Supporting the Most Diverse Borough in NYC

March 26, 2014

by Yanki Tshering

It's been almost two years since we opened our office in Queens and it's been one of the best decisions we ever made. Queens is New York City's most diverse borough; 37% of the city's  population is foreign born and half of them live in Queens. The benefits of working with this richly diverse group of entrepreneurs includes tasting the extraordinary cooking of chefs like David Wisdom, or experiencing the best pedicure and eyebrow threading in Queens, at Jenny Nails and Threading.

Our New Jackson Heights Office Helped us Weather Sandy

December 12, 2012

by Yanki Tshering

Hurricane Sandy reminded New Yorkers of the importance of having a disaster preparedness plan. Little did we know, when we opened our new BCNA office in Jackson Heights this year, that it would would be our own backup resource. As many of our clients, particularly those in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, suffered devastating losses, our own downtown Broadway office was affected as well. 

Profiling Our Clients: Ifeta & Ismet Huskovic

July 16, 2012

by Yanki Tshering

At Business Center for New Americans, we love to see our clients' businesses grow and expand.  And when our loans help our clients create a second business, we know we're doing something right!

BCNA client Ifeta Huskovic and her husband Ismet Huskovic, a talented chef, are Bosnian refugees who ran a restaurant called Grill Dobrinja in their native Sarajevo. When they came to the United States...

Expansion of Services in Queens

February 06, 2012

by Yanki Tshering

We are extremely pleased to announce that we have just been awarded a generous $60,000 grant by Citi Community Development.

This grant will allow us to increase our outreach to low and moderate income entrepreneurs in Queens, working in collaboration with the Queens Public Library system, economic development organizations, and community organizations serving New York City's most diverse borough.