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Speakers and Agenda Announced for the June 21 New York Daily News Multicultural Small Business Conference

New York is the most diverse city in the world. New York's Hometown Newspaper is embracing its diversity with the Daily News "Your Money" Multicultural Small Business Conference, to be held 8:00-12:30pm on Tuesday, June 21 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, CUNY's Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers St., New York City.

Register here.

Panelists Include:

  • Lynda Ireland, President, NY & NJ Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Nancy Ploeger, President, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
  • Paul Burgess, Manager, Online & Media, Time Warner Cable
  • Marianne Castillo, Community Outreach Coordinator, Con Edison Small Business Energy Efficiency Program
  • Richard Lam, Assistant Vice President, Senior Business Development Officer, Sovereign Bank 
  • Steve Cohen, Deputy Commissioner, Division for Small Business, Empire State Development
  • Patti Bloom, President & Founder, Bloom Resource Group, Inc.
  • Derrick M. Guest, CEO, Griot's Roll Film Production and Services
  • Ruben Quinones, Director of New Media, Path Interactive
  • Jessica Friedman, Attorney at Law
  • Thomas Pyun, Associate Media Director, 50 MediaWatch
  • Pravina Raghavan, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration

Topics of Discussion Include:

  • The importance of certification for minority owned businesses.
  • Financial tips for small businesses.
  • Your business and a website.
  • How to market your business and sell your product or service on the web.
  • How working with your local Chamber of Commerce and trade associations can help you grow your business.
  • How to save money on your energy bill through the use of the latest technology.
  • PR and marketing tips for small businesses.

Join the Daily News at this half-day small business conference focused on offering entrepreneurs valuable insight into marketing, public relations, technology and finance.
At the Daily News "Your Money" Multicultural Small Business Conference, you can learn, network and market your business all in one place!

To register, visit or call 212-220-1460.
Sponsorship packages include table top displays and other benefits that will put you in front of multicultural small business owners. For sponsorship information, contact Larry Oliver, Sales Development Director at 212-210-2031 or email
For additional information, please contact Multicultural Marketing Resources, Inc. by phone 212-242-3351 or email Lisa Skriloff, President at or Agata Porter, Account Executive at

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