Please Save the Date

for our 7th Annual

BCNA Immigrant Heritage Week Awards 

Business Center for New Americans invites you to join keynote speaker Aline Sara, c o-founder of NaTakallam, and Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services, to honor outstanding refugee and immigrant entrepreneurs.

The event will also feature a panel discussion, moderated by journalist and photographer Nina Roberts, with panelists:

Deepti Sharma Kapur: CEO of Food to Eat & BCNA Board Member
Godshelter Kwesi Oluwalogbon: owner of DF Nigerian Gourmet Food Truck
Nabin Sherchen: owner of Nepali restaurant Thakali Kitchen
Denys Gorbatiuk: owner of Den's Hot Dogs LLC
Manal Kahi: founder of Eat Offbeat   
Thursday, April 19th
8:30-10:45 AM
120 Broadway, 2nd Floor
$20 Million Dollars and Counting!

In January, we issued our 3,070 th loan, bringing the total amount of small business loans BCNA has disbursed since its first loan in 1998 to a remarkable 20 million dollars! What makes this milestone exciting is more than just the excellent work of our terrific loan officers. It is that each dollar went to helping our clients - the vast majority of whom are recent immigrants or refugees - realize their dream of building a small business of their own here in New York City.  Click to read more!  

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Meet BCNA Board Member Kwame Marfo
Kwame Marfo, who is one of the newest members of the BCNA Board of Directors, is a co-founder and Managing Partner of the Africa Empowerment Fund, and was the founder of Diaspora Capital LLP, a West Africa-focused investment platform.  Click to learn more about Kwame, and the importance his family has had on his own journey.    
Kwame Marfo

Please Join us for 2 Exciting NY Women in Business Events
We are proud to be a member and sponsor of New York Women in Business, a coalition that also includes SCORE NYC, WE NYC, NAWBO NYC, the Financial Women's Association of New York, Women in Insurance & Financial Services, WhatNowWhatNext, and NY Women in Communications. 
Please join us and exciting NYWIB Breakfast Series guests and panelists for Building A Million Dollar Business on March 26 and Goals to Growth on March 29.
BCNA Voices, Inspirational BCNA Speakers

BCNA Voices is 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.

To see all our upcoming workshops on Small Business Success, Home Ownership programs, and using Social Media to promote your business click here.