This spring has been a very busy one over here at the Harlem Business Alliance. We typically don’t go around “tooting our own horn” but we feel like we need to share some of our recent success stories and other great news with you!
Check out what we have been up to ICYMI:
HBA’s New Volunteer Program
- WNBC News Segment on Grandma’s Place and HBA’s Volunteer Program – “Harlem Shop Revived by Social Media”
- NY Daily News Article “Angels help owner Dawn Harris-Martine keep Grandma’s Place in business”
Promotional Alliance of Harlem
- DNAInfo.com Article “Supergroup Forms to Promote Harlem Businesses”
- NY Beacon WHAT’S GOING ON, Page 17
- Official Press Release Key Harlem Community and Business Organizations Join Forces to Form Promotional Alliance of Harlem (PAH) with Goal of Wider Promotion of Harlem’s Business and Entertainment Community
HBA and Cove Lounge
- We helped get Cove Lounge featured on a full episode of The Bobby Flay Project (working title) soon to air on the Food Network! The production company, Rock Shrimp Productions, reached out to us looking for a restaurant that was set to open soon in Harlem, naturally we thought of Alyah at Cove and sent them her way.
- The Cove is officially open to the public now! Photo from the May 30th Grand Opening:
- NY Daily News “HBA contest helps would-be entrepreneurs”
- NY Daily News “HBA chief: Spiraling rents are biz’s biggest enemy”
- Our Business Plan Competition is in full swing! Apply here
General Membership Meeting, May 17th
- Our breakfast meeting was attended by top NYC’s leaders: NYC Comptroller John Liu, City Councilman Robert Jackson, and City Councilwoman Inez Dickens
- Discussed NYC MWBE contracting updates, statistics, and community frustrations
- Photos from the breakfast:
HBA supports #IncubateNYC
- #IncubateNYC won the Turnstone furniture competition! They will receive a new office space worth $25,000!
- NY Daily News “Harlem-based incubator wins big in nationwide contest, sez prize will help other small businesses grow”
- Photos from the celebration: