Post Tagged with: "minority and women-owned business enterprises"

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Council Passes Bill on Diversity in Construction

Labor, New York December 13, 2017 at 5:10 pm

The City Council recently passed legislation intended to “level out the playing field” for employees of color in construction, reports Kings County Politics.

The East Elmhurst Corona Alliance protests at LaGuardia Airport. (Photo via Queens Tribune)

Protesting Contracting Practices and More at LGA

Business, Queens November 30, 2017 at 3:12 pm

This is the third year that clergy and others protested to urge that the state increase contracting with minority and women-owned businesses in connection with the $8 billion upgrade of LaGuardia Airport, reports Queens Tribune.

NYSAMC members with Public Advocate Letitia James on a construction site. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

NYS Minority Contractors Group Marks 20th Anniversary

Brooklyn, Business, New York November 29, 2017 at 3:13 pm

The New York State Association of Minority Contractors (NYSAMC) will mark its 20th anniversary with a dinner awards gala on Nov. 30, reports Kings County Politics.

Jonnel Doris and Karine Williams at Diversity Plaza (Photo via Queens Examiner)

Promoting MWBEs – at Diversity Plaza and Beyond

Business, Queens September 19, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Diversity Plaza’s upgrade is being led by a MWBE-certified company, Queens Examiner reports.

Business owners and city representatives discuss the benefits of certify as a MWBE. (Photo via El Diario)

Certifying Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

African American, Business, Latino, Manhattan, Women May 9, 2016 at 5:11 pm

New York’s governor aims to offer 30 percent of public contracts to minority and/or women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) companies, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

This building on Roosevelt and 77th Street will be demolished to erect a 7-story commercial and residential building with parking. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Change Coming to Roosevelt Ave.

Business, Latino, Queens February 6, 2017 at 1:20 pm

The announced demolition of two buildings along Roosevelt Avenue raises worries of displacement for minority-owned businesses and gentrification in Jackson Heights, Queens Latino reports.

Safeena Mecklai and Tunisha Walker present the new MWBE Connect NY app, designed to help entrepreneurs find public contracts. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

An App to Match Minority-Owned Businesses with Public Contracts

Business, New York, Women February 1, 2017 at 12:04 pm

Two New York entrepreneurs have launched an app to help minority- and women-owned businesses (MWBE) know about government contracts and the process to obtain them, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

José Salcedo (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Where the Bronx Breeds Innovation

A small digital revolution is brewing in the Bronx. While people of color and women are underrepresented in the tech scene at large, accelerators like MetaBronx give Latino and African-American innovators more visibility and raise capital for their ventures.

Jonnel C. Doris, senior advisor for the City’s Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise program. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Opening the Bronx’s Doors to Minority and Women Entrepreneurs

Business, Government, New York, Women December 8, 2016 at 1:38 pm

Seeking to offer more access to contracts and better financing for minority and women-owned small businesses, the city is hosting a forum in the Bronx on Dec. 8, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer on Oct. 31 speaking about his report on city contracts with M/WBEs. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Stringer: M/WBE Share of City Spending Falls

New York City agencies again received a D+ grade for their efforts to contract with minority and women-owned businesses, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer said Oct. 31, calling for much stronger action to reverse the problem.

Bishop on Boosting M/WBE City Contracting
Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop spoke with reporters about his agency’s work, and detailed what SBS will do to promote the new ambitious goals of the de Blasio administration for boosting contracting with women and minority-owned businesses.

Bishop on Boosting M/WBE City Contracting

Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop spoke with reporters about his agency’s work, and detailed what SBS will do to promote the new ambitious goals of the de Blasio administration for boosting contracting with women and minority-owned businesses.

Designer Anthony Rosa in his Times Square studio in New York. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Tri-State Among Top Ten Areas for Minority-Owned Businesses

Asian, Business, Latino, Metro Area September 9, 2016 at 10:55 am

According to a Census report, New York, Newark and Jersey City are among the top 10 cities with the most minority-owned companies in the country, mostly thanks to Asian and Hispanic entrepreneurs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer addresses the media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, while Errol Louis, NY1 political reporter and Director of the CUNY J School’s Urban Reporting concentration, listens (Photo by Chloe Chik)

Stringer on Audits, NYCHA and DHS

Featured Posts, History, New York, Politics, Voices' Picks, Women October 19, 2015 at 5:30 pm

City Comptroller Scott Stringer told reporters at a Center for Community and Ethnic Media Newsmakers briefing that the way to grow business in NYC is to support women and minority-owned businesses, and he said that NYCHA housing and homelessness remain problem issues for the city.

Rep. Yvette Clarke (Photo via Our Times Press)

Clarke Calls for Review of City Contracting

Black, Business, Government, New York, Women July 8, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Rep. Yvette Clarke called for city officials to review and overhaul procedures for contracting with minority and women-owned business, Our Times Press reports exclusively.

At the ninth annual procurement fair (Photo by Mónica Barnkow via Manhattan Times)

Boosting Business for Minority and Women-Owned Enterprises

Black, Business, Latino, Women June 10, 2015 at 4:34 pm

A procurement meeting brought together women and minority-owned businesses and city and state agencies recently, Manhattan Times reports.