SBS’ MWBE Procurement Fair takes place at Barclays Center

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The first in-person New York City Department of Small Business Services’ (SBS) Citywide Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) Procurement Fair since 2019 took place at Barclays Center on September 22, 2022. The event featured … Read More

The City of New York hosts African Heritage Celebration in the Bronx

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The City of New York held its African Heritage Celebration and Festival on September 17, 2022, at Lou Gehrig Plaza in The Bronx. The all-day event featured musical and traditional dance performances, spoken word artists, … Read More

Muslim Community Network Launches Report on Hate Crime Prevention

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On Monday, July 18, 2022, Muslim Community Network launched and distributed its latest report on Hate Crime Prevention at New York City Hall. The report is an analysis of Hate Crime Incidents experienced by the … Read More

African Life Center hosts Mental Health Forum for Young Africans at Bronx Community College

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell African Life Center, a non-profit organization providing health education to African immigrants, held on June 26, 2022, a mental health forum for young people by young people at Bronx Community College.  Related Images:

Women in the Black helps women entrepreneurs hit the reset button at annual conference

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Women in the Black, a Harlem-based nonprofit organization helping women start, build, lead and grow their businesses, held its annual Who’s the Boss Conference under the theme “Reset” on June 16, 2022, at the Alhambra Ballroom. … Read More

New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce hosts State of the NY Women in Business Conference

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit advocating for women entrepreneurs, held its State of the NY Women in Business Conference on May 26, 2022, at the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center in Washington … Read More

Mayor Adams kicks off weekend-long grand opening celebration for Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace

Photos Credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell and Marino On May 13, 2022, New York City Mayor Eric Adams joined project developers Urbane and BRP Companies for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace and Caton Flats, … Read More

Mayor Eric Adams and SBS Commissioner Kim kick off national small business week

Photos credit: Kenya L. Smith New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Kevin D. Kim kicked off on May 2, 2022, a grand celebration of National Small Business Week with … Read More

NYC Department of Small Business Services partners with Angela Yee to bring resources to underserved community

Photos credit: Kenya Smith On April 15, 2022, the Department of Small Business Services (SBS), Department of Consumer & Worker Protection (DCWP), and the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit (PEU), in partnership with Power 105.1 Breakfast Club host and Bed -Stuy … Read More

City of New York expands access to doulas and midwives to reduce maternal and infant mortality

New York City Mayor Eric Adams took steps on March 23, 2022, to reduce maternal and infant health inequities in New York City and provide critical resources to new families — announcing the citywide expansion of the doula program, the … Read More

Muslim Community Network distributes funds raised to victims of the January-9 fire in the Bronx

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On March 4, 2022, victims of the January-9 fire in the Bronx lined up at the Angelo Patri Middle school, down the street from where the tragedy took place, to receive a check from the … Read More

New York Women Chamber of Commerce celebrates Black Excellence in Business

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On February 28, 2022, the New York Women Chamber of Commerce celebrated Black Excellence in Business on the last day of Black History Month by honoring one of its own Lawrence (Ben) Miles, NYWCC Office … Read More

New UN Women data confirms violence against women has worsened due to the COVID-19 pandemic

 Photo credit: Diego Cervo On November 24, 2021, the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a new report released by UN Women highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women’s safety at home … Read More

The Gentlemen’s Factory, Strivers’ Row, and BE NYC host networking reception for Black entrepreneurs

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On November 20, 2021, the Gentlemen’s Factory, Strivers’ Row, and Black Entrepreneurs NYC (BE NYC) hosted a reception at Brooklyn Commons to allow Black entrepreneurs to reconnect with peers. Several elected officials, including Deputy Mayor … Read More

12,000 Home Health Aides in NYC to receive up to $18.8 Million in unpaid wages

Photo credit: Michael Jung New York Attorney General Letitia James, in partnership with the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), announced on November 16, 2021, an agreement with two major home care health agencies to deliver … Read More

Undocumented New Yorkers and allies urge Majority Leader Schumer to create a pathway to citizenship

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Undocumented New Yorkers and their allies say they are tired of empty promises. This week, they showed it with a series of events in Brooklyn to pressure Democrats and particularly Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer … Read More

Princess Jenkins, owner of The Brownstone, celebrates 22 years in Harlem

Business owner Princess Jenkins celebrated 22 years of dressing Harlem women with style at The Brownstone on September 24th and 25th, 2021. The two-day celebration included a VIP reception in the boutique’s backyard with clients who have been supporting her … Read More

SBA Enhances COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program to Aid Small Businesses Facing Challenges from Delta Variant

On September 9, 2021 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced major enhancements to the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, a federal disaster relief loan designed to better serve and support our small business communities … Read More

What to do if your business was impacted by Hurricane Ida

The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) is reminding all business owners impacted by Hurricane Ida that the agency is here to help. SBS recommends the following immediate next steps: – If you or others are facing immediate danger, … Read More

Cities for Action Leaders call on Biden Administration to Protect Immigrants from Africa and other countries using Temporary Protected Status

Thirty mayors from across the country sent a letter to the Biden Administration this week requesting that they designate or redesignate 15 countries for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The countries include: Afghanistan, the Bahamas, Cameroon, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, … Read More

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