October Suffolk County Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club
October 12, 2012
Features Nationally Recognized Financing & Small Business Expert Rosyln D. Goldmacher, Founder of LI Development Corporation
(Hauppauge, NY) Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced that the October meeting of the Suffolk County Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club will feature Roslyn D. Goldmacher, President and CEO of the Long Island Development Corporation (LIDC), a nonprofit economic development organization that has provided billions in direct loans to small businesses since founded by Ms. Goldmacher three decades ago.
The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 16 at 7 p.m. at the H. Lee Dennison Building, 100 Veteran’s Highway in Hauppauge, New York.
According to Ms. Goldmacher, since its inception, the LIDC has provided close to $2 billion in direct loans to small businesses, leveraged an additional $4 billion in funding, helped create and retain over 60,000 jobs in the community and assisted Long Island entrepreneurs to obtain more than $1.75 billion in government contracts. During the October 16th meeting, Ms. Goldmacher will discuss a range of financing programs for small businesses, both start-ups and existing companies. In addition, she will provide information on how to combine financing for maximum leverage, and will touch on other incentives available for small businesses on Long Island.
Ms. Goldmacher founded LIDC as a volunteer effort out of her legal practice, which concentrated on credit unions, commercial lending and economic development. Ms. Goldmacher has a degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and her J.D. from Hofstra Law School. She is also a licensed real estate broker.
“Roslyn Goldmacher is the perfect person to discuss financing for small business at Suffolk’s Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club. Her business acumen and expertise in small business financing has earned her a national reputation. She was a driving force on the national board of directors of Service Corps. Of Retired Executives (SCORE), as well as the board of the National Association of Certified Development Companies and its affiliate overseeing the annual sale of some $250 billion in SBA debentures to fund its financing program,” said County Executive Bellone.
County Executive Bellone said the Suffolk County Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club continues to grow, with more than 1,600 people coming through the doors since it began. Each month there is a speaker and time for inventors to mix with business people, attorneys and those who would like to start their own business. The Club is a meeting place for inventors with patents pending, others who had sold inventions and those who have lots of ideas, but no knowledge of how or where to begin.
There is no charge and no registration required to attend the meetings; a valid ID is required at the door. For more information, inventers, entrepreneurs and members of general public can contact the Club’s director, Lisa Broughton, (631) 853-4805
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the press should contact Director of Communications Vanessa Baird-Streeter.