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Celebrating National Minority Enterprise Development Week

October 24, 2017

Celebrating National Minority Enterprise Development Week


The week of 10/22/17-10/28/17 has been proclaimed as National Minority Enterprise Development Week. This designation recognizes the contributions of our country’s minority owned businesses, past and future. The President and Congress have recognized that minority owned businesses are a major driving force in our economy and thus, it makes sense to ensure their strength and vibrancy. Part of the strength of any business is its ability to access reasonably priced capital for the business. Long Island Development Corporation and LI Small Business Assistance Corp. are proud to do their part to provide capital for minority and all small businesses in our region. LIDC and LISBAC provide low cost, long term fixed rate funding for small businesses in Long Island through the NYS Targeted Loan Fund for LI and the LISBAC micro loan fund. In recognition of National Minority Enterprise Development Week, we would like highlight some recent minority owned businesses who have benefitted from these programs, and urge readers to utilize their products and 

D. Pope Floor Cleaning Service LLC-formed by William David Pope Jr. in 2005, this floor cleaning business provides comprehensive janitorial services and products, carpet, upholstery and floor cleaning throughout the metropolitan area, mainly to commercial customers. Known for its ability to handle any type of flooring, D Pope is certified by NYS as MBE.  www.dpopefloorcleaningservice.

Elite Construction of NY –Elite is a full service project management firm , working with government, businesses, institutional, educational clients. They have managed several high profile commercial projects in the metropolitan area. Owners Eze Small and Michael Reed have over 40 years experience in the industry working with major construction companies. The company is certified as minority owned and veteran owned by NYS, NJ, NYSDOT, NYC, PANYNJ, Dept Veterans Affairs among others and is a certified construction manager. www.eliteccny.

Shades by Gal Cosmetics  is a manufacturer and distributor of fine quality cosmetics for women of all colors, pigmentation and ethnicities. Created by Grace Ann Long, the company is certified by NYS as minority and woman owned. Products include a full line of powders, foundation, concealer, eyeliners, shadow, blush, lip gloss/lip sticks, various creams and cleansers. Reasonably priced and fine quality. www.shadesbygal.

RP Investigation & Security Inc.-This Freeport based business provides security guard and patrol services in the metropolitan area and has a licensed teaching institute for security work. It is licensed, bonded and insured and focuses on providing training and jobs for local residents. Founded and owned by  Richard Warren (former US Marine and Air Force veteran) and Ralph Smith. MBE and Veteran certified. 516 771 

LI Timely Process Servers- Founded by owner Thomas Thompson, this company provides legal support in the form of skip tracing, process service, legal research, legal service  along with private investigation services, etc. throughout the metropolitan area.  MBE status pending with NYS. LI Timely works with local law firms, title search companies, court reporter companies etc. Contact at 631 509 

World Class Language Solutions Inc.- interpretation and translation service business in the NY metropolitan area. Owned and operated by Anthony F. Estevez, the company provides high quality, prompt, professional  translation services  for business meetings, training seminars, negotiations, legal and medical interpretations, etc. The company’s comprehensive services are available for multiple language needs. Certified by NYS as MBE. www.worldclasslanguagesolutions.

So, please join with  LIDC and LISBAC in saluting our Long Island based minority owned businesses and consider using them for your business needs.


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