Two men and a woman standing in front of SBS step-and-repeat at the Apollo
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    Deputy Mayor J. Phillip Thompson, SBS Commissioner Gregg Bishop, and other leaders joined with hundreds of Black entrepreneurs at the famed Apollo Theater to kick off Black Entrepreneurs NYC (BE NYC) – a first-of-its-kind model in a major American city to help create equity of opportunity by empowering Black entrepreneurs.

3 hands holding cellphones surround the words NYC Love Your Local Businesses
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    A second round of 20 small businesses across the city have been selected to receive grant awards of up to $90,000 each through an initiative called NYC Love Your Local. Selected businesses will use grant awards to cover the costs of projects identified by in-depth business consultations delivered by industry experts.
Street corner of Broadway and Liberty Street
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    On July 15, we moved to a new location, 1 Liberty Plaza, 11th Floor, Manhattan. We are no longer located at 110 William Street, as of July 12.

    Our Workforce1 Healthcare Career Center and NYC Business Solutions Lower Manhattan Center also moved to a temporary location at the WeWork at 25 Broadway on July 12; the current centers (located at 79 John Street) officially closed on July 11.
Mayor Bill de Blasio at press event for M/WBEs
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    Mayor Bill de Blasio and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives and Citywide M/WBE Director J. Phillip Thompson announced that the City reached its goal of 9,000 City-certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) by the end of June 2019. This represents a doubling of the certified pool in less than three years, achieving an ambitious goal set by Mayor de Blasio in 2016.
NYC Business Improvement District Trends Report: Fiscal Year 2018
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    The announcement is part of a new annual report highlighting the significant impact of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), including projects providing socially responsible solutions to quality of life concerns. More than $40 million of the BIDs' investments were raised from external sources, including more than $1 million in grants administered by SBS.

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