The 1st Annual 5 Boro Chamber of Commerce MBWE Awards was held on January 22, 2015 at the Schimmel Center @ Pace University, NYC. This event celebrated the successes of MWBEs in New York City. Each chamber honored one woman and one minority business owner from their borough.
Brooklyn honored Vanessa Best, CEO of Precision Healthcare Consultants.
Vanessa is known for helping doctors get paid faster. She began a fledgling medical billing firm, obtaining her first contract with a doctor who opened his own practice after a leaving a prestigious NYC hospital. Now, armed with over 25 years of experience, there is nothing novice about Precision Healthcare Consultants which provides clients which range from Private Practitioners to several Health Care Centers in Brooklyn with services such as ICD-10 adoption, revenue cycle management, credentialing, marketing, auditing, medical billing, clinical documentation programs and office management training.
“Being invited by Veronica Harris, Chair of MWBE Committee at Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to attend a meeting with the group several years ago was the start of me taking my business to the next level,” states Ms. Best. She adds, “The numerous resources of the Committee enabled me to obtain my NYS & NYC Certification, network with phenomenal entrepreneurs, receive practical tools to grow my business and access to opportunities available. I had the honor of having mentors like Juan Perez of Hybrid Media, that encouraged me to apply to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program which was another highlight of my career.”
Under the leadership of the President, Carlo Scissura, it is no surprise that The Brooklyn Chamber is the Best Chamber in NY. The mission and vision is clear:
Mission: The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce promotes economic development across the borough and serves as an advocate for its member businesses. Our mission is to promote a healthy and robust business environment throughout Brooklyn.
Vision: The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is the foremost resource for doing business in Brooklyn, respected as a leader in advancing public policy, new technologies, products, services and programs that support and promote a vibrant local economy.
Vanessa Best commented, “To be awarded by The Brooklyn Chamber at The 1st Annual MWBE Awards by TD Bank was an amazing honor.” The program was introduced by NBC 4 Report Lynda Bacquero. The packed audience also heard from Maria T. Springer, NYC Commissioner Department of Small business Services and Julie Menin, Commissioner Department of Consumer Affairs. Ms. Best received her award from Brooklyn Chamber President Carlo A Scissura and Ms. Denis Arbesu SVP/RM at Citibank & Officer, Chair, Brooklyn Chamber.