Columbia's MWBE Mentorship Program to be Honored at the National Minority Business Council's 34th Annual Award Luncheon


MBC's Women Business Owners Capture National Minority Business Council's 34th Annual Awards

NEW YORK, NY (February 7, 2014) - National Minority Business Council (NMBC) will host its 34th Annual Awards Luncheon on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in midtown New York. This year's theme is "Financial Strategies for Business Growth" celebrating the great strides women and people of color have made in private and public sector industries. 

The morning event will begin at 10:30 am with a business to business Expo and Reception followed by a 12 Noon Awards Luncheon with Keynote speaker and Luncheon Chair Mr. Kenneth Adams, Empire State Development, President & CEO; New York State Department of Economic Development, Commissioner. "This year's 34th Annual Awards Luncheon and Expo also celebrates the 42nd Anniversary of the NMBC Organization that has been assisting minority, women and veteran owned businesses with direct services and programs to help their business grow in a diverse and expanding global economy for over 4 decades" according to Mr. John F. Robinson, President & CEO of the NMBC, Inc.

Seven of this year's award recipients are women.  They are company founders, CEOs and/or members of their organization's executive management team.  They represent the buildings trade, office furniture industry, staffing, advertising, sustainable industry, professional associations, and higher education.

These outstanding women are joined by an equally impressive group of men representing Wall Street, entertainment, engineering, and real estate.  Learn how this year's Award Winners have already mastered and how you can, too.

Honorees include; Maigorzata Skarzynski, Owner, Adam's European Contracting Inc., Michael Jones-Bey, Director, Consolidated Edison Husam Ahmad, Chairman & Co Founder HAKS, Sherman Carrington, VP and Director of Engineering PC, Haider Engineering PC, Penda Aiken, Client Services Manager, Penda Aiken, Inc., Crystal McKenzie, President & CEO, Crystal McKenzie, Inc., Rosalie Edson, President, Meadows Office Furniture, La-Verna J. Fountain, VP Construction Business Services, Columbia University MWBE Mentorship Program, Bonnie Wong, President, Asian Women in Business, Emily Doubilet & Jessica Holsey, President, Susty Party, Victor Lewis, President & Managing Director, VICRAE, INC., William Mingione, Vice President, Drexel Hamilton, Anthony Lolili, Founder & CEO, Rapid Realty, LLC, Nayan Parikh, President & CEO, Ashnu International, Inc.

Individual and group tickets are available on line at click on paypal link to pay or contact Mr. John F. Robinson, NMBC President & CEO at 347-289-7620.

National Minority Business Council (NMBC)
Founded in 1972 as a full-service, non-profit (501)(c)(3) corporation, the organization is dedicated to providing business assistance, educational opportunities, seminars, purchasing listings and related services to hundreds of businesses throughout the tri-state area and across the nation. The strength of the organization resides in its membership of successful entrepreneurs who are committed to their business and to the NMBC's continuing goal of expanding opportunities available to small, minority and women business owners. The Council's leaders, whose combined experiences spans score of years of fostering and nurturing businesses, provide the highest assurance that the NMBC will continue to address the needs and goals of its constituents.