The Alliance of Yemeni American Businesses was created by the owners of the convenience stores in many neighborhoods across the city. Mr. Yahay Obeid a leader in the Yemen-American community, and whose family owned a store was one of six people who founded the Alliance of Yemini American businesses, and Mr. Obeid serves as President of the organization.
The AYAB will help the individual Yemeni-American business owners, and others in many ways offering management advice, product availability, store set up or renovation of current stores, and are working on making available a different much more cost efficient non cash system. AYAB is located at 1626 Bronxdale Avenue in the Morris Park section of the Bronx.
Mr. Yahay Obeid Speaking is flanked L - R by the Community Board 11 Chair, A representative of the Bronx District Attorney's Office, The head of the Allerton International Merchants Association, Leaders of the Yemini-American community and others behind him.
Shabbir Gul President of the Bronx Community Council, and a leader in the Bronx Muslim community wishes AYAB good luck in the new venture to aid Muslim small businesses.
Mr. Gene De Francis President of the Allerton Avenue International Merchants congratulates ATAB and Mr. Yahay Obeid on this venture to help small businesses.
Dr. Hamkd Al Silwi, Iman of the Bronx Muslim Center say a prayer before the ribbon is cut to open the Alliance of Yemeni American Businesses.