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Understanding NYS Requirements for Minority-Owned (MBE), Women-Owned (WBE), and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVOB) Businesses

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Date: Thursday, June 4th

Time: 8:30AM

Location:  Virtual Session via MAX-UC VideoConference through Northland Communications -(Meeting credentials will be sent at the time of registration)

Cost: $10 Suggested Donation
An OPTIONAL contribution of $10 is welcome and will help the Chamber continue offering no-cost/low-cost training opportunities

Seminar Structure: Panel Discussion 45 Minutes; Live Q & A With Panelists: 45 Minutes



  • Ryan Smith-Empire State Development (MBE & WBE)
  • Denise Flihan-Daughter for Hire (certified WBE firm)
  • Sonia Martinez – SCORE & Latino Assoc.
  • Roxanne Mutchler-SBDC
  • Rick Scrimale – Hancock & Estabrook
  • Ken Williams – New York State Office of General Services

Moderator:  Mike Bushardt/Chair, Small Business Council


  • Who is Eligible?
  • What Issues are Encountered?
  • What is the Certification Process?
  • What are the Advantages?
  • What are the Critical Industries?