Economic Development, Community Conference Set For Next Month

The 2016 Long Island Community and Economic Development Conference is set for Wednesday, Sept. 14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The 2016 Long Island Community and Economic Development Conference is set for Wednesday, Sept. 14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The 2016 Long Island Community and Economic Development Conference is set for Wednesday, Sept. 14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Crest Hollow Country Club located in Woodbury.

The conference, which is presented by Nassau Executive Edward Mangano and the Nassau Office of Minority Affairs, the New Millennium Development and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, is primed to produce the largest procurement conference on Long Island for small businesses, including Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) and Veteran Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (VSDVOB).

The annual conference provides an excellent business networking forum for Nassau vendors and contractors. The forum also facilitates educational workshops and networking for conference attendees with contract decision-makers from governmental agencies, major corporations, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations.

Mangano stated, “By facilitating the largest regional outreach event on Long Island, the 2016 Long Island Community and Economic Development Conference provides a great opportunity for my administration to continue our commitment of enhancing Minority, Women, Veteran and Small Business participation and development throughout Nassau County.”

The conference will bring together thousands of businesses including Minority & Women Owned Businesses, Veteran- Owned Firms, Small Businesses, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises from the public and private sector. The event will consist of plenary sessions, workshops, luncheon with featured speakers and the business pavilion exhibition hall. There will also be a business matchmaking session that facilitates 2 hours of 10 minute intervals of one-on-one meetings for major buyers and suppliers.

Crest Hollow Country Club is located at 8325 Jericho Turnpike. For additional information, contact Nassau County’s MWBE Regional Event Planner, Tonya Lewter-Gordon, at 516-223-3855, or by email at nwmillennium@optonline.net.