Merchant Profile: We are proud to welcome NEGE style as a merchant to the African Union Expo 2016

We welcome NEGE style  to the Expo. NEGE style will be African providing innovative Fashion and products for attendees at the event.

Visit AfricanUnionExpo.org for more information for Merchants and general Attendees or email  info@africanunionexpo.com or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8002

About NEGE style: 2016-04-07_13-45-53

NEGE style created by  Gerardine Akum from Cameroon , Central Africa, is a revolution to the African concept of dressing. She received a graduate training in fashion Design and Business management at Centre de Formation Professionel Deutou (C.F.P.D.) and University of Buea in Cameroon. Her thoughtful choice of materials, blending African prints with cotton, satin, rayon and attention to quality construction to make smart, wearable silhouette for forward-thinking women.While in school she was taught to be creative and “Live your Style”, dress to impress, make your own cloth things she never learn in high school. In her off-hours, she scoured at the fabric stores for uncommon fabric, tried, draped, made patterns and creations for herself and her sisters. Taking her outfits to the streets passersby stopped her on the street, asking her where they could buy such clothes. Being an African and growing in her society she has always been striving for distinction and uniqueness in her way of sewing African print adding lace, jeans and man-made fabrics to the African print and wax.

At the end of her 30 months training, she pursued with men’s wear  learning how to sew pants and shirts. NEGE’s playful silhouettes and elegant tailoring quickly gained a devoted following, at home and abroad, among young and old. She has presented her work at 2 major fashion shows in her country and she is multiplying clients at home and abroad, Cameroon, Gabon, Canada, United Kingdom, and United States. Alumni student at the Arts Institute of New York city, Gerardine is taking her dream to a higher extend with a mix of European and African culture to have a modern look for the revolutionists African and European woman for this was her first excitement when she moved to the United States.

Contact:

Akum Gerardine at 212 west 141st street New York NY 10030

akumgerardine@yahoo.com

at +13474903000

www.facebook.com/negestyle

www.instagram.com/negestyle

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Agency Profile: We are proud to welcome the USPS as a merchant to the African Union Expo 2016

We welcome the USPS to the Expo. the USPS will be providing innovative and cost effective small business solutions for attendees at the event.

Visit AfricanUnionExpo.org for more information for Merchants and general Attendees or email  info@africanunionexpo.com or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8002

About the United States Postal Service

A self-supporting, independent federal agency, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation: 155 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.12888515_10154069312144810_559064071407089210_o

With more than 31,600 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, usps.com, the Postal Service has annual revenue of nearly $69 billion and delivers 47 percent of the world’s mail. With more than half a million employees, the Postal Service is one of the nation’s largest employers. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 43rd in the 2015 Fortune 500 and 137th in the 2015 Global Fortune 500 list. The Postal Service has one of the world’s largest computer networks — linking nearly 32,000 facilities and making communication possible between hundreds of thousands of employees, as well as our customers.

The Postal Service mission is to provide a reliable, efficient, trusted and affordable universal delivery service that connects people and helps businesses grow. Everyone living in the United States and its territories has access to postal products and services and pays the same for a First-Class postage stamp regardless of their location.

The Postal Service has established a core set of enduring goals that guide all of its strategic initiatives and continuous improvement efforts:

  • Deliver High-Quality Services
  • Provide Excellent Customer Experiences
  • Ensure a Safe Workplace and an Engaged Workforce

The Postal Service puts information and technology at the center of its business strategies. It’s finding ways to harness analytics and insights and information to empower employees and customers. It’s also speeding the pace of innovation, and developing mobile and digital tools to play a larger role in the daily digital lives of customers. The Postal Service is already a technology-centric organization. It uses the world’s most advanced tracking and information systems to speed the flow of mail and packages throughout its network, creating literally billions of data points every day. The Postal Service is leveraging the information derived from that robust scanning and tracking to add value to the senders and receivers of mail and packages — and to create new products and services to spur growth in the mailing industry.12615144_10153937912994810_828888854269488854_o

The U.S. Postal Service continues to play an indispensable role as a driver of commerce and as a provider of delivery services that connects Americans to one another — reliably, affordably and securely, and to every residential and business address.

If you’re looking for the official source of information about USPS, please visit our homepage atUSPS.com®.
You can also find us on:
http://www.uspseverywhere.com/
http://www.twitter.com/USPS
https://www.instagram.com/uspostalservice/
http://www.linkedin.com/company/usps
http://www.youtube.com/usps
http://www.facebook.com/USPSstamps

Richard.Danzo@usps.gov

Merchant Profile: We are proud to welcome ChokoMODE as a merchant to the African Union Expo 2016

ChokoMODE will be Featuring their clothing collections  during the Expo.

www.chokomode.com

Visit AfricanUnionExpo.org for more information for Merchants and general Attendees or email  info@africanunionexpo.com or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8002

ChokoMODE is a unique clothing line offering individual collections of rich quality fabric for today’s professional woman whether at work or at play. Our designs are classy, sophisticated, and elegant yet boast a figure-flattering tailored fit. chokomode1

We are passionate about creating indelible first impressions for the style-functional woman. Our clothing is designed for authority and power while embracing the soft and sexy femininity within every woman.

chokoMODE celebrates the cultural essence of each piece of fabric that is globally imported and recognized in our designs.

We strive to give our customers the exclusive experience of feeling beautiful by wearing the finest garments that flow with dignity and grace for every mood.  Our brand symbolizes the essence of the well-dressed woman while offering a high-quality collection of fashion items built for the success and lifestyle of the modern working woman.  Our clothing
represents an expression of who we are as women and the perception based on what we wear.

Our fashionable collection is comprised of versatile business attire and after work evening wear ranging from business and leisure suits, alternating jackets, pants, and skirts, as well as colorful and comfortable cocktail dresses.  Our custom designs are made to compliment the career-to-casual minded wardrobe and embody confidence with detailed
feminine appeal worthy to compliment any woman of any size. chokomode2

Welcome to chokoMODE!

About the designer

Marcelle Gakam proudly hails from Cameroon, Central Africa before transplanting to the United States.   Driven by her passion for fashion, she sets up chokoMODE headquarters in Houston, Texas.  Now residing in New
York, the fashion capital of the world, and taking courses at FIT, Marcelle is determined to make her original chokoMODE brand of style and apparel a worldwide standard of the fashion industry.

According to Marcelle, the name “Chokomode” was inspired by her grandmother’s name Choko,  but decided to add “MODE” to emphasize the unique spirit, culture and heritage of strong professional women across
the globe.  Thus the tagline, “dressing the professional woman with elegance” was born.

Influenced by her French-African roots, she was compelled to build a brand from the ground up that spoke to sophisticated women from various backgrounds, ethnicities and walks of life. chokomode

Contact

info@chokoMODE.com

Tel: 855-552-4656

social media (Facebook & Instagram): @chokomode

Marcelle Gakam
www.chokomode.com
220 WADSWORTH AVE #203, NEW YORK, NY, 10033
Social media: @chokomode
Thanks
Marcelle
Ceo/Designer @chokomode

Health Services Profile: We are pleased African Services Committee (ASC) to the African Union Expo 2016

We are pleased to announce the support of the African Services Committee  (ASC) for the African Union Expo 2016.

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ASC, we be providing Health, awareness and testing services during the expo.

Visit AfricanUnionExpo.org for more information for Merchants and general Attendees or email  info@africanunionexpo.com or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8002

African Services Committee is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and self-sufficiency of the African community. We provide health, housing, legal, educational, and social services to over 10,000 newcomers each year in New York City with a focus on HIV prevention, care and support. We also work on the frontlines of the global AIDS epidemic; operating five clinics in Ethiopia and through advocacy and policy work in the U.S. and abroad.

Learn more at www.africanservices.org

Merchant Profile: We are proud to welcome Zuri-Laini as a merchant to the African Union Expo 2016

Zuri-Laini will be providing beauty & Health  Care products and services during the Expo.

http://www.zuri-laini.com

Visit AfricanUnionExpo.org for more information for Merchants and general Attendees or email  info@africanunionexpo.com or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8002

Zuri-Laini’s mission was and always wlll be to create products that are synthetic-free, and safe for every skin type. Using extracts, and herbs that are pure and natural is vital to having and maintaining healthy skin. What you put on your skin is absorbed into your body much like the foods you choose to eat,. That is why the utmost care is taken in the preparation of all products which are created in small batches to ensure their quality and pureness. Please choose natural and organic ~  health & wellness ~ That is what Zuri-Laini offers. 1ff474_b686fd442c004088848c8f29d62d5fa4-mv2_d_3264_1836_s_2

                  Thank you –  your skin will definitely thank you

                                                Enjoy!

A native of Brooklyn, NY with roots in Barbados, An educator (MS. &  Ed.S ) with a love for the outdoors, nature and natural/pure healthy foods and products, especially in the products that we feed our body both internally and externally.  Handcrafting soap, creams and other products is not just a hobby or past time, but one of the most important endeavors that I have undertaken.  The purpose of making handcrafted soaps initially was to create beautiful fragrant and chemical-free products, but soon I found it much more important that others understood why and how using them is so important to their overall health over an extended period of time.  My products are made in small batches to insure the quality is  always consistent.  Hot process soaps can be created in a 24-48 hour time frame  Cold process soaps made upon request require a longer curing time and usually ship within 3-4 weeks to insure freshness.

http://www.zuri-laini.com

We are pleased to announce the support of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) for the African Union Expo 2016

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We are pleased to announce the support of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) for the African Union Expo 2016. the SBA SDBCs they are as follows:

  • Columbia University Business School, Harlem 
  • CUNY, York College 
  • CUNY, City Tech
  • CUNY, Lehman College

Visit AfricanUnionExpo.org for more information for Merchants and general Attendees or email  info@africanunionexpo.com or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8002

U.S. Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) will be delivering the sessions related to export finance, and export  strategy, Business planning, Marketing and e-commerce.

About the SDBCs

The Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center (CHSBDC) has been part of the community of Upper Manhattan since 2009. Funded partially by the United States Small Business Administration, the CHSBDC is one of 900 centers across the country that offer free business advice and training provided by qualified small business professionals to existing and future entrepreneurs.

Unlike other small business assistance programs, we offer intensive one-on-one counseling to our clients, allowing us to truly build a strong relationship with them. We have thus cultivated a network of experts, mentors and program alumni in all industries, some of which are willing to assist new clients in need. Our connection to Columbia Business School also gives our clients access to world-renowned faculty members, business students, and alumni business leaders.

Located in Columbia Business School, the center is committed to supporting the economic sustainability of New Yorkers—one business at a time.

http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/sbdc/about

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Brooklyn Small Business Development Center

We think New York is great for small business — and so do our clients.

Since our start in 1986, the expert advisors of the Brooklyn SBDC have worked directly with 14,114 businesses, helping them to invest $83,219,174 in the area’s economy, and create or save 3,862 jobs.

If you or your business reside in New York, the SBDC can maneuver you around the obstacles to success.  Among other things, we help our clients:

  • understand the importance of a business plan
  • discover sources of funding
  • prepare for e-commerce
  • identify avenues for exporting goods & services
  • develop marketing plans
  • assess an invention’s viability
  • comply with licensing & regulations

And thanks to our partners in the public and private sectors, our services are free of charge.

http://www.nyssbdc.org/centers/centers.aspx?centid=28

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Small Business Development Center, York College 

Since our start in 1988, The New York Small Business Development Center at York College has achieved over $125 Million in economic impact through loans they helped their clients obtain. The expert advisers have worked with 14,468 businesses, and have created or saved 3,979 jobs.

https://www.york.cuny.edu/conted/sbdc

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We welcome the support of the Empire State Development Corporation for the 2nd annual African Union Expo 2016

We welcome the support of the New York State Empire State Development  Corporation again to the Expo this year.

Visit AfricanUnionExpo.org for more information for Merchants and general Attendees or email  info@africanunionexpo.com or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8002

Mr. Ibrahima S. Souare will be delivering the session titled: “Doing Business with New York State.isouare

Ibrahima S. Souare is a native of the Francophone Republic of Guinea-Conakry. He immigrated to the United States at the age of seven with his family. Mr. Souare has spent majority of his upbringing in New York City, and speaks three languages in addition to English, which are, French, Manike, and Susu. Mr. Souare is a graduate of the City University of New York Lehman College, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

Economic development has become a passion for Mr. Souare–and he has and continues to develop his expertise in the areas of enterprise launch planning, market expansion, and capacity building. Mr. Souare is also an instructor with New York City Department of Small Business Services where he holds seminar classes on business planning and business marketing strategies.

Currently, he is a Senior Business Development Associate with the New York State agency, Empire State Development under its Division of Minority and Women Business Development.     

Mr. Souare, outside of work, is the Director of Student Outreach for The Council of Young African Leaders. He is also a member of Sigma Phi Rho Fraternity Inc. where holds the position of National Public Relations Officer.

We are honored to announce the support of NYS Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie for the 2nd annual African Union Expo 2016

We are honored to announce the support of NYS assembly speaker Carl E. Heastie for the 2nd annual African Union Expo 2016.

Visit AfricanUnionExpo.org for more information for Merchants and general Attendees or email  info@africanunionexpo.com or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8002

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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY

 

November 15, 2016

Dear Friends:

Please accept my sincere greetings as you gather to celebrate the African Union Expo LLC, Go Africa Capital LLC, and The Go Africa Network Inc.’s 2nd annual African Union Expo 2016.

The proud beginning of this event was to strengthen the economic, social and governmental cooperation between Africa and America. This year’s Expo will focus on understanding the importance of a business plan and discovering sources of funding. This unique opportunity for entrepreneurs, startups and companies to engage, interact and learn formative knowledge will help advance the awareness and socio-economic development of Africa through local and international outreach initiatives for the evolving future.

This innovative Expo will highlight and reinforce the economic, political and social ties between the African Union Member countries and the United States of America – bringing together businessmen and political leaders to exchange views and news on promoting trade and investment opportunities. This is an opportunity for government and companies to engage and interact to better understand our evolving futures.

Again, congratulations on your 2nd annual African Union Expo, and best wishes to The Go Africa Capital LLC and The Go Africa Network, Inc. for continued success.

Sincerely,

CARL E. HEASTIE

Speaker

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Agency Profile: We are proud to welcome Minority Business Center Bronx, NY to the African Union Expo 2016

The Minority Business Center Bronx, New York, will be providing business, consulting and related services for small businesses during the Expo.

Visit AfricanUnionExpo.org for more information for Merchants and general Attendees or email  info@africanunionexpo.com or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8002

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The Minority Business Center Bronx, New York, is one of two centers in the New York area, and of 33 centers throughout the nation.

The Minority Business Center Bronx, NY is operated and managed by the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO).  SoBRO’s business programs have a proven track record of providing assistance to minority entrepreneurs since 1972.  These programs, in conjunction with the staff expertise of the Minority Business Center, will allow for comprehensive assistance to minority businesses across all categories.

Our Center is committed to providing business owners with the knowledge, skills, and access to resources they need to grow and prosper.logo_mbda

Through strategic and community partnerships, as well as our business assistance programs; such as: PTAC, M/WBE Technical Assistance, Industrial Business Zone program, EAP and Credit Inc. (CDFI), we ensure that entrepreneurs not only reach their goals, but excel beyond them.

The Center’s staff of business professionals will continue to grow strategic relationships with banks, loan officers, city, state and federal agency staff, chambers of commerce, and private sector companies to provide the broadest selection of opportunities for success in the local and global economy.

Location:

555 Bergen Avenue, 3rd Floor- Bronx, New York 10455

T 718. 732.7580 F 718.292.3115

shiggins@sobro.org

http://www.mbda.gov/businesscenters/southbronx

Merchant Profile: We are proud to welcome Behind The Curl. as a Merchant at the African Union Expo 2016

Behind The Curl, will be providing Hair Care products and services during the Expo.

Visit AfricanUnionExpo.org for more information for Merchants and general Attendees or email  info@africanunionexpo.com or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8002

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Behind The Curl, sells organic hair/skin products for men and women.Behind The Curl is based in Harlem, New York and also sells their products  online at behindthecurl.com. Behind The Curl’s products are made in the US with 100% organic raw shea butter and essential oils. They are designed to soften hair and skin and to moisturize and seal the hair cuticle. cropped-btc-logo-for-wordpress1

Behind The Curl, can be reach on  social media via  @behindthecurl on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Email Address: info@behindthecurl.com

Mailing Address: 330 E 109th Street #6D New York, NY 10029

Phone: 646-765-1390