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

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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 Heights.

The event, sponsored by Ponce Bank, included a panel discussion with Region II Administrator for Small Business Administration Marlene Citron, Assemblyman Al Taylor, State Senator Robert Jackson, and AVP Small Business and Technology Development at Empire State Development Huey-Min Chuang.

Marlene Citron stressed the importance of taking advantage of SBA’s Women’s Business Centers, which offer free to low-cost counseling and training and focus on women who want to start, grow, and expand their small businesses.

Huey-Min Chuang announced that help was on the way for businesses started during the pandemic.

Congressman Adriano Espaillat and Adrienne Harris, Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, were also speakers.

Three business owners got the opportunity to share with the audience their challenges in accessing disaster loans and grants during the pandemic.

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