A FIRST IN THE HISTORY OF LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK
CARIBBEAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY
Freeport, NY May 20th – For the first time the Caribbean business community in Long Island has seen the emergence of a business networking organization. This organization is Caribbean Business Connections, a platform to highlight business owners and professionals of Caribbean descent. With fanfare and great style, this organization will celebrate its 2nd anniversary on June 4th, 2014 at Magnet Sports & Entertainment Lounge in Elmont. This celebration will be used to thank all who contributed to making CBC a success, highlight its accomplishments and share the vision.
For the first time in the history of Long Island a Caribbean business networking organization has been created for the sole purpose of highlighting the outstanding business owners and professionals of Caribbean descent. This member based organization, Caribbean Business Connections, was founded in 2012 by Sandra McCarty and Hanif Russell.
Networking is vital to the success of any business and Caribbean Business Connections’ monthly networking events allow connections to be made and reinforced among business owners from diverse professions in the New York area. These events are held the first Wednesday of each month, with about 80 attendees. They are usually held at Caribbean owned locations like Dunns River Restaurant & Lounge, Magnet Sports & Entertainment Lounge, Paradise Cove Caribbean Restaurant and Spices Negril Restaurant & Lounge.
Caribbean Business Connections’ Advisory Board members, Ray Thomas, Irwine Clare, Kyle Griffith, Margalie Rodriquez and its Co-Founders, Sandra and Hanif are focused on forming strategic alliances with companies and organizations that can benefit the membership. Some of the alliances and partnerships are with TB Bank, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Fidelis Care, Fusion, Clarke & Associates, Levine Wiss, Logical Financial Solutions, Belimage International Group, Whereitzat Magazine, Irie Jam FM, Go Caribbean!, Long Island Caribbean Heritage Festival, Network USA and 516Ads.com
In 2013 and 2014 Caribbean Business Connections partnered with Nassau County Executive, Ed Mangano, to recognize outstanding business and community leaders in Nassau County. 2013 honorees were Dr. Aurbey Lewis, Clive Williams Ph. D Owner Whereitzat Magazine, Douglas Mayers President Long Island Caribbean American Association, Dawn Warren Esq Owner Warren & Warren Law Firm, Gina Faustin Executive Producer Kompa Guide, Karen Dawkins Co-Founder Champagnie Dawkins CPAs, Millicent Clarke Esq. Owner Clarke & Associates, Naala Royale Owner Dunns River Restaurant & Lounge and Samantha Champagnie Co-Founder Champagnie Dawkins.
2014 honorees were Annette M. Hurd-Runcie Owner, Pa-Nash & Golden Crust, Karlene Largie President Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations, Robert G Bullock Vice President TD Bank, Cindy Brown, W. Fitzrgerald Kerr Ph D., Stephen Drummond Esq. Jude Dartois Owner New Horizon Multiple Services and Vanilo Saint Louis Owner of Belimage International Group.
ABOUT CARIBBEAN BUSINESS CONNECTIONS
Caribbean Business Connections (CBC) is a membership organization that was established in 2012 by Hanif Russell and Sandra McCarty for the purpose of creating new partnerships between Caribbean and American business professionals. This business network serves as a resource and a nucleus for the Caribbean business community in New York, as this community continues to grow at a rapid pace. Business owners of non-Caribbean descent find this platform to be very helpful as it gives them the opportunity to connect with Caribbean professionals.
For more information see www.caribbeanbizconnections.com or send us and email at firstname.lastname@example.org