SJC to Host Brooklyn Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

BROOKLYN – April 9, 2014 – The St. Joseph’s College (SJC) Community Advisory Council is pleased to announce that it will host the fifth annual Brooklyn (Kings County) Hispanic Chamber of Commerce “Brooklyn Business Expo” on Tuesday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Tuohy Hall Auditorium on SJC’s Brooklyn Campus. This event, entitled “Weathering the Business Storm,” will feature interactive workshops and is free and open to the public. 

“The Chamber is proud to once again partner with St. Joseph's College to produce its fifth annual Business Expo,” said Rick Miranda, president of the Brooklyn (Kings County) Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “Along with a prime opportunity to network and showcase their products, we are also providing valuable information about how to secure health insurance for both individuals and small businesses. We hope aspiring and existing entrepreneurs will come out and join us.”

This Expo will offer participating businesses and entrepreneurs an opportunity to meet up and discuss their products and services. In addition, the Chamber has secured several leading figures in the Brooklyn business community to conduct four interactive workshops, discussing the Affordable Care Act, how to secure MWBE certification, secure access to finance and how to successfully market their products digitally.

Created by the Department of Business at SJC, the Community Advisory Council plays a pivotal role in fostering a collaborative and congenial business environment in its home borough of Brooklyn. Through its partnerships, the Community Advisory Council seeks to strengthen existing alliances in the community, monitor local economic trends and explore the latest and best practices in the workplace, while sharing information among its members.

For more information or to register for this event, call 718.714.7146 or visit http://bkexpo.sjcny.edu/. The Brooklyn Campus of St. Joseph’s College is located at 245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.

ABOUT THE BROOKLYN HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The mission of the Brooklyn Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is to foster trade, commerce, prosperity and community among business owners in Brooklyn. Through the reform of abuses involving business, professional or financial interest and by securing and lobbying for freedom from unjust or unlawful exactions, the Chamber advances the civic and commercial interests of Hispanic business owners in the borough as well as for the Brooklyn business community as a whole.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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