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As HBA’s Executive Director, I have continuously advocated for Harlem’s small businesses and sought to provide Black entrepreneurs with cutting-edge instruction and one-on-one technical assistance from subject matter experts. A life-long Harlem resident from a politically active household, I have always been deeply committed to community empowerment, fighting for homeownership for Harlemites, high-quality schools for Harlem’s children, and economic opportunities for its entrepreneurs. I have used the skills learned during my employment at Union Carbide, Revlon International, the NYC Housing Partnership, and the Harlem Commonwealth Council to build powerful alliances to create environments and opportunities that produce successful Black entrepreneurs and jobs for Harlem residents. I continue to pursue a Black economic empowerment agenda by creating, sustaining and growing Black businesses. Through the development of a strong economic base, we can significantly reduce racial disparities in wealth, education, health, and policing. Real social justice cannot be achieved without economic equity.
Regina talks about the resources available for new and established small business owners. And, talks about the workshops available for people wanting to get into the Cannabis business, and which license to choose.