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BROOKLYN APRIL/MAY 2016 • Vol 98, Issue 2


BROOKLYN CHAMBER TAKES LARGESTEVER DELEGATION TO ALBANY O n March 14th and 15th, a 97-member Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce delegation went to Albany for our Annual Legislative Visit. This was the largest delegation ever to make the trip in the Chamber’s 98-year history.

sults of the Chamber’s 2015 Member Issues Survey, as well as our 2016 State Legislative Agenda. Both documents outlined the top three concerns of Brooklyn Chamber Members:

Sharing the Concerns of Brooklyn Businesses A focal point of the trip was sharing the re-

1. Available commercial and residential space 2. Available housing for employees 3. Providing health insurance for employees

To this end, meetings were held with Brooklyn representatives and/or their staff, including Assembly Members Peter Abbate, Jr., Charles Barron, Rodneyse Bichotte, James Brennan, William Colton, Steven Cymbrowitz, Maritza Davila, Erik Dilan, Dov Hikind, Joseph Lentol, Walter Mosley, Félix Ortiz, N. Nick Perry, Diana Richardson, Annette Robinson, Jo Anne Simon, Latrice Walker, and Helene Weinstein; as well as Senators Martin

Black History Month

NYSabprl Caucus

Ceremony Held at Weeksville Heritage Center

Chamber Delegation Participates in Annual Event


Malavé Dilan, Simcha Felder, Martin Golden, Jesse Hamilton, Velmanette Montgomery, Roxanne Persaud, Diane Savino and Daniel Squadron. The delegation also met with several statewide elected officials, including NYS Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Assistant Secretary for Economic Development and Innovation, Continued on Page 18

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