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UPCOMING EVENTS Speed Networking Reception
June 18, 2019
Networking Breakfast hosted by The Greater Postal Customer Council
June 19, 2019
Summer Cocktail Networking with the Chamber CEO
June 19, 2019
Doing Business with South Africa - Networking Breakfast
June 24, 2019
Tips to Delegate Your Way to a Successful Business
June 26, 2019
Greater New York Chamber Business Expo
September 19, 2019

NEWS


Monthly Speed and Pitch Networking - Great Business Connections

June 4, 2019

Joe Rojas and Carla Campos of Red Sapiens leading the Pitch and Speed Networking
Twice a month the Chamber hosts a Pitch and Speed Networking Breakfast. We combine the concept of "speed networking" and add a great component; each person to give a 60 second promo about their company. Speed networking can be another tool to contribute to your business success. Speed and Pitch Networking also provides exposure to a lot of people in a short amount of time. It is a way to let others know who you are and what you are looking for, whether new customers or clients, business or sales leads. Come and join us!
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Bavaria Entrepreneurs Networks with GNYCC Members

May 23, 2019

Representatives from all industries of the Federation of Self-Employers Bavaria meets with GNYCC Chamber members
GNYCC chamber members met with The Federation of Self-Employers Bavaria which represents over 15,000 member-companies. THE successful network for Entrepreneurs and Self-Employers in Bavaria are the small business network hub for Bavaria, Germany
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National Small Business Week Fair & Forum

May 9, 2019

Lieutenant Governor Hochul keynotes Greater NY Chamber Awards Ceremony
The Greater NY Chamber hosted a small business fair & forum at the conveniently located TKP NY Conference Center in Midtown Manhattan just steps away from beautiful Bryant Park. Close to four hundred businesses came by to take advantage of this important day of networking, workshops and to gather free resources & information from close to fourty exhibitors; including many representatives from city, state and federal agencies.
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Chamber's "Spotlight on Your Business" Reception

May 2, 2019

(L-R) Gene Panasenko, Maloney Securities; Helana Natt, GNYCC; Mark Jaffe, GNYCC; Ruth Ann Finn, Valley Bank; George Hulse, EmblemHealth
Chamber member -TOTO hosted a cocktail reception in their SOHO showroom. Businesses enjoyed cocktails and delicious food while networking in the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world. For the past 100 years, the TOTO Global Group has been the recognized leader in innovation, technology and precision engineering in elegant, high-design products that enhance the bath space. Serving both the residential and commercial sectors, the company's Americas Division, TOTO USA, Inc., is reinventing the exclusive bath experience with its revolutionary People First approach to product innovation.
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The Digital Transformation Imperative for Your Business

April 30, 2019

Donato Mallano; VP Sales at Kualitatem Inc talking about Digital Transformation part of the Chamber Business Center Small Business Presentations
Business and consumers are no longer engaging through traditional channels for getting news, banking, shopping at brick and mortar stores or how they learn new skills. The new economy requires a different way of thinking about your whole business from clients, products, services, marketing, technology, processes, people all encapsulated in a holistic quality assurance program. Digital transformation is a journey that leverages the internet, data & algorithms in-sights for personalizing the client engagement journey. Many companies will have one shot at getting this right or risk becoming irrelevant in their market.
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Encuentro 2019 Award Recipients

April 13, 2019

An awards reception honoring Latino leaders in the General Society Library.
Encuentro Northeast’s committee composed of prominent New York and New Jersey business and civic leaders honored leading Latino Leaders. This years's New York City awards program was in the historic General Society Library. 2019 Award Recipients were: Environmental Advocate Award Recipient-New York Congressman, José E. Serrano, Small Business Advocate Award; New York Congresswoman -Nydia M. Velázquez, Congressional Legacy Award-Former New York Congressman, Charles B. Rangel
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Nepalese Festival & Reception

April 12, 2019

Amrit Bahadur Rai, the new Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations speaking about his new position
The Consulate General of Nepal New York, Nepalese American Foundation & Janakpurdham Sub-Metropolitan City of Nepal hosted a Nepalese Festival & Reception. Amrit Bahadur Rai, the new Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations was speaking about the importance of the direct flights top Nepal and how it would stimulate the relationship between US and Nepalese Businesses.
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New Technology Platform to Monetize Your Time

April 7, 2019

Elias Li of Fyllan shows GNYCC members at the Chamber Business Center Educational Series about new technology
Elias Li, Founder CEO of Fyllan discusses a new technology platform that enables local service based businesses to monetize their time. It's all about time and how businesses need to start looking at their business in a different way and how to best monetize their time. Fyllan wants to create a community where local businesses can thrive by leveraging the best technology and maximizing their time and resources
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HIGHLIGHTS OF FY 2020 BUDGET - Chamber Breakfast

April 5, 2019

Aries Dela Cruz Manhattan Regional Representative Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo speaking about the NYS Budget to Chamber Members
The FY 2020 Budget highlights; makes 2% Property Tax Cap Permanent, Includes Landmark Criminal Justice Reforms, and MTA Reform Plan that Includes Central Business District Tolling, Increases Education Aid by Over $1 Billion, Bringing Total Education Funding to $27.9 Billion, and Introduces New Education Equity Formula to Ensure Funding for Poorer Schools,Agreement to Enact Public Campaign Finance System, State Spending Kept at 2% for the Ninth Straight Year
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Womens History Month Awards Celebrating Women in Leadership

March 28, 2019

2019 Chamber Honorees L-R Kita Kanakadandila on behalf for Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava Esq. Stephanie Dawson, Joanne Fernandez, Lauren Leader
On Thursday, March 28th at the General Society Library in New York City, we celebrated our Annual Women's History Month Cocktail Reception. We were delighted to recognize these women for their outstanding work as a great role model for all women to aspire to! Stephanie Dawson, Colonel, Retired USA; Colonel Dawson was the first female brigade commander in New York Army National Guard history. She commanded the historic 369th Sustainment Brigade, the Harlem Hellfighters from 2008 until her retirement in 2011. Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava, Esq; Ms. de Leon Bhargava serves as the Deputy Secretary for Labor and Workforce for the office of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, and is the first Latina to hold the position. Joanne Fernandez; Ms. Fernandez serves as the Manager of Government Affairs at Entergy. Since 2014 she has, also, served as the Chairperson of the Westchester County Parks Foundation. Lauren Leader; is the Co-Founder and CEO of All In Together. She is an author and activist on women's issues and a regular commentator on MSNBC.
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The Importance of SEO for Your Website

March 20, 2019

Jeremy Skillings of "You Can be Found" talks about the important aspects of SEO
GNYCC Business Center Breakfast Series hosted Jeremy Skillings of "You Can be Found". His presentation spoke upon the importance of SEO. He addresses the topics of: content and meta-tags and how to aim your content at the right search concepts, feeding Google as much information as possible in your Google My Business (GMB) page, including videos, images, Q&A, descriptions, making sure your site pages load quickly, converting relationships into links that will improve your ranking strength with representatives of a wide variety of businesses. He was able to speak on specific issues chamber members have and to get a better understanding of what the Google algorithm is trying to do.
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Chamber Celebrates Black History Month

February 28, 2019

Award Recipients: Dr. Hazel Dukes, NAACP President; Dr. Brian Johnson, Mercy College; Major General Nathaniel James, NY Army National Guard; Alphonso David, Counsel to Governor Cuomo; Dr. Denise Richardson, Radio Personality:
On February 28th, 2019, The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Black History Awards Breakfast at the Hard Rock Cafe located in Times Square. This annual event recognizes the heritage, accomplishments, and culture of African Americans. In addition to the award recipients (see picture), the Chamber awarded a "Community Service Award", to Billy Mitchell for The Apollo Theater recognizing their 85th anniversary and their contribution to the music, arts, black culture in New York City.
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Public Advocate Forum - Candidates Outline the Future of New York City

February 12, 2019

On February 12th, 2019, candidates who will be on the ballot for the February 26th Special Election to fill the NYC Public Advocate seat visited the Historic Coffee House for a public forum co-hosted by Greater NY Chamber and New Democratic Dimensions. Each candidate outlined their vision of the future of New York City and why they should be elected Public Adocate.The Public Advocate is considered by some to be the second most powerful position in NYC politics. The last two Public Advocates moved on to higher office. Bill de Blasio was elected NYC Mayor and Letitia James was elected NYS Attorney General
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Chamber Hosts U.S State Department "Global Economic Forum"

February 4, 2019

World Leaders Discuss Global EconomIc Effects with Helana Natt at Chamber Business Center
The GNYCC met with twenty-three world leaders who represent government officials, political leaders, non-profit practitioners and members of the business and academic communities.. Discussions were about international economic cooperation in the context of the growth and integration of emerging markets into the world economy; Examined links between U.S. and foreign financial systems and commodity markets; and reviewed U.S. efforts to strengthen its economy and the international economic system, including stimulating growth and employment; reforming financial institutions; initiatives to assist the recovery of the financial sector domestically and internationally.
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Sri Lankan Garment Exporters are Leaders in Global Designer Brands

January 23, 2019

P.A. Sumedha Ponnamperuma; Minister (Commercial) Embassy of Sri Lanka; Members of Sri Lankan Garment Exporters: Haward Fashion; Pri Textile Group; Isabella and Sarasavi Industries
Sri Lanka Chamber of Garment Exporters, the facilitator for foreign investors in Sri Lanka met with GNYCC chamber members. Sri Lanka is a strategic sourcing destination for multiple global designer brands and retailers delivering the best with innovation, agility and unparalleled quality. Setting their own unique trend, lifestyle stores in Colombo have a lot of exclusive items on offer from furniture, porcelain and decorative items to even clothes and antiques.
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GOVERNOR CUOMO UNVEILS AGENDA FOR FIRST 100 DAYS

December 18, 2018

2019 JUSTICE AGENDA
Governor Cuomo discussed his agenda: Combating climate change to protecting undocumented immigrants; Legalize adult use of recreational marijuana; Creating longer waiting periods for buying guns; Implementing congestion pricing to fund the city's crumbling subway system; and Ending vacancy decontrol, which allows landlords to remove certain apartments from rent-regulation protections when they become empty.
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Westchester Holiday Networking Reception at BLT Steakhouse

December 4, 2018

Shari Rosen-Ascher and Sergio Serratto of Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousin's office Proclaim the good works of the Greater NY Chamber
The Greater NY Chamber hosted a Holiday Networking Reception at BLT Steakhouse in the White Plains Ritz Carlton on Tuesday, December 4th. It was a well attended, closed out reception with Chamber members and local dignitaries. Shari Rosen-Ascher of County Executive George Latimer's office was on hand to recognize the Chamber and its many good works in Westchester
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The Turkish Trade Centre & The Turkish Apparel Center (TAC) Reception

November 28, 2018

Turkish Consul General in New York, Alper Akta speaking to Greater New York Chamber members at
New York's apparel and fashion industries had an opportunity to build relationships with executives and leaders from those industries largest and most influential Turkish businesses. Representatives of leading brands and suppliers of Turkish apparel and fashion industry, including manufacturers responsible for supplying leading global brands were in attendance. The attendees are important players of Turkish apparel and fashion industry, which has an export value of $17 billion annually, and representing a range of sub-sectors, including womenwear, menswear, denim wear, maternity wear, sportswear / activewear and more.
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A Report from the Bronx

October 23, 2018

Ruben Diaz Jr. reports to Chamber Members & Guests at Historic Coffee House
Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr. visited the Greater NY Chamber and reminded us that the Bronx is doing Great! He spoke about job development, economic growth, infrastructure and environmental improvements, new and affordable housing, and the importance of student mentoring. He also spoke about the significance of Fresh Direct staying in the Bronx and how many jobs were saved. Also in attendance was Marlene Citron, President of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp. which gives out millions of dollars in loans for business growth.
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1st Annual Nepalese Business Conference & Expo

September 21, 2018

H. E. Ambassador Dr. Arjun Karki (Nepali ambassadors to USA) presents at the Chamber Business Expo
Hundreds of Nepalese American businesses/entrepreneurs and Nepal Government Official Representative along with H. E. Ambassador Dr. Arjun Karki (Nepali ambassadors to USA) presented at the 1st Nepalese American Business Conference/EXPO held successfully in conjunction with Greater New York Chamber of Commerce annual business fair on September 21, 2018 at New York Hilton Midtown organized by Nepalese American Foundation/Nepalese American Festival in association with Consulate General of Nepal New York.
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LEGOLAND New York Theme Park to Create 1300 jobs

September 12, 2018

LEGOLAND New York Resort is expected to generate 1,300 jobs by opening day, including 500 year-round full-time employees, 300 part-time employees, and 500 seasonal employees.
When it opens in spring 2020, the Resort will feature more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, and will also include a 250-room LEGO® themed hotel from the outset, making it the ultimate multi-day LEGO experience. LEGOLAND® New York Resort is a unique outdoor theme park destination for kids ages 2-12 and their families. Currently under construction in Goshen, NY just over an hour from New York City, the 150-acre Resort will be the biggest ever built by Merlin Entertainments.
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Nutanix

June 28, 2018

Left to right: Lou Attanasio, CRO; Mark Jaffe, GNYCC Chamber of Commerce; Dheeraj Pandey, CEO; Anton Granic, VP of Sales; Sherry Lautenbach, SVP Americas; (far right, half cut off) Cheryl Knight, Director Field Marketing
Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making infrastructure invisible so that IT can focus on the applications and services that power their business. Companies around the world use Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software to bring one-click application management and mobility across public, private and distributed edge clouds so they can run any application at any scale with a dramatically lower total cost of ownership. The result is organizations that can rapidly deliver a high-performance IT environment on demand, giving application owners a true cloud-like experience.
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The United States WW1 Centennial Commission

May 23, 2018

Howard Teich, founder Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative & Mark Jaffe, Chamber CEO
Zion Park Memorial Remembrance Commemoration: To Commemorate those who at the call of their country, left all that was dear, endured hardship, faced danger, and finally passed out of sight of men.
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Chamber Honors Trusted Trading Partners at World Trade Week Ceremony

May 16, 2018

Chamber Honors Partners at World Trade Week Reception at SUNY Global
Every year, during World Trade Week, the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce lives up to its standing commitment to honor those who set an example that inspires their surrounding community and helps to improve world trade and commerce.
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Pakistan Delegation Visits Chamber

May 3, 2018

Presentation by Ms. Samaira Nazir Siddiqui, Secretary, Board of Investment
The Board of Investment (BOI) was established with broad based responsibilities of promotion of investment in all sectors of economy of Pakistan; facilitation of local and foreign investors for speedy materialization of their projects and to enhance Pakistan 's international competitiveness and contribute to economic and social development
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International B2B Forum

May 2, 2018

Mark Jaffe, Chamber President with Chamber Member Luis Cuneo of Mojavie
The Small Business Administration hosted a day of seminars and networking for buyers, suppliers, investors & exporters to learn and to receive assistance on running your business in the International marketplace
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Special Executive Chamber Presentation

April 10, 2018

The Greater New York Chamber had a Special Executive Chamber Presentation of Highlights of the FY 2019 NYS Budget was presented by: Lindsey Boylan, Deputy Secretary for Economic Development and Special Advisor to the Governor NYS just passed a 168.2 billion budget that limits overall spending growth to under 2% for the eighth year in a row!
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Women's History Awards Reception

March 22, 2018

Jaffe with Citation from NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli with Chamber Women's History Month Honorees: Susan Zimet, Jennifer Gold, Sherry Leiwant, Deborah Hughes, and Cynthia DiBartolo
This years Women's History Awards Reception was celebrated in the General Society Library, New York City Congratulations to the 2018 Women' s History Awards Recipients! Their stories were inspirational and are truly great role models. Thank You to everyone who attended and making this annual event a huge success!
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GNYCC hosts International Trade & Investment Breakfast: Doing Business with KwaZulu-Natal South Africa

March 14, 2018

(doing business with KwaZulu-Natal South Africa)
GNYCC hosted an international trade & investment breakfast reception - Doing Business with KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. Trade and Investment KZN based in Durban, Africa's busiest port and logistics hub, is a South African trade and inward investment promotion agency.
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Greater New York Chamber hosts Black History Awards at BB Kings

February 23, 2018

(l to r in main photo with Mark Jaffe on microphone and emcee Larry Mullin far right)
Friday, February 23rd GNYCC hosted its annual Black History Awards Reception at BB King's in Times Square. The special guest emcee was Larry Mullin, the 1010 WINS News drivetime anchor. The event started with a networking breakfast, after which we honored the late, great, legendary blues artist BB King with the Bill McCreary LEGEND Award.
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Greater New York Chamber Members Export Billions

January 5, 2018

The Greater New York Chamber assisted chamber members in exporting billions of dollars worth of goods and products through issuing Certificates of Origin, Free Sale, GMP, and all export documentation. Products were distributed to the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Finland, France, and more.
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China (Guangxi) - U.S. (New York) Investment Trade Promotion

October 25, 2017

The Greater New York Chamber hosted a China (Guangxi) - U.S. (New York) Investment Trade Promotion on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at the New York Marriott Downtown Hotel. Chamber members met with the delegation to promote trade between the two areas.
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Greater New York Chamber 2017 Annual Business Expo

September 15, 2017

The Greater New York Chamber recently hosted its annual business expo, attracting businesses from across the New York City Metropolitan Area. The Chamber Business Expo is the longest running regional business expo in the New York City area, serving to encourage economic and business development for local communities and enterprises.
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The Greater New York Chamber Promotes Global Trade With Sudan

August 4, 2017

As a part of the Chambers Global Trade Program, Executive Director Helana Natt met with a Sudanese Business Trade Council to promote bilateral trade between American and Sudanese businesses. The Chamber continually strives to promote international trade at the benefit of Chamber members and businesses in the New York City area.
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The Chamber's Annual World Trade Week Forum and Reception

May 18, 2017

The Chamber's Annual World Trade Week Forum and Reception hosted at the SUNY Global Center in NYC on May 18th 2017 allowed us to feature trusted partners who help our members succeed in international trade. In additional to honoring our trusted partners with the Chambers International Trade Award, we heard discussion on timely topics such as Brexit and free trade.
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Women's History Month Celebration

March 30, 2017

This year was the 100th anniversary of womens suffrage in NY. Hundreds of chamber members and their guests helped us honor 6 distinguished women while enjoying food from Kellari Taverna. The Honorable United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand opened the reception with a video congratulating the honorees.
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Black History Awards Reception

February 10, 2017

The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Black History Month awards breakfast on Friday, Feb. 10, at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square. This years honorees were Congressman Charles Rangel, 1010 WINS news anchor Larry Mullins, 100 Black Men NYC President Michael Garner, former NYC Veterans Affairs Commissioner Terrance Holliday and Black Shopping Channel CEO Cleveland Gary.
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