Business Forum Breakfast
Friday, June 15, 2018
8:00 – 10:00 am
A presentation by Commissioner of NYC Department of Small Business Services Gregg Bishop, Small Business is Big Business in Queens, addresses economic sustainability and mobility for small businesses in Queens and New York City and State.
As Commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS), Gregg Bishop is charged with running a dynamic city agency focused on equity of opportunity that fosters economic self-sufficiency and mobility for New York City’s diverse communities. SBS connects New Yorkers to good jobs, creates stronger businesses, and builds a thriving economy in neighborhoods across the five boroughs.
Born in Grenada and raised in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Bishop began his career at the agency in 2008. He was initially responsible for a suite of programs designed to make it easier for businesses to start, operate, grow, and recover from emergencies. He has been successively promoted into higher positions at SBS, including Deputy Commissioner of the Business Development Division and Assistant Commissioner of the Division of Economic and Financial Opportunity, where he oversaw parts of the Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) program.
Prior to his career in government, Bishop was the Senior Manager of Workforce Development at NPower, and the Director of Web Operations at Oxygen Media. He was Vice President of Technology Operations at TheStreet.com, and began his career at VIBE magazine during the pioneering days of the web.
Bishop received a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing and Management Communication from Florida State University, and a BS in Business Administration from Florida A&M University. He is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government program.
Launched in 2005, the QC Business Forum brings together the business community, local government, academia, and students to provide an opportunity for town and gown to interact. Influential leaders in a number of fields serve as keynote speakers at its breakfast and lunchtime lectures, touching on issues vital to the local business community.
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