On Thursday, August 25, 2011, the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) will host its Membership Business Networking reception at 5:30 p.m. in Academic Building I – 1638 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY in celebration of the 26th anniversary of the founding of the organization. Founded in August 1985, CACCI is a statewide membership organization, which promotes trade, investment and tourism in the Caribbean and provides business assistance to small and start-up business owners, in areas of business planning, financing, procurement, certification, expansion, and export/import opportunities.
Speakers include: NYC Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Medgar Evers College President Dr. William Pollard, President, Mayor Wayne Smith of Irvington, NJ, Brooklyn’s Chief Administrative Judge Justice Sylvia Hinds Radix,
NYC Dept. of City-wide Administrative Services Commissioner Edna Wells Handy, and President and CEO Golden Krust Bakery and Grill Lowell Hawthorne.
For more information, call (718) 834-4544.
Medgar Evers College was founded in 1970 through the efforts from educators and community leaders in central Brooklyn. The College is named after Medgar Wiley Evers, a Mississippi-born black civil rights activist who was assassinated on June 12, 1963. The College is divided into four schools: The School of Business; The School of Professional and Community Development; The School of Liberal Arts and Education; and The School of Science, Health, and Technology. Through these Schools, the College offers 29 associate and baccalaureate degree programs, as well as certificate programs in fields such as English, Nursing, and Accounting. Medgar Evers College also operates several co-curricular and external programs and associated centers such as the Male Development and Empowerment Center, the Center for Women’s Development, the Center for Black Literature, and The DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy.