March 17, 2011 By Christian Murray
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer has scheduled a town hall event at La Guardia Community College (details below) that aims to help small business owners in Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City get through these difficult times – and help budding entrepreneurs get off the ground.
The key speaker will be Robert Walsh, the commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services. That department is best known for providing up-and-coming business owners with guidance on obtaining licenses/permits, loans – as well as offering free courses on business.
The event, to be held on Thursday 24th at 6 p.m., will include speakers from many New York City agencies – from the Small Business Services, Department of Health, Department of Sanitation, Department of Building and Department of Consumer affairs.
“We all know and can appreciate these are challenging times not just in Sunnyside and Woodside but all over the district,” said Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.
“This meeting will not be a panacea. We are not going to resolve everything in one night, but it should help,” Van Bramer said. “It’s a good way to learn how we can help nurture businesses.”
Van Bramer said that the forum will be a good opportunity for business owners to learn how they can navigate their way through–and get help–from the agencies.
“It’s good for the agencies to hear what is concerning business owners,” Van Bramer said.
This event is free and open to all. The various local chambers and business organizations have all been invited to attend.
Van Bramer asks people to RSVP: e-mail: [email protected]