How can we help small and minority-owned businesses recover from COVID-19?

On July 22, 2020, we hosted our first virtual event: How can we help small and minority-owned businesses recover from COVID-19.

Oscar Mejias, Matt Sheaff, and Lisa Ranglin
Oscar Mejias (from left), Matt Sheaff, and Lisa Ranglin

We were truly grateful to have the insights and advice of the following outstanding panelists:

  • Oscar Mejias, CEO - Rhode Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Lisa Ranglin, President - Rhode Island Black Business Association
  • Matt Sheaff, Director of Stakeholder Engagement and Chief Marketing Officer - Rhode Island Commerce

The conversation focused on how small and minority-owned businesses in Rhode Island have been affected by COVID-19, how they've adapted to new public health regulations and requirements, and how Rhode Island leaders are responding to the unique needs of these businesses as we move to re-open our economy.

To learn more, watch the full event recording below or click here.

How to cite this Reflection: Crawley K. (2020, July 22). How can we help small and minority-owned businesses recover from COVID-19?. The Policy Lab.

More Reflections

ZenTables: Stress-free table publishing in Google Docs with Python

zentables01 What is ZenTables? Data scientists often need to report descriptive statistics presented in neatly formatted tables, which is a process surprisingly not well-supported by either Python or…

Welcome to Reflections

I’m excited to welcome y’all to Reflections! Before I explain, you need to first notice that our website is growing. You can learn more about our projects in, well, in our new Projects section! There…

The Making of a Dashboard - Part 4: Refinements and Stakeholder Feedback

In the previous post we discussed general design patterns that put Vue and d3 together. This post will focus on how we improved the UI/UX design of the first prototype (shown above) according to the…

The Making of a Dashboard - Part 3: Rendering the Visualizations

In this post, we will cover the details in creating the data visualizations used in the United Way Rhode Island 211 Dashboard to reveal patterns in 211 calls. The previous post described in detail the…

Get Updates

Sign up to get updates on projects, events, and new episodes of our podcast, 30,000 Leagues


Check out our podcast

30,000 Leagues

Listen with Apple Podcasts
Listen with Google Podcasts
Listen with Spotify
225 Dyer Street, 5th floor, Providence RI 02903 863-3392

An official website of Brown University