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

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 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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