Osmar’s Event Center and Inicios 1.2.3. Language Learning Center each receive $5,000 grants from Comcast Business.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (September 29, 2021) – Comcast Business awarded two Knoxville small businesses $5,000 grants in partnership with Centro Hispano de East Tennessee. The grant is part of the Comcast Business initiative ‘Together Towards Tomorrow’, which focuses on supporting small businesses within the community impacted by the pandemic.
The businesses selected for the $5,000 grants include Osmar’s Event Center and Inicios 1.2.3 Language Learning Center.
Osmar’s Event Center serves as a private space to host events. Owners Ruben Mato Ventura and Clara Espitia also organize and provide decorations for gatherings at the center.
Caption: The Osmar’s Event Center team setting up one of their beautiful event settings.
Inicios 1.2.3 Language Learning Center, owned by Karina Estrada and Nelly Garcia, provide Spanish language courses and raise awareness of Latino culture in Knoxville.
Caption: Owners of Inicios 1.2.3. Language Learning Center celebrating their $5,000 grant from Comcast Business.
“The Comcast grant will provide significant aid for Latino small businesses to recuperate from the impacts of the pandemic,” said Claudia Caballero, Centro Hispano’s President and CEO. “We are happy to partner with Comcast and share in the vision of supporting small businesses and building up community staples through initiatives like Together Towards Tomorrow.”
“We are proud to support and uplift small businesses who have been impacted by the pandemic in Knoxville,” said Jason Gumbs, Comcast’s Regional SVP. “We are excited to support these businesses and are thankful to Centro Hispano de East Tennessee for partnering in this initiative.”
Comcast Business has developed several programs to support the recovery of small businesses adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Together Towards Tomorrow campaign was created by local Comcast Business employees in the Southeast who wanted to do even more for their customers and business partners.
As part of Together Towards Tomorrow, Comcast Business is working with local chambers and other community partners to identify businesses in need. Centro Hispano de East Tennessee in Knoxville helped Comcast identify area businesses who qualified for the program.