Minority and Women Owned Businesses in Focus at Trade Brooklyn April 2, 2014

Mar 31, 2014, 08:00 ET from Cardinal Trade Group

BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ­Cardinal Trade Group, Inc. (CTG), the producer of the New York region's top business events, will bring an all new and larger Trade Brooklyn (Brooklyn's Business Trade Show) to the heart of Brooklyn at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  In addition to its larger exhibition space and more accessible venue, this year's show will have an added focus on minority and women owned businesses. 

The advantages of equipping women and minority business professionals with the knowledge and tools for understanding the process of getting M/WBE (Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprise) certified and how to maximize certification for business development and growth is the focus of the Trade Brooklyn seminar Brooklyn Leaders Forum: M/WBE Secrets – Best Practices for Winning Contracts, presented from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m. Offered by Highbrid Media, this workshop will feature a panel of successful women and minority business owners who will share their personal secrets to winning in the high stakes game of securing contracts and business.

The inspiring guest panelist include: Gregg Bishop, Deputy Commissioner of the Business Development Division of the Department of Small Business of New York; Joe Corchado, CEO of JFD Office Interiors; Paisley Demby, Business Services Director of Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Business Program; Rick Hernandez, Manager of ESPN Deportes New York; and Tamara Nall, President & CEO of The Leading Niche.  The discussion will be moderated by Daniel Gutzmore and Juan Perez of Highbrid Media.

"Part of Trade Brooklyn's mission is to create opportunities for business growth in the Brooklyn market. This year we wanted to focus on helping minority and women owned businesses.  Our programs will provide an informative and educational forum for aspiring women and minority business owners," said Jonathan Levin, founder of Trade Brooklyn.

Trade Brooklyn will also include more than a dozen business development programs. The show will include more than 150 exhibitors from many sectors including franchising, banking, financial services, insurance, law, accounting, marketing, social media, web design, office products and services, telecommunications, wireless services, nonprofits, government, business advocacy groups and local and national media companies.

Show admission is free with advance registration and $20 at the door. The 5 Borough Business Breakfast will run from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and is $40.00 (has sold out for the past three years). Early registration for the breakfast is required and advance show registration is strongly recommended.  Exhibit booths start at $1,295. To register, visit www.TradeBKLYN.com.  For more information about exhibit booths and sponsorships, call (347) 464-077 or e-mail info@CardinalTradeGroup.com

To see photos from the last Trade Brooklyn, visit http://flic.kr/s/aHsjCvkNtz

Cardinal Trade Group produces events including Trade Brooklyn, Trade Nassau and Trade East End. These assist businesses to connect directly with prospects and market their products and services. Attendees of events network and meet with business decision makers and interact with companies that offer cost effective products, services and solutions.  Each event includes educational programs geared to assist businesspeople better market, operate their businesses and overcome challenges.  For more information about the company's' industry leading shows visit www.cardinaltradegroup.com, call (347) 464-0777 or e-mail info@cardinaltradegroup.com.

SOURCE Cardinal Trade Group