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Black Women Enterprises
A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation
730 Fulton Avenue - Hempstead, NY 11550
Phone: 516.485.5900 - Fax: 516.485.0423

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Business & Financial Resource Partners

BWE has identified an active network of Business & Financial Resource Partners that are all committed to business development, technical assistance and promote equal access to funding.

American Debt Management

Vanessa Smith
President & CEO
500 Bi-County Boulevard, Suite 146
Farmingdale, New York 11735
800-424-9960 Telephone
631-719-1251 Fax

American Debt Management is a non-profit 501 � 3 organization committed to educating the community about the proper use of credit through budget management. Our staff travels throughout New York and New Jersey giving free seminars, and courses on Budget Management. We believe through educating, training and counseling, individuals will possess the tools essential for making decisions beneficial to their financial future.

Community Development Corporation

Wilbur Klatsky
President & CEO
2100 Middle Country Road, Suite 300
Centereach, New York 11720
631-471-1215 Telephone
631-471-1210 Fax

The Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDC) is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to promoting job creation and community economic development by making equity investments, grants and loans to small businesses that do not qualify for financing from traditional sources. CDC also promotes development and rehabilitation of housing and shelter, serving community needs that are not met by the private sector, which in turn helps empower, organizations in low and moderate-income areas to improve their neighborhoods. CDC is a U.S. Treasury certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).

Incorporated Village of Hempstead Community Development Agency

Claude Gooding
Incorporated Village of Hempstead Community Development Agency
50 Clinton Street, Room 504
Hempstead, New York 11550
516-485-5737 Telephone
516-485-1667 Fax

The Community Development Agency is a component unit of the Incorporated Village of Hempstead whose goal is to plan and implement programs involving the rehabilitation of both the residential and commercial sectors of the Village of Hempstead. As a component unit, the Agency is a legally separate entity; the Village mayor appoints the board of directors of the Agency which is able to impose its will on the Agency; and the Agency could provide financial benefits or impose burden on the Village. The major foci of the Community Development Agency are special economic development, commercial rehabilitation, acquisition of properties, site clearance, construction of affordable housing and various public service activities. Upcoming projects will include the H.E.A.L.T.H.Y. Hempstead campaign which is aimed at targeting the Village of Hempstead departmental goals and developing methods by which to implement these goals and improve the Village of Hempstead in the following pertinent areas:

  • H - Housing Quality
  • E - Economic Development
  • A - Aesthetic Quality
  • L - Living Standards
  • T - Taxes
  • H - Health Services
  • Y - Youth

Long Island Development Corporation

Roslyn D. Goldmacher, Esq.
45 Seaman Avenue
Bethpage, New York 11714
516-433-5000 Telephone
516-433-5046 Fax

The Long Island Development Corporation (LIDC) is a not-for-profit membership organization that provides financial and technical assistance to small businesses on Long Island. It main goal is to encourage economic stability and growth on the Island by supporting businesses and creating jobs. Certified under Section 503/504 of the United States Small Business Act of 1958, LIDC functions as a regulated lending agency, making loans to small businesses undergoing capital expansion. Loans may be used to acquire, rehabilitate, expand and/or improve real estate, and machinery and equipment may also be financed. LIDC can also provide working capital. Alongside its financial assistance programs, LIDC offers small businesses technical assistance, active counseling and interaction with other agencies.

Long Island Small Business Assistance Corporation

Roslyn D. Goldmacher, Esq.
45 Seaman Avenue
Bethpage, New York 11714
516-433-5000 Telephone
516-433-5046 Fax

LISBAC's mission is to make loans of $2,000 to $10,000 to Long Island based women owned businesses, tied to intensive individual technical assistance and workshops.

New York State Empire State Development

Henry Mund                                              Kelly Jones
Regional Director, Long Island                   Regional Director, New York City
150 Motor Parkway, Suite 311                 633 Third Avenue
Hauppauge, New York 11788-5176         New York, New York 10016
631-435-0717 Telephone                         212-803-2340 Telephone
631-435-3399 Fax                                   212-803-3260 Fax                   

Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) is dedicated to creating jobs and encouraging economic development and prosperity by strengthening and supporting New York State businesses. The ESDC Long island regional office will work with businesses, providing one-stop access to the entire array of financial and technical assistance programs designed to help your company expand, retain and created jobs, and improve its competitiveness. For firms considering locating or expanding in New York State ESDC serves as location specialists, providing businesses with comprehensive site and building information. ESDC analyzes economic, demographic, wage, tax and utility costs, and lets incoming firms know about incentive programs and opportunities for joint ventures and strategic alliances with New York companies. Also, ESDC assists and actively promotes the export of products made in the state.

SCORE Long Island Region

Lou Campanelli
29 Meadow Lane
Port Washington, New York 11050

The Service Corps of Retired Executives is a non-profit 12,400 member association sponsored by the Small Business Administration, and it's dedicated to helping the small business community through no-fee mentoring and counseling in workshops through library programs. SCORE members are successful, retired businessmen and women who volunteer their time and expertise to help prospective small business owners in need of assistance and advice. As "Counselors to America's Small Business", SCORE has experts in virtually every area of business management and maintains a national skills bank, which helps identify the best counselors and advisors for its clients. They then focus their efforts on helping the clients identify problems, determine the causes and find solutions.

US Small Business Administration

Norman Hunte
Branch Manager
35 Pine Lawn Road, Suite 207 West
Melville, New York 11747
631-454-0750 Telephone
631-454-0769 Fax

The Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government with the responsibility for ensuring the availability of long-term technical assistance and financing for small businesses in the nation. Its mission is to assist, aid, counsel and protect the interests of small businesses throughout the country, to preserve free competitive enterprise, and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of the nation. Among the SBA's main goals are to advise and counsel small businesses through the services of the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), and the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). Also, the SBA provides Loan Guaranty Programs, which can fund the varied financing needs of small businesses where financing is otherwise unavailable, through normal lending channels, on reasonable terms.

Business Outreach Partners

BWE has identified an active network of Business Outreach Partners that are committed to the promotion & participation of BWE business initiatives, programs & services.

100 Black Men

Henry Holley
9 Centre Street
Hempstead, New York 11550
516-538-6318 Telephone
516-538-6318 Fax

100 Black Women, Long Island Chapter, Inc.

Grace Black
P. O. Box 341
Garden City, New York 11530
516-223-6522 Telephone

Asian Women in Business

Bonnie Wong
358 5th Avenue, Suite 504
New York, New York 10001
212-868-1368 Telephone
212-868-1373 Fax

Association for the Help of Retarded Children

Michael Mascari
Executive Director
189 Wheatley Road
Brookville, New York 11545
516-626-1000 Telephone
516-719-4577 Fax

Freeport Roosevelt NAACP

Doug Mayers
P.O. Box 292
Roosevelt, New York 11545
516-223-0111 Telephone
516-623-1482 Fax

Long Island Association, Inc.

Matthew T. Crosson
80 Hauppauge Road
Commack, New York 11725
631-493-3000 Telephone
631-499-2196 Fax

Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Celeste Hernandez
Executive Director
15 Atlantic Avenue
Lynbrook, New York
516-256-2483 Telephone
516-256-2463 Fax

Nassau County Veterans Service Agency

Edward Aulman
1425 Old Country Road
Plainview, New York 11803
516-572-8450 Telephone
516-572-8580 Fax

National Association of Women Business Owners, Long Island Chapter

Anne D. Shybunko Moore
P.O. Box 12102
Hauppauge, New York 11788
516-466-3470 Telephone
516-385-9626 Fax

Operation Get Ahead

Tina Hodges Bowes
Executive Director
9 Centre Street
Hempstead, New York 11550
516-483-2200 Telephone
516-483-2296 Fax

Shinnecock Indian Nation

Lance Gumbs
Tribal Trustee Chairman
P.O. Box 1286
South Hampton, New York 11969
631-283-8047 Telephone
631-287-2590 Fax

Suffolk County Women's Business Enterprise Coalition

Virginia Russell
H. Lee Dennison Building
P.O. Box 1600
Hauppauge, New York 11788
631-853-4738 Telephone
631-853-8294 Fax

Urban League of Long Island, Inc.

Theresa Sanders
President & CEO
219 Carleton Avenue
Central Islip, New York 11722
631-232-2482 Telephone
631-232-3849 Fax

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