October 20, 2014

Today, The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce announced that The Powerhouse Arena has become the 1,900th member to join the organization. The Brooklyn Chamber is the largest Chamber of Commerce in New York State, and its membership has now grown by 173 percent in the last two years alone.

“I am thrilled that The Powerhouse Arena has joined the Brooklyn Chamber as our 1,900th member,” said Chamber President and CEO Carlo A. Scissura. “If the Chamber wasn’t a powerhouse before, it definitely is one now! The Powerhouse Arena is a truly innovative space that has become a must-visit destination in DUMBO, and we are proud to have them as part of our team. I want to thank our wonderful Board Chair Denise Arbesu, the entire board, and our amazing staff for helping the Chamber reach this latest milestone. Two-thousand members here we come!”

“It was only a few months ago that we announced our 1,800th member, and to reach 1,900 so quickly is an indication of how terrific the Chamber’s services are,” said Chamber Board Chair Denise Arbesu. “I am very excited to have The Powerhouse Arena, which is a wonderful and unique space for Brooklynites of all ages, as part of the Brooklyn Chamber. Thanks to the entire Chamber team for helping us achieve this remarkable milestone, and I look forward to announcing our 2,000th member very soon!”

“The Powerhouse Arena is thrilled to join 1,899 fellow Brooklyn businesses and entrepreneurs in making Brooklyn’s art, tech, business, culture, education and property development worlds cohesive, interlocking components of the best brand in the world: Brooklyn,” said Daniel Power, Founder and CEO of The Powerhouse Arena.

The Powerhouse Arena was launched in 2006 as a laboratory for creative thought. Home to world-renowned art book publisher powerHouse Books, The Powerhouse Arena is a gallery, boutique, book store, and performance and events space located at 37 Main Street in Brooklyn’s scenic DUMBO neighborhood. With soaring 24-foot ceilings on the 5,000-square-foot ground floor (with over 175 linear-feet of glass frontage and amphitheater-style seating), The Powerhouse Arena showcases a series of landmark exhibitions, performances, and readings from the worlds of art, photography, design, fashion, pop culture, advertising, music, dance, film, and graphic design five nights a week, with innovative kids’ programming on weekends.

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is the foremost resource for doing business in Brooklyn, respected as a leader in advancing public policy, new technologies, products, services and programs that support and promote a vibrant local economy. Its mission is to promote a healthy and robust business environment throughout Brooklyn. The chamber is the foremost economic development leader for the Borough of Brooklyn.