Great Neck, NY - February 7th, 2014 - Long Time Publisher of NY Trend Newspaper Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams appointed to Board of Directors Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams is owner and publisher of New York Trend newspaper and CEO of TTW Associates, Inc. of Great Neck, NY, a publishing and international consulting firm.
Since 1989, New York Trend has earned recognition as a politically influential and socially progressive urban publication that covers the issues affecting the vast ethnic neighborhoods throughout New York City, Nassau and Suffolk counties of Long Island. Dr. Taylor Williams has now expanded the audience to include Internet browsers with a fully interactive web site.
Dr. Taylor Williams has provided a free internship program through New York Trend for over 20 years to college students, serving as a mentor and providing hands on training and experience for future leaders in the media industry. New York Trend has also underwritten charitable tickets over the years, providing free tickets to many concerts and events to community members. She has also been at the helm of numerous community events.
Dr. Taylor Williams is a graduate of Columbia University and has held management and counseling positions in the corporate sector. Dr. Williams earned two master’s degrees in psychology and management and a doctoral degree before the age of 30. This year will make 30 years of entrepreneurship for Dr. Williams, who incorporated her first business at the age of 22 with her late husband, Eric S. Williams.
Dr.Taylor Williams has served as a professor in the SUNY, CUNY and LIU systems. Dr. Taylor Williams is currently a counseling professor at CUNY. As an advocate for social justice, Dr. Williams has lectured and appeared on both radio and television. Dr. Taylor Williams has received high acclaim by recognized local and national publications and was featured in the Great Neck Record, Sister 2 Sister Magazine, the New York Beacon, Economic Times and Networking Woman. New York Newsday has profiled Dr. Taylor Williams.
Dr. Taylor Williams is the recipient of numerous awards including:
- 100 Black Men of Long Island & TD Bank Business Award - 2012
- The Network Journal’s 25 Influential Women in Business - 2010
- Phenomenal Women in Media -Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center - 2010
- “Woman of Distinction” from the March of Dimes - 2005
- Entrepreneur of the Year from Black Women in Publishing
- Entrepreneur of the Year from the U.S. Small Business Administration
- Woman of the Year from the National Action Network - 2001
- Editorial Writer of the Year from the Independent Press Association -2002
- Fifty of Fifty, Most Influential Woman on Long Island - 2003
Dr. Taylor Williams is a member of the, American Counselors Association, The Links, Inc.The Princeton Club of New York, Alpha Phi Alpha, The Independent Press Association, Columbia University’s Alumni Association and The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce.
The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.’s appointment of Dr. Taylor Williams to the Board of Directors of LIAACC adds significant strength to the chamber by providing quality editorial coverage and advertisement services to the member network and its corporate partners” Phil Andrews, President - Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
About the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (LIAACC)
“The Mission of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., is to advance and promote economic development for business, and to advance responsive government and quality education on the behalf of all small businesses, with emphasis on African Ancestry, while preserving the Long Island community”. Long Island means the New York State counties on Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Kings. A Chamber of Commerce is one of the most well known and recognizable organizations in the country chartered to stimulate business in local and regional areas where they are designated to serve.
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