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Small Business Center

Our commitment

AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia is committed to supporting businesses that reflect the diverse makeup of the community we serve. We provide opportunities that encourage the growth of small businesses that support our business needs. Their growth translates to more jobs in the District, and that is a vital part of building a healthy community.


Featured Small Business - Vanguard Communications

Soon after starting her career in the mid-1980s, Maria Rodriguez recognized a key void in the public relations field: there were no firms that specialized in communicating about social issues, especially those she cared about such as health, education, energy conservation, and the environment. That’s why, at the age of 27, she made the decision to start a firm that would do just that.
Read about Vanguard Communications and other small business partners.


Grow and Go Local DC!

We provide resources to help develop small and local business enterprises, thus increasing the pool of qualified Certified Business Enterprises (CBEs) in the District. We mentor our Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and CBE service providers by giving them access to our network of business resources to accelerate their success and create jobs and revenue for the District.

Our program includes technical and general assistance to help local businesses file CBE applications. We value being a part of the District’s business community and firmly commit to supporting and strengthening it by providing opportunities for SBEs to thrive and by investing broadly to ensure economic success for District residents.

Look for notices of our special events, training sessions, and marketplace activities to strengthen business connections and encourage partnerships.

Grow and Go Local DC! Contact Information

If you would like to connect with us and learn more about our Grow and Go Local DC! program and how you can participate, please email Carl Chapman or call 202-617-2901.

See how you can become a certified small business.