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Denver's Tattered Cover Becomes the Nation's Largest Black-Owned Independent Bookstore

Although it’s been a rough year for Denver’s beloved local chain, Tattered Cover, things are beginning to look up. After the pandemic caused several locations to close temporarily, a massive dent in sales followed. However, this week, owners Len Vlahos and Kristen Gilligan announced the sale of the store to Bended Page LLC in turn making Tattered Covered the largest Black-owned independent bookstore in America. According to NPR, Bended Page LLC is a group of investors led by businessmen Kwame Spearman and David Back. As Denver natives, the new owners have a long history with Tattered Cover. In an interview with the Denver Post, Back reveals that his first job was as a cashier at the company’s Cherry Creek, Colorado location. When the pandemic hit, Back approached Vlahos and Gilligan then pitched the idea to Spearman. “The notion of buying a bookstore in the middle of [a] pandemic was just about the craziest thing I had ever heard,” said Spearman. After Back’s persistence, Spearman...

Dec 16, 2020

Top Cities to Attend Coding Bootcamp in 2020

While Silicon Valley may be known as the foremost tech hub in the U.S., there are a number of other emerging hubs across the country. Many people interested in pursuing a career in tech are now considering cities like Los Angeles and Chicago. Before you move to a new city to start your tech career, consider which cities have high-quality training programs that will help you learn the skills you need to thrive in the industry. Luckily for you, there are a number of excellent coding bootcamps all around the country — even in cities with nascent tech industries. We’ve compiled a list of the top cities with high-quality coding bootcamps. This list will give you a sense of where you could break into one of the best tech jobs and provide you with information about some of the top coding bootcamps in those cities. Let’s break down the top ten cities to attend coding bootcamp and explore some of the best training programs those cities have to offer. 1. San Diego, California Silicon Beach...

Feb 3, 2020

Remodelmate Partners With SoFi To Make Home Renovation Loans Easier

Remodelmate , the platform streamlining home renovations, is now partnering with SoFi to help people finance their updates. SoFi is an app that helps people spend, borrow, and save money through its platform. Its interest rates range from 5.99 percent to 16.24 percent. The app’s latest partnership with Remodelmate will offer loans up to $100,000, with low fixed or variable interest rates. According to Homeadvisor , the national average of home renovations is  $43,206 for 2019. Now, Remodelmate users can apply online for a loan and expect a quick approval process. Remodelmate lets users hire contractors, track renovation progress, and pay for services completely through the platform. The company said its partnership with SoFi helps it to expand these offerings, making it an all-inclusive app to facilitate major changes in a home. Over the past year, Remodelmate has gained a lot of traction. The company partnered with Havenly to offer templated kitchen redesign and won...

Mar 12, 2019