Another Entrepreneurship Project of the Whitman School of Management


"Don't you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct."
-Barbara Corcoran,
(2012 Keynote Speaker)

Iona Bingham

Caribbean King

My journey to "CARIBBEAN KING" took me from Jamaica to NYC – by way of the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and the United Kingdom. I have gleaned a wide range of experience and skill through my various career fields (as Teacher, Registered Nurse, and Financial Advisor) in preparation for my arrival in Syracuse to embark on this new restaurant business opportunity.

Upon arrival in Syracuse, I came across the most unique organization in business Empowerment called WISE. This organization has been with us from the early stages, providing the most supportive environment for women in business and embracing entrepreneurialism. Under its instrumental leadership, WISE has provided a wealth of information, resources and exposure for myself and other women in business. Some of these include group socialization and networking, meetings and roundtable discussions.

I can assure you WISE is making a difference at the South Side Innovation Center, within Syracuse and across the entire CNY region.

Iona Bingham started Caribbean King in Summer 2008; you may have had a chance to sample the food at the annual Taste of Syracuse and Juneteenth events last summer. The restaurant serves up a delicious combination of Caribbean and soul food, from Jamaican jerk chicken to fried plantains, calaloo, curry dishes, saltfish, seasoned greens and much more. Visit Caribbean King at 109 E. Seneca Turnpike (at the corner of South Salina Street) in Syracuse, NY 13205.

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WISE Women's Business Center

The Tech Garden
235 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-443-8693

Hours of Operation:
M-F 8:30am-5:30pm
Wednesday Evenings & Saturdays by appointment