African American Chamber of Commerce of Westchester and Rockland Counties, AACCWR  
Home Minority Business Development Agency Small Business Administration African American Chamber of Commerce Mall
The Entrepreneur
Event Calendar
Event Speakers
Member Application
Member Directory
Training / Courses
Community Links
Chamber News
Investor Relations
Media Gallery
B-to-B Yellow Pages
Contact Us

African American Chamber of Commerce, AACCWR - 20th Anniversary, 1996-2016
"The right combination of savvy and support."


Entergrate Magazine Entergrate Magazine


Words of Welcome

Robin L. Douglas - President/CEO/Founder, African American Chamber of Commerce of Westchester and Rockland Counties, Inc.

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome back to the pages of Entergrate. I am pleased you enjoyed our inaugural issue. It is my understanding that a number of our readers are using the magazine as a tool to assist in the growth of their businesses and carriers.

Last year was interesting. A year filled with political scandals, natural disasters, and social anomalies. We were regularly bombarded with information surrounding the nation's economic recovery. Fortune 500 companies and segments of the small business community experienced record-breaking profit, but for most small businesses, the recovery is slow or non-existent.

How did the large companies do it? The business development teams within large companies made the most of strategies that included outsourcing non-essential activity and personnel. Many large companies eliminated services that did not typify their core business. In a recovery, it is important for a small business to employ similar strategies.

Outsource non-essential activity and concentrate on your core services.

As we look toward a new and prosperous year, small business owners must develop a course of action that will allow their team to concentrate on core services, while working smarter and not harder.

On behalf on the entire editorial team of Entergrate, we wish you and yours a happy and prosperous new year.


Robin L. Douglas President/CEO/Founder African American Chamber of Commerce of Westchester and Rockland Counties, Inc.


Entergrate Archives

Entergrate Magazine - Fall 2005




Deadline for Next Issue:
May 9, 2006

Read Our Magazine!

Entergrate Magazine

Entergrate Magazine - Winter 2006
Please allow time for download!

Winter 2006 - pages 1-10
[17.4 MB .pdf file]

Winter 2006 - pages 11-20
[9.50 MB .pdf file]

Winter 2006 - pages 21-30
[16.1 MB .pdf file]

Winter 2006 - pages 31 - 40
[12.9 MB .pdf file]

Get Acrobat Reader

Entergrate Magazine issues are available in Adobe .pdf file format and require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader, please download it now

Entergrate | Winter 2006

Looking Forward to the Past
Publisher Rodney Reynolds' American Legacy is a must-read for African-American history and culture.
By Karen Croke

Community Ties
Meet business professionals who chose diverse paths to success.

Good News
Minority ownership of business rising at ‘phenomenal’ rate.

Financial Solutions
How non-qualified deferred compensation plans can help businesses attract and retain key employees.
By Anthony G. Epps

Are You a Victim?
Predatory lending is on the rise. What you need to know.
By Alicia Maxey Greene

Technology and Small Business
Is it the key to a new level of success?
By Robert Faulkner

What's in Store for Small Biz
Learn what the SBA's Minority Business Programs have to offer you.
PLUS: Trends in purchasing

Supplier Diversity Leaders
IBM Honored by NMSDC as Business of the Year
Plus: IBM says diverse suppliers are good for business, targets $2 billion in spending.
By James Carbone

Housing New Opportunities
How Kirk Sykes vision is creating new jobs, stronger economies, and closer communities.
PLUS: Entergy earns top award for supplier diversity

Seeing the Light
Con Edison’s Minority-And Women-Owned Business Program creates strong partnerships.

Key Bank in the Community
Devoting time and attention to community development pays dividends.

The Taste of Success
PepsiCo's Fred Canady knows what it takes.

Hispanic Business
•Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility Ranks Fortune 100 Inclusion of the Hispanic Community
•Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Businesswoman of the Year

Native American Business
•Learn Abut the United Indian Development Association’s Procurement and Technical Assistance (PTA) Program
•Top 10 Native American companies

Asian Business
•Diversity Management: Retaining Your Workforce. By Chan Cho
•Meet Daisy Yau
Head of Westchester's Office of Asian American Affairs.

In The News
Hires, promotions, new programs and a complete calendar of business events on the local and national level.

The Scene
From the MBDA awards to the recent Empire State Development expo, who's who in supplier diversity.


The Journal News


Home | About AACCWR | The Entrepreneur | Event Calendar | Event Speakers | Member Application
Community Links | Member Directory | Sponsors | Chamber News | Investor Relations | Annual Reports
Chamber News | Media Gallery | B-to-B Yellow Pages | Contact Us

Business | Finance | AACCWR Mall

African American Chamber of Commerce of Westchester and Rockland Counties (AACCWR), Copyright © 2002-2015. All Rights Reserved.