A business conference celebrating diversity will be held at BCC this Saturday.
The New Frontiers Business Conference and Expo will recognize local businesses that are owned by minorities and women. It will begin at 10 in the Student Center and feature over forty vendors showcasing their services as well as workshops on branding, business coaching, and finance. The goal is for business owners to be able to network and find resources.
Expo coordinator Sherita Searcy says that it's important not only to recognize these businesses, but also to integrate them into the community. "Women owned and minority owned businesses definitely have an advantage, they have an edge, they're a lot different in coming into the market so I think the conference serves as a warming agent to allow them to really get into business the way they need to and really cultivate business, a different kind of business, in Broome County."
The vendor fair costs five dollars while the workshops are twenty five. There are still spaces available for more vendors. For information go to newfrontiersexpo.info