Sunday, May 26, 2019

See Why Phil Andrews Leader Of The Largest Black Chamber Of Commerce In NYS Wins Highly Respected SBA Champion Award

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New York State’s Largest African American Chamber Of Commerce President Phil Andrews Awarded As The 2019 Small Business Champion By The NY District Office Of The SBA

New York, New York – On May 7, 2019 the Small Business Administration’s New York District Office awarded the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.’s President Phil Andrews as the 2019 Small Business Champion for the New York District office at the Microsoft Office in New York City. The New York District Office covers 14 counties in Downstate, New York.

Selection Criteria for champion:

1) Demonstrated efforts to improve conditions in the small business community as a whole, not solely for individual personal advancement;

2) Demonstrated accomplishments in advising small business groups of opportunities within the overall business community;

3) Volunteer efforts beyond business/professional responsibilities to advance small business interests within the community, state and/or nation;

4) Volunteer efforts to provide professional services to the small business community in a legal, legislative, managerial or financial capacity;

5) Other accomplishments/recognition demonstrating the nominee’s merit as an effective advocate for small business interests “This is significant milestone for the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

(LIAACC) to be named Small Business Champion in the New District of the Small Business Administration.  The New York District Office is responsible for the delivery of the SBA’s many programs and services in New York City, Long Island, and the downstate counties of Duchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester.

We will use this honor as an inspiration to continue to service the small business owners in our service territory which is currently the four counties of Kings, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk. As we continue the next phase of growth our goal is to help companies grow to the next level.” Phil Andrews, President – Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Learn Why SE Queens Scoop Co-Publisher nZinga Austin Is Being Honored With Youth Of The Year Award

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nZinga Austin To Be Honored With Youth Of The Year Award For Co-Publishing The Southeast Queens Scoop News Blog 

nZinga Austin will be Awarded "Youth Of The Year Award By Complete Girlz Inc., For TicketsClick Here


By Kamau Austin, Publisher of The Southeast Queens Scoop

My daughter, nZinga Austin, Co-publisher of the Southeast Queens Scoop, will receive the "Youth Of The Year Award," along with a  group of outstanding teenage girls in Southeast Queens with exceptional  accomplishments.  I may be a little bias but she deserves it!

She is being honored for helping the community by publishing the Scoop despite her autism challenges.  She is challenging the autism label.

She  is an amazing young person in my opinion.  She illustrates the special  gifts persons on the autism spectrum bring to our society -- if we let  them shine!

I thank God for allowing me to parent this strong resilient spirit.  It hasn't always been easy.  However, she is making  her mark on society.  About 2 years ago I told her about the major  media's characterization of our community being primarily a negative and  problematic place.

She  agreed with me, based on what she saw in the major media, and we started a local blog to show case the positive and important cultural and  economic developments in our local community.  This blog is growing to  have a global reach.

Out of almost 2,050 article and event postings on  our blog she's posted almost 1,500 of them in addition to running her own blogs.