Comptroller Maragos and Hofstra University Promote Business Opportunities for Women and Minorities

Maragos: “I am delighted to see the robust participation of MWBE businesses at today’s meeting.”

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Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos.

Photo by: George Maragos, via YouTube.

Mineola, NY - May 18, 2017 - Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos and Hofstra University hosted a Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Forum on May 17th at the Sondra & David Mack Student Center to promote MWBE opportunities. This first collaboration between Hofstra University and the Nassau County Comptroller’s office attracted over 100 participants from throughout the County.  
Judith Tyne, Associate Dean and EAP Director of  Hofstra’s Scott Skodnek Business Development Center was the guest speaker. The main focus was of the forum was to provide assistance to MWBEs in becoming certified through programs offered by Hofstra. Additionally, the latest contracting opportunities available through Nassau County Government.
“I am delighted to see the robust participation of MWBE businesses at today’s meeting,” said Comptroller George Maragos. “I thank Hofstra University for offering a great program which is badly needed by many women and minority firms in order to be become certified as MWBEs. About 50% of the attendees were looking for assistance to become certified.”  
The meeting was part of Comptroller Maragos’ monthly MWBE advisory meeting which aims to assist MWBE firms to become certified, and to match them with contract procurement opportunities within the County.