Local Leaders Visit New Columbia-Harlem SBDC and Columbia Dining Café
The Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center now has a new home in David Geffen Hall on the Manhattanville campus. On April 1, local elected and community leaders joined representatives from Columbia to tour and learn more about the Columbia-Harlem SBDC, including a visit to the Columbia Dining café operated in David Geffen Hall. The visit included SBDC representatives and members of the Columbia Business School team, in addition to local community and city representatives. Read the full news story on the Columbia Neighbor's website.
Columbia Dining and Local Vendor Support
Columbia Dining is a member of the Harlem Local Vendor Program (HLVP), designed to support Harlem food and product entrepreneurs. The HLVP is a partnership of the Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center and Harlem Park to Park. Columbia Dining is proud to support these initiatives and the participating entrepreneurs. Currently, the Café in David Geffen Hall features several products produced by HLVP businesses, including Chatman J. Cakes, Dilena's Dolcini, Kamuni Creek, Mama's One, Pabade Bakery, Tres Leches Cafe and Uncle Waithley's.
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Slide 1: Products from local vendors on display in the café on the ground floor of David Geffen Hall. Photo by Diane Bondareff.
Slide 2: City Council Member Shaun Abreu and Assembly Member Al Taylor inspect the local vendors on display in the café on the ground floor of David Geffen Hall. Photo by Diane Bondareff.
Slide 3: Assembly Member Al Taylor and Nathan Robb, Assistant Vice President for Government Relations in Columbia's Office of Government and Community Affairs, inspect Vy Higgensen's Mama's One Sauce, one of the local items on sale in Geffen Hall's ground floor cafe, which is open to the public. Photo by Diane Bondareff.
Slide 4: Vy Higginsen's Mama's One Sauce on display in Geffen Hall's ground floor café. Photo by Diane Bondareff.