Support Downtown Small Businesses with Covid-19 Recovery Fund & Pay It Forward LIVE!

Support Downtown Buffalo Small Businesses! Verizon and LISC Come Together to Support Small Businesses with COVID-19 Recovery Fund

Looking to help small businesses during this time? An investment of $2.5 million from Verizon is making it possible for LISC to begin offering critical relief and resiliency-building support to small businesses facing immediate financial threat because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will go to make grants of up to $10,000, especially to entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically under-served places who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital. Verizon will highlight and bolster these efforts through their inaugural “Pay It Forward Live” online concert series.

Come together virtually and livestream a concert on the Verizon twitter page ( every Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm for the next 8 weeks.  During the concert, tweet the name of your favorite small business with the hashtag #PayItForwardLIVE and #downtownbflo in support of our Downtown Small Business community.

Each tweet with that hashtag will bring $10 toward the Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund, which will provide grants to small businesses during this time. Verizon has committed to donating up to $2.5 million to the fund, based on the number of #PayItForwardLIVE tweets.

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