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LIAACC Leaders In Finance Network Committee Seeking Financial Services Industry Professionals
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LIAACC Leaders In Finance Network Committee Seeking Financial Services Industry Professionals

      On November 28, 2018 the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.’s Leaders In Finance Network Committee presented a special finance panel comprised of a variety of financial service professionals geared towards empowering the African American community touching on a variety of topics. Mission Statement: LIAACC Leaders In Finance Network serves […]

The Harlem Business Alliance Presents: The Black Economic Empowerment Breakfast
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The Harlem Business Alliance Presents: The Black Economic Empowerment Breakfast

Shawn D. Rochester, Author, The Black Tax The financial cost of racial discrimination in America is real. Systemic and institutionalized racism has contributed to a disparaging wealth gap amongst the African-American community. On October 17, 2018, the Harlem Business Alliance (https://hbany.org/) will host the Black Economic Empowerment Breakfast (https://blackeconomicempowermentbreakfast.splashthat.com/) at MIST Harlem (https://mistharlem.com/). The forum, […]

LIAACC & SUNY Old Westbury Present Two Day Business Boot Camp, Oct. 19-20
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LIAACC & SUNY Old Westbury Present Two Day Business Boot Camp, Oct. 19-20

    The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc, (LIAACC) and SUNY Old Westbury are offering a Business Bootcamp on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 8am-5pm and Saturday, October 20thfrom 8am-5pm at SUNY Old Westbury. Corporations, Small Business Owners, Professionals, Service Providers, Chamber Leaders and Chamber Members and Local Leaders of a wide […]

National Scholarship Opportunity Launches Just in Time for Back-to-School Season
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National Scholarship Opportunity Launches Just in Time for Back-to-School Season

First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg has announced the launch of the NEST 529 Back-to-School Photo Drawing, a new scholarship opportunity open to families across the United States. Beginning today, NEST 529 invites families to capture and submit back-to-school photos of children 8 years old or younger by September 30, 2018, […]

Ready for a Re-Do? Five Tips to Reinvent Your Career at Any Stage of Life 
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Ready for a Re-Do? Five Tips to Reinvent Your Career at Any Stage of Life 

  By Holly Caplan I recently made the choice to quit my corporate job. After putting up with the same negativity and toxic work environment for years, I decided it was time to go. I could feel this coming for weeks, and I had mentally prepared myself with the departure conversation.  When I made the […]

Should I Stay or Should I Go?  Three Signs You Should Keep Your Job & Three Signs You Shouldn't
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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Three Signs You Should Keep Your Job & Three Signs You Shouldn’t

By Holly Caplan Growing up I was taught by my parents to get a job and keep a job. Period. It was ingrained in me that once I graduated college, I needed to land at a good company and stay there. The big reward would be retirement at 40 years with a fancy company pen […]

These are the Best Companies for Women of Color, New Report
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These are the Best Companies for Women of Color, New Report

  Wondering what the best companies are to work for as a woman of color Well, Working Mother has just named the best companies for multicultural women. And the Top 10 are: Accenture, IBM, KPMG, Procter & Gamble Verizon, General Motors, JP Morgan Chase, ADP, State Farm Insurance and Walmart.   Although there still needs […]

Research Shows African Americans Are More Optimistic About Their Financial Futures Than Any Other Race/Ethnicity
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Research Shows African Americans Are More Optimistic About Their Financial Futures Than Any Other Race/Ethnicity

Lincoln Financial Group has announced that its Financial Focus research study shows African Americans are more optimistic about their financial futures than any other race/ethnicity with 53 percent expecting significant personal financial improvements within the next five years—and despite a pay gap between white and black families, according to the Census Bureau’s 2017 Current Population […]

International Women's Day Conference Set To Be Held On 3/17/2018 At Hofstra University 
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International Women’s Day Conference Set To Be Held On 3/17/2018 At Hofstra University 

    On the March 17, 2017, women will convene at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY for an extraordinary International Women’s Conference hosted by Neva Alliance, New York. The fascinating one day conference is designed to speak to every woman; conference attendees will have an opportunity to network, exchange knowledge, connect, facilitate lasting connections and showcase […]

Con Edison Makes Solar Energy More Accessible
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Con Edison Makes Solar Energy More Accessible

Con Edison has introduced a tool that lets residential customers get quick, customized information on the financial benefits they’ll get by installing solar panels. The new feature on the Con Edison Marketplace will even manage the buying process for a customer who chooses solar. A purchase takes place only after contractors submit competitive bids, ensuring […]

POWER RISING SUMMIT 2018: Save the Date
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POWER RISING SUMMIT 2018: Save the Date

On February 22-25, 2018, Black women of all backgrounds, experience, and expression will gather for Power Rising: Building an Agenda for Black Women (www.powerrising.org) an historic summit that will build an actionable agenda that leverages our individual and collective power and influence for the advancement of ourselves, our families, our communities and our future. The […]

Black Business Development Final Frontier To Freedom – New Platform Leads Way To Economic Empowerment
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Black Business Development Final Frontier To Freedom – New Platform Leads Way To Economic Empowerment

By Phil Andrews President Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (LIAACC) Civil Rights and political gains for African Americans has seen tremendous growth over several decades across America, but the final frontier to freedom for African Americans is economic empowerment.  I recently came across an article written by John Hope Bryant entitled “If […]

Wells Fargo Commits to Increase African American Homeownership
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Wells Fargo Commits to Increase African American Homeownership

Wells Fargo & Company, the leading U.S. home loan lender, today announced a $60 billion lending commitment to create at least 250,000 African American homeowners by 2027. The company’s commitment is a direct action to help address the lower homeownership rates in the African American community and follows Wells Fargo’s announcement to address Hispanic homeownership […]

Comprehensive Resource Educates Workers About Their Legal Rights in the Workplace
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Comprehensive Resource Educates Workers About Their Legal Rights in the Workplace

Following the U.S. election on November 8, hundreds of individuals have reported incidents of harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, ethnic origin, religion, and other legally protected categories. Workplace Fairness, the web’s leading source for information on legal rights in the workplace, is an organization that can help those who have been singled […]

Legislator Bynoe to Host 1st Annual Job Fair and Networking Expo
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Legislator Bynoe to Host 1st Annual Job Fair and Networking Expo

Nassau County Legislator Siela Bynoe (D-Westbury), in conjunction with the Hempstead Chamber of Commerce, are holding the First Annual 2016 Job Fair Networking Expo, at Hempstead Public Library– Lower Level – 115 Nichols Court, Hempstead, NY on Friday June 3rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This special event will offer a unique opportunity to […]