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Briana Garza is the owner and founder of Chatt Taste Food Tours. Ella Livingston is the owner and founder of Cocoa Asante. Both women are a part of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga's Accelerator Loan Fund program.
In partnership with LAUNCH Chattanooga and Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, the Accelerator Loan Fund works to provide low-interest rate loans to entrepreneurs of color who would otherwise not have the opportunity to seek such capital. As entrepreneurs go through the loan application process they are exposed to new banking and business relationships. Once approved, they are given an advisor who will walk with them for the next year of their business to provide wisdom, thought leadership, and insight.
This conversation is one in an ongoing series in partnership with WUTC's Scenic Roots.