GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Executive Office of the Mayor
Office on African Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, January 17, 2014
Contact: Tsedey Aragie (OAA) 202. 727-2291 firstname.lastname@example.org
OAA to Host “Growing Local” Food Industry Workshop
Launching First of a Series of Industry Specific Workshops to Support and Nurture District Businesses
(Washington, DC) – The Office on African Affairs (OAA) is set to host a “Growing Local” Food Industry business workshop as part of its citywide effort to support local African businesses.
The January 27th workshop is the first of a series of industry-specific workshops following OAA’s well-received, 2nd Annual Business Symposium: “From DC to Africa: Growing Local, Going Global” held on November 25, 2013. Over 300 business owners and entrepreneurs attended the day-long symposium which facilitated connections to much needed resources and opportunities for growing and expanding their businesses in the District. The symposium also yielded qualitative recommendations on the need for more focused, business industry-specific outreach and education.
The first part of the program, open to all attendees, will feature a series of presentations administered by DC government agencies – Department of Small and Local Business Development, Department of Health, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration. The second portion of the program, reserved for the first 20 pre-registered business owners, will feature one-on-one clinics.
Date: Monday, January 27, 2014
Location: Franklin D. Reeves Municipal Center
Address: 2000 14th Street, NW, 2nd Floor- (Community Room)
Washington, D.C. 20009
First, the program will begin with a series of presentations and then will be followed by one-on-one clinics for the first 20 pre-registered business owners.
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER YOUR BUSINESS at the link below:
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DC Mayor's Office on African Affairs
The mission of the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (OAA) is to ensure that the full range of health, education, employment, social services, safety, business and economic development information, services and opportunities are accessible to the District’s African immigrant communities. By serving as the liaison between the District’s African immigrant communities, District government agencies and the Mayor, OAA aims to:
Improve the quality of life of the District’s diverse African born constituencies and their children;
Increase civic and public engagement in the District’s African immigrant communities; and
Support community development.