Services Profile: We are proud to welcome Grameen America (Micro Lending) to the African Union Expo 2016 on 11/15/2016

We welcome Grameen America to the expo. Grameen America will be providing microloans, training and support to women at 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

About Grameen America: 10399057_1139747992725316_6449821990971628442_n

We provide microloans, training and support to women who live in poverty in the US to build small businesses and create better lives for their families.
Company Overview
Since opening in January 2008, Grameen America, has disbursed over $480 million to more than 75,000 low-income women across the US.
Mission
Founded by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus, Grameen America is dedicated to helping women who live in poverty build small businesses to create better lives for their families. We offer microloans, training and support to transform communities and fight poverty in the United States.
Awards: Nobel Peace Prize
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Products
Microloans
Savings Program
Credit Building
Financial Education

Contact:

Rajitha Swaminathan | Director, Programs | Grameen America, Inc.

150 West 30th Street, 8th floor,  New York, NY 10001

Office: (718) 704-0364 | Cell: (917) 860-2428 rswaminathan@grameenamerica.org <mailto:rswaminathan@grameenamerica.org>  | www.grameenamerica.org <http://www.grameenamerica.org/>

Media Profile: We are proud to welcome Afric Vision Network TV to the African Union Expo 2016 on 11/15/2016

We would like to welcome the Afric Vision Network TV team to the African Union Expo 2016 on 11/15/2016

We welcome Afric Vision Network TV team. The Afric Vision Network TV team will be providing TV and visual production services for the entire event .

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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About Afric Vision Network TV:

Mr. Dosso Inza

Director

Afric Vision Network TV

http://www.avntv.net/

Facebook: AfricVision Nouvelles

africvisiontv@yahoo.com 12823356_1521137038188048_8290981845429736419_o

Tel: 646-234-0609 / 646-546-5276

Services Profile: We are proud to welcome Fundation to the African Union Expo 2016 on 11/15/2016

We welcome Fundation . Fundation will be providing small business lenders and financing solutions for  small businesses and individuals attending 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:
Fundation is one of the nation’s leading small business lenders and financing solutions provider.12109192_890178131071513_4233957711976304829_n

Fundation, a digitally-enabled lender and credit solutions provider to banks, develops integrated small business lending solutions. With Fundation, banks are empowered to deliver credit online, drive cost efficiency into their lending process and maximize customer retention. Fundation also has the operational and compliance capabilities to be a committed and reliable partner. www.fundation.com.

Mission
Fundation is dedicated to enhancing the borrowing process for business owners across the United States. We believe each business is unique so we use technology to streamline the information collection process, which permits us to give each of our customers the special attention they deserve. We are dedicated to building long-term relationships with businesses we lend to. We offer borrowers affordable terms and long-term repayment periods, which permit our borrowers to make productive investments in their future. 13724886_1057873887635269_2197928658605540555_o
CONTACT INFO
Call (888) 498-4597
info@fundation.com
http://www.fundation.com/

or

Demond Wilkerson

Director

Partnership Development

Fundation Group LLC

Direct: (646) 829-9614

Mobile: (646) 784-1144

www.fundation.com

Services Profile: We are proud to welcome The Foundation for a Drug-Free World. to the African Union Expo 2016

We welcome The Foundation for a Drug-Free World. The Foundation for a Drug-Free World will be providing will be providing health and related information for  small businesses and individuals attending 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

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free. No one, especially a young person, likes to be lectured about what he or she can or cannot do. Thus, we provide the facts that empower youth to choose not to take drugs in the first place. 310510_246325165408186_1872878_n

The Truth About Drugs campaign consists of activities that people can join which popularize drug-free living. These activities are simple, effective and can involve people of all ages. Through a worldwide network of volunteers and working with more than 800 police, government, and community partners and alliances, 62 million educational booklets have been distributed, tens of thousands of drug awareness events have been held, and public service announcements have reached more than 260 million viewers in 123 countries. These materials and activities have helped people around the world learn about the destructive side effects of drugs and thereby make the decision for themselves to not use them. The Foundation provides information you need to start a Truth About Drugs education and prevention activity in your area. 13559154_1245420638831962_6424683823054067900_o

The Foundation for a Drug Free World of The Americas was founded in 2006. We are proud to offer free drug education events, presentations, informational sessions and lectures to schools, after-school programs, community organizations, faith-based organizations, etc. throughout New York City, Long Island and select cities around this area. We also are here to help assist you in obtaining the foundation’s free drug education materials which you can find at: www.drugfreeworld.org. This includes the foundation’s drug education booklets which cover almost every illicit drug and which complement any drug education curriculum, event, school program, etc. We also are proud to offer “The Truth about Drugs Education Package” which can be obtained at www.drugfreeworld.org as well. The curriculum contains lesson plans, group activities, a DVD, booklets, posters and more. Should you need help implementing this, we are here to assist you! 13569026_1245420642165295_7744587581461263313_o

To book an event or for any question, please contact us at: FDFWAmericas@gmail.com.

Foundation for a Drug Free World of the Americas

56-03 214th Street

Bayside, NY 11364

Phone #: 646-632-2291

International Web Site: www.drugfreeworld.org

The Americas Chapter Web Site: www.drugfreeworldamericas.org

The Americas Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FoundationforaDrugFreeWorldNY

Donate here: http://www.drugfreeworldamericas.org/donate.html

Services Profile: We are proud to welcome the New York Life Insurance Company as a merchant to the African Union Expo 2016

We welcome the New York Life Insurance Company  to the Expo. New York Life Insurance Company  will be providing Financial solutions for small businesses and individuals  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 New York Life Insurance Company: 530564_10151365382019452_967939368_n

Our mission: To provide security and peace of mind through our insurance, annuity, and investment products and services.

As a mutual company, we are able to focus on our most important priority: you. By maintaining superior financial strength and always acting with our guiding principles of integrity and humanity, we protect your future.

Every decision we make and every action we take has one overriding purpose: To be here when you need us.

Products
Life Insurance | Retirement | Investments

Contact: Carmen Tomlinson10891771_10152967560779452_7708369011238098372_n
Licensed Financial Professional

              New York Life Insurance Company
576 Broad Hollow Road

              Melville, NY 11747

              914-582-9149

ctomlinson@ft.newyorklife.com

Carmen Tomlinson
Licensed Financial Professional

New York Life Insurance Company1012935_10152858286714452_4603932872668874598_n
576 Broad Hollow Road

Melville, NY 11747

Tel. 631-391-2900

Fax 631-391-5869

Cell 914-582-9149

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

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

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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