NCRC DC Women’s Business Center to Host Women-Owned Business Holiday Bazaar and Awards Ceremony

Washington – The National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s Washington, DC Women’s Business Center (DC WBC) will hold its Third Annual “Shop, Sip and Celebrate” Holiday Bazaar this year on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The DC WBC Holiday Bazaar is a pop-up marketplace to showcase local women-owned small businesses, many of which are DC WBC clients. It gives women entrepreneurs a place to market their products and gain exposure to new clients. Over the last two years the Bazaar has hosted over 50 vendors and over 300 attendees. This year’s event will host 30 vendors.

The Bazaar will be preceded by the first annual “We Make It Work” Small Business Awards Ceremony, where four DC WBC entrepreneurs will be recognized for their successful achievements in the Washington, DC local community. Award Ceremony attendees will receive VIP early access to the Bazaar.

In addition to the Bazaar, the DC WBC holds an annual “Holiday Hustle” small business training course to help women entrepreneurs prepare for the holiday season through inventory management, pricing for a profit, marketing, sales strategies, and visual marketing. All events are part of the DC WBC’s mission to serve women in the Washington, DC area by providing assistance with starting and growing a successful business.

What: NCRC DC WBC Third Annual “Shop, Sip and Celebrate” Holiday Bazaar and First Annual “We Make It Work” Small Business Awards Ceremony

When: December 6, 2016          
          Awards Ceremony: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
          Holiday Bazaar: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

For more information on the Holiday Bazaar and Awards Ceremony, please contact Ryan Conley at 202-524-4875 or

For more information on the DC WBC, visit here. For more information on NCRC, visit here.

This event is open to press.



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NCRC and its grassroots member organizations create opportunities for people to build wealth. We work with community leaders, policymakers and financial institutions to champion fairness in banking, housing and business development.

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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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