MWL Business Owners Celebrate Completion of Mentorship Program's First Year

Minority, women, and local (MWL) business owners proudly display their certificates during a ceremony at Columbia University on March 19th celebrating the completion of their first year in a mentorship program sponsored by Columbia University Facilities and the New York City Department of Small Business Services.  The pioneering mentorship program was launched in 2008 to help MWL businesses build capacity and earn contracting opportunities at the University.   Seventeen of the eighteen firms in the program have had an opportunity to bid on construction projects and Columbia has already awarded more than $5 million in contracts to these firms. For more information about the MWL Mentorship Program, click here.