By Stacy M. Brown Crystal Etienne is a businesswoman, wife, and mother of two children. She’s also the founder of Ruby Love, a $10 million personal care company that she built in just four years.
The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) today, on behalf of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) and the NYC Department of Correction (DOC), released a Notice of Intent (NOI) for the City’s Borough-Based Jails Program.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, business leaders, advocates, and elected officials today announced a State proposal that would create more economic opportunity for Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) in New York City.
The NYC Department of Small Business Services in partnership with Council Member Bill Perkins, Assemblywoman Inez E. Dickens and New York State Senator Brian A. Benjamin are proud to host the Manhattan Borough Forum.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Phil Thompson announced that the City will connect Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) to City agencies with active business opportunities through a new event series called M/WBE Borough Forums.
Today, SBS Commissioner Gregg Bishop and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez hosted a certification event for minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs).
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.
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.
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).
On December 29, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation, Chapter 504 of the Laws of 2017, sponsored by State Senator Marisol Alcántara and Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman, which gives the City of New York the authority to increase economic opportunities for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs).
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the not-for-profit crowdfunding platform Kiva.org today launched WE Fund: Crowd, a first-of-its-kind City-led crowdfunding program to help women entrepreneurs access affordable capital and start businesses in New York City.
Mayor Bill de Blasio today held public hearings for, and signed, twelve pieces of legislation into law.
Access. Readiness. Capacity. Harlem Commonwealth Council (HCC) is launching a new, first-of-its-kind digital solution that will help make the procurement of minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) faster and easier while transforming local communities.
North Jersey reports that Harlem-based civil rights leader has sent a letter to the developer of American Dream Meadowlands questioning the level of diversity among contractors and subcontractors at the East Rutherford site.
The de Blasio administration announced that a City program has helped over 100 Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) win $93.5 million in City contracts, including a record high $28.6 million in City contracts over the last year alone.