Please join us April 21st for the 6th annual 
 
BCNA    
Immigrant Heritage Week Awards
 
with Keynote Speaker 

Sree Sreenivasan

Chief Digital Officer of the City of New York

 
 
Now, more than ever, it is important to recognize the contributions
immigrants and refugees have made to making New York City great.

Please join BCNA and Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), as we recognize outstanding clients for our 6th annual BCNA Immigrant Heritage Week Awards.
 
We are also pleased that our panel discussion - "How Digital Access is Helping Women Entrepreneurs Build Connections - will be moderated by
Judy Messina, former senior reporter for Crain's New York Business, founder of "Digital New York," and chief reporter for " Breaking Through," a comprehensive reports on the impact female entrepreneurship in New York. The panel will include Deepti Sharma Kapur, Founder and CEO of foodtoeat.com and four dynamic clients who are the founding members of the new BCNA Voices speaker bureau (scroll down to learn more.)
 
Commissioner Gregg Bishop 
Judy Messina 
  

Friday, April 21st   
Business Center for New Americans  
SIFMA Conference Center
120 Broadway, 2nd floor  
8:30-10:45 am

To register for this free event 
  
Announcing BCNA's First Art Benefit Sale

We are very excited to announce a collaboration with over 20 immigrant and refugee artists from countries including Syria, Iran, Korea, China, Italy, Japan, for BCNA's first-ever art benefit sale.

Please join us for an opening reception to meet the artists on Thursday, April 27, from 6-8pm at 524W26 Gallery at, of course,  524 W 26th Street.

For more information, contact art@nybcna.org and watch our Facebook page for further announcements.

BCNA Voices, Inspirational BCNA Speakers

VoicesAnnouncing a brand new initiative: BCNA Voices, an exciting roster of engaging speakers: women entrepreneurs who can share their stories to inspire members of their own communities or to help influence policies that promote entrepreneurship. For more information, click here.

 
Meet WEALF, a Resource for Women Entrepreneurs

This month we're very pleased to profile one of our partners, WEALF, the Women's Enterprise Action Loan Fund.

WEALF fills an important niche for women who cannot obtain financing for their businesses from traditional sources. Most importantly, WEALF also provides the women entrepreneurs it helps financially with ongoing support from one-on-one business mentors to help them take their businesses to the next level.

To read our interview with WEALF founder and board member Vicki Weiner, please click here.
 
Upcoming Social Media Workshops
 
Please join us for our upcoming evening workshops in our Jackson Heights office about using social media to promote your small business.

Using Facebook and LinkedIn to Promote Your Business

Wednesday, April 26  
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Using Instagram & Twitter to Promote Your Business

Wednesday,  May 3
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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