Harlem Week’s Economic Development Day In Harlem

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Harlem Week holds Economic Development Day at the Second Annual Basil Paterson Awards Luncheon Honors that honors Paula Madison, Africa Channel and Former Diversity VP at NBC Michelle Roberts, Executive Director, National Basketball Players Assoc Wendy Lewis, Senior Vice President, Major League Baseball.With Former Gov. David Paterson; Hon. Carl McCall and Hon. Serge Letchimy, President of Martinique

Harlem Week Economic Development Day Conference and Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, August 11 from 9:30am – 5:00pm

Columbia UniversityAlfred Lerner Hall, 115th Street & Broadway

International Business & Health Conferences

  • 9:15 – 10:15 – Affordable Health Care with Panelists: Roger Miliner, Metro Plus; Paul Zurlo, Emblem; Michelle Drayton, Visiting Nurse Service of New York
  • 10:30 – 11:30–Get Healthier Harlem with moderator John Palmer, Touro College andPanelists:  Alwyn Cohall, Columbia University Medical Center –  Dr. Alwyn Cohall, Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Population and Family Health and Pediatrics/Pediatrics; Dr. Dayana Eslava, Mt. Sinai St. Lukes; Shauneequa Owusu, New York Academy of Medicine Partnership/Community Engagement
  • 9:15am – 10:15am–Minority & Women Owned Business Enterprise with Moderator: Darwin Davis, Principle, BAC Enterprises and Panelists:Panelists: LaVerna Fountain, VP Construction Business services & Communications, Columbia University; Michael Clay, Director Opportunity Programs Group, Dormitory Authority State of New York; Michael Sutton, President, Infrastructure Engineering
  • 10:30am – 11:30am–Energy Efficiency Business Opportunities with Moderator: Michael Jones-Bey, Director, Supplier Diversity at Con Edison and Panelists: John Skipper, Manager, Con Edison; Doug Lawrence, Founder, 5 Stone Green Capital; Alison Miller, Deputy Executive Director, Earth Institute Columbia University

10 AM – 3 PM — Indoor  Business & Professional Services Expo

10 AM – 5 PM — Outdoor Farmer’s Market

Also:  Free Thanksgiving Dinner at SWEET MAMA'S In Harlem

12 Noon – 2 PM — Basil A. Paterson Business Awards Luncheon

  • Paula Madison, Africa Channel and Former Diversity VP at NBC
  • Michelle Roberts, Executive Director, National Basketball Players Assoc
  • Wendy Lewis, Senior Vice President, Major League Baseball
  • SPEAKERS: Former Gov. David Paterson; Hon. Carl McCall and Hon.  Serge Letchimy, President of Martinique

3PM – 5PM — Tech “Meet-Up” & Business Conference presented by Silicon Harlem

  • Scott M. Stringer, Comptroller of the City of New York
  • Maya Wiley, Counsel to the Mayor of New York
  • Clayton Banks, Founder, Silicon Harlem

Celebrating its 41st year in 2015, HARLEM WEEK offers over 100 events from July 26th through August 22nd to over 2 million attendees from all over New York and the world.  HARLEM WEEK celebrates the neighborhoods assets and unique flavor, promoting Harlem’s rich African, African-American, Caribbean, Hispanic and European history, culture, arts, religion, entertainment and sports.


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