NYC Growth Initiative

Information: Futureworks Deadline Approaching- 30K for Advanced Manufacturing

NYCEDC is committed to strengthen its manufacturing base by accelerating the emergence of early stage companies using or developing advanced technologies. This program is aimed at supporting the growth of promising companies in New York City and at better understanding the particular challenges faced by early stage companies in the advanced manufacturing space.

The Program will provide selected companies up to $30,000 of funding over a two-year period to finance their growth in New York City. The financing will be delivered in three phases. The largest share of the funding will be distributed at the beginning of the program; the outstanding funding will be disbursed in two payments respectively after 12 and 18 months. The Program will also facilitate the companies’ access to apply for sales tax exemptions through IDA’s Accelerated Sales Tax Exemption Program, to reduce the cost of purchasing equipment over the same time period. Applications are due on December 14, 2015.

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For additional information, please email Futureworksnycgrowth@edc.nyc
 


Contracts Department
New York City Economic Development Corporation
110 William Street
New York, NY 10038
www.nycedc.com
Phone (212) 312-3969
 

Maria Solis Belizaire

Maria Solis Belizaire

Hi, My name is Maria Solis Belizaire, and I’m a Social Influencer…….This is my story.    

Growing up, my life was met with many hardships.  Like many other children, I was raised by my divorced parents.  I was very outgoing, very athletic, and I kept many secrets.  After many years, I finally decided to tell my story and I need your help to do that.  

It all started in 2nd grade, when my mother, a local police officer, was caught committing fraud. After that, life went from bad to worse.  It never got any better.  She would spend the rest of her life in and out of incarceration.  Many times we didn’t know where she was, what we were going to eat, or when we were going to see her.  I grew up one of 4 kids, so everyone in school knew us well. They would often ask where she was but, as kids, we just invented stories.  Through time, we lived in a foster home, shelters, our house caught on fire twice, we lived off government aid and yet we still survived and found a way to smile through all of the pain.  Eventually, in 1999, she came down with Leukemia.  A month later she received a contaminated blood transfusion from the hospital.  Two days later she passed.  

Facing the pain of her death, my life flung into depression. I got involved in one abusive relationship after another.  With drug users and woman beaters, I suffered many blows.  I was constantly bullied until I was 32 for my big nose, black skin, and nappy hair.  I loved me, but I hated my life. 

A couple years ago I met someone who encouraged me to love myself more and it changed my life forever. That’s where this new journey began.  I decided to overcome many of these challenges by using my Face, Voice, and Laughter to speak up and show how all of us who have been through hard times can overcome any adversity.  To let everyone know that just because you are having a bad day, doesn’t mean you have a bad life.  At the end of the day, only we can control our happiness.  Heck, look what I’ve been through.

Through my constant videos I started to encourage others to change their lives too.  I became a runner; having run my 2nd marathon in 2015.  This year I ran for the Covenant House.  A shelter for young adults.  I learned how to Snowboard in Japan,  I post workout videos for my followers and blogs on diet and nutrition.  I share my adventures around the world.  I invite everyone into my life with all my joys and sorrows. 

Currently, I have been working with a few charities and I am on a mission to help raise money for schools across the globe to acquire uniforms so that other children can attend school.  I know it may sound silly, but I know this is what I was born to do.

I want my message to reach Millions of people. I am currently working to create media geared towards, Beauty, Fashion, Fitness, Travel, Relationships, Education and Philanthropy.

Find me on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/mariasolisbelizaire
https://www.facebook.com/MsGallivant
Instagram/Twitter: GIRLgallivant/MsGallivant
Bookings: GIRLgallivant@gmail.com 

This is My Life……These are my stories……Help me Share them

Regina A Dickerson

REGINA A DICKERSON

ONE LOOK INSURANCE BROKERAGE CORP.

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E-MAIL: reginaonelookins@gmail.comregina@onelookins.com

One Look Insurance Brokerage Corp. is a full service Brokerage that sells various types of Insurance Products and Services .

One Look Insurance Brokerage Corp. is a New York State Licensed Insurance Business that has been Appointed and Authorized to Represent and Provide Quick Quotes to those residents of the Five Boroughs, Long Island and Westchester Counties.

If you’re looking for Insurance quotes LET “ONE LOOK INSURANCE” DO THE SHOPPING FOR YOU”.

One Look Works with Experienced AM Best (A+ & A) Rated Insurance Companies who Offer Quality Lines of Personal, Commercial, Specialty “Business Classes” for Contractors, Special Events, Life, Accident and Health Insurance Products, Customer Service, Plans, Programs, Benefits and Discounts and Quick & Affordable Insurance Premium Quotes that Meet the Customer’s Insurance Coverage Needs. We will quickly find you the best deals and offer you multiple competitive rates from the most reputable companies.

We will work hard to find you the lowest price.

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REGINA A DICKERSON: NY STATE LICENSED P & C LIFE, ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE BROKER

Q - J CoZmic Duo

CoZmic Duo

The CoZmic Duo is an entertainment group that showcases a live performance of music and abstract art.  The duo consists of long-time friends NeKeyia Lewis known as QeKey (Singer/Songwriter) and Jenny Cordero known as Lady J (Abstract Artist). The mission of The CoZmic Duo is to elevate and shift the conscious frequency of their audience to vibrate on a higher dimension through the use of sound and sight.

These women are a dynamic force and perform throughout the Tri-State area. Be sure to check them out and enjoy the experience as you journey through the astral planes of The CoZmic Duo.

For more information or bookings, please contact: (609) 334-7744

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Leta Ahmed

Leta Ahmed

Personal Bio: 

Leta Ahmed is a Guyanese-American entrepreneur who has founded and operated two ready-to-wear clothing manufacturing companies in New York City over the last two decades. The company she currently runs, Rafty by Sahara, Ltd., services major retailers and importers globally. Her expertise lies in creating international networks from the bottom up: acquirement of fabric and other raw materials in China and several South Asian countries, which are then used to produce clothing in Bangladesh and Pakistan that is sold the United States and Canada. She has frequently traveled to conferences on global sourcing and overseas production in Hong Kong and China, as well as trade shows in Las Vegas. Her success as a female business owner from a developing country has made her a champion of establishing work opportunities for women in the developing countries where her company oversees manufacturing.

Business Bio:

Rafty by Sahara, Ltd., founded by Leta Ahmed in 2001, is located in Midtown Manhattan at the center of the garment industry.The company services clothing retailers and importers, including Foot Locker and VF, among others. Rafty by Sahara, Ltd. has a strong track record of coordinating the transformation of art and design concepts into ready-to-wear items creating a complete clothing lines. Another of the company’s specialties is high-quality, competitively priced mass-merchandising . Rafty by Sahara,Ltd. only operates in overseas factories that satisfy the C-TPAT requirements.

Rafty By Sahara, Ltd. has partnered with Optimum Fashions Wear, Ltd since 2007 and have molded and supported  them in all areas of growth; efficiency; services and compliance matters. Today, Rafty By Sahara, Ltd is proud to announce that Optimum Fashions Wear, Ltd is now one of the six garment factories in Bangladesh that was awarded & recognize as an Alliance approved factory.