Triangle Business Journal
Jul 8, 2022
“Highlighting ‘Wasted’ Talent
By Connie Gentry –Freelance Writer,
Stephanie Terry and Rinnie Orr were like many who began talking about the intersection of business and the racial wealth gap in America following the murder of George Floyd. After a year of conversations and contemplations about how they might create meaningful change, they launched the nonprofit WEBB Squared in July 2021. Wealth through Entrepreneurship for Black Businesses, or WEBB, is focused on building entrepreneurial businesses across Black communities in rural counties throughout the stat
“In Chatham County where I live there were no incubators or accelerators to address the unique challenges that African American entrepreneurs face,” said Terry, who serves as the nonprofit’s executive director. “Although there are wonderful [resources] in urban counties, there were few to zero in rural counties.”
Chatham’s ‘Juneteenth’ observance features CORE, WEBB Squared events
Two local organizations — CORE (Chatham Organizing for Racial Equity) and WEBB Squared — are working together to plan two events in observance and celebration of Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. The events take place at the Chatham County Agricultural & Industrial Fair Association in Pittsboro this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19). (Read more…)
Nonprofit WEBB Squared aims to support Black-owned businesses in Chatham
By Taylor Heeden
Chatham News + Record
PITTSBORO — A Chatham County-based nonprofit created to offer a “living ecosystem of support” for Black-owned businesses ceremoniously opened its services at a ribbon-cutting event at The Plant in Pittsboro on Saturday.
WEBB Squared has been a project led by Stephanie Terry, the nonprofit’s executive director, to address the racial economic inequities Black business owners face.