News & Press Releases

12 February 2018

A seat at the table

Highlighting successful female restaurateurs in Harlem, Kaaryn Simmons, director of the Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center, also discusses the challenges faced by businesses in the neighborhood.

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30 January 2018

Harlem Buyer Fair

The Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center hosted a Harlem Buyer Fair to connect local food, body care and gift vendors with buyers from Whole Foods, FreshDirect, Columbia Dining and more.

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8 January 2018

This hot sauce company started in a 100-year-old Harlem brownstone, now the product flies off the shelves at Whole Foods

As part of the Harlem Local Vendor Partner Program, the Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center helps Harlem-made products like Mama's One Sauce get onto the shelves of big retailers.

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5 November 2017

‘Matchmaker’ planned in Canton to connect large and small businesses

The Small Business Development Center in Canton is hosting an event being dubbed the “Buy Local Matchmaker” as a way to connect small businesses to representatives of larger companies and organizations like hospitals, colleges and non-profit groups.

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23 October 2017

NY SBDC Advisor Awarded 2017 State Star for New York

Farmingdale State College Advisor Recognized for Business Counseling and Economic Development

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20 September 2017

Aisle Allies: Connecting small vendors with large retail chains

With its participation in The Harlem Local Vendor Program, the Columbia-Harlem SBDC has helped 20 businesses from the neighborhood get their product on the shelves of Whole Foods Harlem.

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14 September 2017

New York Small Business Development Center Launches Online Course on How to Start a Business

NY SBDC Releases New Version of Entreskills, online entrepreneurial education course.

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