Maragos: Over 400 People Attend Comptroller's MWVBE Business Roundtable

On Tuesday, November 15, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos held the Comptroller’s Business Roundtable for Minority, Women, and Veteran Business Owners.

Print Email

Eleni Manis (right) with Comptroller George Maragos at MWVBE Business Roundtable.

Photo by: Office of the Nassau County Comptroller.

Mineola, NY - November 18, 2016 - On Tuesday, November 15, .Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos held the Comptroller’s Business Roundtable for Minority, Women, and Veteran Business Owners, an event to boost the participation of minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses in Nassau County contracting.

The Business Roundtable was held at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building at 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola. Over 250 local business owners and community members attended this lively event which included standing-room only panel discussions with government buyers sharing their purchasing needs, panels on the certification and procurement process for small business owners, and a panel of Nassau County prime contractors discussing upcoming subcontracting opportunities. 

The Roundtable speakers and exhibitors included key players from federal, NYS, NYC, and Nassau County government agencies, as well as a large number of Nassau County’s biggest prime contractors, and representatives of MWVBE business organizations. 

Pictured: Comptroller George Maragos at MWBVE Business Roundtable event. Photo courtesy of Office of the Nassau County Comptroller.

Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos had this to say about his event, “The 400 plus attendance at the Comptroller’s Business Roundtable brought out the remarkable energy of our small businesses and their eagerness to participate in a greater share of government contracts. The Comptroller’s Office will continue to encourage more opportunities for small businesses in government.”

The Comptroller’s Roundtable was organized by Eleni Manis, Senior Research Analyst in the Comptroller’s Office, in collaboration with the Comptroller’s staff and in partnership with over 40 government agencies, business organizations, and community groups. 

Panelists and exhibitors came from the following agencies:

  • Farmingdale State Small Business Development Center
  • LaGuardia Community College Procurement Technical Assistance Center
  • Long Island Development Corporation
  • Black Women Enterprises
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory Small Business Program
  • NYS Office of General Services, Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development
  • NYS Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery
  • Nassau County Department of Public Works
  • Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs
  • Nassau Community College
  • Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums
  • Nassau County Department of Social Services
  • Nassau County Department of Information Technology
  • Nassau University Medical Center
  • Metropolitan Transit Authority
  • Long Island Railroad
  • NYC Department of Design and Construction
  • NYC Department of Small Business Services
  • The City University of New York Office of the University Controller
  • The City University of New York Construction Fund
  • Hazen and Sawyer
  • HAKS
  • LPE Enterprises
  • M&C Venture Group
  • National Minority Supplier Diversity Council
  • National Coalition of 100 Black Women
  • New York Met
  • NICE Bus
  • Philip Ross Industries
  • Posillico
  • PSEG
  • RJ Industries
  • Skanska
  • Stratis Contracting Corp.

Community Association Co-Sponsors

  • National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Long Island Chapter
  • Indian Association of Long Island
  • Chinese American Association of North Hempstead
  • Pakistan American Community of New York
  • Korean American Civic Empowerment
  • Gujarati Samaj of New York
  • Pakistan American Community of Long Island
  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
  • Long Island Gujarati Cultural Society
  • RANA

The Comptroller’s Business Roundtable was catered by Churrasqueira Bairrada Restaurant of Mineola, Mama’s Soup of Mineola, Stop & Shop of Hempstead, and King’s Market, Key Food, and Starbucks of Garden City.