June 29, 2004
Queens, NY - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered the
keynote address as part of the 9th Anniversary Celebration of the
Jamaica Business Resource Center in recognition of JBRC's
contributions to the economic development of the city and state of
New York. Breakfast was followed by a brief awards ceremony for
supporters of the Jamaica Business Resource Center.
Mayor Bloomberg spoke of the need to continue to invest in the
economic growth and vitality of New York City, by concentrating on
creating jobs and educational opportunities. Heralding the already
impressive economic gains of the last few years, Mayor Bloomberg
emphasized that New York needs to continue to execute strategies
that foster growth rather than just talk about them.
Two awards were presented as part of the program and the
recipients are pictured here with Timothy H. Marshall (center) of
the Jamaica Business Resource Center:
- The Private Sector Partner Award was presented
to St. John's University; Dr. Tony Bonaparte, Special Assistant to
the University President, accepting (left).
- The Public Sector Partner Award was presented
to the New York State Dormitory Authority; Mr. Emory Jackson,
Director of Opportunity Programs accepting (right).
Also in attendance were U. S. Congressman Gregory
Meeks; New York City Comptroller William Thompson,
Jr.; Queens Borough President Helen
Marshall; Reverend Dr. Floyd H. Flake;
New York State Senator Ada Smith; New York State
Senator Malcolm Smith; New York State Senator
Carl Andrews; New York State Senator Ruth
Hassell-Thompson; New York State Assemblywoman
Vivian Cook; New York State Assemblywoman
Barbara Clark; New York State Assemblyman
William Scarborough; New York City Councilman
Leroy Comrie; Mr. William
Goldstein, President, New York City School Construction
Authority; and Mr. Heyward Davenport, Regional
Director, U.S. Department of Commerce, MBDA.
The event was sponsored by the U. S. Department of Commerce,
Minority Business Development Agency. Additional support is being
provided by St. John's University, Consolidated Edison Company of
New York, Inc, JP Morgan Chase, and Crystal Windows & Door
For more information, please contact Jody Fisher, Director of
Media Relations, at (718) 990-6185 or firstname.lastname@example.org or
Timothy H. Marshall, Jamaica Business Resource Center at (718)
206-2255 or email@example.com.