| Kalpana Patel is One of Sixteen Winners of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's "NYC Small Business Awards" as Part of Women's History Month Celebration |
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced that 16 small NYC businesses which shape, serve and improve the lives of women will receive $140,000 in "NYC Small Business Awards" grants. The awards were created by New York City Commission on Women's Issues and the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and are privately funded. Joining Mayor Bloomberg in announcing the administration's commemoration of Women's History Month were Chair of the New York City Commission on Women's Issues Anne Sutherland Fuchs and New York City Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Robert W. Walsh.
Kalpana Patel, President of Long Island City-based Unique Comp Inc., was selected as one of the 16 women-owned business awardees, and accepted the award at Gracie Mansion on March 3, 2005.
"It is an honor to present these awards to businesses that have made exemplary contributions to the success of New York City women. It is their ingenuity in entrepreneurship that makes New York City a global leader when it comes to doing business. We are committed to continue to play a vital role in encouraging women to thrive both personally and professionally in this City."said Mayor Bloomberg.
"New York City women are the most dedicated and successful in the world," said Anne Sutherland Fuchs, Chair of the New York City Commission on Women's Issues. "Women in New York meet the biggest challenges and hardships head on with their drive to succeed, and help make this City flourish with opportunity. We are pleased to award those entrepreneurs who demonstrate strength, perseverance, and a dedication to benefiting women and giving back to the New York City community."
n first round of selection, CWI and SBS selected women entrepreneurs who have proven themselves to be strong role models by demonstrating business success, entrepreneurial success and success for women in NYC out of 230,000 women owned businesses from 5 boroughs of NY. Finalists were picked after initial review followed by a second round of judging including interviews and site visits.
Kalpana Patel, who has led UCI since 1997, is a Rotary Foundation International Award winner who came to the US, graduated with an MBA from Adelphi University and worked in Wall Street firms for 20 years before starting UCI. Unique Comp Inc. is an information technology firm located in Long Island City, Queens servicing corporate, NY City, NY State and Federal agencies. UCI is SBA 8 (a) and is also WBE certified by many city & state agencies. Recent UCI contract awards include US Peace Corp Oracle Post Implementation Support, GSA 8 (a) STAR, CDW Partnership Award, Hudson River Park Trust Server Migration Award to name a few. UCI is located at 27-08 42nd Rd., LIC Long Island City, NY, 11101. Phone: 718.392.5100. Website: www.uciny.com
| Anne Sutherland Fuchs, Chair - Commission on Women's Issues, |
with Kalpana Patel at the Award Reception held at Gracie Mansion on March 3, 2005
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