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Celebrating African American History Month: Jamiel Robinson, Founder of Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses

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About NPO Showcase

NPO Showcase highlights nonprofit and government organizations and the work that they're doing in our community. The program is a feature of GRTV, a service of the Community Media Center, with producer and host Anna Geurkink. You can catch it on GRTV on Saturdays at 8 AM and 6 PM and can view past episodes at the Grand Rapids Community Media Center. If your nonprofit would like to be interviewed on NPO Showcase, please contact [email protected]

Interviewing Jamiel Robinson of GRABB

Interviewing Jamiel Robinson of GRABB /Courtesy of GRTV

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase we celebrate African American History Month by learning from a few of Grand Rapids influential African American leaders. Jamiel Robinson, founder of Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses (GRABB), talks about the origins of GRABB and the relationship between Black-owned businesses and the city of Grand Rapids.

GRABB supports Black owned businesses by opening networking avenues, and creating spaces and places for entrepreneurs to thrive. GRABB partners with the City of Grand Rapids and the Start Garden and is currently planning on opening its own headquarters.

To learn more about GRABB, and to support Black owned businesses visit where you will find a directory of Black owned businesses and upcoming events.

NPO Showcase is just one of the many ways that the Community Media Center serves the nonprofit community. For information about this and other CMC services for nonprofits, or to schedule a future interview, contact Nonprofit Outreach Coordinator, Anna Geurkink, at 616-459-4788 x105 or email [email protected]


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