Mayor de Blasio Announces City-Backed Loan Program For Women From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a first-of-its-kind targeted loan program that will make more than $5 million in affordable capital accessible to women entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses.  Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s UMEZ Announces Ken Knuckles To Retire After 15 Years Leading The Organization

The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ) today announced that the organization’s longtime President and Chief Executive Officer, Kenneth J. Knuckles, will step down in June after 15 years of service to begin his retirement. Continue Reading →

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Los Angeles: Paris Jackson (Michael’s Girl) Wears H&M’s Conscious Collection 2018

Paris Jackson models gear from H&M’s latest sustainable fashion collection that you you’ll be able to buy at the H&M store on 125th Street in Harlem. Continue Reading →

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Uptowns Assemblywoman De La Rosa And Others Present A Small Business Power Breakfast

Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and NYC Department of Small Business Services, present a Small Business Power Breakfast to connect Small Business owners with resources to help grow and expand their business. Continue Reading →

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Starbucks To Close All Stores From Harlem To Hollis For Racial-Bias Education

Starbucks today announced it will be closing its more than 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States on the afternoon of May 29, 2018, to conduct racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination in our stores. Continue Reading →

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Free Business Courses To Help Set You Apart From The Competition From Harlem To Hollis

NYC Department of Small Business Services offer courses for businesses of every stage, size, and industry From Harlem To Hollis where you can gain the business strategies and tools that will set you apart from the competition. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Rep Alcantara And Others Welcome First Women-Owned Firm Managing City’s Deferred Compensation Plan

To mark the end of Women’s History Month, Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that, for first time in City history, a women-owned financial firm has been hired to manage $100 million of the City’s Deferred Compensation Plan the voluntary retirement plan for over 180,000 City employees and retirees. Continue Reading →

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Grab Your Seat At The Official Resource For Minority & Women-Owned Businesses

The Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) was created to address historic disparities in City contracting and provide minority and women entrepreneurs increased opportunities to do business with the City from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

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Samuel Adams Helped One Harlem Entrepreneur Create Sweet Success

AOl reports that if entrepreneurship was equal parts financially and emotionally rewarding at all times, most of us could safely say that we’d be pursuing our own business in some capacity. Continue Reading →

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Carver Federal Savings Signs Lease To Move Harlem headquarters

NY Crains reports that the largest African-American-run bank in the country has signed a lease to relocate its Harlem headquarters office after recently selling the West 125th Street building where it has long based its operations. Continue Reading →

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DDC Brings General Contractors And Subcontractors Together In M/WBE Matchmaking Event

On February 27, 2018, more than 60 representatives from the local construction industry came together at the Queens offices of the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) in the agency’s second matchmaking event. Continue Reading →

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Get A Contract Financing Loan Fund From Harlem To Hollis

If your business is working on, or hoping to work on, a project with a City agency or the NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) as a prime or subcontractor, you may be eligible for a Contract Financing Loan. Continue Reading →

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Sundial Brands Community Commerce Fellowship 2018 Dartmouth MBE Programs

Sundial Brands, the leading skin and hair care manufacturer of brands including SheaMoisture, Nubian Heritage and Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture, has renewed their partnership with Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business Minority Programs. Continue Reading →

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‘Black Panther’ Roars With $108 Million Weekend 2

Reuters reports that Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” is dominating the box office with an astounding $108 million at 4,020 North American locations — the second-highest second weekend ever behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Continue Reading →

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Carver Bancorp, Strengthens Its Harlem 125th Street Presence With Sale And Leaseback Transaction

Yesterday, we reported that Carver Bank on 125th Street was selling its headquarters. Today, Carver Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Carver Federal Savings Bank, announced today that the Bank has entered into a sale and leaseback property arrangement. Continue Reading →

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Albertsons Merging With Rite Aid In Harlem

What is going on with Rite Aid, first it was now Walgreens back in 1917, now it’s Albertson. With a number of stores in Harlem Rite Aid, Super Market News reports that Albertson Cos. and Rite Aid Corp. announced a definitive merger agreement today that will unite the companies into a new publicly traded entity with $83 billion in annual sales. Continue Reading →

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H&M Investigates China Prison Labour Report

Business Of Fashion reports that the European fashion giants H&M and C&A, as well as technology company 3M, are looking into a report in the Financial Times alleging that inmates of a Chinese prison made packaging used by the companies. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Jokichi Takamine, First Biotech Engineer, Adrenaline And Nippon Club Founder

Jōkichi Takamine (高峰 譲吉 Takamine Jōkichi, November 3, 1854 – July 22, 1922) was a Japanese chemist. Takamine was born in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, in November 1854. His father was a doctor; his mother a member of a family of sake brewers. Continue Reading →

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Bobby Robinson, Bobby’s Records And Tape Center, Harlem NY 1950- 1990

Bobby Robinson, April 16, 1917 – January 7, 2011, was an American independent record producer and songwriter in New York City, most active from the 1950s through the mid-1980s. Continue Reading →

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The 21st Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit Concludes

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund’s 21st Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit today ended its two-day conference, attended by more than 1,000 people. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Is Making Moves To Level The Playing Field In The Business Of NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that three of the City’s designated banks – Amalgamated, Bank of America, and TD Bank – have committed $40 million to minority and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs).

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Learn From Expert Instructors At One Of NYC SBS Free Courses From Harlem To Hollis

NYC Department of Small Business Services offer courses for businesses of every stage, size, and industry throughout NYC where you can gain the business strategies and tools that will set you apart from the competition.

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Amazon Begins Delivery From Whole Foods Market With Plans For Expansion In 2018

Amazon and Whole Foods Market today announced the introduction of free two-hour delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now, with plans to expand across the U.S. in 2018. Continue Reading →

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