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Crain’s New York Business Breakfast Forums are a valuable opportunity for government and business leaders to discuss topics of mutual interest, as well as for Berkeley College students to learn firsthand about government and business.
Having interested students attend the business events is among many ways the College introduces the students to real-world business interactions and allows them to enhance their interactive, career-oriented classroom instruction.
At the breakfast on April 5, 2016, Bill Mulrow, Secretary to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, spoke about the governor’s budget goals and legislative priorities, including a $15 minimum wage, paid family leave and infrastructure projects.
Mr. Mulrow also touched on the working relationship between the governor and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying that the two are “friends” and are in contact at least a couple of times a week, despite that they may not always agree. Those remarks gave Berkeley College students an opportunity to see how government officials’ public comments sometimes differ from media accounts.
Get Social: Click here to see Crain’s New York Business posts that were live tweeted during the event on April 5, 2016.
On March 11, 2016, Carl Heastie, New York State Assembly Speaker representing the 83rd Assembly District in the northeast Bronx, gave the keynote address at the business forum. He discussed education, jobs and ethics reform and also congratulated members of the Berkeley College Men’s Basketball team. The Knights had claimed their second United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II National title earlier that month.
The business breakfast on May 11 is the fourth event the College will sponsor through Crain’s New York Business.
How to Attend: Click here for details on how to register for the event.
Photo Captions: (Top) New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (third from left) accepts a signed basketball from members of the national champion Berkeley College Men’s Basketball team following the Crain’s New York Business Breakfast Forum. (Below, L to R) Dallas Reed, PhD, Berkeley College Vice President, Student Development and Campus Life, and Berkeley College student Tamra Newton meet Bill Mulrow, Secretary to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, at a Crain’s New York Business Breakfast Forum in April.