The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Investors Bank has made a donation to fully fund this year’s holiday lights on 13th Avenue in Dyker Heights. The avenue will be decorated with holiday skyline lighting fixtures between 86th and 65th streets. The Brooklyn Chamber, with the help of local business owners and community stakeholders, is also in the process of forming a Business Improvement District on 13th Avenue. “I would like to thank Investors Bank for their generous donation and for giving this wonderful holiday gift to Dyker Heights,” said Brooklyn Chamber President & CEO Carlo A. Scissura. “These holiday lights will beautify the 13th Avenue commercial corridor, leading to greater foot traffic, a more pleasant shopping experience for patrons and increased business for local merchants. The Brooklyn Chamber is proud to have facilitated this donation. Investors Bank is a terrific Chamber Member that is committed to improving every community they join.” Investors Bank will be opening a new branch on 13th Avenue in the spring of 2016. “We are pleased to support the Chamber’s activities by donating funds for the holiday lighting display,” said Investors Bank Chief Operating Officer Domenick Cama. “During this season of giving, the Bank and its employees are also assisting local nonprofits that help many families in Brooklyn and across New York City. As a community bank, we are focused on making a positive difference for the people and local businesses in the many neighborhoods we serve.” “I was pleased to allocate more than $20,000 via a neighborhood development grant to the Brooklyn Chamber so that the 13th Avenue BID effort could get a significant push forward. That’s why I am so happy to learn of Investors Bank’s co-sponsorship with the Chamber for the Holiday Lights decoration on 13th Avenue this year,” said Council Member Vincent Gentile.
“I would like to thank Investors Bank and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce for teaming up to provide holiday lights along the 13th Avenue business corridor in Brooklyn,” said Assemblyman Peter Abbate. “The residents of Dyker Heights are known for decorating their houses in elaborate lighting displays, so it is great to see the commercial district festive and bright for the holiday season as well.”
“As the President of the 13th Avenue Merchants Association, I am always happy to see one of our merchants come forward with such intense support of our avenue and community, especially from a big company such as Investors Bank. Thirteenth Avenue is known as one of the few ‘mom & pop’ shopping strips left, so it is nice to see them give back to our small and friendly community. I think I can speak on behalf of all the Merchants of 13th Avenue by saying that this Christmas season, we will be thinking of and thanking Investors Bank for keeping our avenue lit up and in spirit. May everyone at Investors Bank and in our community have a Blessed and Happy Season. And welcome Investors Bank to our Avenue and to Dyker Heights, ‘The Christmas Light Capital of the World,'” said Dominick Sarta, President and supporting merchant of the 13th Avenue Merchants Association. “On behalf of La Bella Market Place we would like to thank Investors Bank for their generous support in lighting the streets of Dyker Heights this holiday season,” said Nick Pesce, owner of La Bella Marketplace. “I would like to welcome Investors Bank and thank them for bringing light to 13th Avenue. It’s always great to see change and expansion,” said Robert Pollina, owner of Pollina Pharmacy.
“Thank you to the Brooklyn Chamber for their efforts! This will create a festive atmosphere across Dyker Heights. I would like to take this great opportunity to send my best greetings to Assemblyman Peter Abbate, Chamber President Carlo Scissura, Regina from Investors Bank and the merchants on 13th Avenue — wishing all of them a Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!” said Kenny Guan, President of Guan Realty Corp.