Brooklyn, NY. The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) sponsored its monthly Small Business Power Breakfast Meeting at The Brooklyn Navy Yard Industrial Park Headquarters on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Among the companies and agencies that participated were: Brooklyn Navy Yard, Healthfirst, JP Morgan Chase, Municipal Credit Unit (MCU), US Small Business Administration (SBA), NYS Empire State Development Corporation (EDC), In addition, there were representatives from the NYS Governor’s Office of African American Affairs and the Office of NYS Comptroller.
In addition, scores of CACCI members and guests representing numerous industries including insurance, contractors, real estate brokers, health providers, architects and several start up and emerging businesses, financial services participated in this event. This breakfast meeting was held in recognition of African American History Month where CACCI honored one of its long standing members Samuel “Sam” Dunston, President and CEO, National Allotment Insurance Agency Ltd. Mr. Dunston was recognized as CACCI’s African American History Maker and was presented with CACCI’s American History Award of Distinction in recognition of his steadfast dedication and untiring commitment to entrepreneurship in New York City and his devotion to business and community development.
According to CACCI president Roy A. Hastick, Sr. who served as convener: this is an opportunity to join with others in the recognition and significance of the Month of February which has been set aside annually to pay tribute to African Americans, both past and present, who have paved the way for today’s entrepreneurs to access small business services and resources that are available through agencies like NYC Small Business Services to enable them to succeed. “It is especially important for our Chamber to continue to participate in the process of helping to strengthen MWBE’s, start-ups and emerging businesses so that they can become successful.” For information on CACCI’s small business services, membership, or other business services, contact CACCI: 718.834.4544. CACCI website: www.caribbeantradecenter.com.
About the Caribbean American Chamber Of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) (1985-2018)
Founded in August 1985 as a statewide membership and small business resource organization, CACCI has developed an extensive track record of service delivery, established partnerships with numerous government and private sector institutions which have enabled the organization to develop expertise in providing technical assistance to small business owners, in areas of business planning and expansion, financial literacy, certification preparation, and seminars on doing business in New York.
CACCI has been in the forefront of advocating for MWBE certification preparation by providing small business services which include convening membership monthly business networking power breakfast and evening meetings as well as disaster relief for devastated communities in the Caribbean and in the US.
For over fifteen years CACCI has managed the Flatbush Caton Market, a micro enterprise incubator, with a diverse group of micro entrepreneurs who sell a variety of Caribbean American, African American, African artifacts and a Café. For some time now, CACCI has been planning and developing the first ever Caribbean American Trade and Culture Center in a commercial corridor in Flatbush, Brooklyn. NYC Economic Development Corp. (EDC) made the official announcement of its selection of an MWBE certified developer, to begin the construction of the mixed-used project that will be on Flatbush and Caton Aves, Brooklyn. In the meantime, the Vendors have been relocated to a cite on Clarendon Road, close to Flatbush Avenue.