Celebrating the 10th year milestone at the newly opened Lenfest Center for the Arts in Manhattanville, many gathered to honor the spirit of Harlem entrepreneurship. Among them were Columbia Community Scholar Lil Nickelson and fellow SBDC alumna Ramona Prioleau of FraMiaTi, a natural skincare company that donates a portion of the proceeds from its sales to nonprofit organizations. This year, Prioleau's company is donating the cost of a bar of soap for each one sold, benefiting the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in New York City.
“We are so pleased to continue serving the vibrant small business community in Upper Manhattan. Columbia-Harlem SBDC is committed to offering business training and counseling to help local entrepreneurs be more profitable and create more jobs,” said Kaaryn Nailor Simmons, director of the center. Visit the Columbia-Harlem SBDC for more information about their decennial celebration, success stories and monthly events, including the Harlem Local Vendor Buyers Fair and Shop Harlem Made.