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Detroit Regional Chamber CEO Sandy Baruah on Supporting Black Owned Business during and after Small Business Saturday

The CEO of The Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, Sandy Baruah, spoke with Fox 2 Detroit to talk about the importance of supporting black-owned businesses. He notes that half the businesses on Yelp have shut their doors for good because of the pandemic – and businesses owned by people of color are experiencing a disproportionate hit.

“It’s always been the case that our businesses owned by Black Americans and other people of color are generally smaller businesses,” Baruah said. “They have less resources available to them, so they’re a bit more fragile.”

Check out the full interview below.

*Source – Fox 2 Detroit