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PNC Names Richard Bynum Greater Washington Regional President

PNC Bank, N.A. announced Tuesday the appointment of Richard Bynum as regional president for the greater Washington area, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Black Woman Thrives in D.C.'s World of Cigars

Negest Dawit, a savvy businesswoman from Ethiopia, steered her 1998 Mercedes Benz past a vacant building on 9th Street near downtown D.C. and gazed into her future. That was 10 years ago.

D.C. Job Fair Targets Millennials

Millennials in the District looking for work got the chance to attend a hiring fair specifically for them as part of a weeklong series to engage and strategize on how this community will sustain the job market.

From Homelessness to Hairstylist: Early Struggles Spur Beautician to Success

Evalyn "Evie" Johnson has traveled the world to share the hair care techniques she's honed over 20 years.

MGM National Harbor Sets Official Opening Date

MGM officials announced Monday the much-anticipated $1.4 billion casino resort in Maryland's National Harbor will open Dec. 8.

Queen Latifah Conquers Florals with Giant Food

Queen Latifah has once again expanded her repertoire with a groundbreaking floral line at Giant Food stores.

Black Car Dealer Makes History With Luxury Brands

Thomas A. Moorehead, owner of Sterling Motor Cars, recently became the first black-owned American car dealership to distribute the luxury Lamborghini and McLaren automobile franchises.

Anacostia Fashioned as 'Gateway' for World Trade Opportunities

Thursday, inside of a towering building owned by the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation, a delegation of female business owners from 35 African nations talked about forging partnerships with business leaders from the D.C. region.

Black Businesses Adjust to Gentrification in Shaw

Gentrification in the once largely-black Shaw neighborhood is a microcosm of the town once known as "Chocolate City," as upscale whites and other nationalities have flooded the city in recent years.

Prince George's Council Nixes Wal-Mart Expansion in Landover Hills

The Prince George George's County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to deny a Wal-Mart expansion in Landover Hills.

Uber DC Provides Update on Pooling Efforts

Uber DC gave an update Monday on its Pooling Together program, a yearlong initiative launched to offset transportation inconveniences caused by Metro's massive SafeTrack maintenance overhaul.

EDC'S 'Kidpreneur Day' Empowers Rising Stars

More than 100 young entrepreneurs were given the unique opportunity this month to start and enhance their businesses at the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation's first annual "KidPreneur Day."

Unemployed Youth Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Two longtime D.C. entrepreneurs, Tony Cord and Michel Daley, have offered a new pathway toward opportunity.

D.C. Businessmen Teach Skills to Unemployed Youth

Two longtime D.C. businessmen are offering a pathway to employment for city youths through a workforce development organization that aims to groom its participants for financial independence and entrepreneurship.

Black Lives Matter Movement Helps Make Black Banks Matter

Industrial Bank has experienced recent "exponential" applications for account openings as many African-Americans are now directing their dollars toward Black-owned banks in an effort to show solidarity and to maximize the growing spending power the community has long held.