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Rise: Fall but Never Fail

  • 30-Jun-2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us on June 30th for a discussion with Michael Rodriguez, Enterprise Account Executive with Comcast. We are going to be discussing a collaborative effort to ensure that small Latinx businesses have access to financial grants, technology, consulting, marketing services, creative production and technology makeovers. This program aims to create sustainable impact and give meaningful support to the small businesses who are shaping our communities.

The conversation will take place LIVE on our Facebook Page at 12pm on June 30, 2021. It will be followed by a Q&A Session. The video may be viewed following the event.

Recently, small businesses have been dealing with the ongoing impact of the pandemic, social unrest, and environmental events. Small businesses owned by people of color have been some of the hardest hit. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, between February and April 2020, the number of active Latinx-owned businesses declined by 32%, Black-owned businesses declined by 41% and Asian-owned businesses dropped by 25%, versus just 21% for the general population. Comcast RISE was created to invest in the success of these critical businesses by providing valuable and practical support.

Michael Rodriguez is a Comcast Business Enterprise Account Executive whose focus

is to build relationships within the community and introduce growing businesses to

Comcast. Michael believes that relationships last longer than products and that failure is an opportunity to learn something new about yourself to share what you have learned with others.

Michael is a Marine Veteran who moved from Texas to Pennsylvania though

Comcast’s Hiring Veterans program in 2019. As previous member of the Hispanic Chamber in Austin, TX and with a BA that focuses on Entrepreneurship, he believes in Comcast RISE program and its goal to support 13,000 Black, Indigenous and People of Color-owned small businesses by 2022.


The #LatinoPittsburgh Digital Speaker Series is an initiative of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. It's goals are to share relevant information, inspire growth and foster opportunity.

Speakers and workshops include community leaders and members as well as other individuals and programs that have a positive impact not only on the Hispanic community, but Pittsburgh as a region.

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