Press Release

Council Member Liu & Community Leaders to Kick-off Workshop
to Support Business Opportunities

Flushing, NY (April 27, 2009) - Council Member John C. Liu will join with Asian Women in Business (AWIB) and community leaders to kick-off an upcoming workshop designed to assist entrepreneurs looking for new strategies to sell their products/services by becoming certified as a minority or women-owned business for City contracts. This workshop, which is part of overall efforts to expand City procurement opportunities to women- and minority-owned businesses, is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required and is one a first-come-first-served basis. Registration forms are available online at

Monday, April 27, 2009 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Free Synagogue of Flushing
41-60 Kissena Boulevard, Room 104
Flushing, NY 11355.

Councilmember JOHN C. LIU.
Ms. Bonnie Wong, President, Asian Women in Business (AWIB).
Mr. Ken Cohen, President, NAACP Northeast Queens Chapter.
Mr. Keun Ok Kim, President, Korean American Association of Queens.
Mr. Peter Koo, President, Flushing Chinese Business
Dr. Aurea E. Rodriguez, President, Puerto Rican Institute for the Development of Education (PRIDE).
Mr. Rabbi Michael Weisser, Free Synagogue of Flushing.


Asian Women In Business ( is the only nonprofit organization in the country with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs. Over the years, AWIB has expanded its mission to address issues affecting the business and professional development of Asian women. AWIB sponsors conferences, workshops and seminars on a variety of business topics and holds frequent networking activities to enable members to make important business contacts.




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