Post Tagged with: "M/WBEs"

The panel at the M/WBE awards ceremony at the Billy Holiday Theater. (Photo by William Engel via Kings County Politics)

M/WBE Panel in Brooklyn

Asian, Black, Brooklyn, Business, Economy, Latino, Women March 12, 2018 at 4:15 pm

Promoting M/WBEs in New York was the topic of a recent panel discussion in Brooklyn, reports Kings County Politics.

Argentinean entrepreneur Daniel Levy, at his Manhattan Office Design headquarters. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latino Minority Businesses Grow – But Not Fast Enough

Business, Latino, New York February 26, 2018 at 5:16 pm

While local, statewide and federal efforts have benefited minority-owned businesses, the number of city contracts is growing at a slower pace than Hispanic entrepreneurs expected, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

TD has committed $10 million to a NYC loan fund for small businesses and M/WBEs. (Photo by Mike Mozart, Creative commons license)

More Loans for M/WBEs

Business, Communities, Government, Women February 9, 2018 at 5:44 pm

The city announced that three city-designated banks are committing funds to triple the size of loan funds for small businesses and M/WBEs.

NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer (Photo by Gustavo Martínez Contreras for Voices of NY)

Stringer Launches an M/WBE ‘University’

Business, New York January 26, 2018 at 10:03 pm

Comptroller Scott M. Stringer announced a yearlong series of workshops, known as M/WBE University, to help expand opportunities for minority and women-owned business enterprises.

(Photo by wellecks, Creative Commons license)

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.

City Agencies: Doing a Bit Better on Minority Contracting

City Agencies: Doing a Bit Better on Minority Contracting

Business, New York November 16, 2017 at 3:33 pm

City Comptroller Scott Stringer found “promising signs” in his assessment of city agencies contracting with minority- and women-owned businesses.

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.