On Tuesday, June 9, Tunisha W. Walker, Vice President of Capalino+Company who oversees the MWBE Consulting Group, attended a town-hall forum at Brooklyn Borough Hall to hear from local Minority and Women-Owned Businesses Enterprise (MWBEs) from Brooklyn, New York about their issues and concerns with being an MWBE in New York City.
The informational panel was hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, NYC Council Member Laurie Cumbo and Council Member Darlene Mealy from the Women’s Caucus of the New York City Council and The Black Institute (TBI).
Tunisha took advantage of this opportunity to speak directly with MWBEs who are facing issues with their businesses and provide them with assistance on how to promote their businesses. This opportunity would not have happened without the collaborative efforts of the Women’s Caucus and The Black Institute. Capalino+Company takes pride working with organizations and the administration on providing solutions to problems facing MWBEs.
The event also included words of wisdom from panelist Dr. John Flateau, Brooklyn Board of Elections Commissioner; Larry English, General Counsel of Brooklyn Health Partners; B. Seth Bryant, managing partner at Bryant Rabbino LLP; Leon Eastmond, Jr., CEO of A.L. Eastmond & Sons; and Ann Kayman, owner and CEO of the New York Grant Company on their experience with MWBE isues and empowerment.
Brooklyn Borough President, Eric L. Adams, and Women’s Caucus of New York City Co-Chair, Darlene Mealy, also spoke at the forum, expressing their support for minority and women-owned businesses in New York City and their commitment to promoting and developing the MWBE program into a national model.
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