Sanders to hold forum on women in business

By Patrick Donachie

State Sen. James Sanders (D-Far Rockaway) will be holding a symposium detailing the struggles and challenges facing women in the business world in honor of Women’s History Month.

The event, which will be held at the American Legion Hall at 240-08 135th Ave. in Rosedale Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., is a celebration of entrepreneurs, and the invitation is open to all who would be interested in learning more about business opportunities. The symposium is intended to serve as a source of information as well as an opportunity for business people in southeastern Queens to network with successful women from the community.

Panelists include Rhonda Binda, the executive director for the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District; Lourdes Zapata, the director of the Empire State Development; Julia Blair, director and owner of the JMB Training Schools Inc.; and Jessica Ormeno, the director of the Women’s Business Center at the Queens Economic Development Corporation.

Anyone interested in learning more about the program or to RSVP can contact Sanders’ office for more information by calling (718) 523-3069 or e-mailing sanders@nysenate.gov.

Reach reporter Patrick Donachie by e-mail at pdonachie@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

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