NEW YORK, NY – The NYC Business Solutions Bronx Center was the selected venue to host the 5000TH M/WBE Certified Award.
The event featured an address by Richard Buery, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives and Director of the City’s M/WBE Program, and Jonnel Doris – Senior Advisor at the Mayor’s Office of M/WBE.
Deputy Mayor Buery presented the 5000th M/WBE Certification award and Mayor Bill De Blasio’s personal letter of congratulations to Bronx Small Business Owner Miguel Cabrera of MC Transportation. Deputy Mayor Buery addressed the gathering and shared highlights from Mayor De Blasio’s goals for the M/WBE program.
Mr. Cabrera was assisted by Courtney Williams, Account Manager at the NYC Business Solutions Bronx Center to submit his certification application. He gave a brief overview of his journey to business ownership, and expressed his appreciation for the invaluable service he received at the Bronx Center. This sentiment was echoed by 12 other businesses who received their M/WBE certification through the assistance of the Bronx Center.
Also celebrating this award were Deputy Commissioner Deputy Kim Hardy – Division of Economic and Financial Opportunity, Deputy Commissioner Melanie Hart – Workforce Division, Yahaira Fuentes Director, BSC Center Operations, and Doug Cotter, President, Grant Associates.