Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur? Are you unsure of what steps to take to get started? Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the Campus Center (Building 1C) Green Dolphin Lounge from 6:30pm to 8:30pm as we continue to celebrate Black History Month at the College of Staten Island with “Black Entrepreneurs of Staten Island.” This will be an exciting panel discussion of successful Black entrepreneurs from the Staten Island community moderated by Dean Balsamini, Director of the Small Business Development Center at CSI, and with guest speakers Councilwoman Deborah Rose and Director of Public Affairs for Con Edison’s Staten Island operations, Mark Irving. Learn from an expert panel about the struggles and successes involved with being an entrepreneur and which resources can be utilized to help you in your venture. Panelists will share the diverse roads that they took to start their careers and the impact of economic conditions on their businesses. A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion. 

Entrepreneurs will include:

 -Angela Gibson, Business Development Executive for Abrahams Consulting LLC
-Kurron Mangin, Owner of Against Da’ Grill
-Wayne Roye, President of
-Shawn Stradford, Owner of Stradford Funeral Home
-Kene Turner, Chief Engagement Office at Epilife Consulting Inc.

This PG CLUE-certified event is sponsored by the Staten Island Small Business Development Center, the Business Innovation Club, and the Pluralism and Diversity Committee. Light refreshments will be served.