Events

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce hosts a diverse array of events throughout the year.

Our events are centered on connecting members, business leaders and individuals across Brooklyn, as well as stimulating specific industries through our trade shows and signature events. Our calendar will keep you posted on Chamber happenings as well as events taking place throughout the Brooklyn community.

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Upcoming Webinars

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Past Webinars

September 17, 2020

Creating A Mindset for Navigating Your Next Business Moves

As a business owner/operator, how do you know what to think? How to plan? How to invest? How to mitigate risk? We’ve all been asked to navigate a crisis that has turned our lives upside down. How can we make the best decisions when we don’t even know what to expect and information is constantly changing? Join our panel of experts who will provide valuable guidance and actionable steps to navigate your next professional moves with more clarity and confidence.

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Speakers

Lewis Schiff, Entrepreneur & Author | Birthing Giants
Diana Zelvin, Psychotherapist & Business Coach

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July 30, 2020

Helping Commercial Tenants Restructure Their Leases During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 Due to the abrupt and severe economic shutdown, tenants across various industries are unable to maintain daily operations, threatening the recurring rental income stream of landlords. Today more than ever, the playing field has been set for landlords and tenants to engage in a meaningful, transparent and genuine lease restructuring dialogue. Join us as our experts review and explain upcoming legislation and deep dive into solutions to get you through this process.

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Speakers

Mitzi Flexer, Retail Services | Cushman & Wakefield
Brad Lander, District 39 Representative | NYC Council
Bert Rosenblatt, Co-Founder & Partner | Vicus Partners

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July 23, 2020

Breakfast for Success: Doing Well by Doing Good – Sponsored by TD Bank

Incorporating social impact into your core business is not only a personally satisfying way to make a living; it also has a positive effect on our communities. Join us to hear from three inspiring socialpreneurs whose purpose-driven careers empower others and promote economic equality for all.

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Speakers

Christa Lynch, Owner | Brooklyn Braised
Joanne Oplustil, President & CEO |CAMBA, Inc. and CAMBA Housing Ventures
Yvonne Riley-Tepie, Ed.D, VP & Sr. Regional Giving Manager | TD Charitable Foundation

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July 9, 2020

Non-Profit Series – Sponsored by Investors Bank Part III | Events & Fundraising During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 COVID-19 upended the spring fundraising season, and by now most nonprofits have made the tough calls to cancel or postpone many events.  Looking ahead to where we go from here, the questions of how to fundraise and what types of events are safe and cost-efficient ring loudly. Join our panel of event planning and fundraising experts as they discuss lessons learned and best practices that speak to short, medium and long-term fundraising tactics nonprofits can employ during the pandemic.   

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Speakers

Erin Levi Blondes, Development Strategist Founder | 4 North Consulting
Beth Bobek, Founder/Owner of Events by Beth
Max Friedman, CEO| Givebutter

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June 25, 2020

Non-Profit Series – Sponsored by Investors Bank Part II | COVID-19 Impact: Assessing Your Nonprofit’s Financial Health

As the impact of the COVID crisis continues, nonprofits are constantly monitoring and adjusting their budgets and cash flow projections. Join us as we discuss the CARES Act and other relief grants, as well as the key indicators and tools nonprofit staff and board members should watch for to correct course if necessary.

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Speakers

Beth L. Goldberg, District Director - NY District Office |US SBA
Richard Koll, SVP Wealth Management and Insurance | Investors Bank
David M. Rottkamp, CPA Partner, Not-for-Profit Practice Leader | GRASSI NYC

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June 18, 2020

Non-Profit Series – Sponsored by Investors Bank Part I | Reimagining Your Core Mission as you Navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nonprofits across all mission areas and budget sizes have been forced to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly, focusing on crisis management and short-term operations. But in trying times, it’s important to strategically plan for the future to establish long-term sustainability. Join us as our expert panel help you lock in on the core aspects of your mission and make the best choices for your organization.

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Speakers

Judy Levine, Executive Director |Cause Effective
Tiffany Joy Murchison, CEO & Publicist | TJM & Co. Media Boutique
Theresa Schieber, Chief Services Officer | Givewith

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June 11, 2020

Envisioning Reopening Your Business During COVID-19

Even as stay-at-home orders extend deeper into spring, some businesses are drafting plans for their eventual reopening – even if it remains difficult to predict how and when those plans might be implemented. Join us as we discuss the actionable strategies some businesses are applying now to be and stay ready; and how these actions can translate into plans for your own reemergence into our “new normal”.

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Speakers

Shaun Stewart | New Lab
Jane Lea | Lea Architecture
Jamie Galler, Restaurant Operations Consultant | US Foods

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June 9, 2020

Small Business Town Hall w/ NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer

  • Date: Tuesday,June 9, 2020  
  • Description: 
    Join New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Brooklyn Chamber President Randy Peers to discuss the economic impact of COVID-19 on small businesses. Get updates and analysis on the City’s budget and finances, as well as updates on new initiatives and the reopening timeline for Brooklyn.
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Speakers

Scott M. Stringer, NYC Comptroller

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June 1, 2020

Breakfast for Success

A breakfast talk show series featuring guest speakers, sharing personal stories on their road to success. The range of discussion includes how these individuals overcame challenges, pivotal life moments, and how these experiences impacted their professional careers. You will be sure to leave with great information that’s inspiring and motivating.

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Speakers

Cheyenne Bostock | Life Coach. Speaker. Relationship Expert. Author
www.cheyennebostock.com

Michael Gilmore | President and Founder of Gilmore Communication
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Luisa Mendoza | Founder and CEO of Global Tourism Sports & Entertainment
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May 28, 2020

Returning to Work: What Employers Need to Know

With the “NY on Pause” order expired in most of New York State, certain businesses in some regions of our state are permitted to re-open. That is good news for everyone – employers and employees alike – but it also marks the start of a whole new business environment with rules that we have never had to deal with before. This webinar will walk you through some of the rule changes and enforcement efforts employers need to watch for to avoid liability when workers come back from closures.

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Speakers

Rachel Demarest Gold, Esq., Partner | Abrams Fensterman, LLP
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May 21, 2020

Workforce Resources During COVID-19: Making Connections in a Changed Economy – Part III

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Workforce Professional Training Institute presents a three-part series of virtual trainings that will provide valuable insight and guidance to workforce providers on successful employer engagement strategies in these challenging economic times.

Part III: The Employer Perspective and Virtual Recruitment Process
Hear from local employers shedding light on their virtual hiring experience. Also elaborating on safety precautions of workers during COVD-19. How to successfully prepare for virtual interviews. Employers will address safety concerns for workers. Current opportunities that are available and how to apply for positions.

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Speakers

Iris Groen - The Jewish Board
Robin Scott - Phipps House
Tony Aguilar - Goodwill
Kaye Glover - Penda Aikens

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May 18, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans: Certifying Need and Determining Forgiveness w/ PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP

You’ve navigated the difficult, murky process of getting a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan for your business, now what?  With the reward of receiving a loan, comes tremendous uncertainty on what happens next; and many business owners find themselves pivoting from concerns of maximizing their PPP loan amount to maximizing PPP loan forgiveness. Join us as partners from PKF O’Connor Davies offer helpful know-how on the appropriate uses of the PPP loan.

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Presentation on loan forgiveness is available here.

Speakers

Bruce Blasnik, CPA, CGMA, Partner
Bryan Decker, CPA, Partner

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May 11, 2020

Observations from the Field During the COVID-19 Crisis: Commercial Real Estate

As we all continue to navigate through these difficult times, we wanted to create a space where you could hear industry specific stories, exchange ideas and best practices during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ll discuss the issues and challenges different industries may face with a prolonged locked down, and what Brooklyn might look like post pandemic. Join us Monday, as we take an in-depth look at the commercial real estate industry.

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Speakers

Timothy King, Managing Partner - SVN | CPEX Real Estate
Russell Nova, Principal - Capital Markets Commercial Capital Financing - The Cornerstone Group of NY
Jakub Nowak, Associate Real Estate Broker, SVP Investments - The Nowak Group of Marcus & Millichap
Laurie Savino, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - RE/MAX ELITE

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May 7, 2020

Workforce Resources During COVID-19: Making Connections in a Changed Economy – Part I

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Workforce Professional Training Institute presents a three-part series of virtual trainings that will provide valuable insight and guidance to workforce providers on successful employer engagement strategies in these challenging economic times.

Part I: Adapting to a “New Normal” During COVID-19
A panel of partner organizations discuss how they managed to adapt and continue business development in this new climate. Strategies on maintaining employer partnerships during the crisis, how has the process transitioned, and sharing best practices for business development. Learn about industry hiring trends.

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Speakers

Tamba Aghailas, Director of Talent Acquisition – Services for the UnderServed
Turney Baba, Community Partnership Manager, AVP - Santander Bank, N.A.
Edward Funches, President – Inclusion The Movement
Terri Saucier, Director Employment Services – Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
Ben Tallerson, Senior Career Specialist – The Osborne Association
Afi Turner-Meyers, Reentry Community Team Lead – STRIVE

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May 5, 2020

Member Orientation: Maximizing Your Membership in the Digital World!

The Brooklyn Chamber is accelerating the rollout of the Brooklyn APP to provide greater digital support, connectivity and promotional opportunities through this challenging time. Please join us in learning everything Brooklyn’s new digital platform has to offer!

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Speakers

Lori Raphael, SVP, Membership
Lorraine Lowe, Director, Membership
Matt Knispel, Sales and Marketing Coordinator

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April 27, 2020

Observations from the Field During the COVID-19 Crisis: Restaurants

As we all continue to navigate through these difficult times, we wanted to create a space where you could hear industry specific stores from fellow entrepreneurs, exchange ideas and offer support during this crisis. Join us as we hear from business owners and experts in the restaurant industry.

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Speakers

Melissa Autilio Fleischut, President & CEO – New York Restaurant Association
Marco Chirico, Owner - Marco Polo and Enoteca
Brooke Costello, Owner – Red Table Catering
Andrew Rigie, Executive Director – NYC Hospitality Alliance

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April 17, 2020

Coping with Anxiety and Uncertainty During the COVID19 Crisis w/ Diana Zelvin

We recognize that during this unprecedented time, people are having a difficult time managing the uncertainty with their business and in their lives. Join our interactive webinar on Friday April 17 at 12pm where our resilience and recovery expert, psychotherapist and business coach, Diana Zelvin, will provide strategies to help calm the mind and reduce stress and anxiety. She will share how to cultivate an optimistic perspective and quiet your mind to allow for innovation. You will learn manageable action steps to focus on planning one day at a time. She will help you look at the skills, experience and resilience that already reside within you for the seeds of adaptation and growth. Developing a more positive mindset can help you take action, feel empowered, discover new possibilities, and become more hopeful. She looks forward to discussing your questions and concerns.

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Speakers

Diana Zelvin, Recovery Expert, Psychotherapist & Business Coach

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April 10, 2020

Know Your Tax Liability When Utilizing the CARES Act w/PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP

  • CARES Act relief for tax filings and payments,
  • Employee retention credit and payroll tax deferral,
  • Income tax refund opportunities
  • State tax implications, deadlines,
  • NYC financial relief opportunities for small businesses,
  • SBA Loans (specifically PPP and EIDL loans),
  • Extensive frequently asked questions section regarding loans and how to calculate payroll costs

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Speakers

Bruce Blasnik, CPA, CGMA, Partner
Bryan Decker, CPA, Partner
Christopher Migliaccio, JD, Senior Manager
Sandy Weinberg, JD, Principal - State and Local Tax

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April 8, 2020

Resources for Small Business Owners & How to Access Them w/ U.S. Small Business Administration

Peter Fehnel, New York District’s Supervisory Economic Development Specialist for the United States Small Business Administration, presenting on programs available for small businesses, where to find information, and how to apply.

Speakers

Peter Fehnel, Supervisory Economic Development Specialist New York District Office of U.S. Small Business Administration

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April 3, 2020

Small Business Assistance Town Hall with NYC Small Business Commissioner Gregg Bishop

Former NYC SBS Commissioner Gregg Bishop will provide an overview of available grant/loan programs and assistance for New York City’s small businesses. You will have the opportunity to ask him questions digitally and get an answer on the spot.

Speakers

Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)

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