solutions and adding value.  Lavonda lives in Harlem, …

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