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Posted on: November 18, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Maragos: Over 400 People Attend Comptroller’s MWVBE Business Roundtable

18 November 2016 – Mineola, NY - On Tuesday, November 15, .Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos held the Comptroller’s Business Roundtable for Minority, Women, and Veteran Business Owners, an event to boost the participation of minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses in Nassau County contracting. The Business Roundtable was held at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building at 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola. Over 250 local business owners and community members attended this lively event which included standing-room only panel discussions with government buyers sharing their purchasing needs, panels on the certification and procurement process for small business owners, and a panel of Nassau County prime contractors discussing upcoming subcontracting opportunities.  The Roundtable speakers and exhibitors included key players from federal, NYS, NYC, and Nassau County government agencies, as well as a large number of Nassau County’s biggest prime contractors, and representatives of MWVBE business organizations.  

Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos had this to say about his event, “The 400 plus attendance at the Comptroller’s Business Roundtable brought out the remarkable energy of our small businesses and their eagerness to participate in a greater share of government contracts. The Comptroller’s Office will continue to encourage more opportunities for small businesses in government.

The Comptroller’s Roundtable was organized by Eleni Manis, Senior Research Analyst in the Comptroller’s Office, in collaboration with the Comptroller’s staff and in partnership with over 40 government agencies, business organizations, and community groups.  

Panelists and exhibitors came from the following agencies:
Farmingdale State Small Business Development Center
LaGuardia Community College Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Long Island Development Corporation
Black Women Enterprises
U.S. Small Business Administration
Brookhaven National Laboratory Small Business Program
NYS Office of General Services, Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development 
NYS Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery
Nassau County Department of Public Works
Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs
Nassau Community College 
Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums
Nassau County Department of Social Services
Nassau County Department of Information Technology 
Nassau University Medical Center 
Metropolitan Transit Authority
Long Island Railroad
NYC Department of Design and Construction
NYC Department of Small Business Services
The City University of New York Office of the University Controller
The City University of New York Construction Fund
Hazen and Sawyer 
LPE Enterprises
M&C Venture Group
National Minority Supplier Diversity Council
National Coalition of 100 Black Women 
New York Met
Philip Ross Industries
RJ Industries
Stratis Contracting Corp.

Community Association Co-Sponsors
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Long Island Chapter
Indian Association of Long Island
Chinese American Association of North Hempstead
Pakistan American Community of New York
Korean American Civic Empowerment
Gujarati Samaj of New York
Pakistan American Community of Long Island
American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
Long Island Gujarati Cultural Society

The Comptroller’s Business Roundtable was catered by Churrasqueira Bairrada Restaurant of Mineola, Mama’s Soup of Mineola, Stop & Shop of Hempstead, and King’s Market, Key Food, and Starbucks of Garden City. 

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