4th Annual BCNA Immigrant Heritage Week Awards

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SIFMA Conference Center

120 Broadway, Second Floor

@Cedar and Pine

New York, NY 10271

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Please join the Business Center for New Americans

along with special guests

Thomas Ko, Founder of TNT Partners,

Managing Partner of KoKo Advisors, President & Investor in NAMU Systems

and

Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner, NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

to honor outstanding immigrant entrepreneurs at the

4th Annual BCNA Immigrant Heritage Week Awards

Program

8:30-9:00 Coffee and light breakfast

9:00-9:20 Keynote Address, Thomas Ko

9:25-9:45 Presentation of BCNA Immigrant Heritage Awards by

Commissioner Nisha Agarwal

New Beginning Awardees: Wyllys Rodriguez, Aissata Niangadou, Indra Shah Malla, Zhuldyz Makhadiyeva

The Boot Strap Entrepreneur Awardees: Ismaila Bah & Mohamed Bah of Noor Halal African American Market, Bronx

The Job Creator Award: Yelena Gordiyevskaya, Owner, Smiles R’ Us Day Care Center, Staten Island

9:50-10:45 Panel Discussion

How Technology Can Empower NYC's Immigrant Micro Business Owners

Moderator: Jonathan Bowles, Executive Director, Center for an Urban Future

Panelists: Bhairavi Desai, Executive Director, NY Taxi Workers Alliance; David Wisdom, Owner, Real Caribbean Food (www.recafo.com); Lisa Gross, Founder, League of Kitchens (www.leagueofkitchens.com); Esther Varney, Owner, Cassandra Beauty Salon; Emma Boast, Museum of Food and Drink (www.mofad.org).

Questions? Contact Meredith Lee at 212-898-7815

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SIFMA Conference Center

120 Broadway, Second Floor

@Cedar and Pine

New York, NY 10271

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Organizer Business Center for New Americans

Organizer of 4th Annual BCNA Immigrant Heritage Week Awards

The Business Center for New Americans (BCNA) is an award-winning microloan fund serving refugees, immigrants, and women in New York City. BCNA provides access to affordable business loans for first-time entrepreneurs as well as established small business owners. BCNA hosts training workshops throughout the year on small business management, technology, financial management, and home ownership.  Visit our website at www.nybcna.org

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