Warriors, United Airlines Launch Franchise Fund

SAN FRANCISCO – The Golden State Warriors and United Airlines announced today the launch of Franchise Fund, a program designed to support minority-owned Bay Area small businesses. For a video explaining Franchise Fund, click here. In collaboration with the Western Region Minority Supplier Diversity Council, the Warriors and United Airlines will select 25 minority-owned, Bay Area small businesses to join the initiative, which will offer resources to assist with business growth. The Warriors and United will cover all costs associated with the businesses receiving their Minority Business Enterprise designation, issued by the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council. All 25 businesses will also receive a stipend upon program completion and will have their businesses listed in a directory that is circulated to all Warriors corporate partners, in the effort to raise awareness around services offered by the collective group. “It is critical we provide ongoing support and continue to empower the Bay Area’s minority-owned small business community,” said Warriors Vice President of Government and Community Relations Yoyo Chan. “We’re thrilled to partner with United Airlines and the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council to positively impact local, minority-owned businesses as they continue to navigate significant economic impact endured during the pandemic and plan for sustainable growth.”Small businesses in the Bay Area will have the opportunity to apply to participate in this program. The application is open now and will close on July 1, 2021. By applying to this program, Bay Area small businesses have the opportunity to opt-in to the Warriors’

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