Manhattan College to Host Bronx Businesses, Community Organizations on February 17

The College will host a discussion on moving beyond recovery and toward prosperity together.

1 train heading north toward campusOn Thursday, February 17 from 4-7 p.m., Manhattan College’s O’Malley School of Business and School of Continuing and Professional Studies will host a collection of Bronx small business owners and community-based organizations to discuss how we can move beyond pandemic recovery and toward prosperity together to build a more equitable Bronx economy that works for everyone. 

The event is in partnership with BronXchange, a division of The Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative, and will take place on the fifth floor of the Kelly Commons at Manhattan College – 3900 Waldo Avenue, Bronx, NY 10463. Proof of vaccination and a Manhattan College green pass will be required for entry.

The evening will include a panel discussion with entrepreneurs leading innovative Bronx-based initiatives, a showcase of Bronx small businesses and organizations and a musical performance by students from the Fordham High School of the Arts.

The panel discussion will include Fatou Jabbie, founder and CEO of USL Technology, a sustainability and technology consulting firm, David Lee, co-founder and owner of the dancewear brand KD New York, and Joel Mejia, co-founder and worker owner of Mi Oh My Hydroponic Farms.

The moderator will be Winston Peters ’02, program coordinator of the Entrepreneurs@MC program and an adjunct professor of marketing at Manhattan College.

This event will mark the first of an ongoing series, highlighting and deepening connection within the Bronx business ecosystem. Manhattan College, which has a history in the Bronx spanning 100 years, has a rich tradition and commitment to excellence in teaching, respect for human dignity, and commitment to social justice.

Interested individuals and organizations can register here.

For more information, contact Donya Quhshi at

By Pete McHugh