The president of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce Phil Andrews is the 2019 "Small Business Champion," a recognition by the New York District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The district includes New York City, Long Island, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties.
The LIAACC is the largest African American chamber in New York state said, Andrews.
Being recognized in this way serves as a "motivational factor" to continue the work "we do on a daily basis for many years into the future," he continued.
“This is a significant milestone for the chamber," Andrews said.
"We will use this honor as an inspiration to continue to service the small business owners in our service territory. As we continue the next phase of growth our goal is to help companies grow to the next level."
The award is a reminder "not to rest upon our laurels" and that "our work is not complete as we continue to service the region,' said Andrews.
Visit the chamber's website for information.
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