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Conference targets LI small businesses on Sept. 14

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano on Feb. 10,

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano on Feb. 10, 2016 in Mineola. Credit: Howard Schnapp

The 2016 Long Island Community and Economic Development Conference will be held Sept. 14, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and the Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs said Monday.

The procurement conference, held in collaboration with New Millennium Development Services Inc., a nonprofit that seeks to revitalize depressed communities, and Suffolk County, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. The conference is geared toward small businesses, including Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) and Veteran Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (VSDVOB).

Entrepreneurs and business owners will be able to take workshops, and network with contract decision-makers from governmental agencies, corporations, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations.

The event will include plenary sessions, workshops and a luncheon with featured speakers. There will also be a business matchmaking session, with 10-minute one-on-one meetings for buyers and suppliers.

For more information, contact Nassau County’s MWBE regional event planner, Tonya Lewter-Gordon, at 516-223-3855 or

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