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$60,000 gift to Martin Health Foundation to fund glioblastoma research

$60,000 gift to Martin Health Foundation to fund glioblastoma research

 

Pictured L-R : Dr. Oszkar Szentirmai, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, Mitzi Macias, Donna Qvarstrom, Debbie Johnston, Tony Huerta, Tobi Schelin, Lenny Schelin Sr.

Cleveland Clinic’s Martin Health Foundation recently received a $60,000 gift from proceeds raised during the third annual Lenny Schelin, Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament. Family and friends of Lenny Schelin, Jr. presented the gift, which will continue to help support research into glioblastoma, an aggressive form of malignant brain tumor.  Schelin Jr., passed away in 2018 at the age of 33 from glioblastoma. An avid fisherman, The Lenny Schelin Jr. Memorial Tournament helps keep his legacy alive.
Oszkar Szentirmai, researcher and neurosurgeon at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, was on hand to receive the gift and is grateful for the trust they have placed in the research at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health.
“Without their support, we could not have made the progress we have in learning more about this disease,” Dr. Szentirmai said.
The next Lenny Schelin Jr. Memorial Tournament will take place on Jan. 6 - 15, 2023. For more information, click here.
About Cleveland Clinic Martin Health

Cleveland Clinic Martin Health is part of the Cleveland Clinic’s regional health system in Florida. It features three hospitals with a total of 521 beds, a free-standing emergency center, and numerous outpatient centers and clinics across Martin and St. Lucie counties on Florida’s east coast. Cleveland Clinic Martin Health offers preventive, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer care, a heart center, wellness and rehabilitation services, and much more. Cleveland Clinic’s regional health system in Florida is an integral part of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where providing outstanding patient care is based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Physicians at Cleveland Clinic are experts in the treatment of complex conditions that are difficult to diagnose. For more information, visit clevelandclinic.org/martinhealth. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Nov. 17, 2022|

‘Tis the season to share good news with readers and customers

'Tis the season to share good news with regular readers and customers

 

We know good things are happening with your business, and wouldn't it be nice to share that good news with customers, other businesses, residents, and visitors to the Treasure Coast? You can do that with just a simple press release or email to us at [email protected]

 

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Nov. 17, 2022|

VSOA offers holiday workshop for students

VSOA offers holiday workshop for students

Santa’s elves have nothing on the lucky kids who will be attending Visionary School of Arts (VSOA) Holiday Workshop from Dec. 19-21.

Students aged five-15 will have the opportunity to learn from professional artists, trying their hands at multiple mediums and learning professional application of watercolor, pastels and acrylic. Basic to intermediate drawing techniques will be explored – including upside-down drawing, which activates the right side of the brain.

Kids with all skill levels will enjoy the workshop and heighten their artistic skills. At the end of each day, every artist will take home a stunning piece of artwork, along with holiday inspired crafts such as their own hand-painted ornaments.

The cost for the three-day VSOA Holiday Workshop is $240, with one and two-day programs available at pro-rated costs. All necessary art supplies for the workshop are included in the cost. Students should bring lunch and a snack.

Visionary School of Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to equip youth with award-winning fine art skills, artisanship, entrepreneurship and leadership while establishing community impact with a center for the arts and continued after-school education.

To register, visit www.visionaryschoolofarts.org and click on registration or call 772-283-4888. Visionary School of Arts is located at1724 SE Indian Street, Stuart.

 

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Nov. 14, 2022|

POINSETTIA POWER! fundraiser for Meals on Wheels set for Dec. 7

Poinsettia Power! fundraiser for Meals on Wheels

The date is set for the Council on Aging of Martin County’s annual fundraiser for Meals on Wheels. Poinsettia Power! Holiday Shopping Bazaar, Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held at the Kane Center on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Poinsettia Power is donning a tropical holiday theme this year, featuring pink poinsettias and bright colors. Guests are encouraged to attend in pink and green or tropical prints. Doors open for shopping at 10 a.m. The Holiday Bazaar is a great place to discover unique items that will wow even the hardest people to shop for on your list. Find anything from fine jewelry and fashion to home décor and gourmet foods. Plus, shopping helps benefit Meals on Wheels!

In addition to visiting the vendors, guests will have opportunities to participate in a prize drawing and a silent auction. This year’s prizes include staycation packages, a day with the interior designer Francesca Morgan, a box full of premium liquors, and a dine-around package, to name a few.

The luncheon will begin at noon led by guest emcee Ashley Glass, correspondent with Scripps National News. Following the luncheon will be the holiday fashion show produced by Rose Meyerowich. The Holiday Hat Parade and Contest will return as well. Guests are encouraged to attend the event in their most fabulous headpieces and then strut the runway for a chance to win a prize…and bragging rights.

Poinsettia Power was founded 17 years ago to ensure low-income, homebound seniors on the government waiting list for Meals on Wheels did not have to wait hungry. Last year, thanks to the generosity of the sponsors, underwriters and guests, Poinsettia Power raised a groundbreaking $100,000 for Meals on Wheels and supportive case management services. This year, the Council on Aging hopes to match the monumental success, which will help fight senior hunger and isolation in Martin County. The need continues to be great. Each weekday, at least 500 meals are prepared fresh by the Kane Center’s culinary team and hand-delivered to homes throughout Martin County.

“There is an unending need for the Meals on Wheels safety net,” said Karen Ripper, President and CEO of the Council on Aging. “During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were able to identify many seniors who had never needed or wanted to ask for help. Though the demand has leveled off, we are still delivering well over 100 more meals each day compared to pre-COVID times.”

Tickets are $100 per guest. Table sponsorships are also available for groups of eight or 10. Purchase online at www.kanecenter.org/foundation/poinsettia-power or call (772) 223-7827. The Kane Center is located at 900 SE Salerno Road in Stuart.

Poinsettia Power is sponsored by Publix Super Markets Charities, the Law Offices of John Mangan, P.A., Francesca Morgan Interiors, Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, N. Schoonover & Associates, Rehmann Financial Services, and Seacoast Bank.

 

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Nov. 14, 2022|

Sebastian River High School hosts IRSC Program rally

Sebastian River High School hosts IRSC Promise Program rally

 

 

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Dr. Timothy Moore, President of Indian River State College, will announce the continuation and expansion of the IRSC Promise Program and provide a community update on the impact of Promise 2022, at an assembly and press conference hosted by the School District of Indian River County Superintendent  Dr. David Moore, at Sebastian River High School. 

WHAT: 

Indian River State College President, Dr. Timothy Moore, addresses a special assembly of Sebastian River High School seniors to introduce year two of the IRSC Promise program—a free tuition program sponsored by the IRSC Foundation. 

A community report on the impact of the inaugural year of the Promise Program and a question and answer period for members of the press will follow the assembly/Promise Rally. Leadership from the School District of Indian River County, Indian River State College, and the IRSC Foundation will be on hand to answer questions. 

WHEN: 

7:30 a.m.: Promise Rally kicks off as students assemble in the Auditorium 

7:35 a.m.: Promise program announcement 

8:30 a.m.: Community update/Media Q&A with college, school district, and IRSC Foundation leadership 

WHERE: 

Performing Arts Center, Sebastian River High School, 9001 Shark Blvd., Sebastian, FL 32958. Parking for media is available behind the Performing Arts Center. All others may utilize the guest parking lot. 

Media interested in covering the event should contact Suzanne Seldes, Indian River State College, at [email protected] or  772-462-7265. 

 

 

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Nov. 14, 2022|

33rd annual Stuart Air Show taking place Nov. 11-13

33rd annual Stuart Air Show taking place Nov. 11-13

 

Celebrating aviation and the 75th anniversary of the US Air Force the 33rd annual Stuart Air Show promises thrilling, gravity-defying, jaw-dropping, and award-winning military and civilian aircraft and performers Nov. 11-13 at historic Witham Field.

With record breaking attendance reported at airshows across the country, please find important information to help you build engaging and informative content packages for your audiences whether in print, television, radio, digital or omni-channel.

Schedule of events:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 9 - Friday, Nov. 11.: Aircraft will start arriving at historic Witham Field Wednesday
  • Thursday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: STEM EXPO with 10-12 grade appropriate stations for schools to explore exciting opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  More than 25 schools and 690 students registered for this unique educational experience.
  • Friday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.: Annual Veterans Day Parade and fly over
  • Friday, Nov. 11, 11:30 a.m.: Practice
  • Friday, Nov. 11, 5 p.m.: Gates open for Twilight & Firework Show, with concert by the Rotorheads and the TD Bank Dirty Flight Suit Party
  • Saturday, Nov. 12 & Sunday, Nov. 13:

o   Gates open at 9 a.m.

o   Ground attractions and displays all day including static aircraft, exciting simulators, Kids Zone, dozens of novelty and community vendors, concessions, and much more

o   Aerobatic portion of the day starts at 11:30 a.m. with opening ceremony and the All-Veteran Group jumping into the show with the American and POW flags.

o   Performances end approximately 4:30 p.m.

  • Media interviews with performers and key personnel or volunteers, rides and photo or video opportunities available upon request throughout the week.
  • To request media credentials please to go https://stuartairshow.com/media-credentials

PERFORMER HIGHLIGHTS:

 US Air Force F-16 Demonstration Team "Viper" with Capt. Aimee “Rebel” Fieldler

  • Rebel has punched the ceiling by being one of only a few female demonstration pilots
  • US Air Force A-10 Demonstration Team "Warthog" with Major Haden “Gator” Fullam
  • After eight years coming to the Stuart Air Show, this will be Gator’s last airshow as he will be retiring after the show
  • US Air Force Heritage Flight, 25th Anniversary featuring the F-16, A-10 and a P-51

o   A three to four ship formation with multiple generations a USAF warbirds and fighter jets, a stirring tribute to the US Air Force.

  • A twin ship P-51 Team featuring "Mad Max" and "Little Witch"
  • US Navy F-18 Demonstration Team "Rhino" with Lt. Ryan “Peaches” Garcia

o   Unlike the F-16 which will be staged and flown from another airport, the F-18 will be staged at Witham Field. In addition to the demonstration, there will be two other F-18 on the airfield as static displays and a F-18 simulator experience.

  • US Navy Legacy Flight featuring Jim "Torc" Tobul and his beautifully restored Corsair

o   In honor of those served this touching tribute will feature the F-18 and the F4U-4 Corsair and will also perform the Missing Man

  • Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, a precision multi-ship T-6 formation team

o   Founded in 1987, one of the most successful aerobatic performance teams, for nearly 40 years thrilling crowd with their precision and beauty

  • Rob Holland, an international award-winning aerobatic "athlete" who defies gravity with every flight

o   Fresh from his 11th consecutive National Aerobatic Champion title, Holland promises the most thrilling of performance of the show

  • Kevin Coleman with his high-performance Extra 300 in striking Red Bull colors
  • Qyon Aerosports, jet demonstration in the L-39 Albatross
  • Younkin Airshows returns with the meticulously restored 1943 Twin Beech 18
  • Vertigo Airshows, Bob Carlton performs an aerobatic ballet in a jet sailplane named Salto
  • Friends of Army Aviation bring open door helicopter rides over the intercoastal in a Huey UH1
  • All Veteran Group Parachute Team and Round Canopy Parachute Team- USA

GROUND HIGHLIGHTS:

  • AFTERSHOCK Jet Fire Truck (also performing during the airshow)
  • DreamBig Entertainment, a "Top Gun" themed cockpit experience
  • Static aircraft, including; two F-18s, a C-17 Globemaster with expanded aeromedical capabilities, the C-130 Hercules, and the E-9A airborne sea surveillance platform
  • Vietnam reenactment hosted by Road to Victory Military Museum and partners
  • Military displays and encampments
  • Dozens of exhibitors, vendors, and concessions

Each year the Stuart Air show donates tens of thousands of dollars to area charities as well as service programs for children and Veterans. With more than 24 groups volunteering at the show, the airshow becomes an important platform for these groups to raise awareness as well as funds.

Media interviews, rides and photo or video opportunities available upon request throughout the week.

To request media credentials please to go https://stuartairshow.com/media-credentials

For information on times, ticket prices, the latest information on performers, rides, attractions, upgrades, and frequently asked questions visit www.stuartairshow.com.

 

About the Stuart Air Show

The Stuart Air Show is a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization. For more than 30 years, it has been dedicated to honoring the history of American aviation and veterans. Each year the air show attracts tens of thousands of attendees and partners with schools and children's service agencies to offer STEM and other educational opportunities to hundreds of school-age children. The Stuart Air Show also partners with like-minded mission nonprofits such as EAA Chapter 692, Southeast Florida Honor Flight, and the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, as well as providing fundraising opportunities for dozens of other Martin County-based charities.

 

 

Treasure Coast Business is a news service and magazine published in print, via e-newsletter and online at tcbusiness.com by Indian River Media Group. For more information or to report news email [email protected]
Nov. 7, 2022|

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital announces new COO

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital announces new Chief Operating Officer

 

Alexander Greenwood, MBA, has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer for Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital.

Greenwood joins Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital from Lee Health in Fort Myers, where he served in various leadership roles during his 16-year tenure. In his most recent appointment as Vice President of Lee Health Coconut Point and Orthopaedics Service Line, Greenwood was responsible for opening a state-of-the-art health and wellness facility serving southwest Florida. Responsibilities entailed designing and implementing the Coconut Point operating model and performance excellence structure. His successful efforts to engage with the community and collaborate with local leaders on the project led to Greenwood being honored as “Estero, Florida’s 2021 Top 25 Most Influential Leaders.”

Greenwood completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at National Louis University in Illinois, where he received a Master of Business Administration.

“We are very pleased to have Alexander Greenwood join our team,” said Greg Rosencrance, MD, President of Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital. “He has proven himself to be a results-focused, service-oriented healthcare executive who has demonstrated the ability to develop and engage diverse teams with the goal of achieving operational excellence.”

About Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is a 332-bed, not for profit hospital offering comprehensive medical services to the Treasure Coast community. The Welsh Heart Center, Scully-Welsh Cancer Center and Scully Endoscopy Center offer full-service programs and a multidisciplinary approach. Healthcare professionals represent specialties including orthopaedic services, minimally invasive vascular surgery, neurosurgery, stroke services, robotic surgery, a state-of-the-art wound healing center, bariatric surgery and the only maternity wing in the community. The hospital features all private rooms and is the largest private-sector employer in Indian River County. Learn more at ccirh.org.

 

 

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Nov. 7, 2022|

Anne Wallace Posey to lead Tykes & Teens

Anne Wallace Posey to lead Tykes & Teens

 

 

Anne W. Posey, LMHC, NCC

The Board of Directors of Tykes & Teens, Inc. announces the appointment of Anne W. Posey, LMHC, NCC, as Chief Executive Officer of the organization, effective Nov. 7, 2022.

Posey comes to Tykes & Teens with 25 years of experience in behavioral health and healthcare systems leadership in agencies across Florida’s Treasure Coast. She most recently served as the Regional Administrator of Behavioral Health for Cleveland Clinic Florida and the Administrator of Neuroscience, Orthopedics, and Rheumatology for Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach, Florida.

“Ms. Posey’s commitment to serving youth and families and ensuring access to appropriate evidence-based behavioral health services is consistent with the mission of Tykes.  Her record of community service and collaboration reflects the values of Tykes.  Her leadership achievements and energy are exactly what Tykes sought in its next CEO.” said Ken Kenworthy, President of the Board of Directors.

Ms. Posey holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Marshall University in Huntington, WV, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida, as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has extensive leadership experience in systems that serve, including behavioral health, child welfare, and juvenile justice.  Ms.  Posey enjoys serving her community and is on the board of several local nonprofits.

“I have collaborated with Tykes over many years and very much look forward to leading the organization at this time of increased mental health challenges for our children from infant through young adult.  Our communities, schools, and caregivers are stretching to expand access and meet the range of demands for mental health services today and I am eager to help Tykes more fully deliver on its vital mission,” said Posey.

 Tykes & Teens,  Inc. has been a leading mental health provider for children and adolescents with evidence-based programs and services for 26 years.  With a mission of prioritizing children’s mental health in our families, schools, and communities through a wide range of prevention, education, and treatment programs and services, Tykes provides affordable quality mental health services for children in Martin. St. Lucie, Okeechobee, and Indian River Counties, comprising Florida’s Treasure Coast.  Follow them on FacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn.

 

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Oct. 31, 2022|

October is National Disability Employment Awareness month

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness month. And lest you think the only people this affects favorably are those who have found jobs that match their individual skill sets, the fact is their employers and the general population of the United States benefit, too.

Helping People Succeed, the nonprofit that’s been making a difference on the Treasure Coast for more than half a century, has two programs that match employers and employees: Successful Futures and Project Search... Read More>>

Sunshine Kitchen hosts student culinary cook-off Oct. 25

The public is invited to a Culinary Cook-Off as the Sunshine Kitchen hosts a student cooking challenge on Tuesday, Oct. 25, starting at 10 a.m. for a chance to win a $1,500 scholarship.

Presented by the Treasure Coast Education and Research Development Authority, this student cooking contest will pair Indian River State College students with St. Lucie Public School students as they compete for $1,500 in scholarship funds. Prep work will begin at 9:50 a.m.; cooking starts at 10:05 a.m.; judging will take place at 11:05 a.m., with awards being presented at noon... Read More>>

This year’s Pinot & Picasso has tropical twist

Helping People Succeed’s 9th Pinot and Picasso will feature the talented artists whose works grace the 2023 Art for Living Calendar, the unveiling of the Calendar, and a fun-filled party, all with a tropical twist.

Thanks to the generosity of local philanthropist Bill Lichtenberger, the elegantly casual event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19, starting at 5:30 p.m., at Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club. Calendar art paintings, as well as other art, will be on display at the clubhouse ... Read More>>

Bank of America finds 66% of small business owners expect revenue increases; 52% plan to expand their businesses

Despite headwinds from supply chains, inflation and labor shortages, small business owners are forecasting a strong year ahead, according to the 2022 Women & Minority Business Owner Spotlight, a new report from Bank of America exploring the outlook of entrepreneurs nationwide. The report is based on a survey of more than 1,300 small business owners across the country, with additional insights into gender and ethnicity, and found that revenue expectations rose to a seven-year high, and expansion plans increased significantly since the spring... Read More>>

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Bank of America finds 66% of small business owners expect revenue increases; 52% plan to expand their businesses

Bank of America finds 66% of small business owners expect revenue increases; 52% plan to expand their businesses

New report spotlights women and minority business owners, including challenges and overall business and economic outlook

 

 

Despite headwinds from supply chains, inflation and labor shortages, small business owners are forecasting a strong year ahead, according to the 2022 Women & Minority Business Owner Spotlight, a new report from Bank of America exploring the outlook of entrepreneurs nationwide. The report is based on a survey of more than 1,300 small business owners across the country, with additional insights into gender and ethnicity, and found that revenue expectations rose to a seven-year high, and expansion plans increased significantly since the spring. Over the next 12 months:

  • 66% of business owners expect revenue to increase—a seven-year high
  • 52% plan to expand their business—up from 37% this spring
  • 83% plan to obtain funding for their business—up from 70% this spring

As the possibility of a recession looms, 77% of entrepreneurs say their business is equipped to survive a recession.

“As we look ahead to 2023, small business owners are optimistic about the future, even with ongoing economic challenges and uncertainty,” said Sharon Miller, President, Small Business, Head of Specialty Banking and Lending at Bank of America. “The data underscores what we’ve seen time and time again: the continued resilience of small business owners whose success remains foundational to our local and national economies.”

Inflation and commodities prices are top concerns

When asked about their primary concerns, small business owners identified inflation (75%) and commodities prices (69%), followed by a potential recession (67%), the U.S. political environment (66%) and interest rates (65%). A strong majority (88%) say inflation and supply chain issues (80%) are continuing to impact their operations, leading to price increases.

Hiring plans are up significantly with wages on the rise to attract talent

Amid labor shortages, business owners reported that their hiring plans are reaching the highest levels in seven years, with 38% planning to hire in the next 12 months. The majority (61%) of business owners say labor shortages are currently impacting their business, up from 41% in the spring. Among those business owners impacted:

  • 49% are working more hours
  • 31% are raising wages to attract competitive talent
  • 30% are having difficulty filling job openings

The report also includes specific insights on the perspectives of women, Black, Hispanic-Latino and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) business owners, examining key areas including access to capital, business outlook, social change and community.

Women, minority entrepreneurs face barriers accessing capital

More than a quarter (29%) of women business owners surveyed said they do not think they will ever have equal access to capital, while 40% of Black business owners, 27% of Hispanic-Latino business owners and 22% of AAPI business owners said the same.

Minority business owners reported more challenges accessing capital for their businesses than the national average, with 46% of Black and Hispanic-Latino business owners and 55% of AAPI business owners reporting they’ve personally faced challenges. Black business owners were most likely to say they are concerned about credit availability—57% of Black business owners surveyed expressed concern vs. 45% overall.

Women business owners project growth but are less optimistic than men

Women business owners have an overall positive business outlook, while confidence in their business and the broader economic landscape is more tempered than their male peers. Over the next 12 months:

  • 63% expect revenue to increase vs. 68% of male business owners
  • 47% plan to expand their business vs. 57% of male business owners
  • 38% are confident that the national economy will improve vs. 50% of male business owners

Overall, women business owners say they face more challenges in business than their male counterparts, with the majority (59%) saying they have to work harder for the same success as men.

Black business owners advocate for social change through their businesses

Fifty-five percent of Black business owners say racial justice and equity are important causes for their business, compared to 30% of non-Black business owners. Eighty-seven percent of Black business owners say they are committed to driving social change through their business, and two in five have active pledges or commitments toward social causes through their business, including volunteering, making operational changes and monetary commitments. As a result of these efforts:

  • 61% say they have increased sales
  • 40% say they deepened ties to their community
  • 34% say they have increased their customer base

In addition, Black business owners are more optimistic than their non-Black counterparts about their business outlook. Over the next 12 months:

  • 72% expect revenue to increase vs. 63% of non-Black business owners
  • 65% plan to expand their business vs. 50% of non-Black business owners

Hispanic-Latino business owners prioritize building generational wealth

Keeping the future of their families in mind, a strong majority (86%) of Hispanic-Latino business owners are committed to building generational wealth through their business—compared to 77% of non-Hispanic-Latino business owners. Community involvement is a priority, too: 88% of Hispanic-Latino business owners say they actively give back to their communities, taking actions such as donating products/services, volunteering and sponsoring local events and teams.

Additionally, Hispanic-Latino business owners are more optimistic than their non-Hispanic-Latino peers about their business outlook. Over the next 12 months:

  • 71% expect revenue to increase vs. 65% of non-Hispanic-Latino business owners
  • 59% plan to expand their business vs. 52% of non-Hispanic-Latino business owners

AAPI business owners rely on family to drive business

AAPI business owners report strong support systems, as 80% say their family supports their business. Providing for the next generation is also top of mind, with 82% of AAPI business owners aiming to build generational wealth through their business. Additionally, more than one in three (37%) AAPI business owners said they received guidance on starting their business from family members.

When asked about their business outlook for the coming 12 months, 62% of AAPI business owners said they expect their revenues to increase, while 60% said they plan to expand their business (vs. 52% of non-AAPI business owners).

 

For an in-depth look at the insights of the nation’s small business owners, please read the full Bank of America 2022 Women & Minority Business Owner Spotlight.

Bank of America 2022 Women & Minority Business Owner Spotlight

Ipsos Public Affairs conducted the Bank of America 2022 Women & Minority Business Owner Spotlight survey online between July 26 and August 17, 2022 using a pre-recruited online sample of small business owners. Ipsos contacted a national sample of 1,308 small business owners in the United States with annual revenue between $100,000 and $4,999,999 and employing between two and 99 employees, as well as 357 interviews of Hispanic small business owners, 369 interviews of Black small business owners and 150 interviews of Asian American small business owners. The final results for the national and demographic segments were weighted to national benchmark standards for size, revenue and region, while the final results for the Hispanic segment were weighted for size, revenue, region, and whether the respondents were primarily English-speaking or Spanish-speaking.

 

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