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BROOKLYN APRIL/MAY2018 2016• •Vol Vol99, Issue 98, Issue52 March/April

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Chamber Rings in its 100th Year T

he Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce celebrated its Centennial Gala by throwing the biggest event in its history at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. On Saturday, February 10, 1000 people packed into the Marriott’s Grand Ballroom to celebrate 100 years of business in Brooklyn. In a night of accolades given to the borough and past Brooklyn Chamber Chairs and Presidents, the Brooklyn Century Awards were presented to the people who have displayed tremendous leadership in the borough’s history and modern economy. The Chamber also recognized Centennial Chair Peter M. Meyer, who is the New York City Market Bank President at TD Bank, for his contributions to Brooklyn by dedicating the Peter M. Meyer Award in his honor. It

will be presented each year at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Trade Show. “Today’s Brooklyn Chamber is a vibrant organization, in line with current times and, as the largest Chamber in New York State, we provide services for businesses today and tomorrow,” Meyer said at the Gala. The Brooklyn Century Awards went to Pamela Harris, Bob Catell, Alan Fishman, Joseph M. Mattone, and Bruce Ratner. Harris is the former long-serving Chief Executive of Maimonides Medical Center. Catell and Fishman are former Chairs of the Brooklyn Chamber who have served in numerous other roles throughout the borough. Mattone and Ratner are real estate developers who have played integral roles in the borough’s development.

The night featured a keynote address by Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Andrew Hoan. “The support from our sponsors goes beyond putting on a party tonight,” he said. The speaking program also included remarks from Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Denise Arbesu, Meyer, Ana Oliveira of Investors Bank and Kenneth Daly of National Grid. The speakers were introduced by Amber Lasciak, the founder of REDU NYC. Lasciak received a loan from Brooklyn Alliance Capital, the Chamber’s Community Development Financial Institution, which provides loans for immigrant and minority-owned small businesses. Arbesu thanked TD Bank for its support,

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which includes a $750,000 grant that the Brooklyn Chamber will use to provide seminars to small business owners throughout the city. “That support has brought together all the 5 Chambers of New York City to help our neighbors, educate them about entrepreneurship and home ownership, and to continue to contribute to Brooklyn and all of New York City’s economy,” she said. “The night also featured performances from BKSTEPPERS, a drum group, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, which performed a rendition of Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind.” “Tonight is truly a celebration for all of Brooklyn, and we’ve come a long way,” Hoan said.

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Well, March has certainly come in like a lion for the Brooklyn Chamber. Our roar actually began in February, as we pulled off the Party of the Century, our Centennial Gala, on February 10. Thank you to the 1000 people who attended and to those who supported us throughout the event, especially our Board Chair, Denise Arbesu and Centennial Chair Peter Meyer who leads TD Bank, our Brooklyn Bridge sponsor. TD has played a major part in our upcoming Centennial programming, including our exhibit ‘The Business of Brooklyn’ which opened on February 22 at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Aside from the many artifacts and nostalgia on display, what a treat to be able to engage in a historical conversation with our three living (two past and one present) borough presidents. They are truly insightful, innovative leaders who were instrumental in seeing Brooklyn’s potential as an economic driver for New York City and the rest of the world. As Brooklyn continues to boom with its population and development, we must not become complacent regarding its growth. That’s why the Brooklyn Chamber, along with a multitude of partners in government, business, education and advocacy, has released a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy to lead Brooklyn into the next 100 years. Our Centennial programming continues throughout 2018 with a series of Centennial Talks. The first talk, “Borough of Diversity,” recognized great New York City Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises, in partnership with the 5 Chamber Alliance. It included a panel discussion that discussed diversity’s role in creating a thriving Brooklyn.

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And on our annual Albany Legislative Visit, we met with elected officials and partners in government with a delegation of Chamber members. It was great to host Brooklyn Night, featuring Brooklyn-Made products from across the borough! On a personal note, I announced on March 2 that I will leave the Brooklyn Chamber in May for family reasons. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve this borough that I love. This is not goodbye, but see you later.

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BK Newsmakers

NYC Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler Promotes Slew of Agency Initiatives for Brooklyn Business Community at Latest Newsmakers Event

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ick D. Chandler, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Buildings, addressed the Brooklyn business community at the latest edition of the popular Brooklyn Newsmakers speaker series on January 10. The Commissioner touched on a variety of timely topics, including DOB NOW, which aims to move many DOB services online, as well as the NYC Construction Dashboard, a new aggregation of a wide variety of data collected by DOB. Chandler remarked that he had once worked mere blocks from the MakerSpace at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, where the event was held. Brooklyn Newsmakers is exclusively sponsored by Investors Bank, and is produced in partnership with NYU Tandon and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. “Brooklyn’s one of the most dynamic places on Earth and it’s a pleasure to talk to the borough’s business leaders about how we at DOB are supporting their work. Our agency is committed to delivering on our twin mandates of promoting construction safety and responsible development. What’s more, we’re modernizing DOB to ensure that New Yorkers can do 100% of their business with us online, know where their projects stand

without having to rely on intermediaries, and get consistent answers from us no matter who reviews their projects,” said Buildings Commissioner Rick D. Chandler, PE. “Well-kept and resilient commercial facilities are integral to a thriving business environment, and it was excellent for the Brooklyn business community to benefit from Commissioner Chandler’s expertise on the borough,” said Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Andrew Hoan. “Many thanks to Investors Bank, NYU Tandon and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership for making his talk possible.” “We’re thrilled to host Commissioner Chan-

dler, who can speak confidently to a range of Building Code topics due to his long and thorough experience,” said Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Denise Arbesu. “The Commissioner’s specialized knowledge is very valuable to us and our membership as we continue to promote thriving economic development throughout Brooklyn.” Investors Bank Senior Vice President and New York Market Executive Ana Oliveira said, “We are honored to sponsor the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s Newsmaker Series in 2018, which brings together key business owners and executives. The program consistently features compelling pre-

sentations by exceptional leaders who serve Brooklyn, its businesses and communities. Our team looks forward to meeting new leaders and connecting with our clients and good friends at future Newsmakers events.” It is an honor to host Commissioner Rick D. Chandler of the NYC Department of Buildings here at NYU Tandon. As a licensed PE, he shares our dedication to making New York City a more livable, sustainable, and safer place, and he stands as a stellar example of how engineering know-how can be used for the benefit of society,” said Katepalli Sreenivasan, Dean of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. “DOB Commissioner Rick Chandler’s strong leadership and vision has helped guide Downtown Brooklyn’s development. We’re proud to welcome him to the Brooklyn Newsmakers program and look forward to continuing to work with him to promote a sustainable, accessible, and resilient Brooklyn,” said Regina Myer, President of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. Past editions of Brooklyn Newsmakers have included five members of the Brooklyn Delegation to the House of Representatives, NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill and Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, among others.

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5 Chamber Alliance News

‘Realizing the American Dream’: TD Bank Awards Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Grant to Provide Educational Seminars to Small Businesses Chamber to Partner with Citywide 5 Chamber Alliance, Nonprofits, TD to Assist Small Businesses and Home Owners

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he Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the TD Foundation to foster small business education and pathways to home ownership by partnering with nonprofits throughout the borough. The grant, which will be paid out over the course of three years, will allow the 5 Chamber Alliance to produce a bevy of small business education workshops, as well as seminars for potential home buyers, educating them on what mortgage lenders look for when they approve loans. “This grant follows a long history of helping businesses in Brooklyn, and beyond, including the expansion of the city-wide Neighborhood Entrepreneurship Project, which helped enumerable waterfront communities recover in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. We’re extremely grateful to be able to continue our productive partnership with TD Bank, which will create opportunities for small businesses and more educated home ownership in Brooklyn, and throughout the five boroughs. I look forward to continuing this relationship in the future,” said Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Andrew Hoan. The 5 Chamber Alliance last partnered, with TD Bank’s support, in 2012 in order to assist businesses that were affected by Superstorm Sandy. TD Bank Group and the TD Charitable Foundation provided a grant of $200,000, at the time, to create the Citywide Entrepreneurship Project. It provided direct commercial revitalization services to small businesses throughout the city, as a whole, with each borough program run out of the borough’s corresponding Chamber of Commerce. “We thank TD Bank for this incredible chance to, once again, make a difference by enriching the lives of our underserved communities, which the Brooklyn Chamber will host for the first time,” said Brooklyn Cham-

ber of Commerce Board Chair Denise Arbesu. “This partnership will further our commitment to small business education with an entire-city perspective, and let us share the work we’ve been doing in Brooklyn throughout New York.” “The potential to empower thousands of New York residents with financial education and stability is not only an honor for TD, it’s our obligation,” said Peter Meyer, Market President, TD Bank. “This partnership will provide economic growth to individuals interested in improving their financial status, as well as provide small business owners with the tools needed to create a sustainable, thriving business and we’re excited to be a part of this effort.” The program will include a variety of seminars to provide small business owners

with the tools they need to run successful operations. Another primary topic will be smart property ownership, with seminars on both commercial ownership and home ownership. The Brooklyn Chamber will provide a framework for running seminars, which will be offered through each borough Chamber of Commerce. Seminar types include: • Small Business Seminars • Home Buyer Seminars • Business Resource Discussions • M/WBE Certification • Brooklyn Chamber Centennial Education Seminar topics include, but are not limited to: • Realizing the American Dream • Creating a Strategic Plan

• Running a Profitable Company • Your Company’s Legal Structure The program will also include partnerships with community-based organizations and nonprofits throughout the city. “The Queens Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to be part of this effort,” said Thomas J. Grech, President and CEO of the Queens Chamber of Commerce. “We have advocated on the premise of all 5 Chambers working together with an overall mantra of a rising tide lifting all boats and this is a great result of this mindset.” Bronx Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Nunzio Del Greco said, “As President and CEO of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce, I am excited to work with the other members of the 5 Chamber Alliance in partnership with the TD Bank Charitable Foundation and Google.org, to coordinate enhanced services in support of businesses and individuals in low to moderate income and immigrant communities. This partnership ideally aligns with the Mission of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce.” “Education is key to making better and informed decisions. We thank TD Bank for the opportunity to provide this valuable service to new and existing businesses, and those wishing to embark on home ownership in all 5 boroughs. The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce is pleased to partner with our fellow borough Chambers and TD Bank to provide these resources in our community,” said Linda Baran, President and CEO of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce. “We are excited to partner with the other borough-wide Chambers to deliver meaningful help to small businesses throughout the city,” said Jessica Walker, President and CEO of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. “Thank you to TD Bank and Google for making this happen.”

‘Guiding The Future of Innovation’: Google Awards Brooklyn Chamber Grant to Give Businesses the Online Tools to Succeed Chamber to Partner with Citywide 5 Chamber Alliance to Expand Go Digital! Throughout New York City

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oogle has awarded $125,000 to the non-profit arm of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Brooklyn Alliance, to expand the group’s highly successful Go Digital! program throughout the five boroughs. The program provides free, on-site digital marketing assistance to mom and pop retail establishments in low-income neighborhoods focusing on immigrant-owned businesses, helping them set up online business profiles across various Internet and social media platforms. The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has already served over 450 businesses with Go Digital! Now, the pro-

gram will expand throughout New York City thanks to a partnership with the 5 Chamber Alliance. In the first 30 days of Go Digital’s implementation in Brooklyn, participating businesses received nearly a million views online and 60 percent indicated they saw immediate increased revenue. The expansion of the Go Digital! initiative is a part of the Brooklyn Chamber’s Centennial Education Initiative. In addition to bringing the Go Digital program citywide, the Brooklyn Chamber will generate a train-the-trainer curriculum to teach students and others how to provide digital marketing tools to businesses.

It will also plan and execute a forum to guide the future of innovation in Brooklyn over the course of one year. “The Go Digital program empowers small businesses in high-need communities throughout Brooklyn to utilize their digital footprints, attract customers and increase revenue absolutely free of charge,” said Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Andrew Hoan. “Thanks to Google’s incredibly generous grant, we’re thrilled to be able to expand this program throughout the five boroughs, bringing smart, commonsense training to hundreds of businesses across New York City with

the 5 Chamber Alliance.” The Brooklyn Chamber has been helping businesses utilize digital marketing tools since 2014. A pilot of the program was funded by the New York City Economic Development Corporation in 2013. “Google is thrilled to stand alongside the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to celebrate 100 years of service and commitment to this amazing community. We were fortunate to work with the Chamber on the launch of their Go Digital initiative two years ago and the program continues to have a positive impact on Continued on Page 19 Brooklyn Progress • VISIT ibrooklyn.com

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Meet the team

Helping Employers Find the Best People Good Help: Supported by the Brooklyn Delegation to State Assembly and State Senate

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thena Hernandez and Lara Pantin, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Development team, help employers throughout the entire process of finding qualified candidates, from looking at resumes, to interviewing candidates, to recommending them to employers. They run Good Help Services, a program that the Center for an Urban Future recommends should be expanded to cover all five boroughs. “We become the recruitment arm for employers here in Brooklyn,” Hernandez said. The process starts when an employer reaches out to the Good Help team, asking with assistance in finding a new hire. The team assists the employer with creating a job description and posts it on the job boards of job sites, community-based organizations and colleges and universities. Then, they review the thousands of resumes that come in. “We’re the first line of defense,” Hernandez said. The team brings candidates into the Chamber’s offices for interviews, which are conducted personally by Hernandez and Pantin. They also sometimes

administer tests to candidates, screening their proficiency in Microsoft Office, for example. They send the resumes of candidates they like to the employer, who can then decide whether he or she wants to move forward. “It’s very rewarding to hear about the placements,” Pantin said. Good Help is integral to providing small business owners, who often do not have time to conduct exhaustive searches for candidates, with qualified employees. The team then assists the employer with scheduling. If the person is hired, Hernandez and Pantin follow up with the employers at the 30, 60, 90 and 180 day-mark. Hernandez said that her favorite part of the job is “when that employer calls me and says ‘This person is amazing.’” Good Help makes between 120 and 160 job placements per year, interviews 100 candidates per month, and reviews thousands of resumes every year. Good Help Services was created in 1995. “You’re helping people feed their families,” Hernandez said.

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Board Member Spotlight

Brooklyn’s Newest City Council Members Justin Brannan Council Member Justin Brannan was born and raised in Brooklyn, the son of a record salesman and early childhood educator. After attending PS 185, McKinley JHS and Xaverian High School, Brannan studied journalism at Fordham, before embarking on a career as a professional musician. His bands released several albums and toured the world – traveling to over fifty countries across five continents. While working at a New York City radio station, Brannan got involved in union organizing and fought to recover unpaid wages for his co-workers. He then served as Chief of Staff to his predecessor Council Member Gentile and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Education where he helped oversee the expansion of Universal Pre-K. A longtime believer in the importance of making government work efficiently to create opportunities for working and middle class families, Brannan was elected in 2017 from a crowded field of ten candidates to represent southwest Brooklyn’s 43rd Council District. With too many people feeling that government only works for the wealthy and well-connected, Council Member Brannan has vowed to always fight for the “little guy.” The 43rd Council District might be far from the soaring skyscrapers and posh penthouses that many associate with New York City, but Brannan knows that his district is the backbone of the City and deserves the same respect, resources and results as everyone else. As Council Member, he’s made it his mission to make life just a little bit easier for everyone who

calls the 43rd District their home. Justin lives in Bay Ridge with his wife Leigh, an artist, educator, and small business owner.

Alicka Ampry-Samuel Alicka has always been a visionary and a dreamer. A fervent believer in the better angels of our nature, behind her signature glasses and smile rests true grit and empathy for her neighbors and community. This passion was forged from her upbringing in Brownsville, Brooklyn where she saw firsthand the struggles that many families faced to live day to day. Alicka carried this with her throughout her upbringing, educated in public schools. Her pursuit of furthering her education led her to North Carolina A&T State University, where she obtained a Psychology degree and subsequently, a Juris Doctor degree from CUNY School of Law. Her tenure attending these two universities made such an impression on her that she still sojourns to “the Greatest Homecoming on Earth” and has continued to model the CUNY school’s motto – “Law in the Service of Human Need.” Alicka has worked in various capacities with City and State legislators, where she spent years sharpening her servant leadership and perspective concerning marginalized individuals and their plights; locally and internationally. She worked as a community organizer in Brooklyn, as a Child Protective Specialist with the NYC Administration for Children Services, and prior to bringing her influences to Accra, Ghana where

she managed a Human Rights and Community Development portfolio under the auspices of US Embassy of Accra. Upon returning to the United States, she served as Chief of Staff to her State Assemblywoman Latrice M. Walker and later served as a Senior Advisor for the New York City Housing Authority in its Community Engagement & Partnerships Division. Despite her close and intimate understanding of the intersectionality of obstacles facing many, Alicka is among the few that remain actively hopeful and vocal about the much needed change that is imminent. Alicka is happily married to her college sweetheart, Kalongi, a United States Diplomat and the proud mother of a son, Kamau who shows promise as an aspiring artist. She is a Trustee at her church, Wayside Baptist Church and continues to volunteer and give back to her community and charities through her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta.

Kalman Yeger Kalman Yeger is the New York City Council Member for the 44th District, which covers the neighborhoods of Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Gravesend, Kensington, Midwood and Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn. Prior to being elected to the Council, he served as Senior Advisor and Counsel to Council Member David Greenfield, who represented the 44th District. Yeger is a graduate of Touro College and New York Law School. He is a long-serving member of Community Board 14. He took office on January 1, 2018.

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Giving City Students City Smarts

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hen we founded City Smarts ten years ago, it was with a simple goal: to provide excellent one-onone tutoring. We worked with a handful of mostly Brooklyn-based families, providing their sons and daughters with academic support at each stage of their education. When 5th grade math got a little tough, we were there, and when the time came to apply to high school or college, we were there too. We eschewed claims of easier! better! faster! in favor of a decidedly old-school approach. And it worked. City Smarts kids were accepted to the city’s best public and private schools, and ultimately enrolled in the country’s best colleges, confident in their own abilities. Today, we work with hundreds of students across the New York City area, but we remain as committed as ever to providing holistic, highly individualized academic tutoring, test prep, and educational consulting tailored to the needs of our community. So how is City Smarts different? It all starts with our tutors. We recognize that while tests may be standardized, learning is not. And so we hire rockstar educators and brilliant test-takers, unabashed nerds who

just love to teach and proven specialists in higher learning. Each “tutor-pairing” is the result of a meticulous process. We take time to understand each student’s individual needs and pair them with the tutor who will be most effective. When questions arise–about learning obstacles, admissions processes, or upcoming tests–we provide careful guidance. And when City Smarts kids receive their report cards and diplomas, we’ve been known to swing by and celebrate. City Smarts doesn’t tout web-based, app-driven learning or trademarked methodologies, and we don’t offer shiny score-booster guarantees either. This is by design. We owe our decade in business to a relentless focus on that one simple goal– really excellent tutoring. We didn’t need a gimmick to go viral. To learn more about our offerings, including outstanding SHSAT, ISEE, ACT, and SAT tutoring, K-12 academic tutoring, and a college consulting program that has sent students to Harvard, Yale, and Columbia in the past year alone, visit citysmarts.net, or better yet, shoot us an email at info@citysmarts.net, or give us a call at 347-324-7443! Brooklyn Progress • VISIT ibrooklyn.com

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Board Member Spotlight

Brooklyn Chamber Board Members Patrick Dugan

Eladia Causil-Rodriguez

Patrick J. Dugan is an Executive Director in Cushman & Wakefield’s Brooklyn office, focusing on both tenant and landlord representation. Patrick first joined Cushman & Wakefield in a management role, serving as Managing Director of New York brokerage operations from 2014 to 2016. In that role, he was responsible for pipeline management and production of approximately 150 office leasing brokers. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Patrick served as a broker at CBRE Group, Inc. with a focus on commercial leasing in the Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn markets. Since transitioning back into brokerage in early 2016, Patrick, a lifelong Brooklynite, has been a key member of the Brooklyn leasing team, focused on growing Cushman & Wakefield’s market presence by leveraging his knowledge of the firm’s platform, his vast landlord representation experience, and his longstanding relationships throughout the borough. Patrick is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and graduated from St. Francis College (NY) in 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. He currently serves as President of St. Francis College’s Alumni

As a working mother of four and a longtime resident of Brooklyn, Eladia CausilRodriguez saw an urgent need for quality childcare in the Park Slope community. She decided to create an informal playgroup in her home which blossomed into Eladia’s Kids. As Eladia’s reputation grew and demand for her services increased, Eladia opened her first school in a commercial space in December of 2000. After much success, she has continued to open more locations to serve the growing Brooklyn community. Now a family-run company, Eladia’s Kids operates four boutique schools serving over 100 families each year. Eladia sits on Brooklyn’s Community Board 6, is an active Board Member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and has been recognized for her entrepreneurship by the former Brooklyn Borough President Markowitz, Crain’s New York Magazine, the Small Business Mentorship program at the Clinton Foundation, and US Small Business Administration under President Obama. Most recently she has been awarded the Brooklyn’s Women of Distinction award. Eladia is about to double her company’s size

Advisory Board, Director on the Brooklyn Alliance Board and Member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Real Estate Development Committee, and Patrick also volunteers his time with various other charitable endeavors.

by adding 3 more locations over the next 12 months. What remains at the heart of her schools and her business is Eladia’s core commitment - to provide an excellent environment that supports the development of a fully, self-expressed child.

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Juan C. Perez is a managing partner of Peremore LLC. Juan has over 17 years of experience in grassroots engagement, marketing and multicultural brand management. For Highbrid, Juan has managed multicultural marketing campaigns for brands such as Con Edison, I Love New York, NYC Department of Correction, AT&T,MCNY, MoneyGram, McDonalds, Caribbean Airlines, among others. In 2015, Juan spearheaded the launch of The DigiSign Network, Highbrid’s flagship media property and #TeamGrassroots Digital Street Team, a proprietary database of over 250 multicultural millennial influencers and brand ambassadors from ten top ethnic markets. Juan is a board member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA and Brooklyn Alliance Capital, a CDFI dedicated to serving the needs of the Minority and Woman Business enterprise. In 2013, Juan became a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Scholar as a member of its highly competitive Cohort VIII. Juan has been featured in Inc. Magazine, Black Enterprise, Crain’s, New York Post, New York Daily News, New York Business Journal, National Public Radio, amongst others. He was

awarded the YGB Strategic Marketer of the Year Award in 2011 and the Home Reporter’s Rising Star 40 under 40 award in 2013. Juan was born and raised in Brooklyn and currently resides in Bed-Stuy with his wife and their fish, “Cain.”

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Centennial Announcment

Presenting…the Peter M. Meyer Award

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s the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce celebrates its Centennial year, it is paying it forward with a special, perpetual award that will serve outstanding Brooklynites for years to come. It will challenge the next generation of aspiring leaders to follow Peter’s example in corporate stewardship and borough pride. The award is named for Peter M. Meyer, who serves as NYC Market President for TD Bank, and Centennial Chair and past Chairman of the Board of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented to Meyer by Brooklyn Chamber Board Chair Denise Arbesu and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Andrew Hoan, at a Centennial preGala ceremony on Saturday, February 10 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. The plaque is made from upcycled materials and was created by MWBE firm, REDU NYC in Red Hook. It will be replicated to present to recipients at the Brooklyn Chamber’s Annual Meetings beginning in December 2018. “There is seriously no one more deserving of the first-ever Peter M. Meyer award than Peter M. Meyer,” said Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Andrew Hoan. “Peter has been instrumental to this organization, its Centennial and Brooklyn businesses through his work with our Board and the TD Charitable Foundation. We are so pleased others will be able to share an award with his name on it.” “The award recognizes Peter’s contributions

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– not just to the Brooklyn Chamber, nor Brooklyn, but to all of New York City, and to the many small businesses, non-profits and healthcare systems that have grown thanks to his support and leadership,” said Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Denise Arbesu. When asked for his reaction, Meyer said “Confucius once said ‘If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.’ It is always a pleasure to watch an idea take hold and bloom. I have been an active member of the Chamber for at least the past 25 years, and have watched the organization grow in strength and prominence, not only in Brooklyn but in New York and beyond. It is my distinct pleasure to have been selected to participate in the centennial celebration as gala chair, and honored that an award in my name will live on. Thank you to the staff of the Chamber, the Board and my TD Bank family for making this possible.” As President of the New York City Market for TD Bank, Meyer is the head of Commercial Banking, which includes Small Business, Business Banking, Middle Market Lending and NonProfit/Education/Government Banking. TD Bank currently has 142 locations in NYC. He currently serves as a trustee of St. Joseph College, and as a board member of The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Meyer previously served on the boards of Greater Jamaica Development Corp, American Cancer Society and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.


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Dolce Brooklyn Receives $150,000 Loan from NYBDC for Expansion

olce Brooklyn, a gelato maker based in Red Hook, has received a $150,000 loan from the New York Business Development Corporation to be used for a wide variety of purposes for business expansion, including job creation. The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce supported the loan and will assist Dolce Brooklyn with hiring. “We need to grow up and develop the business,” said Pierre Alexandre, who runs the business with his wife Kristina. “We have a fantastic product, but we have a problem with exposure.” The Alexandres are originally from France. The money will help Dolce Brooklyn accomplish two objectives: physical improvements to its Red Hook store and the development of a new line of product. The Alexandres will improve their kitchen, increasing the production capacity and freezer capacity, and will install a new floor, with the goal of turning their shop into a more modern space. They will also seek to partner with a market or restaurant to create temporary, seasonal locations to sell their

products. The partnership will include two other points of sale. Dolce Brooklyn is continuing to partner with Formula E, an electric car company that hosted its inaugural New York City race in Red Hook last summer. At a Brooklyn Chamber event that welcomed Formula E to the business community at the Red Hook Winery, Dolce Brooklyn debuted a special gelato flavor in honor of the race. The partnership continues to this day. Dolce Brooklyn received the loan from The Brooklyn Fund, which is a partnership between the Brooklyn Chamber and NYBDC. The Brooklyn Chamber’s Business Solutions Center helped him with the loan application. “We will develop a new line of product to extend,” Alexandre said. Dolce Brooklyn’s gelato is frequently made using local ingredients, such as the ones found at Brooklyn Borough Hall’s farmer’s market. The shop once partnered with Van Brunt Stillhouse to release a flavor that incorporated the Stillhouse’s whiskey.

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Explore Flatbush Tourism Mixer Kings Theatre March 29 Bridging economic development and tourism through collaboration between local Airbnb hosts, elected officials and local businesses, Explore Brooklyn is inviting local businesses to an evening of networking at Kings Theatre in Flatbush. With a goal of introducing the local businesses to Flatbush residents hosting guests through Airbnb, the event aims to impact the decisions of travelers, supporting local businesses while visiting. The event is a great way to mingle with fellow Airbnb hosts and Brooklyn businesses, while enjoying food and drinks from nearby establishments.

King’s Theatre Brooklyn 1027 Flatbush Avenue Upon its inception in 1929, the Loew’s Kings Theatre was one of the most exquisite theatres in the nation. This iconic theater soon became the epicenter of cinema and live performance in the thriving Brooklyn arts and shopping district along Flatbush Avenue. After a restoration job done in 2013, the building looks as royal as it did in its 1929 heyday, and is one of the most beautiful venues in the borough. Today, the beautiful venue holds historic tours and hosts concerts, plays, comedy shows and more!

The Ultimate Guide to Brooklyn-Made Chocolate Hot off the conveyor belt, still smelling like sweet hot cocoa, our Brooklyn Chocolate Trail Map has been released just in time for you to go explore the wonderful world of chocolate in Brooklyn! Embark on your own “chocolate hopping” adventure, fuhgettaboud Hershey’s, and hop on A Slice of Brooklyn’s Chocolate Tour while enjoying a bus ride through chocolate history! With this list of 12 local chocolatiers, factories, and tasting rooms - which all offer tours or tastings - you will have a great shot at revamping the “give your loved one chocolate for Valentine’s” gifting idea! From sweet and candied to raw and dark chocolates, Brooklyn’s got it all!

tures. There are enough places in Brooklyn serving up hot chocolate for a whole festival (yep, that already exists), but our favorites are hot chocolate in winter and frozen hot chocolate in summer, served by Jacques Torres in DUMBO.

Beautiful Boxes of Bonbons Chocolates, truffles, heart-shaped candies, cards and more are signs of love across the world for special days, such as Valentine’s Day. With its sweet message and beautiful presentation, chocolates still make for a great gift! Some of the coolest gift box designs, cutest bonbons and personalized wraps and prints are to be found at Cacao Market, Tumbador Chocolates and Chocolate Works in Brooklyn!

Raw Deliciousness So-called raw chocolate is a minimally-processed cocoa bean turned into a delicious chocolate bar. Sometimes considered a “healthier option,” the our truth is that all chocolates are delicious, even if not created equal. The raw form of chocolate really brings out the variety of cocoa bean flavors, making it possible to taste the difference between beans from different parts of the globe. You can visit our friends at Raaka or Fine & Raw for tours of the “bean-tobar process” and enjoy the amazing chocolates they wrap in colorful, fun, creative and cute wrappers!

Candied Creations Skip the “standard” chocolate-covered strawberries and surprise your valentine with some more chocolate-covered creations this year. Take your tastebuds for an adventure with the wide variety of chocolate-covered pretzels, nuts, apples, kiwis, oranges, figs and more. If you want

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to wow your valentine with something that’s never been seen before, this is your chance. The creative Brooklyn chocolatiers JoMART Chocolates, Li-Lac Chocolates and Liddabit Sweets make everything from cute 3D-esque art and giant chocolate champagne bottles to chocolate covered snacks!

Kosher Sweetness In addition to the organic, vegan and glutenfree options in this trail map, there is also a

delicious variety of Kosher certified chocolate goodness. From light to dark chocolate options at Cacao Prieto to endless varieties of flavors, fill, candy and toppings at Chocolicious, there is enough chocolate in Brooklyn to fulfill your sweetest dreams.

Divine Hot and Cold Cocoa Brooklyn has some freezing snow days and boiling hot summers, so of course our chocolatiers have adapted to our fluctuating tempera-

Brooklyn’s Best Chocolate Cake New York is known for its cheesecake, but we are pushing the envelope in Brooklyn with some amazing pastries and more importantly: chocolate cake. The couple behind The Chocolate Room, which, by the way, is as heavenly as it sounds, loved going out for dessert together, and that is how the cafe and chocolate heaven came along. With a layered chocolate cake that gets its very own glass display for its height, beauty and fame (it has its own book, too!), so no one can go wrong with this mouth-watering choice!


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6 Facts You Need to Know Before Switching Your Business to Solar Energy

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ou may like the idea of switching your business over to solar energy. Your company might even have a sustainability committee or executive devoted to exploring renewable energy. You have probably heard that solar will be great for your bottom line, not to mention the environment. But that could be where it all stops. Read on to get a stronger grip on what you should know before taking the plunge into solar energy. That way, you’ll be able to make a better educated decision on whether your business can actually benefit by making the transition to solar. The Solar Energies Industry Association (SEIA) reports that in the last decade, solar has experienced an average annual growth rate of 68 percent. Largely, this is due to the lowering cost of solar panels and installation, and the government’s passage of the Solar Investment Tax Credit. Residential and commercial solar installations are expected to double from 1 million in 2016 to 2 million in 2018. Non-residential solar installation is on the rise, with community solar taking a leading role. Fortune 500 companies, including Apple, Walmart and Amazon, have also been in the news for embracing clean technology for

their buildings. Here are six things it’s important to know before making that first call to a solar company: • There is no disruption to your business during or after the transition to renewable energy such as solar. You are connected to

factors. It’s best to get quotes from multiple vendors before moving forward • You don’t need to go out of pocket. Solar companies offer financing solutions – such as a lease - that allow your solar savings and incentives to fund the project. • Solar equipment comes with a 25-year warranty and maintenance contracts so that you never have to worry about a broken panel. • You are tapping into an unlimited, clean energy source, which is good for our planet and for future generations. With the right partner guiding you through what can be a complicated process, with multiple partners plying their services and wares, solar can be an incredibly lucrative option, not only for your business, but for our environment. When you’re ready to take the next step, call a broker like SolarKal, which can help guide you through the process and is agnostic when it comes to installation options and partners. SolarKal, a solar advisor, was recognized as one of the Top 100 Energy Startups. It was also announced as a winner in New York State’s 76 West Clean Energy Competition. SolarKal.com

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1. The Brooklyn Youth Chorus performs at the Gala.

3. Centennial Chair and TD Bank New York City Market President Peter Meyer addresses the Gala.

6. From left to right, Kyle Kimball, Con Edison; and New York City Public Advocate Letitia James

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2. Four of the Brooklyn Century Award recipients. From left to right, Joseph M. Mattone, Sr; Pamela Brier; Robert Catell; and Bruce Ratner.

4. National Grid President Kenneth Daly introduces two honorees at the Gala.

5. Investors Bank Senior Vice President, Regional Manager Ana Oliveira introduces two honorees at the Gala.

7. The New York State Senate presents the Brooklyn Chamber with a proclamation. From left to right, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Denise Arbesu; State Senator Roxanne Persaud; Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Andrew Hoan; State Senator Martin Golden; and State Senator Jesse Hamilton


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8. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul presents the Brooklyn Chamber with a letter from Governor Andrew Cuomo.

9. From left to right, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Denise Arbesu; Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Andrew Hoan; Assembly Member Joseph Lentol; Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon; and Assembly Member Peter Abbate.

11. The New York City Council presents the Brooklyn Chamber with a proclamation. From left to right, Council Member Mark Treyger; Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Denise Arbesu; Council Member Alicka Ampry-Samuel; Council Member Brad Lander; and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Andrew Hoan.

13. Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation was presented with a Brooklyn Century Award. It was accepted by President and CEO Colvin Grannum, pictured.

10. BKSTEPPERS performs at the Gala.

12. From left to right, New York Building Congress President and CEO Carlo A. Scissura; Centennial Chair and TD Bank New York City Market President Peter Meyer; Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Denise Arbesu; Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Andrew Hoan; Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams; former Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden; and former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.

14. Alan H. Fishman, who could not attend Gala, was presented with a Brooklyn Century Award

15. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman addresses the reception.

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Learn How to Save the Brooklyn Way

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ichael Schneider has been a publisher for more than 10 years and a serial entrepreneur since the ripe age of 13. Now 41, he lives in Greenpoint with his wife, two kids and a rescue dog. Michael was born and raised in Westchester County and lived in Manhattan before moving to Brooklyn. He instantly fell in love with the suburban urban community vibe of North Brooklyn. Michael’s foray into discounts and offers began with a popular discount card he created while attending the University of Delaware. His most successful venture is a hospitality interior design magazine, Boutique Design, which hosts the highest-regarded hospitality interior design event in the United States, called BDNY. Michael is also the founder of Pilots to the Rescue, a 501c3 nonprofit that saves animals from being euthanized by transporting from kill shelters to no-kill shelters. Upon moving to Greenpoint, Michael noticed that the local, independent merchants faced several difficulties. With increasing online sales and rising rents, the local “mom-and-pop” needed all the help it can get. To make matters more difficult, these merchants have little budget left over for marketing. Michael also real-

ized that consumers don’t want to pay for discounts and want an offer to try something new. Thus, the idea of The Brooklyn Saver, a free local discount guide, was born. The Brooklyn Saver is a community-driven discount guide that connects Brooklynites

and visitors to local independent merchants through the intersection of storytelling and discounting. It is a trusted, authentic editorial voice that builds support of the local community. Launching this spring, The Brooklyn Saver is a free printed guide that will feature curat-

ed merchants with exclusive offers and coupons. Unlike other publications, it is action-oriented, featuring attractive offers for all merchants and advertisers, engaging users to interact with the guide on a consistent basis. The guide is bi-annual with a distribution of 25,000. The first issue will feature North Brooklyn (Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint) and merchants in the following categories: Food & Drink, Shopping, Health & Beauty, and Culture & Entertainment. Local consumers or visitors will pick up The Brooklyn Saver at any of over 100 participating merchant locations. Grassroots marketing throughout the neighborhood as well as distribution by local hotels, tour operators, and other venues will be used to circulate the guide throughout the neighborhoods. If you are a merchant interested in joining their program, please go to: www.BrooklynSaver.com and apply for free. If you are an advertiser that wishes to inquire about the opportunity to promote your business, you can download The Brooklyn Saver media kit on their website. To reach Michael directly, please call 212404-6936 or email michael@brooklynsaver. com

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Realty Collective hosts “Buying into Brooklyn” Crash Course

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collection of agents with a passion and love of Brooklyn’s history and everevolving energy, Realty Collective was co-founded in 2005 by Victoria Hagman. Victoria has not only earned a reputation as a trusted and admired agent in Brooklyn’s real estate market but also as a committed community leader and historic preservationist. Not happy with the stereotypically shady practices of other agents and agencies, Victoria prefers to hire creative types. Realty Collective’s network of agents includes designers, artists, dancers, producers, photographers, musicians, filmmakers, and writers. These are people who understand that a home is more than just square footage – it is a place to create the environment that reflects and supports who you are. The Realty Collective team lives and works in Brooklyn, often sponsoring, hosting or participating in community events. From setting up a table at a neighborhood street festival to fundraising for local non-profit organizations, contributing to and being active members of our community is extremely important to us. An event that we co-hosted last fall, Buying Into Brooklyn, was a crash course for firsttime home buyers navigating the often stressful process of purchasing their first homes. We 16 Brooklyn Progress • March/April 2018

had a great turnout in a packed room at The Brooklyn Brewery! Victoria and RC agents, Tina Fallon and Jane Herro, were there to give tips and answer questions alongside mortgage professionals, a real estate attorney and renovation experts. We explained what it takes to find the right home, make the right offer, get into contract, secure the right financing, and close, all without having a nervous breakdown. Some of the questions asked were “Is their any upside

to using ones own bank to acquire a loan?” and “What is the difference between a co-op and a condo and how does that effect closing costs?”. Acquiring a foundation of knowledge about the real estate market in the area before beginning your journey is crucial and those who came out on October 10th now have the tools to begin their home search. “It was great to see first time home buyers of all different levels at the event. Some who have been going to open

houses, those who have gotten pre-approved already and many who just have a goal of buying in the next few years but didn’t know where to begin. It’s never too early to start preparing to buy!” says RC’s Jane Herro. Realty Collective has offices in four locations, Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront District and Clinton Hill. Look out for more of our events, which we post regularly on our blog at realtycollective.com.


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deal Properties Group is one of the largest privately owned, independent real estate firms in Brooklyn today. Its journey as the “Brooklyn Born & Bred” firm began over 10 years ago in April 2007, when Aleksandra Scepanovic and Erik Serras realized the need for a technologically innovative real estate company in their beloved borough. Scepanovic previously worked as a wartime journalist and editor in her home country of Serbia. After the Balkan Wars, she moved to New York City, where she pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her interest in interior design was sparked from a post-war mindset, and it led her to a job at the small brokerage firm in Manhattan where she met Serras. Serras has been in the real estate world since 2000. Prior to that, he was a financial and REIT specialist on Wall Street. The duo soon realized Brooklyn’s real estate potential. The borough was not yet seen as a competitor to Manhattan, but as a secondary destination where people lived only if they wanted more affordable housing. With their keen knowledge of both the econo-

my and real estate, Scepanovic and Serras knew that this would soon change, and they launched the firm from the spare bedroom of their Brooklyn home. Mapping out rental properties on a bulletin board, they began to enter the market and develop deep expertise in the borough.

Through their dedication, they opened their first office in Gowanus. Soon, they established the brand. With continued perseverance, business flourished and over the course of 10 years, Ideal expanded to four offices in Brooklyn: Gowanus, Park Slope, Cobble Hill and Williamsburg. The firm grew

to a staff of over 200 highly trained experts, from real estate brokers and salespeople, to marketing and social media gurus. Ideal expanded from primarily rentals to mostly sales and expanded in the commercial market as well. On the company’s 10-year anniversary, Scepanovic and Serras launched the company’s newly redesigned website, driven by the firm’s desire to make reliable real estate and neighborhood data more accessible to its clients, customers, new development, sales and rental teams, colleagues, friends, and the media. In addition to traditional real estate services, Ideal maintains internal market research, architecture, interior design, and programming teams offering a full range of design, staging, marketing, new media and web services. The firm possesses extremely accurate and relevant data on sales and distributes a focused quarterly market report. Because of a steadfast commitment to its team members and customers, Ideal continues its rapid growth, and looks forward to its continued expansion across the New York City real estate market.

Kamin Brooklyn Puts a New Stamp on Urgent Care

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rgent care centers are popping up all over the place, including here in Brooklyn. If you look around, you may notice them on your way home from work or while taking a leisurely stroll. Many urgent care centers are part of large chains, while others can be operated by a single doctor who simply puts up a sign announcing urgent care hours. At Kamin Health, we take a different path. As a patient, you will get all the speed and efficiency that you expect from an urgent care facility, while resting assured that you are receiving quality medical care. At Kamin Health, we are respectful to the neighborhoods in which we open our centers, and work hard to be a helpful community resource for everyone’s urgent and routine medical needs. Each and every manager is a local resident and has a grip on the community’s needs. This allows us to give back to the community, whether it is by sponsoring events at local schools, educating community members on their ability to obtain medical insurance or supporting local small businesses by hosting raffles and contests. From the second a patient walks through our doors, we take pride in the service we provide them, whether it’s the complimentary beverage station, charging stations, free Wi-Fi or the children’s play area. Our short registration form makes the registration process super quick, and allows us to see our patients promptly. Once the registration process

is finished, patients are escorted to one of our state-of-the-art exam rooms, where they are examined by our highly experienced providers. Every Kamin Health provider is encouraged to not only provide quality medical care, but to provide compassionate care and allow patients to ask any relevant questions or concerns without feeling rushed. Every patient gets a follow-up call the day after visiting. If a patient is advised to follow up with a primary care physician, requires a specialist but doesn’t have a PCP, or does

not know a specialist, Kamin Health’s patient relations team will use its wide network of contacts to find the patient the appropriate doctors. Part of working with the community is building and maintaining a good rapport with medical providers in the neighborhoods where Kamin Health operates, and it is proud of its collaborative relationships. Kamin Health is especially proud of its flagship Brooklyn location. Located in the center of Crown Heights within walking distance of Prospect Lefferts Gardens, our amazing team

is led by lifelong neighborhood resident Yosef Hershkop - Manager CHUC, with hard work and a commitment to both our patients and the community at large. Crown Heights Urgent Care is now a valued and respected center of healthcare in the community. All of Kamin Health’s patients know how accessible it is, and it is happy to expand that exceptional personal service to all Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce members, so don’t be shy and reach out. Yosef can be reached via email: yosef@ kaminhealth.com.

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Brooklyn’s small business. Our hope is that more small businesses across New York will benefit from Go Digital as the Chamber expands the program to all 5 boroughs. Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy, and when they succeed our communities grow and thrive,” said Carley Graham Garcia, Google Head of External Affairs for New York. “We thank Google for this amazing grant, which will provide needed digital marketing assistance to businesses throughout New York City for free,” said Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Denise Arbesu. “This program will give small businesses in low-income communities the digital tools they need to succeed, and hopefully encourage job creation and economic growth.” “The Queens Chamber has hosted workshops with Google in the past and their commitment to small and medium size business has been terrific; said Thomas J. Grech, President and CEO of the Queens Chamber of Commerce. We thank them for their support of this 5 Chamber Grant.” Bronx Chamber of Commerce President

and CEO Nunzio Del Greco said, “As President and CEO of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce, I am excited to work with the other members of the 5 Chamber Alliance in partnership with the TD Bank Charitable Foundation and Google. org, to coordinate enhanced services in support of businesses and individuals in low to moderate income and immigrant communities. This partnership ideally aligns with the Mission of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce.” “We are pleased to partner with Google and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to offer ‘on the ground’ Go Digital Services to Staten Island business owners. Small businesses need to effectively use social media and digital marketing platforms to stay competitive. Unfortunately, many business simply can’t carve out the time to attend workshops and seminars…however, this service will be delivered directly to their door. The result, enhancing their ability to promote their products and services and be more successful,” said Linda Baran, President & CEO of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce. “We are excited to partner with the other borough-wide Chambers to deliver meaningful help to small businesses throughout the city,” said Jessica Walker, President and CEO of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. “Thank you to TD Bank and Google for making this happen.”

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HUSH 68 Jay Street, Suite 413 Brooklyn, NY 11201 heyhush.com 718-422-1537

Arts, Culture, Entertainment and Music Russian American Foundation, Inc. 1560 Broadway , Suite 500 New York, NY 10036 russianamericanfoundation.org 212-687-6118

The Jalopy Theatre & School of Music 315 Columbia Street 20 Brooklyn Progress • March/April 2018

1035 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11238 ridgewoodbank.com/home/home 929-666-4420

Beauty and Wellness Mecca’s City Of Wholeness 1120 Washington Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11225 yomamethod.com 347-517-2120

BuddhaBooth 63 Flushing Avenue, Building 293 Brooklyn, NY 11205 buddhabooth.com 914-525-1190

Brooklyn Wellness 422 73 Street Brooklyn, NY 11209 brooklynwellness.com 347-426-6514

Zip Zap Eyebrow Threading 2915 Glenwood Road Brooklyn, NY 11210 zipzapsalons.com 718-200-9203

Jen’s Naturals

585-394-3620

Prospect Heights Beer Works 648 Washington Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238 phbeerworksny.com 718-623-2337

Business and Financial Services Transworld Business Advisors - Thandron Dadaille 1820 Avenue M, Suite 521 Brooklyn, NY 11230 tworld.com/brooklynwest 855-483-9675

The Bid Lab 267 West 71st Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10023 thebidlab.com 718-644-8746

Optimal Employee Solutions, LLC 3000 Ocean Parkway, Suite 2100 Brooklyn, NY 12235 optimalemployeesolutions.com 917-318-5504

The MirRam Group LLC 5030 Broadway, Suite 810 New York, NY 10034 mirramgroup.com 212-505-6633

Marks Paneth LLP 685 Third Avenue New York, NY 10017 markspaneth.com 212-201-3004

Handmade in Brooklyn 716 Sackett Street, Apartment 2RR Brooklyn, NY 11217 hmbcollective.com 917-902-7206

Thorp 25 West 132nd Street, #4D New York, NY 10037 go2thorp.com 212-844-9835

Condata Accounting and Consulting, LLC 150 Broadway, Suite 1710 New York, NY 10038 condatagroup.com 212-233-1460 529 Fifth Avenue NewYork, NY 10017 citrincooperman.com 212-697-1000

Armao LLP 100 Quentin Roosevelt Boulevard, Suite 209 Garden City, NY 11530 armaollp.com 516-320-7220

Transworld Business Advisors - Dean Hawthorne 235 Adams Street, 11F Brooklyn, NY 11201 tworld.com/brooklynwest/agents/ deanhawthorne 917-279-1326

Green Sky Bookkeeping, Inc. 81 Prospect Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 greenskybookkeeping.com 646-413-2385

YorkGroup Associates, LLC 195 Montague Street, Suite 1217 Brooklyn, NY 11201 yorkgroupassociates.com 347-439-9358

KBL, LLP

Beverage

Canny Capital

800 South Main Street, Suite 200 Canandaigua, NY 14424 newyorkwines.org

140 South Long Beach Avenue Freeport, NY 11520 sjedwards.com 516-208-9988

Clothing, Jewelry and Fashion One-Three Sports 6730 13th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219-6126 onethreesports.com 718-232-5013

Aneta Kidz LLC 1610 Avenue P, Suite 2H Brooklyn, NY 11229 anetakidz.com 646-799-4420

First World Art 57 Saint Pauls Place, Apartment 2J Brooklyn, NY 11226 underwrapsfashion.com 917-627-1225

Greene & Greene Uniforms 482 Tompkins Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216 weblink.ibrooklyn.com/clothing,-jewelryfashion/greene-greene-uniforms-174055 646-707-7703

Coworking The New Work Project 97 N 10th Street, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11249 thenewworkproject.com 917-618-7496

Brass Factory 185 Wythe Avenue, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11249 thebrassfactory.com 718-782-4050

Camp David 237 36th Street Brooklyn, NY 11232 thecampdavid.com 718-313-0111

B. Building Business Building 127, Brooklyn Navy Yard Brooklyn, NY 11205 b-buildingbusiness.com/new-york 917-650-7805

Citrin Cooperman

1356 E. 48th Street Brooklyn, NY 11234 weblink.ibrooklyn.com/Beauty-Wellness/Jen’sNaturals-174031 347-733-6375

New York Wine & Grape Foundation

S.J. Edwards, Inc.

535 Fifth Avenue, 30th Floor New York, NY 10017 kbl.com 212-785-9700 137 Montague Street, #235 Brooklyn, NY 11201 cannycm.com 347-365-8105

Educational Institutions Meet the Writers, Inc. 400 2nd Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 meetthewriters.org 718-788-8318

League Education and Treatment Center 483 Clermont Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238 leaguecenter.org 718-643-5300

Impact Network 61 Greenpoint Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11222 impactnetwork.org 917-539-1466

Institute of Career Continuity 17 Battery Place New York, NY 10004 iccedu.com 212-335-0711

Canope Day Care Center 9303 Avenue L Brooklyn, NY 11236 canopekids.org 718-807-8649

Employment and Training Samaritan Services 25 Chapel Street, Suite 1201 Brooklyn, NY 11201 samaritanservices.com 718-834-1911


New Members Energy and Utilities

Graphic Design

East Coast Power & Gas

Urbane Media

340 Jackson Avenue Bronx, NY 10454 ecenergygroup.com 718-402-5107

30 Park Avenue, #4C Mount Vernon, NY 10550 urbane-media.com 347-850-2791

Environmental Products and Services American Renewable Energy Associates 2944 West 5th Street, A Brooklyn, NY 11224 ny-best.org/member/American%20 Renewable%20Energy%20Associates%2C%20 Inc. 718-483-2894

Facility Management and Janitorial Services Triad Cleaning Solutions

Cabala Studio 4322 45th Street, 3G Sunnyside, NY 11104 omarhechtenkopf.myportfolio.com 347-301-4145

Home Furnishings Armada New York 141 Flushing Avenue Building 77, Unit 424 Brooklyn, NY 11205 armadany.com 267-733-5445

VCI, Inc.

1936 Hempstead Turnpike East Meadow, NY 11554 triadcleaning.com 813-466-3379

245 Hendrix Street Brooklyn, NY 11207 vision-inc.net 929-234-3922

Strictly Spotless, Inc.

Hotels and Accommodations

958 Eastern Parkway Apartment #4 Brooklyn, NY 11213 weblink.ibrooklyn.com/Facility-ManagementJanitorial-Services/Strictly-Spotless,-Inc-173998 347-278-7599

Florists Brooklyn Blooms 433 Nostrand Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216 brooklynblooms.com 347-378-2114

Food Products OddFellows Ice Cream Co. 175 Kent Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11249 oddfellowsnyc.com 646-238-1514

Baked by Bibis 3011 Stillwell Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11224 bbbhealthytreats.com 973 953 8215

Norwegian Baked 543 45th Street, #3 Brooklyn, NY 11220 norwegianbaked.com 646-209-4422

Michel et Augustin 98 4th Street, #106 Brooklyn, NY 11231 micheletaugustin.com/us 646-820-0935

Fine & Raw Chocolate 288 Seigel Street Brooklyn, NY 11206 fineandraw.com 718-366-3633

Anita’s Yogurt 1040 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211 anitas.com 347-244-7261

Fora 630 Flushing Ave #300, Brooklyn, NY 11206 forafoods.com 248-514-7707

Terra Glamping

Gifts and Souvenirs With Love From Brooklyn 99 Quincy Street Brooklyn, NY 11238 withlovefrombrooklyn.com 718-399-3284

Abigail Nitka, Messner Reeves 165 N. 10th Street, #6 Brooklyn, NY 11221 messner.com/abigail-nitka 917-969-5706

Mailing and Courier Services GOexpress 36 Seabring Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 nygoexpress.com 718-624-2000

First Global Xpress, LLC 40-12 28th Street, Unit 1L Long Island City, NY 11101 fgx.com 212-352-9390

Medical Facilities and Service Providers FAB LLC Homecare Services Agency 4024 Hubbard Place, Suite 1B Brooklyn, NY 11210 fabhomecare.com 718-252-1956

Brooklyn Dialysis Center - Dean Street

342 E 7th Street, Suite B Brooklyn, NY 11218 terraglamping.com 646-801-8076

915 Dean Street Brooklyn, NY 11238 rogosin.org 347-915-2140

Pod Brooklyn Hotel

Brooklyn Dialysis Center at NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

247 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211 thepodhotel.com/pod-brooklyn 929-337-9825

Industrial and Manufacturing Services RBW Studio LLC 67 34th Street, 6th floor Brooklyn, NY 11232 richbrilliantwilling.com 347-842-4737

Civic Hall Civic Hall 118 West 22nd Street, 12th Floor New York, NY 10011 civichall.org 347-821-6534

Thinkful 55 Prospect Brooklyn, NY 11201 thinkful.com 720-891-8870

Insurance New York Life Insurance Company Michael V. Oneal 120 Broadway, 29th Floor New York, NY 10271 newyorklife.com 240-472-8567

New York Life Insurance - Robert Jones 120 Broadway, 29th Floor New York, NY 10271 newyorklife.com 347-585-9130

D’Elia Financial Group, LLC 8112 3rd Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11209 advisors.massmutual.com 718-748-5100

Les Bons Vivants, LLC 106 Soldiers Place Buffalo, NY 14222 weblink.ibrooklyn.com/food-products/les-bonsvivants,-llc-173978 716-319-4332

212-455-0760

Landscaping The Organic Gardener NYC 145 Avenue of the Americas, #7 New York, NY 10013 organicgardenernyc.com 917-383-0818

Law Firms and Legal Services Protass Law PLLC 260 Madison Avenue, Floor 22 New York, NY 10016-2402 protasslaw.com

506 Sixth Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 rogosin.org 718-780-5800

Rogosin Brooklyn East 2372 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11208 rogosin.org 646-317-0720

Precision Care Medical & Sports Performance 2781 Shell Road, Suite 101 Brooklyn, NY 11223 precisioncaremed.com 718-648-1234

Brooklyn DNA Testing 36 Plaza Street East, Suite 1A Brooklyn, NY 11238 brooklyndnatesting.nyc 718-233-9131

Sunny Eye Shop 284 Driggs Ave Brooklyn, NY 11222 sunnyeyeshop.com 718-349-1205

Kingsway Medispa & Wellness Center 1610 E. 19th Street Brooklyn, NY 11229 weblink.ibrooklyn.com/Medical-FacilitiesService-Providers/Kingsway-Medispa-WellnessCenter-174024 718-521-6320

Office Supplies and Equipment Cartridge Evolution 140 58th St, Bldg B Unit 4E Brooklyn, NY 11220 cartridge-evolution.com 718-788-0678

718-968-1600

Photographers Colin Williams Photography 420 Carlton Avenue, 3rd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11238 colinwilliamsphotography.com 646-552-5521

Real Estate Brokers Ripco Real Estate Corporation 32 Court Street, 10th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 ripcony.com 212-750-6565

BrooklynNYBPO 276 Jamaica Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11207 brooklynnybpo.com 347-406-8369

Torus CRE 930 Saint Marks Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11213 toruscre.com 917 334-7597

Lee & Associates 600 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10022 leeassociatesnyc.com 917-753-3208

Nidoj Realty Corporation 475 Clinton Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238 weblink.ibrooklyn.com/Real-Estate-Brokers/ Nidoj-Realty-Corporation-173974 718-469-9676

Real Estate Development and Management Mill Creek Residential Trust 135 Route 202/206 Bedminster, NJ 07921 millcreekplaces.com 516-252-1616

Continental Advisory Services, LLC 524 3rd Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 continentaladvisory.com 347-560-1971

LCOR 34 Berry Street LLC 34 Berry Street Brooklyn, NY 11249 34berry.com 315-370-1449

Bergen Street Holdings 129 Boerum Place, 1A Brooklyn, NY 11201 weblink.ibrooklyn.com/real-estate-developmentmanagement/bergen-street-holdings-174092 718-488-6188

Recycling and Waste Removal Filco Carting Corporation 197 Snediker Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11207 filcocarting.com 718-456-5000

Restaurants and Caterers Putnam’s Pub

Pet Services and Supplies

419 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205 putnamspub.com 347-799-2382

Wolfie’s Place

Hey Hey Canteen

74 Jackie Robinson Parkway, 74 Brooklyn, NY 11207 wolfies.place 347-707-2792

Pharmacies and Pharmaceuticals Live Well Pharmacy 1722 Utica Avenue, Suite 2 Brooklyn, NY 11234 weblink.ibrooklyn.com/PharmaciesPharmaceuticals/Live-Well-Pharmacy-174052

400 4th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 heyheycanteen.com 212-810-7398

Ela Taverna 98 Berry Street Brooklyn, NY 11249 elatavernanyc.com 718-599-1911

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Brooklyn, NY 11238 Bukanewyork.com 347-763-0619

Soup N Burger 1825 Emmons Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11235 soupnburger.com 347-556-9424

McDonald’s - 1403 Mermaid Avenue 1403 Mermaid Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 mcdonalds.com 718-372-2859

McDonald’s - 1467 Rockaway Parkway 1467 Rockaway Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11236 mcdonalds.com 718-498-0038

McDonald’s - 2028 Rockaway Parkway 2028 Rockaway Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11201 mcdonalds.com 347-492-5260

McDonald’s - 3143 Atlantic Avenue 3143 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 mcdonalds.com 718-230-0176

McDonald’s - 1642 Pitkin Ave 1642 Pitkin Ave Brooklyn, NY 11201 mcdonalds.com/us/en/home.html 718-240-5098

McDonald’s - 700 Broadway & Thornton 700 Broadway Brooklyn, NY 11206 mcdonalds.com 718-599-2870

SaltBrick Tavern 156 Tillary Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 saltbricktavernnyc.com 347-417-9112

Circa Brewing Co. 141 Lawrence Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

circabrewing.co 718-858-0055

718-302-0400

Caribbean Social

303 East 57th Street New York, NY 10022 sonmargroupnyc.com 917-975-9265

847 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11226 caribbeansocial.suedenyc.com 347-474-7328

Plezirs Gourmands Catering 1022 E. 38th Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 weblink.ibrooklyn.com/restaurants-caterers/ plezirs-gourmands-catering-174098 917-538-2252

Retail T-Mobile (division tbd) 1 Park Avenue, Floor 14 New York, NY 10016 t-mobile.com 631-335-0069

Security Securiforce Protective Svcs

The Sonmar Group, LLC.

BKLYN. STUDIOS 10 City Point Brooklyn, NY 11201 citypointbrooklyn.com 212-358-9516

Telecommunications

601 W 26th Street, Suite 325-37 New York, NY 10001 untappedcities.com 917-510-7408

New York Charter Bus Company 375 Park Avenue, Suite 2607 New York, NY 10152 nyccharterbuscompany.com 212-756-1283

Heart of New York Culture

8973 Bay Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11214 wirelessvision.com 248-865-0900

Brooklyn, NY heartofnyculture.com/index.html 718-965-0486

Big Picture Tourism Consulting

T-Mobile - Cropsey Avenue

33 Bank Street, #25 New York, NY 10014 bigpicturetourism.com 215-356-2332

3063 Cropsey Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11224 wirelessvision.com 248-865-0900

T-Mobile - Hart Place

Signage

T-Mobile - Mermaid Avenue

1514 Broadway New York, NY 10036 signsvisual.com 212-945-8706

Untapped Cities

T-Mobile - Bay Parkway

1481 St. Marks Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11233 weblink.ibrooklyn.com/security/securiforceprotective-svcs-173929 347-777-6087

Signs Visual Industries of New York, Inc.

Pittsford, NY 14534 nystia.org 888-698-2970

1624 Hart Place Brooklyn, NY 11224 wirelessvision.com 248-865-0900 3001 Mermaid Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11224 wirelessvision.com 248-865-0900

T-Mobile - Newkirk Plaza

New York Adventure Club 136 E 55th Street, Apartment 11Q New York, NY 10022 nyadventureclub.com 636-590-6873

Big Apple Greeter 1 Centre Street, Suite 2312 New York, NY 10007 bigapplegreeter.org 212- 669-8198

Water Fun 701 Brighton Beach, Suite 101 Brooklyn, NY 11235 929-245-9147

Special Events Services and Venues

16B Newkirk Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11226 wirelessvision.com 917-803-9957

Velvet Brooklyn

Stealth Communications

NRA/NYSRA

1 Penn Plaza, Suite 6308 New York, NY 10119 stealth.net 212-232-2020

2055 L Street NW Washington, DC 20036 restaurant.org/Home 202-973-5392

174 Broadway Brooklyn, NY 11211 velvetbrooklyn.com 718-302-4427

Dobbin St 64 Dobbin Street Brooklyn, NY 11222 dobbinst.com

Trade Associations

Tourism and Travel NYS Tourism Industry Association 1 Grove Street, Suite 200

Member-to-Member Discounts Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

Transworld Business Advisors - Dean Hawthorne Free business analyze for sales of businesses.

3/31/2018 347-845-5077 brooklynsolarworks.com

Light of Gold PR 15% off of your first order!

5/13/2020 917-279-1326 tworld.com/brooklynwest/agents/ deanhawthorne

Drift $100 off your first month

4/30/2018 646-397-7841 lightofgoldpr.com

Beverage Abbotsford Road Coffee Specialists 15% Off Any Order 1/1/2020 646-983-0448 abbotsfordroad.com

Business and Financial Services

Community Service Organizations New York Peace Institute 15% off any workplace training for chamber members 6/30/2018 212-577-1740 nypeace.org

12/31/2018 844-292-9295 joindrift.com

Just Energy $50 VISA gift card + 2 Free LED light bulbs for every new gas and/or electric enrollment 12/31/2019 845-228-3401 justenergydeals.com/BCOC

SolarKal LLC 20% off solar for Chamber members

Educational Institutions

7/25/2018 855-516-5777 solarkal.com

NYC Family Enterprise Center $50 off Family Business Program

Food Products

1/1/2021 877-376-4226 acceptpro.com

7/13/2018 212-889-8338 nycfec.org

Buckwhat Foods 15% Off Any Order

Condata Accounting and Consulting, LLC 10% of your first order

Energy and Utilities

AcceptPro Eliminate up to 90% of Credit Card Processing Fees- AcceptPro’s Cash Discount Program

5/31/2018 212-233-1460 condatagroup.com 22 Brooklyn Progress • March/April 2018

Brooklyn Solarworks Free Solar Evaluations + 10% Off Solar Installation

12/31/2018 631-523-1529 buckwhat.com

Gifts and Souvenirs With Love From Brooklyn 15% Off Any Gift Box 10/19/2018 718-399-3284 withlovefrombrooklyn.com

Hotels and Accommodations Even Hotel Brooklyn 25% Discount to All Brooklyn Chambers of Commerce Members for entire 2018 12/31/2018 718-552-3800 evenhotels.com/brooklynny

Information Technology CDL500 $1999 Small Business Website for $1645 12/31/2019 215-527-8979 CDL500.com

Restaurants and Caterers SaltBrick Tavern 15% off all food and beverage 5/1/2018 347-417-9112 saltbricktavernnyc.com


Renewed Members Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

Brooklyn, NY 11232 aecom.com 212-973-3075

purelements.org 347-533-8933

Adrienne Nicole Productions

Design 2147 Limited

599 East 7th Street, Apt 1A Brooklyn, NY 11218 reginaopera.org 718-259-2772

14 DeKalb Avenue, 3rd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 adrienneproductions.com 646-599-4911

Connelly McLaughlin & Woloz 233 Broadway , Suite 2310 New York, NY 10279 candm1.com 212 437-7373

Constantinople & Vallone Consulting 233 Broadway, Suite 830 New York, NY 10279 candvconsulting.com 212-393-6500

Highbrid Media 174 Bogart Street, Suite 302 Brooklyn, NY 11206 highbrid.com 347 335-0376

Jauchem & Meeh, Inc. 524 Sackett Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 jmfx.net 718 875-0140

Kasirer LLC 321 Broadway, Suite 201 New York, NY 10007 kasirer.nyc 212 285-1800

Light of Gold PR 28 Valley Road, Suite 1 Montclair, NJ 7042 lightofgoldpr.com 917 -385-1079

Novita` Communications 277 Broadway, Suite 201 New York, NY 10007 novitapr.com 212-528-3160

The Bridge 218 Kane Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 thebridgebk.com 917-972-5789

The Original Media Group 31 Kosciuszko Street, Suite 8A Brooklyn, NY 11205 bkreader.com 646-664-7081

VICE 49 South 2nd Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 vice.com 917-275-5191

Amusement and Recreation Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park 1025 Boardwalk Brooklyn, NY 11224 denoswonderwheel.com 718 372-2592

Luna Park 1000 Surf Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11224 lunaparknyc.com 718 373-5862

Prospect Park Zoo 450 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11225 prospectparkzoo.com 718-399-7339

Wanderlust Festival 23 Dobbin Street, 3rd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11222 wanderlust.com/festivals 212-766-8040

Architects, Designers and Engineers AECOM Metro New York 220 36th Street, Suite 5A

52 Diamond Street Brooklyn, NY 11222 design2147.com 718 383-9340

G.V.Z. Architects 96 Bergen Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 gvzarchitects.com 718 625-2079

Garrison Architects 45 Main Street, Suite 1026 Brooklyn, NY 11201 garrisonarchitects.com 718 596-8300

Hilt Projects, Inc. 47 Hall Street Brooklyn, NY 11205 hiltprojects.com 917-674-7407

UPC Engineering D.P.C. 4304 8th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11232 weblink.ibrooklyn.com/architects,designers-engineers/upc-engineeringdpc-173511 347-295-0655

Arts, Culture, Entertainment and Music 56 Bogart Street LLC 56 Bogart Street Brooklyn, NY 11206 56bogartstreet.com 718-599-0800

Brooklyn ARTery 1021 Cortelyou Road Brooklyn, NY 11218 brooklynartery.com

Brooklyn Childrens Museum 145 Brooklyn Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11213 brooklynkids.org 718 735-4400

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music 58 7th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217 BQCM.org 718 622-3300

Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 brooklynhistory.org 718 222-4111

Groundswell 540 President Street, Suite 1A Brooklyn, NY 11215 groundswellmural.org 718-254-9782

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, Pier 86 New York, NY 10036 intrepidmuseum.org 646-381-5283

Kim Holleman Brooklyn, NY 11221 kimholleman.com 917-470-4733

On Stage at Kingsborough Kingsborough Community College 2001 Oriental Blvd Brooklyn, NY 11235 onstageatkingsborough.org 718 368-5148

PopGun Presents 1271 Willoughby Avenue, #3L Brooklyn, NY 11237 popgunpresents.com

Purelements: An Evolution in Dance 1958 Fulton Street, Suite 409 Brooklyn, NY 11233

Regina Opera Company

TKTS/TDF 520 8th Avenue, Suite 801 New York, NY 10018 tdf.org 212-912-9770

Wine & Design - Fort Greene 218 Dekalb Avenue, Ground Floor Brooklyn, NY 11205 wineanddesign.com/brooklyn 718-510-6477

Union 67 Hanson Place Brooklyn, NY 11217 pafcu.org 718 643-4506

Ridgewood Savings Bank Cobble Hill 244 Court Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 ridgewoodbank.com/home/home 718-923-0300

Beauty and Wellness Brooklyn Attitude 851 Carroll Street, Suite 9 Brooklyn, NY 11215 brooklynattitude.net 718-398-0939

Athletic and Fitness Clubs

Beverage

Bad Ass Academy

Big Nose Full Body

238 Bay Ridge Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11220 badassacademy.com 718-759-9870

389 7th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 bignosefullbody.com 646-228-9058

Brooklyn Sports Club

Cafe Grumpy

1540 Van Siclen Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11239 brooklynsportsclub.com 718 642-2720

Automobile Services and Transportation American Automotive Lubricants & Fluids, LLC 136 Morgan Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11237 weblink.ibrooklyn.com/automobilesuppliesservices/americanautomotive-lubricants-fluids,llc-172847 718-628-4444

Indian Larry Motorcycles 70 North 15th Street Brooklyn, NY 11222 indianlarry.com 917-750-0490

Lyft, Inc. 548 Market Street, #68514 San Francisco, CA 94104 lyft.com 917-617-0801

NYC Ferry Operated by Hornblower

199 Diamond Street Brooklyn, NY 11222 cafegrumpy.com 718-383 0748

Coney Island Brewing Company 1904 Surf Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11224 coneyislandbeer.com 718-669-2904

Scotto’s Wine Cellar, Inc.

Flushing Bank 7102 3rd Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11209 flushingbank.com 718 836-8088

Investors Bank - Greenpoint 896 Manhattan Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11222 myinvestorsbank.com 347-563-6349

M&T Bank 350 Park Avenue, 5th Floor New York, NY 10022 mtb.com 212-350-2039

People’s Alliance Federal Credit

151 Maple Street Brooklyn, NY 11225 gaiastrategy.com 917-359-0725

Gwen Moore Professional Services LLC 610 Riverdale Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11207 gwenmooreprofessional.com 917 355-8346

Newton Brown LLC 315 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217 newtonbrownusa.com 347-879-4869

REW, CPA 4919 Church Avenue, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11203 rewcpa.com 910-574-2744

Social Strategies Group Inc 271 Cadman Plaza East, Unit 22718 Brooklyn, NY 11202 social-strategies-group.com 917-740-6081

The European American Business Organization, Inc.

VeraCloud Technologies

Abel Intermedia LLC 32 Court Street, Suite 706 Brooklyn, NY 11201 abelintermedia.com 718 403 0200

BEN Global Mentorship 520 White Plains Road, Suite #500 Tarryton, NY 10591 poweredbyben.com 347-229-1441

CF Joseph CPA PC

Cinch

1 Court Square, 7th Floor Long Island City, NY 11120 citicorp.com 718 248-6901

Gaia Strategies

Business and Financial Services

Banks and Credit Unions

Citi Commercial Bank

50 Court Street, Suite 700 Brooklyn, NY 11201 eriksen.com 718 802-9010

The Chrysler Building - 405 Lexington Avenue, 37th Floor New York, NY 10174 eabo.biz 212-972-3035

300 Cadman Plaza West One Pierrepont Plaza, 12th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 cfjcpapc.com 718-735-6989

1750 86th Street Brooklyn, NY 11214 brfcu.org 718-680-2121

Eriksen Translations Inc.

318 Court Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 brooklynwine.com 718 875-5530

110 Wall Street New York, NY 10005 citywideferry.nyc 646-640-6202

Bay Ridge Federal Credit Union

Jericho, NY 11753 emigrantmortgage.com 516-822-7482

7 World Trade Center 250 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10006 cinchkey.com 631-459-0790

City Smarts Inc. 240 Kent Avenue,Suite B39 Brooklyn, NY 11249 citysmarts.net 347-324-7443

DDS - Employee Screening Services 7618 17th Avenue, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11214 employeescreening.com 718-234-0005

Deborah Buyer Law PLLC One Little West 12th Street New York, NY 10014 deborahbuyerlaw.com 212 225-8483

EB TAX CONSULTANTS 5403 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11220 ebaccountax.com 718-439-6405

Emigrant Mortgage Company 350 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 203

81 Prospect Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 veracloud.us 347-746-2003

Cemeteries and Funeral Homes Sampson Funeral Service, Inc. 2601 Pitkin Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208 sampsonfuneral.com 718-277-8000

Clothing, Jewelry and Fashion Steve Madden, Ltd. 52-16 Barnett Avenue Long Island City, NY 11104 stevemadden.com 718 446-1800

The Brooklyn Press 54 Franklin Avenue, Unit 1 Brooklyn, NY 11205 thebrooklynpress.com 212-363-0067

Community Service Organizations Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger 2010 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11233 bedstuyagainsthunger.org/contact-us 718-773-3551

Bright Horizons at 345 Adams Street 345 Adams Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 brighthorizons.com/adamsstreet 718-488-7770

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Catholic Guild for the Blind 1011 1st Avenue, 6th Floor New York, NY 10022 archny.org 646 794-3337

Cause Effective 505 8th Avenue, Suite 1212 New York, NY 10018 causeeffective.org 212 643-7093 ext 1010

Chinese-American Planning Council Brooklyn Branch 4101 8th Avenue, 4th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11232 cpc-nyc.org 718-492-0409

Colony-South Brooklyn Houses 297 Dean Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 colonysouth.org 718 625-3810

Drucker Hypnosis Center 352 77th Street Brooklyn, NY 11209 mdhypno.com 347-470-8262

Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn 7403 18th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11204 fiaobrooklyn.org 718-259-2828

Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc 621 Degraw Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 fifthave.org 718 237-2017

GallopNYC 540 President Street, 3rd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11215 GallopNYC.org 917 602 1733

Helen Keller Services 57 Willoughby Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 helenkeller.org 718 522-2122

JCC of Marine Park 2076 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11234 jccmp.org 718-412-3522

JobsFirstNYC 11 Park Place, Suite 1602 New York, NY 10007 jobsfirstnyc.org 646-738-5675

Kiddie Academy of Williamsburg 288 South 5th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 kiddieacademy.com/williamsburg 858-229-7307

Midwood Development Corporation 1416 Avenue M, Suite 201 Brooklyn, NY 11230 middev.org 718 859-3011

New York Harbor Foundation 10 South Street, Slip 7 Governors Island New York, NY 10004 nyharbor.org 212-458-0800

New York Memory Center 199 14th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 nymemorycenter.org 718-499-7701

New York Peace Institute 111 John Street, Suite 600 New York, NY 10038 nypeace.org 212-577-1740

NIA Community Services Network 6614 11th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219 24 Brooklyn Progress • March/April 2018

niabklyn.org 718 236-5266

Project Renewal 200 Varick Street, 9th Floor New York, NY 10014 projectrenewal.org 212-620-0340

SCO Family of Services 154 Lawrence Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 sco.org 718-797-3068 ext 311

The THRIVE Network 241 37th Street, Suite 604 Brooklyn, NY 11232 thethrivenetwork.org 718-965-1998

VISIONS 500 Greenwich Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10013 visionsvcb.org 212-625-1616

YMCA of Greater New York

DUMBO Improvement District 20 Jay Street, Suite 510 Brooklyn, NY 11201 dumbo.is 718 237-8700

Flatbush Avenue BID 2211 Church Avenue, Room 201 Brooklyn, NY 11226 flatbushavebid.com 718 282-2500

Flatbush Nostrand Junction District Management Association 2900 Bedford Avenue 1221 Ingersoll Hall Brooklyn, NY 11210 exploreflatbush.com 718 951-5000

Graham Avenue BID/Woodhull Community DMA 80 Graham Avenue, Suite 2A Brooklyn, NY 11206 grahamavebid.com 718 387-6643

5th West 63rd Street, 6th Floor New York, NY 10023 ymcanyc.org 212-630-9600

Greenpoint Innovations LLC

Construction Services and Supplies

New York Grant Company

Brooklyn Insulation & Soundproofing 195 Montague Street, 14th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 brooklyninsulation.com 718 388-4814

CertaPro Painters of East Brooklyn, NY 4508 Kings Highway Brooklyn, NY 11234 east-brooklyn.certapro.com 347-268-5255

Kamco Supply Corp. 80 21st Street Brooklyn, NY 11232 kamco.com 718 768-1234

KMS Contracting Inc. DBA Sure Iron Works 86 Georgia Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11207 sureiron.com 718 495-6500

Quality 1st Basement Systems 302 A West 12th Street, #348 NY, NY 10014 basementwaterproofingnewyork.com 212-235-1820

The Prestige Skyline Corp 2057 68th Street, Apartment 2R Brooklyn, NY 11204 theprestigetouch.com 347-471-4015

Turner Construction Company 375 Hudson Street, 6th Floor New York, NY 10014 turnerconstruction.com 212-229-6480

Economic Development 86th Street Bay Ridge Business Improvement District 9201 Fourth Avenue, 7th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11209 86bid.net/portal/ 718-680-2420

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation 1368 Fulton Street, 6th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11216 restorationplaza.org 718-636-6930

Brighton Beach BID 1002 Brighton Beach Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11235 bidbrightonbeach.com 718-934-0067

114 Greenpoint Avenue, 4D Brooklyn, NY 11222 greenpointinnovations.com 312-343-2226 29 Broadway, Suite 2222 New York, NY 10006 nygrants.com 212 227-8283

North Flatbush Avenue BID 282 Flatbush Avenue, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11217 nfbid.com 718-783-1685

Small Business Development Center 2800 Victory Boulevard, Building 3A 105 Staten Island, NY 10314 sisbdc.org 718-797-0187

Educational Institutions Baruch College - Continuing and Professional Studies

718 260-3500

St. Francis College 180 Remsen Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 sfc.edu 718 489-5370

SUNY Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center 111 Livingston Street, Suite 400 Brooklyn, NY 11201 bkl.sunyeoc.org 718-802-3308

Employment and Training AHRC New York City

32 Broadway Avenue, 15th Floor New York, NY 10004 ceoworks.org 646 267-5574

Globally Bold LLC 4107 Foster Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11203 torinperez.com 347-661-8286

Penda Aiken, Inc. 330 Livingston Street, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11217 pendaaiken.com 718 643-4880

Energy and Utilities Bright Power 11 Hanover Square, 21st Floor New York, NY 10005 brightpower.com 212-803-5868

Con Edison 4 Irving Place, Room 1100 New York, NY 10003 coned.com 718 802-5666

WEcsg

Beltran Technologies 1133 East 35th Street Brooklyn, NY 11210 beltranassociates.com 718-338-3311

BioBAT, Inc.

39 Adelphi Street Brooklyn, NY 11205 greenehillschool.org 718 230-3608

140 58th Street Brooklyn Army Terminal, Build A, Box 194 Brooklyn, NY 11220 biobat.nyc 347-534-7759

Hellenic Classical Charter School

Newtown Creek Group

646 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 hccs-nys.org 718 499-0957

2318 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11233 newtowncreek.info 347 267-9617

Key Collegiate Charter School

Facility Management and Janitorial Services

125 Court Street, Apt 11SE Brooklyn, NY 11201 keycollegiate.org 347-633-6059

Nubian Conservatory of Music 892 Eastern Parkway, 1st Floor Brooklyn, NY 11213 nubianconservatoryofmusic.com 718-453-7586

NYU Tandon School of Engineering 15 MetroTech Center, 6th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 engineering.nyu.edu

154 Conover Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 atlanticmaintenance.com 718-222-4549

Food Products Bay Ridge Bakery

Brooklyn Born LLC

Environmental Products and Services

Greene Hill School

Streetplus

Center for Employment Opportunities

Berkeley College

179 Pacific Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 byca.org 718-243-9447

901 Bay Ridge Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219 petriplumbing.com 718 748-1254

7805 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11209 bayridgebakery.com 718-238-0014

202 Madison Street Brooklyn, NY 11216 wecsg.com 212-906-7345

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy

Petri Plumbing & Heating Inc.

57 Willoughby Street, 4th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 ahrcnyc.org 347-680-0777

55 Lexington Avenue, B1-116 New York, NY 10010 baruch.cuny.edu 646-312-5124 255 Duffield Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 berkeleycollege.edu 718-637-8600

Brooklyn, NY 11214 libertypestnyc.com 347-967-5821

Architectural Grille 42 Second Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 archgrille.com 718-832-1200

HEPCO Heating & Plumbing 577 Hicks Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 hepcohp.com 718 935-0900

Liberty Pest Control 8220 17th Avenue

533 Sutter Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11207 brooklynbornfood.com 917-578-6681

Brooklyn Spice Company 225 Eagle Street Brooklyn, NY 11222 brooklynspice.co 718 349-0949

Buckwhat Foods 50 Court Street, Suite 710 Brooklyn, NY 11201 buckwhat.com 631-523-1529

Damascus Bakery, Inc. 56 Gold Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 damascusbakery.com 718 855-1456

Falcone’s Cookieland 1648 61st Street Brooklyn, NY 11204 falconebaking.com 718 236-4259

Fruit Bliss 1007 Sheffield Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11207 fruitbliss.com 646 225-6565

Green Mustache 630 Flushing Avenue, 5th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11206 getgreenmustache.com 917-691-6788

Jacques Torres Chocolate 66 Water Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 mrchocolate.com 212-414-2462

Li-Lac Chocolates 68 35th Street, Floor 1, Unit 18 Brooklyn, NY 11232 li-lacchocolates.com 917-821-7969

Mike’s Hot Honey 252 Java Street, Suite #136 Brooklyn, NY 11222 mikeshothoney.com 347-450-4722

Rimini Pastry Shoppe 6822 Bay Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11204 famousriminibakery.com 732-952-3447

TMI Trading Corp 7 Bushwick Place Brooklyn, NY 11206 tmitrading.com 718-744-6862

Twenty-Two Desserts, LLC, DBA: Malai 236 Livingston Street, #10F Brooklyn, NY 11201 malai.co 917-979-3438

Virginia Dare Extract Company,


Renewed Members Inc.

HomeAdvisor

882 Third Avenue, 7th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11232 virginiadare.com 718-788-1776

14023 Denver West Parkway, Bldg. 64 Golden, CO 80401 homeadvisor.com/c.Brooklyn. NY.html 303-963-8557

We Rub You 141 Flushing Avenue, Building;77 Suite 106 Brooklyn, NY 11205 werubyou.com 917-701-5162

Gifts and Souvenirs Brooklyn Beach Shop 1223 Boardwalk W Brooklyn, NY 11224 weblink.ibrooklyn.com/ giftssouvenirs-retail/brooklyn-beachshop-172341 212-945-8781

Exit 9 Gift Emporium 127 Smith Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 shopexit9.com 718 422-7720

Fruit Creations Management, Inc. 1446 86th Street Brooklyn, NY 11228 ediblearrangements.com 718 837-3784

UncommonGoods 140 58th Street, Suite 5A Brooklyn, NY 11220 uncommongoods.com 718-210-1200 Souvenirs

Government Agencies Brooklyn ACCES-VR 55 Hanson Place, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11217 acces.nysed.gov/vr 718-722-6760

Fort Hamilton Family Moral Welfare & Recreation 137C Poly Place Brooklyn, NY 11252 hamilton.armymwr.com/us/hamilton 718-630-4040

Graphic Design i and i design 439 11th Street, 3rd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11215 iandidesign.com 212-240-9112

Visible Works Design 396 4th Street, Suite #4 Brooklyn, NY 11215 visibleworks.com 718-768-7819

Grocery Stores and Supermarkets Three Guys From Brooklyn 6502 Fort Hamilton Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11219 3guysfrombrooklyn.com 718-748-8340

Legion Lighting Company, Inc. 221 Glenmore Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11207 legionlighting.com 718-498-1770

Pintchik, Inc. 254 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217 pintchik.com 718 783-3333

R. SIMON DESIGN, INC, DBA LIGHTS UP! 148 39th Street, Unit 5 Brooklyn, NY 11232 lightsup.info 718-499-4209

Refoundry 596 President Street, #3B Brooklyn, NY 11215 refoundry.org 718-909-0790

Rooted Design & Build 1565 Bergen Street Brooklyn, NY 11213 rooteddesignandbuild.com 347-770-1774

urbangreen furniture 140 58th Street, Unit 8F Brooklyn, NY 11220 urbangreenfurniture.com 718-567-0777

Hotels and Accommodations airbnb 888 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103 airbnb.com 347-585-6840

Hotel RL Brooklyn Bed-Stuy

Flickinger Glass Works, Inc. 175 Van Dyke Street, Suite 321A Brooklyn, NY 11231 flickingertableware.com 718 875-1531

4012 Avenue J Brooklyn, NY 11210 msnetsol.com 718 252-7160

MyBizGeek Solutions 2357 Coney Island Avenue, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11223 mybizgeek.com 646-450-7550

Insurance Brownstone Agency Inc. 423 Court Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 brownstoneagency.com 212-699-8950

National Allotment Insurance Agency, Ltd. 491 DeKalb Avenue, Suite 2 Brooklyn, NY 11205 nationalallotmentinsurance.com 718-622-3888

Summit Coverages, Ltd. 365 Bridge Street, Suite 9-PRO Brooklyn, NY 11201 summitcoverages.com 718-467-8733

United Public Adjusters & Appraisers, Inc. 134-02 Crossbay Boulevard, 2nd Floor Ozone Park, NY 11417 unitedpublicadjustersny.com 917-373-3103

Law Firms and Legal Services Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin, & Hosinski LLP

16 Court Street, Suite 2304 Brooklyn, NY 11241 goldbergandcohn.com 718 875-2400

333 Adams Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 brooklynmarriott.com 718 222-6520

The Brooklyn - A Hotel 1199 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216 thebrooklynny.com 646-350-0700

The William Vale 111 North 12th Street Brooklyn, NY 11249 thewilliamvale.com 646-975-2767

FJM Ferro Inc.

22 Covington Circle Staten Island, NY 10312 bellawt.com 888-774-4748

MS Network Solutions, Inc.

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

MetroPlus Health Plan

Bella Window Treatments LLC

155 48th Street Brooklyn, NY 11232 gpsdeluxe.com 718 630-5977

299 Park Avenue, 16th Floor New York, NY 10171 beckerglynn.com

Health Insurance

Home Furnishings

GPS Deluxe Inc.

1080 Broadway Brooklyn, NY 11221 redlion.com/bed-stuy 718-715-4850

Industrial and Manufacturing Services

160 Water Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10038 metroplus.org 212-908-8589

718-715-4909

263 52nd Street Brooklyn, NY 11220 fjmferroinc.com 718-331-5464

Rolling Steel Industries 693 Atkins Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208 rollingsteeldoors.com 718-272-4444

Information Technology Codacity LLC 77 Sands Street WeWork Brooklyn, NY 11201 codacity.com

Goldberg and Cohn, LLP

Kampessis & Shamoun, PLLC 8418 3rd Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11209 lawfirmks.com 718 680-7900

Launch IP 18 St. Marks Place, Suite 2 Brooklyn, NY 11217 launch-ip.com 718-412-0868

Law Offices of Codispoti & Associates, P.C. 111 John Street, Suite 800 New York, NY 10038 codispotilaw.com 212-962-6525

LegalShield-Diane Lucas 122 Ashland Place, Suite 2C Brooklyn, NY 11201 dianellucas.legalshieldassociate.com 917 945-1934

The Law Firm of Adam Kalish PC 9306 Flatlands Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11236 The Law Firm of Adam Kalish PC 718-272-6040

The Law Office of Andrew Isaac Cohen 195 Montague Street, 14th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 aicohenlaw.com 516-330-9588

Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP 156 West 56th Street

New York, NY 10019 windelsmarx.com/ 212-237-1024

Mailing and Courier Services Atlantic Export, Inc. 141 Neptune Avenue, 1st Floor Brooklyn, NY 11235 atlanticexportinc.com 718-499-5385

Medical Facilities and Service Providers Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center, Inc. 1456 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11216 bsfhc.org 718-636-4500

Diamond Braces 79 Avenue U Brooklyn, NY 11223 diamondbraces.com/office-locations/ avenue-u-brooklyn-ny 718-373-6707

Jewel Human Services, Inc. 121-10 153rd Street Jamaica, NY 11434 jewelhumanservices.org 347-858-1375

Maimonides Medical Center 4802 Tenth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219 maimonidesmed.org 718-283-7013

New York Congregational Community Services 135 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11226 nycnc.org 718 576-7101

North Brooklyn Dental Care 169 Kent Street Brooklyn, NY 11222 northbrooklyndentalcare.com 347-889-7734

Renaissance Home Health Care

DeSales Media Group, Inc. 1712 10th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 desalesmedia.org 718-499-9705

Greenpointers 61 Greenpoint Avenue , Suite 636 Brooklyn, NY 11222 greenpointers.com

PIP Marketing, Signs and Print 421 Doughty Boulevard Inwood, NY 11096 pipinwood.com 516-239-9500

Real Estate Brokers ABS Partners Real Estate, LLC 200 Park Avenue South, 10th Floor New York, NY 10003 absre.com 212-400-9515

Corcoran - Lisa Lonuzzi 1 Pierrepont Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11201 corcoran.com/nyc/agents/display/5995 718-722-7808

Cushman & Wakefield One Pierrepont Plaza, 9th Floor, Suite #2 Brooklyn, NY 11201 cushmanwakefield.com 718 238-8999

Ingram & Hebron Realty 188 Montague Street Suite 950 Brooklyn, NY 11201 ingram-hebron.com 718 624-0011

Mary Kay Gallagher Real Estate 561 Rugby Road Brooklyn, NY 11230 marykayg.com 917-324-8016

Pan-Brothers Associates 14 West 23rd Street, Suite 5 New York, NY 10010 panbrothers.com 212 255-2000

R.I. Buff Real Estate

3044 Coney Island Avenue, 4th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11235 renaissancehomehc.com 718-649-3670

40 Clinton Street, Suite 1-J Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11201 weblink.ibrooklyn.com/real-estatebrokers/ri-buff-real-estate-159643 718-625-5201

The Rogosin Institute

Sholom & Zuckerbrot Realty LLC

1845 McDonald Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11223 rogosin.org 718-336-9700

Pharmacies and Pharmaceuticals A One Pharma Trade 18-38 126 Street College Point, NY 11356 aonepharma.com 718-309-5658

35-11 35th Avenue Long Island City, NY 11106 s-z.com 718 392-5959

Real Estate Development and Management 96 Berry Street LLC

Printers, Publishing and Publications

96 Berry Street Brooklyn, NY 11249 weblink.ibrooklyn.com/real-estatedevelopmentmanagement/96-berrystreet-llc-173293 917-407-1444

BKLYNER

ALLOY

773 Coney Island Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11218 bklyner.com 917-496-5888

CNG One MetroTech North, 10th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 cnglocal.com 718 260-2500

Crain’s New York Business 685 Third Avenue New York, NY 10017 crainsnewyork.com 212-210-0738

DBG MEDIA 358 Classon Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238 ourtimepress.com 718-599-6828

20 Jay Street, Suite 1003 Brooklyn, NY 11201 alloyllc.com 718-225-8155

Brennan Real Estate, LLC 45 Main Street, Suite 1022 Brooklyn, NY 11201 brennanrealestate.com 917-568-6525

Brooklyn Industrial Buildings LLC 135 13th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 bibibny.com 718 788-7426

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New York, NY 10017 common.com 917-935-5646

Jimmy’s Heros

973 623-7600

Royal Recycling Solutions, Inc. 187-40 Hollis Avenue Hollis, NY 11423 royalwaste.com 718-468-8679

Eleven33, The Domain Companies 28 Box Street Brooklyn, NY 11222 1133manhattan.com 718-395-4600

La Bruschetta Restaurant

Waste Management of New York, LLC

IBEC Building Corporation 55 Broad Street, 16th Floor New York, NY 10004 ibecliving.com 212 747-0227

123 Varick Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11237 wm.com 718-533-5225

114 Montague Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 lassencatering.com 718 875-6272

McDonald’s 2915 Jorie Boulevard Oak Brook, IL 60523 corporate.mcdonalds.com/mcd/ our_company.html

Brooklyn Teen Challenge

220 36th Street, Suite 2-A Brooklyn, NY 11232 industrycity.com 347-859-5759

444 Clinton Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238 brooklyntc.org 718 789-1414

Park Tower Group 535 Madison Avenue, 35th Floor New York, NY 10022 weblink.ibrooklyn.com/real-estatedevelopment-management/parktower-group-162127 212 355-7570

The Constellation Group P.O. Box 26606 Brooklyn, NY 11202 theconstellationgrp.com 718-875-9180

The Hudson Companies Inc. 826 Broadway, 11th Floor New York, NY 10003 hudsoninc.com 212-777-9500

Munch Hours, Inc.

New Hope Family Worship Center 817 Livonia Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11207 newhopefamilyworshipcenter.org 718 342-1305

Restaurants and Caterers

162 Smith Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 lospaisanosmeatmarket.com 718 855-2641

Avlee Greek Kitchen

Panera Bread

349 Smith Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 avleegreekkitchen.com 718-855 5125

345 Adams Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 paneracatering.com 718 252-1300

Park Asia

8801 3rd Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11209 cebubrooklyn.com 718 492-5095

55 5th Avenue New York, NY 10003 timeequities.com 212-206-6017

6521 8th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11220 weblink.ibrooklyn.com/ restaurantscaterers/park-asia-171820 718 833-1688

Choose Your Metric NY belindadigiambattista.com 646-206-5026

Trezza Management 224 Pacific Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 weblink.ibrooklyn.com/real-estatedevelopmentmanagement/trezzamanagement-161243 718-624-5226

City Farm, LLC

Two Trees Management Co. LLC

1179 Elton Street Brooklyn, NY 11207 fusioneastny.com/ 917 346-7996

45 Main Street, Suite 602 Brooklyn, NY 11201 twotreesny.com 718-222-2500

Washington Square Partners 675 Third Avenue, 25th Floor New York, NY 10017 washsquare.com 212-906-9090

Recycling and Waste Removal Action Carting Environmental Services, Inc. S:5.6875 in

Brooklyn, NY 11212 weblink.ibrooklyn.com/restaurantscaterers/munch-hours,-inc-172949 917-560-1103

Paisanos Butcher Shop

Cebu Bar & Bistro

Time Equities

256 7th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11228 labruschettapizzapasta.com

Lassen & Hennigs

Religious Organizations

Industry City

920 East 132nd Street Bronx, NY 10454 actioncarting.com

1786 Sheepshead Bay Road Brooklyn, NY 11235 jimmysfamousheros.com 718-648-8001

Pure Bistro 88 Fifth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217 purebistrobrooklyn.com 718-622-5314

168 7th Street, Suite 1A Brooklyn, NY 11215 cityfarmny.com 718 369-3310

Red Hook Lobster Pound 284 Van Brunt Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 redhooklobster.com 718-858-7650

Fusion East

Rocco’s Tacos

Honey Baked Ham - Fulton Street 1413 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11216 myhoneybakedstore.com/ brooklyn/2708?utm_ source=google&utm_ medium=local&utm_ campaign=localmaps&utm_ content=2708 718-443-6463

339 Adams Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 roccostacos.com 718-246-8226

The Woods 48 South 4th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 thewoodsbk.com 347-489-8899

VSPOT 156 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217 vspot.nyc 917-734-7056

Jay & Lloyd’s Kosher Deli 2718 Avenue U Brooklyn, NY 11229 jayandlloydskosherdeli.com 718-891-5298

Retail

718-942-9608

Kings Plaza

Tourism and Travel

5100 Kings Plaza Flatbush Avenue & Avenue U Brooklyn, NY 11234 kingsplazaonline.com 718 253-6842

My Town Inc.

A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours 68 3rd Street, Suite 244 Brooklyn, NY 11231 asliceofbrooklyn.com 917-678-9733

Big Bus Tours

12 Jacob’s Landing Way Secaucus, NJ 7094 mytowndelivery.com 718-648-7703

723 7th Avenue, 5th Floor New York, NY 10019 bigbustours.com/en/new-york/newyork-bus-tours 212-685-8687

Wegmans Brooklyn, NY wegmans.com 585-429-3627

Cititrek Tour & Guide Services 350 Richmond Terrace, #7C Staten Island, NY 10301 cititrek.com 855-TOUR-NYC

Security Investigations and Security Solutions, LLC 302 Marcus Garvey Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11221 iandss.net 718 637-1497

Outfit Security & Promotions, LLC 142 Herzl Street Brooklyn, NY 11212 theoutfitgroup.com/security 347-323-4658

Tyco Integrated Security 47-40 21st Street Long Island City, NY 11101 tycois.com 718-289-6636

Delta Air Lines, Inc. 125 West 55th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10019 delta.com 212 258-0271

Expedia 350 Fifth Avenue Empire State Building, Suite 7220 New York, NY 10118 expedia.com 917-332-5047

Inside Out Tours 25 Broadway, 9th Floor New York, NY 10004 insideouttours.com 718 644-8205

Levys’ Unique New York! 462 Marlborough Road Brooklyn, NY 11226 Levysuniqueny.com 917-667-6645

Signage Signs and Decal Corp 410 Morgan Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211 signsanddecal.com 718-486-6400

New York Cruise Lines

Special Events Services and Venues BLDG 92 63 Flushing Avenue, Unit 300 Brooklyn, NY 11205 bldg92.org 718-907-3903

Pier 83 West 42nd Street and 12th Avenue New York, NY 10036 circleline42.com

New York Water Taxi 499 Van Brunt Street, Section 8B Brooklyn, NY 11231 nywatertaxi.com 212-742-1969

Vacaya 457 Warren Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 weblink.ibrooklyn.com/EventManagement/John-FinenProductions-173474 718-304-0969

Brooklyn Expo Center 72 Noble Street Brooklyn, NY 11222 brooklynexpocenter.com 917-684-6056

EBK EVENTS LLC 141 Albany Avenue, Apt 3R Brooklyn, NY 11213 ebkevents.org 718 581-3863

Sports Establishments Barclays Center/Brooklyn Nets 15 MetroTech Center, 11th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 barclayscenter.com

Trade Associations National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce NY 340 W. 42nd Street, 841 New York, NY 10036 nglccny.org 646-964-5027

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