Charlene Drew Jarvis (Courtesy photo)
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Black Real Estate Professionals in D.C. Region Celebrate 20 Years

The D.C.-area African-American real estate community convened Thursday in the District to honor those who have paved a way for economic development throughout the region. The African American Real Estate Professionals celebrated 20 years of groundbreaking achievement during their 12th annual awards gala at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Building in Northwest.
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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks at Uber's new East Coast headquarters on Nov. 6 in Northwest during a kickoff event for the city's "Scissors and Shovels Day." (Courtesy of the mayor's office via Twitter)
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Uber Makes D.C. Its East Coast Home

Uber’s new D.C. headquarters that will serve as a hub for the company’s East Coast operations is the latest addition to city’s business community. The ride-sharing service’s office in Northwest was part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s kickoff of “Scissors & Shovels Day” on Friday, with ribbon-cuttings for the groundbreaking of seven new developments throughout the city.
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Jonas Singer (left) and Cullen Gilchrist, co-founders and co-owners of Union Kitchen in Northeast D.C. (Courtesy of We DC)
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Winners Announced for Inaugural We DC Awards

The Washington, DC Economic Partnership is celebrating the winners of their inaugural We DC Awards, which recognizes local leaders who’ve contributed their vision, energy, investment and time to D.C.’s thriving economic ecosystem in the areas of Real Estate, Innovation + Technology, and the Creative Economy. [read more…]

Small-Business Owners Weigh In on WSSC Disparity Study
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Small-Business Owners Weigh In on WSSC Disparity Study

Darryle Brooks said small businesses trying to obtain contracts for various jobs with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission must go through too much bureaucracy.

Danielle Gittens doesn’t mind competing against other small businesses to work with WSSC, but not against them and bigger companies. They were among the more than a dozen consultants, small-business owners and minority firms who spoke Thursday morning at WSSC’s headquarters in Laurel, Maryland, about the organization’s disparity study. The report will look to assess whether merchants have done, attempted, or want to do work with the commission.
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