MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Small Business Administration (SBA) Region II advocate Theresa Coaxum will be the guest speaker at the Roundtable of the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting on Wednesday.
The meeting will start at noon at The Steamhouse Restaurant, 128 Gramatan Ave.
Coaxum was appointed to her position of regional advocate for region II in January 2011. Region II covers the states of New Jersey and New York, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Coaxum is the chief counsel for advocacy’s direct link to small business owners, state and local government agencies, state legislators, trade associations, and small business organizations throughout the region.
Prior to her appointment, Coaxum was the deputy state director from 2004-10 for U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D–N.Y.). She advised the senator on issues ranging from economic development to job creation. From 2001 to 2004, she served as an administrative manager in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, where she coordinated a community development arm to begin economic empowerment, job readiness and technological advancement.
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