Lehman Hosts Bronx Economic Summit

Published on July 13, 2009, 4:12 pm
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The Bronx Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Lehman College, along with the Mosholu Preservation Corporation, will host the North Bronx Economic Development Summit on Lehman’s campus July 21. The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the East Dining Room of the Music Building.

The summit will include panel discussions hosted by key community leaders addressing the current and future economic profile of the North Bronx. Topics will include access to capital, basic marketing for small businesses, understanding basic staffing needs, and running a safe and secure business.

“We hope that this summit will help participants learn how to access capital and to grow their businesses in these difficult times,” said SBDC Director Clarence Stanley.

Since it was established at Lehman in January 2000, the Bronx SBDC has assisted more than 5,500 clients with free, confidential business counseling, resulting in the investment of approximately $58 million and the creation or retention of over 2,000 jobs.

Other panelists will include Mosholu Preservation Corporation President Dart Westphal, Bronx Business Alliance Executive Director Margaret Arrighi, and Dr. Bill Bosworth, director of the Bronx Data Center at Lehman.

For more information, contact Roberto Garcia at 718-960-8399.

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