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Best Company to Work For In the State of New York
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Best Company to Work For In the State of New York

Outreach, the noted behavioral healthcare treatment and training program with offices in Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island, has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State for the sixth year in a row. In 2015, the non-profit organization ranked among the top 30 companies in the category of Kathleen A. Riddle […]

LIAACC Presents Free Capacity Building Workshops
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LIAACC Presents Free Capacity Building Workshops

The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present a series of FREE capacity building workshops for minority, woman and economically disadvantaged business owners seeking to do business the government.  This series will be held on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. – 12 pm, on  May 16th, May 23rd and May 30th. All sessions will be held at […]

4 Reasons Your Business  Should Be On Social Media
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4 Reasons Your Business Should Be On Social Media

When they need to make personal connections with the rest of humanity, more and more Americans are doing so via the Internet. A 2014 study by the Pew Research Center showed that 74 percent of adults who go online use a social networking site, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or something else. “It’s clear that […]

NBC's "Positively Black" Features LIAACC
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NBC’s “Positively Black” Features LIAACC

On Sunday, April 19, 2015 Positively Black NBC New York featured the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (LIAACC) on its segment featured inside Today in New York.  Positively Black is a long-running part of NBC New York’s diversity programming, Positively Black highlights the people, issues and events affecting the African-American community in the tri-state region […]

4 Reasons Why Women Should Cut Their Credit Cards Today
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4 Reasons Why Women Should Cut Their Credit Cards Today

While women continue to make impressive strides in academics, in the business world and with buying power in general, a significant percentage are vulnerable to retail therapy and other modes of frivolous spending, says Erica L. McCain, a veteran financial expert, LUTCF and founder of McCain & Associates, (www.mccainins.com). According to a recent study from […]

Con Edison & Partners Drive Electric Vehicle Research Forward
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Con Edison & Partners Drive Electric Vehicle Research Forward

Charging big fleets of electric vehicles just became more energy efficient and less expensive thanks to a project conducted by Con Edison and three research partners. Con Edison’s engineers worked with experts from FedEx Express, General Electric and Columbia University’s Engineering School to show how smart grid technology in charging stations can track and manage […]

Moscot & Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter Join Forces in Eyewear Collaboration
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Moscot & Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter Join Forces in Eyewear Collaboration

MOSCOT, the New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear, has joined forces with Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, lead vocalist and co-founder of the Grammy winning hip-hop group The Roots, featured nightly on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, for a charitable collaboration that really counts.   MOSCOT and Trotter have designed […]

Rev. Al Sharpton Honors Gloria F. Goldwater at National Action Network L.A.’s Vanguard Awards
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Rev. Al Sharpton Honors Gloria F. Goldwater at National Action Network L.A.’s Vanguard Awards

Gloria F. Goldwater was awarded the 2014 Presidential Award recently at the National Action Network L.A. Chapters Vanguard Awards and Rev. Sharpton’s 60th birthday celebration in Los Angeles. Rev. Al Sharpton interviewed her on his Sirius Radio Show, Keepin’ It Real With Reverend Al Sharpton that same day. Gloria has written a tell-all book about […]

LIAACC's Vice President Honored as Small Businessperson of the Year
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LIAACC’s Vice President Honored as Small Businessperson of the Year

On October 17, 2014 the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce, Inc. 30thAnnual Small Businessperson of the Year and Legislative Breakfast was held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York.  Sharon Davis, CEO of SJ Edwards was selected as the Small Businessperson of the year representing the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, […]

Why Most Experts Fear for the Future of Technology
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Why Most Experts Fear for the Future of Technology

Technology moves so fast today that many of us, upon buying a brand new electronic device, may wonder how long it’ll take before the product is old news. Is it less than a year; a few months; as soon as you pull it out of its packaging? Throughout most of human history, the same methods […]

Shark Tank Success Story
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Shark Tank Success Story

A Fort Worth, Texas family is seeing huge success as their Sleeping Baby business is on the rise. Parents Stephanie and Brett Parker are the owners of Sleepingbaby.com and inventors of the Zipadee-Zip, a baby and toddler sleep garment and swaddle transition solution. Their innovative creation has helped tens of thousands of parents get their […]

8 Initial Steps Women Can Take to Improve Their Relationship with Money
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8 Initial Steps Women Can Take to Improve Their Relationship with Money

Do women have different relationships with money than men? Very definitely, yes, says entrepreneur and business coach Meriflor Toneatto. “For women, money is an emotional currency, tied to our sense of self-worth and confidence, which can lead us to financial pitfalls that ultimately limits what we pursue in life,” says Toneatto, a certified business and […]

LIAACC President Crowned One of the 2014 Kings of Queens
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LIAACC President Crowned One of the 2014 Kings of Queens

On September 18, 2014 at Terrace on the Park Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.’s president, Phil Andrews was honored as one of the 2014 Kings of Queens.  Thirty-nine Kings of Queens for their outstanding leadership and contribution to the borough of queens. This signature event in the borough of Queens was the […]

Nielsen & Essence Collaborate for One-of-a-Kind Custom Study on African-American Consumers
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Nielsen & Essence Collaborate for One-of-a-Kind Custom Study on African-American Consumers

At 87%, the majority of African-American consumers surveyed feel ethnic recognition and cultural identity are important – indicating opportunities for companies to connect with this group on multiple levels according to Powerful. Growing. Influential. The African-American Consumer 2014 Report, jointly released by Nielsen and ESSENCE. Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights; with […]

Over 600 Attendees at the CUNY & CUCF MWBE 2014 "Opportunity Knocks" Conference at John Jay College
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Over 600 Attendees at the CUNY & CUCF MWBE 2014 “Opportunity Knocks” Conference at John Jay College

The City University of New York (CUNY) and the City University Construction Fund (CUCF) 2014 Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprises “Opportunity Knocks” conference featured workshops on How to Do Business with CUNY; CUCF and Major Construction Project Highlights; Understanding the Affordable Care Act; and Strategies to Accelerate Revenue Growth among a full range of other […]