05 Jul

GRANT FOR WOMEN — Annual InnovateHER Challenge Awards Grants Up To $40,000

Grants represent free money that doesn’t have to be repaid, and very few are available from the government. With one exception. This one is offered every year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The U.S. Small Business Administration hosts an annual competition for businesses who develop a marketable product or service that positively affects women’s lives. The awards Annual InnovateHER Challenge awards the top three national finalists with $40,000, $20,000 and $10,000, respectively. Participants must first enter and win a local InnovateHER Challenge and can then advance to the national semifinal round. Host locations are across the U.S. and…

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15 Jun

CUNY Medgars Evers 2nd International Conference of 2016

You are invited to attend the Medgar Evers School of Business International Conference June 14th – June 17th. The Medgar Evers College School of Business and ENS Global will hold their second international conference of 2016, “Exploring Corporate Social Responsibility with the Global Community.” The four-day conference, June 14-17, will provide networking opportunities and workshops, as well as student business plan presentations. The conference, June 14-17, is free. Please RSVP here. The Medgar Evers College /ENS Global Corporate Social Responsibility is co-hosted by NY YWCA, StartUp Africa, and the Global Social Enterprise Institute.

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13 Jun

MWBE Outreach | Governor’s office of storm recovery (GOSR)

GOSR encourages Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) to participate in the rebuilding of New York from Hurricanes Lee and Irene and Superstorm Sandy by promoting economic and contracting opportunities. For purposes of procurement, GOSR follows the New York State established overall participation goal of 30% for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) participation, 15% for Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBE) participation and 15% for Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE). This program has been developed pursuant to generally accepted principles and applicable state and federal regulations.

GOSR Supplemental Contract Opportunities

For assistance identifying statewide opportunities within GOSR:

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13 May

Brookhaven Job Fair: June 23, 2016

TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN JOB FAIR 2016 – Thursday, June 23 Time: 5:30 – 8PM at Brookhaven Town Hall 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738 FREE Admission for Job Seekers! Bring Your Resume and Be Ready to Talk to Prospective Employers! 2016 Graduates Welcome! BUSINESSES: A great way for Brookhaven employers to post job opportunities! Call the Office of Economic Development to Reserve Your Recruitment Table Now! Only $100! 631-451-6563 Visit:

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10 May

City & State on Small Business Forum

With business ownership on the rise and over 2 million small businesses across the state, New York’s small business industry is not only a rapidly growing one, it’s a competitive one. Furthermore, this administration has set aggressive goals, including a commitment to award more than $16 billion to MWBEs over the next decade. City & State’s 2016 On Small Business Forum will bring together over 200 government officials, small business professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators and C-Level executives from across the state. The event will provide opportunities to mingle, connect and start the meaningful conversations that can drive your business forward….

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