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Empower Your Business with Resources – Asian American Heritage Month Business Forum

May 16, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

2:00pm-2:30pm Opening Remarks                                           

  • Beth Goldberg, District Director, SBA New York District Office
  • Marlene Cintron, Regional Administrator, SBA Region II
  • Congresswoman Grace Meng
  • Kevin Kim, Commissioner, NYC SBS
  • Frank Wu, President, Queens College
  • Yang Zeng, Director, Flushing Library
  • Rosa Figueroa: LaGuardia Community College SBDC/Queens College Outreach Center
  • Paola Bianco: York College SBDC
  • Michael Fong, NYC SBS Asian-American Small Business Task Force

2:30pm-2:50pm Access to Capital

  • Tianming Xia, Chase Bank
  • Li Li, Dime Community Bank
  • Tshering Gurung, Accompany Capital
  • Jessie Lee, Renaissance EDC
  • Leo Zhang, Pursuit

2:50pm-3:10pm Government Contracting

  • Anna Yokubova, Deputy Commissioner, SBS M/WBE Recruitment & Eligibility
  • Ricardi Calixtes, Deputy Director, Queens Economic Development Corp.
  • Man-Li Lin, Economic Development Specialist, SBA New York District Office
  • Lizbeth Rodriguez, Director, NE Small Business Transportation Resource Center

3:10pm-3:30pm Breakout Room- Connecting to the Experts

  • Lenders
  • Small Business Develop Centers
  • Ying Zhou, Technical Incubator at Queens College
  • Northeast Small Business Transportation Center, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • NYC SBS Asian-American Small Business Task Force


May 16, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Category:


Small Business Administration
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