Today, Mayor Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott and J.P. Morgan Chase leadership announced the launch of their Business Breakfast Series partnership to support local women and minority-owned businesses. The first breakfast in the series was this morning and featured 165 participants from across the City.
The Breakfast Series, hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business in partnership with J.P. Morgan Chase, is designed to allow local business owners to network, learn how to access critical resources, and hear from industry experts. The first meeting focused on increasing women- and minority-owned businesses in the real estate sector.
“Our small, minority-owned businesses are the foundation of my vision for equitable economic development,” said Mayor Scott. “These businesses drive our local economy, contribute to our City’s progress, and create meaningful jobs for our residents. I want to thank J.P. Morgan Chase for partnering with us to support small business growth and move us closer towards Baltimore’s renaissance.”
“Through our mentorship program, we are helping Baltimore minority-owned small businesses access more opportunity, scale their operations, and become sustainable economic anchors for their neighborhoods,” said Sean Ramsaywak, Northeast Area Manager Chase Business Banking. “Successful business owners often cite mentors as a key ingredient in their winning formula, and we are proud to be able to share our resources and expertise with entrepreneurs in these communities.”
The Breakfast series taps into J.P. Morgan Chase’s expertise. Since the start of the Chase Business Banking mentorship program, consultants have mentored more than 1,000 Black, Hispanic, and Latino small businesses and hosted educational events, community workshops and business training seminars with over 28,000 participants across 14 U.S. cities.