Comcast Connections: September 2021 Edition

Source: League Business Leaders Network Member Comcast

Small Businesses in Central and Western PA Receive Comcast RISE Award

Comcast RISE was created in 2020 to give small businesses owned by people of color the tools needed to thrive. Comcast will support 13,000 small businesses by end of 2022.

Comcast RISE offers recipients grants, marketing services and technology upgrades that will strengthen and empower small businesses.

Since November 2020, twenty-three entrepreneurs from central and western Pennsylvania and nearly 4,700 nationwide have been selected as Comcast RISE awardees.

The newest recipients include:

  • Pagoda Apparel/Cure Sports, LCC. Reading
  • Ward of Health, Harrisburg
  • Beauty by Judelyne Wellness Spa, Lancaster
  • Big Tom’s Barbershop, Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh Native Cuts and Styles
  • Faith, Hope and Charity Community Rehab Center, New Castle
  • TT’s ToyBox Daycare Center, McKees Rocks

Visit to apply, for more information and the latest updates.

Affordable Internet Essentials Program Expanded to Include Pell Grant Recipients

At Comcast, we believe deeply in the power of connection. That is why we recently announced a $1 billion commitment over the next 10 years to reach up to 50 million people from low-income families and provide them with the training, tools and resources they need to succeed in a digital world.

If you or someone in your community needs to get connected, there are a variety of resources available. Internet Essentials is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program, providing high-speed Internet service to low-income families. The program has expanded its eligibility more than a dozen times, now including Federal Pell Grant recipients. Visit Internet Essentials or call 1-855-846-8376 to learn more.

Xfinity Rewards
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Xfinity Rewards is a new program just for Xfinity customers. It is our way of saying thank you for being with us. Rewards members enjoy a special mix of perks, unique experiences, product benefits, and so much more. The longer you’re with Xfinity the more rewards you get; it’s free to join and easy to use.

Visit the Xfinity app or Xfinity Rewards to view more examples of the perks that are available to Rewards members! Not yet a customer yet? Visit Xfinity to learn more.

Comcast NBCUniversal Partners with JFF to Identify Strategies to Advance Equity for Black Workers in Tech

Comcast NBCUniversal and Jobs For the Future (JFF), a national nonprofit driving transformation in the American workforce and education systems announced the $500,000 partnership. Outputs of this work will include a framework for improving education and career outcomes for Black learners and workers. For details of the partnership, click here.