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Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce gives economic stimulus in support of its members

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Posted at 10:12 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 01:12:16-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Tuesday, the Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the California Black Chamber of Commerce chose five businesses to lend an economic stimulus to.

This is the first time that they have done this, but it is starting a series of stimuli they are giving to members.

They want to help stimulate the economy and help the small businesses that are members of the chamber.

Saying they have to do their part to help out all of the businesses in all aspects but right now they want to help financially.

One business that received help was the Kern Dance Alliance.

"We truly support all dance artists throughout our county especially our black dance artists. And what's most important to us is being recognized for the work we have been doing, giving everybody the chance to dance regardless of their background or their socioeconomic status," Andrea Hansen, president Kern Dance Alliance.

Hansen said the stimulus funding will allow them to give more students scholarships to dance and understand the importance of the arts.