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UPCOMING EVENTS Online Networking Coffee
January 18, 2022
Online Networking Cocktail Reception
January 20, 2022
Selling to the Government and Global Market
January 21, 2022
Grants for Research Online Webinar with the SBA
February 4, 2022
Building a Blog Before You Start Your Business with the SBA: Online Webinar
February 18, 2022
Black History Awards Breakfast
February 25, 2022

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Mark Jaffe - President and CEO, recognized for Economic Development by City and State

December 10, 2021

"City & State’s inaugural Economic Development Power 75 identifies the policymakers who are driving economic development strategies in New York and positioning the state for a post-pandemic recovery, including elected officials, government appointees and leaders of chambers of commerce, trade associations, business improvement districts, labor unions, corporations and nonprofits". Under Mark Jaffe’s leadership, the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce offers support to tens of thousands of business and civic leaders across the region.
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City Launches $100M Small Business Resilience Grant

December 9, 2021

for more information go to www.covidresilience.nyc
City Launches $100M Small Business Resilience Grant for Hard-Hit Sectors and low to Moderate Income Communities. The NYC Small Business Resilience Grant Program is funded by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and administered by Lendistry.

Applicant must use the $10,000 grant to mitigate economic hardships that occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic by using the grant funds to offset operational expenses incurred between March 3, 2021, and December 23, 2024, for the small business that is the basis for the Applicant’s eligibility for the grant.
Examples of eligible expenses include the following: payroll and benefits, mortgage, rent, utilities other operating costs.

For more information go to www.https://covidresilience.nyc/
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Greater New York Chamber Annual Meeting & Holiday Party

December 2, 2021

Happy to be networking in person L-R Vin Sciortino, Waterfront ProForma; Debra Dixon-Anderson, Light of Gold PR; Karen Shaw, Picture This Photo Books; Stephen Straub, Gotham Building; Helana Natt, Greater NY Chamber
The Greater NY Chamber held its annual holiday party and approved the 2022 Board of Directors in the historic General Society Library. Happy to be celebrating in person, businesses were getting a jump start on 2022 business opportunities, exchanging business cards and growing their business while sampling signature dishes from Kellari Restaurant and Tudor City Steakhouse. Building Back New York
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Supply Chain & Freight Issues

November 5, 2021

William K. Balash of Unitedex-USA hosted webinar
Solving the shipping issues that put your business at risk & limit your growth was addressed during this informative webinar. Between COVID, Delta variants, labor shortage, demand for goods, lack of truckers, lack of empty containers, congested ports, increase cost of fuel all play into the freight issues in today's market. Natural disasters weather related (floods & wildfires) have also affected the freight market, further slowing down supply chains and reducing capacity. William Balash of Unitedex-USA offered great tools and tips on how to navigate their shipping issues during these turbulent times.

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20th Annual Business Expo "Building Back New York" The Path to Economic Recovery

September 23, 2021

The Path to Economic Recovery - at the Edison Ballroom
A day to celebrate businesses and honor those who helped us "Build Back NY" and lead NY into "Economic Recovery". The NYC Department of Veterans' Services, James Hendon, Commissioner had the honor of performing the ribbon cutting. It was followed by a networking coffee, break out informative sessions about "Covid Protocols for Getting Back to Work", "Public Safety Job #1 - Safe Street for a Better NY"; Getting Back to Business" and "The Importance of International Partnerships".
The GNYCC called to stage to salute and honor "Essential Workers". Honorees: Linda Bulone of NYC Health & Hospitals, The NYS Nurses Association, NYFD, Terrence Monahan, Former NYPD Chief - honored 5 NYPD Officers, Nation Guard honoree, Joy Chowdhury; NYFD honoree; Firefighter Manny Troche: Hispanic Heritage Hero", Food Service Award was presented to John Phillips - The Mansion/Best Quality Bone Broth. This expo was sponsored by NYRX, McKenzie and Associates, Staples, Precision Organizing Plus, Cass and Broadway Stages.
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New York City Paid Safe and Sick Leave Overview

September 17, 2021

The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) partnered with the Greater New York Chamber to share information on the New York City Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law and New York State Emergency COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law. Workers who have COVID-19 or were in contact with someone with COVID-19 can get sick leave (time off) regardless of immigration status. State and local laws let workers take time off to care for themselves or a family member. Employers cannot mistreat or punish workers for using or asking for sick leave. For more information on how to comply with workplace laws and get employer tools, visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/businesses/workplace-laws-for-employers.page
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Monetizing Social Media - How to Make Money for Your Business from Social Media

September 1, 2021

The GNYCC hosted a webinar on how to make money for your business by using social media. Samantha Williams from 628 Digital Design spoke about content development and scheduling tools, organic reach rate, generate sales thru hashtag marketing and hot to make money from Clubhouse. She walked everyone thru the importance of linking all your social media together. 628 Digital Design is a certified W/MBE, Black-owned business, with WBENC and GNEMSDC - a full-service digital content design agency specializing in social media management, website design, and graphic design .


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