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2019 Corona Small Business Summit

September 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm



September 19, 2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Corona Plaza, Aliento de Vida
103-12 Roosevelt Ave.
Corona, NY 11368 United States

The Corona Small Business Summit will connect small business owners with agency representatives and community
organizations to available resources to help them grow their business. Attendees will also have access to multiple breakout sessions that will provide training on a variety of business development topics.

Lunch is included as part of free registration!


Summit Program

Registration and Networking 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Small Business Workshops 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

  • Successful Entrepreneurs Panel Discussion with WeWork
  • Federal Contracting (8a, Women-owned, HubZone, etc), Exporting and How to get SBA loans with the U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Identity Theft and Cybercrime, and Tax Withholding with the Internal Revenue Service
  • Ready? Set. Go! / Framework for Starting Your Own Business (English, Spanish and Mandarin) with Queens Economic Development Corporation and the U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Financing Your Business – Meet the Lenders with Banks, Microlenders and Crowdfunders
  • Doing Business with the Government – Getting M/WBE Certified by Queens Economic Development Corporation

Free Lunch and Networking 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Raffle Prizes/ Closing Remarks 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM


Presented By


The Panel

Allison Hayhurst
Evening Squire Productions
Founder & Managing Direction
Allison Hayhurst is the Founder and Managing Director of Evening Squire Productions. Over the company’s history, they have produced, written, and directed award-winning short films, web series, corporate video, and reels. We are start-up minded storytellers.
Neil Levin
Webline Design
Vice President

Neil started his sales career at the age of 5 when he opened his first business shining shoes. After leading 3 companies in business development his current position is Vice President of Development for Webline Designs, a boutique Website Design and Online Marketing company located in Long Island City. Since 1995 he has worked on over 1000 website design and development projects. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Queens Chamber of Commerce and served on the Board of Directors of Long Island City Partnership for over 15 years. Neil is married to his wife JoAnn for over 50 years and resides in Queens. His partner for 24 years is his older son Stephen Levin, who is the President of Webline Designs.

Krina Douramanis
VouDou Group LLC.
Krina Douramanis is the founder and broker for Krina Douramanis Property & Casualty Insurance Agency. Krina provides Commercial Insurance and Risk Management Strategy for small businesses throughout New York and New Jersey specializing in the construction, food and manufacturing industries.
Karly McCabe (the moderator)
WeWork Gotham Center
Community Manager
Karly previously worked at Wegmans Food Markets Inc. for 12 years and then joined WeWork in February of 2017 and has been working in the Queens market since February of 2018. She is the Community Manager of the newest Long Island City, Queens location that will be 11 floors and over 2,000 members after opening. She is very excited to continue to grow the Queens market, meet people in the local community, and support local business.

QEDC hosts the Queens Women’s Business Center. QEDC encourages all women to participate in this and all other QEDC programs.

The Queens Women’s Business Center is Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disability if requested at least two weeks in advance.

This program is supported in part through funding from the office of the Queens Borough President, Melinda Katz.


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