Hempstead Town to Host W/MBE and Section 3 Business Outreach Event to Encourage Participation in Storm Recovery Work

Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino and Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby are proudly hosting an event aimed to assist minority and women business entrepreneurs gain the opportunity to assist with New York State’s storm recovery efforts.

“Following Superstorm Sandy, many storm-hardening projects have been developed through the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR). These upcoming capital improvement projects will create many jobs,” noted Supervisor Santino. “The purpose of this outreach event, which is being hosted by Hempstead Town and presented by GOSR Office of Diversity and Civil Rights (DCR) will provide minority, women-owned, and Section 3 businesses an opportunity to connect with GOSR’s contractors for the Community Reconstruction Program, added Goosby.”

“Many of these construction projects will be taking place right here in the Town of Hempstead,” added Senior Councilwoman Goosby. “We want to be sure that these undertakings create job opportunities for local businesspeople who may not otherwise have the chance to work on developments of this scope. 

Tradespeople who meet the Minority and Women Owned Business and Section 3 businesses criteria will be able to learn about upcoming projects and potential jobs for their business.

Among the planned speakers are Senior Councilwoman Goosby, officials from the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, the interim director of minority affairs for Nassau County and members of Hempstead Town’s Department of Engineering which is the lead agent on many of the enterprises.

The free event will take place on Tuesday, May2nd at 10am in the Hempstead Town Hall Pavilion located at 1 Washington Street, Hempstead, NY 11550. It is only open to New York State-certified M/WBE and Section 3 Businesses.

Registration is strongly encouraged and should be completed by Friday, April 28th.

Registration can be completed online at: https://goo.gl/ozUyhL.

“Superstorm Sandy was a tragedy for our local neighborhoods,” concluded Goosby. “This partnership will allow us to turn the devastation into a positive opportunity for minority and women businesses and businesses that benefit low-income residents.”