For Immediate Release
August 09, 2023
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African American Small Business Foundation, Inc.

(BPRW) Minority Enterprise Development Week 1st Day Set For October 10th, 2023 In New York State

(Black PR Wire) New York, New York – MED WEEK will be held in N.Y. State in the 2nd week of Oct. of 2023 on L.I.  The inaugural day of MEDWEEK will be held on October 10th, 2023.

On October 10th, 2023 the first scheduled day of MEDWEEK will begin at 8:00 am and end at 1:00 pm at Town of Hempstead Pavilion One Washington Street, Hempstead, New York 11550.

Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week) Offers a venue for minority-owned firms to access information, tools, and resources to grow their businesses both domestically and internationally through networking events, workshops, and issue forums.  The events that compose MED Week are meant to raise awareness among minority business owners, and the larger business community and support these businesses in their efforts to grow to scale.

The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is N.Y.'s State’s Largest African American Chamber, and was named the Metro N.Y. District of the U.S. SBA 2019 Small Business Champion for 14 counties in Downstate, N.Y. To become a member of the chamber today visit:

LI African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., a participating organization in the Community Navigator Pilot Program, is funded in part through United States Black Chamber’s grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

We are requesting all participants to register in advance for the 1st day to get all updates for MED Week 2023; as we anticipate increased participation as the event has gained momentum in N.Y., State.

Town of Hempstead Senior Deputy Supervisor Dorothy presented Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc./African American Small Business Foundation, Inc. President Certificate on the occassion of MED WEEK 2022 at Town Hall

A theme of MED Week each year is that Minority entrepreneurs can benefit from increased commitment of the federal and state governments to award contracts to them, but only if they first have a strong, well-organized operation, officials said at last year’s conference. In Newsday last year Charlene Thompson, President of Thompson Economic Development Services, LLC, a government contractor in Baldwin stated “We have a federal and a state government that has in mind to help small businesses, particularly those of us who have often been underserved, underrepresented.” She continued, “But we have to make sure that they are ready.”  There are corporate partners that can help you get your house in order.”  Thompson is an expert in government housing programs and a law professor at Hofstra University.

Newsday article for last year's 2022 MED WEEK:

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