26 Jul

WHAT OUR PANEL SHARED – Rising Above Fears

July 11, 2019 SCWBEC Panel Meeting Our panelists shared their personal experiences of how they faced fears in business to overcome the hurdles that could have held them back. Our thanks go out to the panel whose words were both palliative and encouraging. Here’s a recap of the advice they offered. Dorothena Bonham, CEO of Shock & Vibe Inc. Dorothena is an Electrical Engineer in the Aerospace/Defense, HVAC/Commercial, Oil/Gas and Transportation Industries. She has faced some tough decisions over her 30-year career. Dorothena encouraged the audience not to be afraid of what has not yet been done. Fear of the... Read More
01 Jul

TO HIRE OR NOT TO HIRE – What We Learned

June’s monthly meeting presentation addressed an important question related to business growth, and a “problem” our membership has today or aspires to have in the future. Mary Simmons from Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl and Associates covered the issues faced by business owners when it’s time to consider hiring an employee. Mary discussed not only when you should hire, but she also shared sound reasoning behind situations when hiring an employee is not the best solution for a business. She also discussed compliance issues that every employer needs to understand. If you didn’t take enough notes or weren’t able to make the... Read More
24 May

Join Americorps – The Next Generation of Leaders

Americorps has several positions open that they need to fill by  late August.  These are paid positions and come with several benefits. Currently, they have 3 construction positions open and 2 office staff positions. Download the pamphlet and share with anyone who may be interested.

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10 May

Tips for Successful Event Booths

At April’s meeting, Sue Glenn from Diverse Marketing & Web Design shared valuable information on how to make the most of exhibit booths. To optimize your investment, be sure to do pre-event planning that will wow the attendees who stop by your booth.

[Download Sue Glenn’s Presentation Inside]

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27 Mar

March 2019 General Meeting – Did you know…

Did you know that SCWBEC was established in 1990 as a Suffolk County affiliation that would help promote women in construction and other trade businesses?

Almost 20 years later, we were fortunate to have an informative Procurement presentation from Ree Wackett of the Stony Brook Small Business Development Center.

[Link to Download Ree’s Presentation inside]

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