Queens, NY - August 5, 2015 - Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (LIAACC) featured in Queens Courier Newspaper. The Queens Courier is the largest and most comprehensive weekly news publication in Queens.
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“The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. under the leadership of Bryan Barnett, M.B.A., Queens Director of LIAACC is excited to bring quality services and resources for small business owners to the county of Queens. We look forward to strengthening the capacity and success potential of small business owners and professionals that join our membership network in the borough of Queens.” Phil Andrews, President, Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
LIAACC’s President Phil Andrews stated in the Queens Courier “People, when they get into business or they want to get into business, they need some type of support, some type of guidance around how to get loans or how to get their business to the next level,” Andrews said. “After a while, when you operate the business it can become so challenging that you can’t get to the next level, so having a network of professionals is a great [way] to help them with their business skills.”
LIAACC is a leading advocate for Minority Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) certification and utilization in the four counties of Brooklyn, Nassau, Suffolk and Queens. Charlene Thompson of Baldwin-based Thompson Economic Development Services stated in Newsday “We want our professional services as well as our trades to be aware of the contracting opportunities”. We want to give business owners the skills and capacity to successfully engage in government contracting on the local stage and national levels, so they can not only sustain themselves and the employees, but hire folks and create jobs.”
About the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
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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