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Power Networking Lunch - Building Valuable Connections

The Greater New York Chamber is all about "Growing Your Business". Another opportunity is.....Power Networking Lunches which can provide numerous benefits for businesses looking to expand their network and build valuable connections. By interacting with professionals from different industries and...

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World Trade Month Spotlights Importance of Global Trade in New York City

World trade plays a vital role in the global economy and has numerous benefits and importance in New York City and NY State. this year's celebration. This year's annual celebration was hosted by the Greater New York Chamber and the Orthodox Chamber of Commerce in the beautiful Surrogate’s Court on...

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Government Grant Resources & Assistance - How to Search for Business Grants by SBA

Small business grants can provide numerous benefits to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Here are some key advantages of receiving small business grants:

  1. Financial Assistance: Grants offer financial support that can be used for various business needs, such as...

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Few things are more important today than creating the blueprint for rebuilding and reimagining the path to bring back the greatness of Midtown Manhattan, and with still less than 60 % of the work-force returning to their offices in Midtown, the future is uncertain. Yet there are many ideas that have been floated for our future. This Forum...

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2023 Women’s History Month Recognition Awards

As part of the National Women’s History Month observance the Greater New York Chamber recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments, contributions at an annual cocktail recognition reception. It is a time to honor the trailblazers who fought for gender equality and paved the way for women to achieve their dreams. Award winners have demonstrated significant...

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Unleash Web3 Co-Founders Amanda Schlener, Lyndsey Gago, and Joanna Kurylo meet with GNYCC Executive Director Helana Natt. Not pictured above is Unleash Web3 Co-founder Mariam Nusrat. Photo taken by Ken Nahoum.

Greater New York Chamber of Commerce Announces Partnership with Unleash Web3 to bring the power of Web3 technology to businesses across the New York City metropolitan area.

Through this partnership, Unleash Web3 aims to make Web3 more accessible to businesses of all sizes, provide a link to an untapped source of revenue growth opportunities, and propel economic growth for...

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Black History Month Celebration and Recognition at the Hard Rock Cafe

The GNYCC had the pleasure of honoring this amazing group of business, community, and civic leaders at the Hard Rock Cafe. We acknowledged and celebrated all their accomplishments. Jumoke Fagbayi-Butts of JP Morgan Chase & Co., V.P. - Sr. Business Consultant - Minority Entrepreneurs presented...

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Moderated by: Ms. Man-Li Lin, Economic Development Specialist, New York District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA Loan Programs - Meet the Lenders

This week's GNYCC "Webinar Friday'" Presentation: Meet the Lenders of the SBA Loan Programs. Chamber members were able to personally meet the lenders and learn about different type of loan opportunities to gain "access to capital" to grow their business. Various lenders were on hand to speak about: 7(a), 504 and Microloan Lenders: Accompany Capital, BOC...

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New York State Budget Briefing

Roberta Reardon, Commissioner NYS Department of Labor presented to the Greater New York Chamber Members the transformative plans the Governor has for New York State’s businesses in 2023!

She spoke upon the highlights of the budget:

Rebuilding Our Healthcare Economy to Provide Care for More...

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The Economic Census Begins January 31st

The 2022 Economic Census, the U.S. Census Bureau’s official measure of American business, begins mailing out to selected companies on January 31st. Data provided by businesses fuels the most comprehensive economic statistics available. If you receive an official Economic Census letter, response is due March 15th and is required by...

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Presentation can be seen on Chamber TV

Going Global with Your Business

The EXIM Bank is the official export credit agency of the United States. Their mission is to support American job creation, prosperity, and security through exporting. This is accomplished by unlocking financing solutions for U.S. companies competing around the globe. EXIM helps level the playing field and fill gaps in private sector...

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Low Interest Small Business Loans for NYC Entrepreneurs


If you’re a NYC-based business – a startup, growth-stage business, or needing a boost after the pandemic – our NYC Small Business Opportunity Fund is a trusted, affordable way for you to invest in your...

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Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Business in 2023

Are you looking for ways to grow your small business in 2023? If so, you should definitely consider stepping up your LinkedIn game. LinkedIn is a powerful tool that can help you reach more customers and grow your business if you use it...

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A Year in Review

Thank you for your support during this past year! We would like to thank our staff, community partners and all the members for helping us complete an effective program of work.

 We hosted over 100 online and in person networking Coffees & Cocktail Receptions, 35 "Open Houses" on Clubhouse and Linkedin and dozens of Educational Webinars...

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Interaction - Networking - Investment Reception with Indonesia

Mark Jaffe welcomes Mr. Winanto Adi, Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in New York at the Investment Opportunities in Indonesia Reception at the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in NYC.

"We are proud to continue working with our longtime...

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CBD Kratom Ribbon Cutting Reception - 10th Store in New York

The Greater New York Chamber was at hand for the Ribbon Cutting Networking Reception to celebrate CBD Kratom's opening of their 10th Store in New York and 56th overall. CBD Kratom is committed to helping customers lead healthy and fulfilling...

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Webinar presented by: Ms. Man-Li Lin, Economic Development Specialist U.S. Small Business Administration New York District Office

Access to Capital - Meet the Lenders

The Greater New York Chamber presented a webinar for businesses to meet and learn how to access capital to grow their business. The Lenders focused on assisting small businesses existing and start-up, alike, to identify financing solutions. Financing Programs discussed including Loans: 7(a), 504, Microloan, International Trade Loans, Surety Bonds, Grants...

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Networking Coffee at American Management Association in the heart of Times Square

How Important is Networking?

How important is networking in business? The American Management Association knows it. Chamber members networked over coffee in their “Times Square” location. The AMA International is the global leader in professional talent development. With 160 courses in Management, Leadership, Communications, and Women’s Leadership, the AMA will Re-Skill and Up-Skill...

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The Art of Sales and the Power of Goal Setting

Whether it is for yourself or your business, sales and goal setting is the backbone of all that you do as well as in your business.

Goals generate desire and they give you purpose. Having a positive mindset and understanding the psychology of sales is crucial to your success. Whether or not you are in a sales...

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Annual Business Expo

On Friday, Sept 23rd the Greater NY Chamber Expo hosted our annual business expo at the NY Hilton in Midtown. This all day Expo was a great opportunity to make new business contacts and meet the movers and shakers who help run NY.

Businesses also had access to learn from experts hosting insightful...

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Using Analytics Can Help You Grow Your Business Further

Using analytics helps provide guidance on where your marketing is effective, and where you can better improve how your customers experience your business. The effort to cover analytics has grown considerably since my first days in business in 2009. Even further, the switch over from Universal...

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Meet the Lenders: Access to Capital

GNYCC hosted a webinar with the SBA the focus being on assisting small businesses existing and start-up, alike, to identify financing solutions, giving businesses and entrepreneurs one on one access to meet and ask questions with a panel of lenders from different organizations to go over what you need to get money for your business! Financing Programs...

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Fostering Stronger Malaysia - US Ties

The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) hosted a reception with the Greater NY Chamber attracting high-quality investment in E&E, Machinery & Equipment, Chemical & Advance Materials & Medical Technology industries. This event also highlighted the end-to-end services offered by MIDA as the single point of contact for potential...

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Networking Coffee at Saphira & Ventura Gallery

The Greater NY Chamber hosted their weekly networking coffee at About Saphira & Ventura Gallery. While networking, businesses were able to walk around and enjoy the beautiful artwork.

A centrally located NYC art gallery with international galleries and museum affiliations, represents established and...

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Nepal Investment Interaction and Networking Event

75th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Nepal and the United States of America

The Consulate General of Nepal, New York hosted an interaction and networking reception on “Investment Opportunities in Nepal” in collaboration with Greater New York Chamber of Commerce, in New York.

The event was hosted to celebrate with the business...

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Live networking events are back!

Networking never left... but in person networking is back!

The past couple couple years have presented challenges for many businesses.. but we have all learned to adapt and come back stronger than ever. The Greater New York Chamber has continued to host multiple educational webinars and networking events online each week, via zoom and clubhouse. While we...

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Mayor's Office Launches PASSPort Public

The NYC Mayor's Office of Contract Services (MOCS) is excited to announce the beta launch of PASSPort Public - a data and transparency tool intended to provide unprecedented insight into the City's procurement system by making information at every step of the procurement process available to the public. You can go to to check out the...

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Greater New York Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, makes Power List for Tourism & Hospitality.

Helana Natt recognized as "Power Player", Makes Power List for Tourism & Hospitality.

For the past 25 years, Helana Natt has served as the executive director for the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce. She has been recognized for her nonstop efforts for "Building Back New York".

New York tourism has the most significant impact on the...

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Presentation can be viewed on Chamber TV

Global NY: Export Marketing Assistance Service (EMAS)

Brian Teubner, International Trade Manager of the Empire Development Corporation helped the Greater New York Chamber celebrate World Trade Month by presenting a Global NY: Export Marketing Assistance Service (EMAS) webinar.

The EMAS program is designed to help NYS small-to-medium...

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Featuring Hope Knight, President & CEO of Empire State Development

Governor Hochul's 2022 Budget Briefing

Empire State Development Acting Commissioner and President and CEO-designate Hope Knight presented Governor Hochul's 2022 Budget Briefing to Greater New York Chamber business leaders.

This administration is laser-focused on leading a recovery that works for the entire state, investing in every...

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The Power of Capital Access to Capital with the Experts

As a part of JPMorgan Chase’s racial equity commitment, @JPMorganChase is listening to the community, building relationships and improving financial health to empower communities around the country, including right here in New York City.

As a sponsor and Member of the Greater NY Chamber Of...

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Kick Off to Small Business Week - Leadership Forum

Celebrating the start of National Small Business Week, the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce hosted a small business leadership forum. The leadership panel represented by the leading NYC Agencies, the Commissioner NYC Dept. Small Business Services, Kevin Kim; Commissioner of NYC Dep of Veterans...

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South African Wine Tasting and Networking Reception

GNYCC Members experienced a South African wine tasting class followed by a beautiful networking reception in the newly created "South African Cultural Center", (SACC) which is located within the Consulate and which was established by the current Consul General, Dr Tawana in 2021. There is currently...

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Upcoming Chamber Events

Get involved in our great lineup of events!

Monday 4/25 - Clubhouse Networking - Online Business Growth

Tuesday 4/26 - Wine Tasting Networking Event South African Consulate General, New York Wines of South Africa

Friday 4/29 - Small Business Week Kickoff...

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Standing (l to r) Yolanda Robinson; Director of Executive Operations for NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli Karen Allford; VP United Federation of Teachers Julie Menin; NYC Council Small Business Chair Dr. Ingrid Lewis Martin; Chief Advisor to Eric Adams Jane Tillman Irving; Legendary WCBS News Reporter Mark Jaffe; Greater NY Chamber President Brad Sussman; Pitta Law Firm Erik Bottcher; NYC Council Member Gale Brewer; NYC Council Member James Hendon; Commissioner NYC Veterans’ Services Victoria Dengel; General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen Duvi Honi; Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce Seated l to r Betsy Polivy; Author & Publisher Manhattan Sideways Lisa Leguillou; Associate Producer of Wicked Helana Natt; Greater NY Chamber Executive Director

Meet Our 2022 Women's History Honorees & Presenters

Our 2022 Annual Women's History Event was held in the landmarked General Society Library located in Manhattan at 20 W. 44th Street on March 31, 2022. Almost a hundred people showed up in person to help us honor: NYC Council Speaker Adrienne Adams; Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney; Author of Manhattan...

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International Business Leaders Panelists Discussing Tips on Trade

World Trade Week Reception

World Trade Week honors the New York metro region working together to underscore the importance of international trade, logistics and port operations to the region’s economy and to use their collective expertise to help the region’s businesses grow through international trade.

This event began with a 5pm Networking Reception with...

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Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce Creates the First Emergency Evacuation Fleet in Ukraine

Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce Under the Leadership of Duvi Honig from Lakewood Creates the First Emergency Evacuation Fleet in Ukraine. Due to the massive number of people requiring urgent evacuation and lacking the means to do so, the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce along with its...

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Panel Discussion on How to Access Capital

Meet the Lenders

“Meet the Lenders” webinar connected our small businesses with financial resources. Our “Small Business Friday’s” efforts continue to focus and promote the Greater NY Area as a place where entrepreneurs, small, medium size businesses have access to capital to start, build and grow their business.

This webinar featured a panel discussion with loan...

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Global NY Grant Fund Program

Empire State Development’s Global NY presented on the Global NY Grant Fund Program for interested NYS companies and not-for-profit organizations. This Grant Fund provides grants of up to $25,000 to help companies start exporting or increase their global exports. Grants of up to $100,000 are available to not-for-profit organizations that provide export...

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Celebrating Black History Month at the Hard Rock Cafe

2022 Black History Legends Breakfast

The Greater New York Chamber celebrated their annual Black History Legends Awards Breakfast this year with amazing Honorees and Presenters.

Senator Charles Schumer greeted everyone by announcing the news about President Biden's Supreme Court nominee pick Ketanji Brown Jackson. Board Member & Chair of Veterans'...

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Tips on "How to Start a Blog from a Blogger".

Building a Blog Before You Start Your Business

This weeks GNYCC - Small Business Friday's Webinar Series presented "Building a Blog Before You Start Your Business" presented by Man Li Lin of the United States SBA.

Tips on "How to Start a Blog from a Blogger".

1. Decide the niche (Health, Personal Finance, Make money online, Home Décor,...

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Governor Hochuls "State of the State Address" and Budget

Robert Rodriguez, the Secretary of State presented Governor Kathy Hochul “State of State and Budget Adress to the Members and Business leaders of the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce.

The "New Era for New York" Agenda Includes 228 Bold...

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Presentation is on Chamber TV

Selling to the Government & Global Market

The GNYCC "Small Business Friday's" hosted an online webinar presented by the US SBA on Selling to the Government. Topics included: Learn How and What the Federal Government buy, Certification for Set Aside, Marketing to the Government Agencies, Subcontracting, and Learn Why, What, Where, and How to expand your business to global market ● How Government...

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

"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...

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City Launches $100M Small Business Resilience Grant

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...

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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

Greater New York Chamber Annual Meeting & Holiday Party

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...

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William K. Balash of Unitedex-USA hosted webinar

Supply Chain & Freight Issues

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...

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The Path to Economic Recovery - at the Edison Ballroom

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

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...

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New York City Paid Safe and Sick Leave Overview

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...

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Monetizing Social Media - How to Make Money for Your Business from Social Media

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...

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