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Federal Court Orders Christian Home Healthcare to Pay More Than 500 Workers $1.6M in Back Wages, Damages

PITTSBURGH – A U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh has issued a consent order requiring the payment of more than $1.6 million in back wages and damages to 546 home health aides. The Pittsburgh home health care agency misclassified the aides as independent contractors and failed to pay required overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The court also ordered payment of $20,000 in civil money penalties.   

GraceKennedy to Acquire Scotia Insurance Eastern Caribbean

 Kingston, Jamaica - GraceKennedy has come to an agreement with Scotia Insurance Caribbean Limited to acquire 100% of the shares of Scotia Insurance Eastern Caribbean Limited (SIECL), with the associated transaction being subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. 

Supreme Foods Worldwide ™ Launches #BlackHistoryBlackOwned Campaign Highlighting Social Entrepreneurship

Black-owned businesses have been hit substantially harder by the pandemic than companies overall, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Less access to capital, including federal PPP loans, and funding gaps that existed prior to the pandemic, are a few of the causes for the demographic disparities. Supreme Foods Worldwide ™is a black-owned, family-owned Atlanta-based franchise corporation providing entrepreneurial opportunities for those interested in quick-service restaurant concepts. Certified as an ACDBE, Supreme Foods Worldwide ™has two prominent quick-serve brands: Supreme Burger and Supreme Fish Delight with over 11 franchise locations and counting. In the midst of serving communities that were hit the hardest, Supreme Foods Worldwide ™ has committed to providing jobs and food security to meet their surrounding community’s basic needs. Since the onset of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Supreme has served more than 15,000 meals per week to underserved youth and seniors in the Atlanta area. The Supreme Foods Worldwide ™ team continues their work of community restoration and promoting Black ownership with the launch of its #BlackHistoryBlackOwned campaign, a 365 day campaign highlighting the importance of Black ownership as a means of creating generational wealth, building legacy, and closing the wealth gap. For more information visit www.SupremeFoodsWorldwide.com

Commissioner Kionne L. McGhee Announces the Opening of the 2021 Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program

MIAMI, FL – Small business owners in Miami-Dade's District 9 are invited to apply for Commissioner Kionne L. McGhee's Annual Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program. Applicants may be eligible to receive up to $5,000. Grant funding can be used to purchase equipment, supplies, inventory, commercial liability insurance, security systems, advertising, marketing, minor renovations, and or rent/mortgage assistance.

Record Cargo Activity at PortMiami

PortMiami, a major economic engine for Miami-Dade County, processed 107,088 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in October, an increase of 1.5 percent compared to 105,573 TEUs in 2019. It marks the busiest month in cargo activity in the history of the Port.

Gibson Brands Announces Music Industry Leader Kevin Liles as Newest Board Member

NASHVILLE, TN Gibson, the iconic American-made guitar brand, is proud to announce the addition of Kevin Liles to the Gibson Brands Board of Directors. Since November 2018, Gibson has been re-building the brands, the business, and the Board of Directors to strengthen the company for the future. Over the past two years, Gibson has emerged once again as the leader in the guitar industry and continues to go from strength-to-strength with the addition of Kevin Liles.

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