JUNE’S TRISTATE TALKING NEWS – A SNAPSHOT FROM AROUND THE REGION

SPECIAL FEATURE STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD!
 

GLOBAL PROTESTS SPARKED BY GEORGE FLOYD’S DEATH SPREAD TO TORONTO, LONDON AND BERLINGeorge Floyd’s 

death after being pressed to the pavement by a knee to the neck in Minneapolis has not only sparked protests across the U.S., but has pushed people to march against racism in world cities like London, Berlin and Toronto.

 

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WORLD BANK SAYS COVID-19 TO PUSH 60 MILLION INTO POVERTY; ANNOUNCES $160 BILLION ASSISTANCE TO 100 COUNTRIES: The coronavirus pandemic is expected to put over 60 million people into extreme poverty globally, the World Bank has said as it announced emergency operations worth USD 160 billion in 100 developing countries to fight the deadly virus.

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A SNAPSHOT OF WHAT’S HAPPENING NATIONALLY!
NMSDC PARTNERSHIP TO CONNECT MBEs WITH PPP FUNDING: NMSDC Business Consortium Fund and Midwest BankCentre Collaborate to Help
Minority-Owned Business Enterprises with Application Process for SBA Funds 
 

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‘WE DON’T HAVE LAW AND ORDER’:  BLACK AND LATINO BUSINESS OWNERS FACE DESTRUCTION IN MINNEAPOLIS: Abdishakur Elmi looked on in horror as flames raged and smoke billowed from the roof of the brick building next to his restaurant. A single truck and a few firefighters battled the blaze that had already consumed several neighboring businesses overnight in a gentrified section of East Lake Street, a major thoroughfare.  
 

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YOUR JUNE 2020 NEWS BULLETIN BRIEF FROM THE…

TENNESSEE

SMALL BUSINESSES EMBRACE DIGITAL TOOLS TO SURVIVE IN A  TOUCHLESS MARKETPLACE AMID COVID-19:
Rebecca Davis stood

downstairs at Jondie as the shop’s first in-person customers in a month filtered in and out behind her.  April began a new chapter for Davis,
the owner of two boutique clothing stores on Franklin’s Main Street. As the COVID-19 response restricted in-person interactions, Davis, among many small retail businesses, pivoted her stores to a virtual platform, building websites and filling orders curbside.

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NISSAN TO BEGIN PHASED RESTART OF U.S. MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS:  Nissan announced Thursday that they will carry out a phased restart of its U.S. manufacturing operations starting in early June. The company’s vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Miss. and powertrain plant in Decherd, Tenn. plan to resume production on June 1, followed by its Smyrna, Tenn. vehicle assembly plant on June 8.
 
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KENTUCKY

 

LOUISVILLE MUHAMMAD ALI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NAMED 4TH BUSIEST FOR CARGO WORLDWIDE: The Louisville Muhammad AliInternational Airport (SDF) set an all-time record in worldwide cargo rankings in 2019. Airports Council International (ACI) World ranked SDF No. 4 worldwide and No. 2 in North America for busiest cargo airports in 2019 according to their preliminary World Airport Traffic Report that was recently released. 
 
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BARDSTOWN BOURBON CO. BREAKS GROUND ON NEW BOTTLING FACILITY: The Bardstown Bourbon Company recently broke ground on its new bottling facility, adjacent to the distillery, and recently opened a visitors center. The 47,000 s.f. development will enable the team to bottle hundreds of thousands of cases of distilled spirits per year and is projected to generate 25 new jobs upon its completion in spring 2021.


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WEST VIRGINIA
T-MOBILE LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO BETTER SERVE FIRST RESPONDERS:  As T-Mobile and Sprint work out the logistics over its merger, a new initiative will soon launch to benefit first responders and help them stay connected more than ever on duty, including first responders in the Mountain State.

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TAKE5  TO GIVE 5 WEST VIRGINIA GIVING DAY COVID-19 STATEWIDE MATCHING FUND HITS $250K: Philanthropy WestVirginia’s Take 5 to Give 5 matching fund campaign for COVID-19 relief gains new sponsors, with a new total of $250,000 for the statewide match fund. The six Matching Fund Sponsors for Take 5 to Give 5 are Toyota, United Bank, Highmark Foundation, Bernard McDonough Foundation, West Virginia American Water, and an anonymous donor, who have pledged to match funds up to $0.50 for every $1 donated to the participating relief funds across the state.


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