Small Business Action Team

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PLCC Coalition Building Happy Hour, October 26, 2023

Time: October 26, 2023, 5-7:30 PM

PLCC Happy Hour

Join the Purple Line Corridor Coalition for a fall happy hour! This is an informal opportunity to connect in-person with organizations, agencies, and neighbors working for equitable change in Purple Line communities. We’re hoping to use this opportunity to expand our network, so please bring a friend or colleague who might be interested in joining the PLCC network!

Please register by Friday, October 20 so that we can give the restaurant an accurate headcount.

What? Happy hour with PLCC*

When? October 26 from 5-7:30 PM

Where? Alegria Food Court, 1535 University Blvd E, Langley Park, MD

*Attending the event is free, but food and drink are at your own expense. Meals range from $15-25

Happy Hour del PLCC

Acompañe a la Coalición del Corredor de la Línea Morada (PLCC) para un Happy Hour este otoño. Esta es una oportunidad informal para conectarse en persona con organizaciones, agencias, y vecinos que trabajan por lograr cambios equitativos en las comunidades de la Línea Morada. Esperamos usar esta oportunidad para expandir nuestra red, por eso invite a un amigo o colega que pueda estar interesado en unirse a la red de PLCC.

Favor de registrarse antes del viernes, 20 de octubre para darle al restaurante el número exacto de asistentes.

¿Qué? Happy Hour con el PLCC*

¿Cuándo? 26 de octubre de 5 a 7:30 pm

¿Dónde? Alegria Food Court, 1535 University Blvd. E., Langley Park, MD

*Asistir a este evento es gratis, pero el costo de la comida y bebidas corren por su cuenta. Los platos de comida fluctúan entre los $15-25

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Did you miss PLCC’s 2021 Annual Meeting?

PLCC held its 2021 annual meeting on November 17. In case you missed it, the recording is now available. Over 100 attendees joined us to hear from peers working on the ground to ensure housing stability, economic vitality, and neighborhood livability in the communities along the transit line. Thanks to all who attended, and stay tuned for more ways to engage with us! 

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PLCC’s 2021-2022 Small Business Support Action Plan

PLCC’s 2021-2022 Small Business Support Action Plan is now available, and it will guide PLCC’s work to support small and microbusinesses through the overlapping challenges of rising commercial rents, construction disruptions, and the pandemic.

The PLCC Small Business Support Action Plan builds on a three-phase small business COVID recovery framework developed by Jill Schlesinger, a nationally-syndicated financial columnist. This includes immediate Triage, medium-term Transition, and long-term Transformation strategies that will create vibrant spaces for the existing community and attract new customers. This plan prioritizes six neighborhoods, referred to throughout the plan as equity areas, where small businesses are most vulnerable to displacement and where increased community investment can drive racial equity. These areas include Greater Riverdale, communities along University Boulevard including Northern Gateway and Langley Park, Long Branch, Bonifant Street and Fenton Village in Silver Spring, and the Brookville Road Business District in Lyttonsville. There are an estimated 830 micro-businesses within 1/2 mile and 513 micro-businesses within 1/4 mile of these stations.

Co-Chaired by the Latino Economic Development Center and CASA, the PLCC Small Business Action Team is focused on supporting existing businesses and strengthening commercial corridors. Strategies identified include:

-Place-based Management, Technical Assistance and Service Coordination

-Policy, Advocacy, and Education

-Marketing and Promotion

-Research and Relationship-Building for Transformation

See the Executive Summary here, and the full Small Business Support Action Plan here.

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