Forum/Town Hall: Senator Espaillat, Council Member Rodriguez Host Northern Manhattan Small Businesses for Important Event Featuring Top-Level Representatives from NY State

Businesses will be assisted on various fronts including MWBE certification, licenese/permits, and doing business with the state

Small businesses from Northern Manhattan and the surrounding communities will be joined by top-level representatives from New York State at a forum sponsored by Senator Adriano Espaillat, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and other local officials. Training will be offered on how to do business with the state, including MWBE certification, licenses/permits, unemployment, workers’ compensation and other important areas.


The event will feature remarks by Yrthya Dinzey-Flores, New York State Chief Diversity Officer; Steve Cohen, Sr. Vice President and Deputy Commissioner, Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), and other officials. Three local businesses will be honored for their outstanding contributions to the community.



Ø  Information/training event for small businesses, including tips on doing business with the state, MWBE certification, and other key areas.



Ø  Senator Adriano Espaillat, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and other local officials

Ø  Top-level officials from NY State government including ESDC, Office of Diversity, and Office of Comptroller

Ø  Local small businesses, including honorees for outstanding contribution to their communities



Ø  Thursday, January 19th, 9 – 11 am



Ø  Isabella Geriatric Center – 515 Audubon Avenue (at 190th St.) New York, NY 10040

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