A First in the History of the Long Island Caribbean American Community

President of the Long Island Caribbean American Association, Douglas Mayers, Director of Community Development of Nassau  County, Ray Thomas Director, Co-Founders of Caribbean Business Connections Hanif Russell and Sandra McCarty launched ‘Business Networking At It’s Best’, with Naala Royale, the only Caribbean American female Owner of a fine dining Caribbean restaurant in Nassau county. President Douglas Mayers was  be joined by several very special guests of elected officials and outstanding Caribbean business owners.   

Caribbean Business Connection in conjunction with The Long Island Caribbean American Association presents “Business Networking At Its Best”.  These are a series of networking events that will be held the first Wednesday of each month at a Caribbean owned establishment, a first in the history of the Caribbean American business community. The kickoff event was on June 6th at Dunns River, 93 N. Park Ave, Rockville Center. These are free events with delicious complimentary Caribbean hors d’oeuvres and all are invited.

Ray Thomas, Director of Community Development of Nassau County with Co-Founders of Caribbean Business Connections, Sandra McCarty and Hanif Russell – photo credits, James H. Morris of Top Notch Photography

Caribbean Business Connections was created to be a platform that bridges the American and Caribbean business communities as well open up opportunities in the Caribbean region. These networking events will allow business owners to meet the Movers & Shakers in the Caribbean business community and set the stage for building strategic alliances.

Upcoming Business Networking Events

  • July 11, Spices Negril, 1094 Grand Ave., Baldwin
  • August 1, Nakisaki Jamaican Chinese Restaurant, 276 Fulton Ave., Hempstead
  • September 5, Retro Lounge & Grill, 10 Brooklyn Ave., Freeport
  • October 3, Magnet Sports & Entertainment Lounge, 241-05 Linden Blvd, Elmont


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About Sandra McCarty

Founder of SM Business Solutions LLC, offering inbound marketing services that are both innovative and tailored to my clients needs. I use inbound marketing media such as blogging, emails and social media to help independent professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs successfully engage their target markets and increase their revenues. I am passionate about making sure my clients are satisfied and their companies experience tangible gains. A graduate of Martin J Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, University of the West Indies and of the Royal Institute of Marketing, London. Some of my clients are; Retro Lounge & Grill, The Cybernet Place, Optic Masters, Balance & Power Inc, Long Island Entrepreneurs Meetup Group, Best Buyer's Brokers and Male Ego Ltd.