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Legislative Updates, New Grants, Events and Much More
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Upcoming Events
NYC SBRN + 5 Chamber of Commerce: Amazon Black Business Accelerator Webinar
Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator is dedicated to helping build sustainable equity and growth for black owned businesses that sell or wish to sell on Amazon. Register for the Network’s free webinar at to learn more about this program!
Summer Sunset Networking Event
Join us at our first in-person networking event on Thursday, August 12, 2021 6pm – 8pm
Enjoy a cool drink and lively conversation with fellow Bronx Businesses.
Upcoming: Bronx Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala
Mark Your Calendars
For Our 2021 Gala on
September 30th:
The Bronx Is Back In Business
We’re going to make it a night to remember!
Ruben Diaz Jr. – Bronx Borough President
Lucy McMillan – Arnold & Porter
Aurelia Greene – Former Deputy Bronx Borough President (posthumously)
many more to announce
Available Growth & Recovery Grants
The Entrepreneurial Spirit Fund by SIA Scotch
Starting July 13, 2021, eligible small business owners can apply to The Entrepreneurial Spirit Fund by SIA Scotch. Twenty-five recipients will each receive a $10,000 grant, plus mentorship with Carin Luna-Ostaseski, the founder of SIA Scotch Whisky and a first-generation Cuban American entrepreneur who overcame a myriad of challenges during her entrepreneurship journey. Apply and share with us how a grant would grow your business and help you achieve the unexpected.
For more information click HERE
$800 Million Small Business Recovery Grant Program
Click Here for a helpful webinar on the $800 million small business recovery grant program, which will provide funding to small and micro businesses and small for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations to help them recover from the economic impact of the pandemic.
Bronx Chamber Member Spotlights
The Bronx Collab
Join our member The Bronx Collab on July 24th from 12pm – 5:30pm for “The Come Up” Business Expo located on 3866 White Plains Road, Bronx NY 10467.
Check out vendors in the nail industry, music, dance and entertainment, inspirational and Christian merchandise, skin and healthcare, artistry, custom creations, soul food and healthy juices!!
Job Opportunities
The following companies are currently hiring:
What You Should Know
Summer Restaurant Week 2021
This Monday, NYC Restaurant Week 2021 will kick off and will feature 5 Bronx restaurants. Coordinated NYCGo, the summer version of the dining program runs from Monday, July 19 through Sunday, August 22. Pricing options this year include three tiers — set meals for $21 or $39 — for lunch, dinner or both. Click here to learn more and support our local restaurants this summer. 
Free Business Courses for Small Businesses
Sign up for one of these upcoming business assistance webinars.
  • REGISTER       Commercial Lease Strategies (7/19/2021)
Sales and Marketing Courses
  • REGISTER      Search Engine Optimization (SEO) (7/13/2021)
  • REGISTER      GO Digital! (7/15/2021)
ANYC Department of Finance
Join NYC Department of Finance and the Office of the Parking Summons Advocate (OPSA) on July 21 at 1:00pm, on a webinar “For Your Benefit” session to provide help with parking and camera violations.
Registration required:
Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator
Amazon – one of our newest Bronx Chamber Corporate members – recently announced their new, multi-year, multi-million dollar initiative, the Black Business Accelerator: aimed at supporting, promoting, and growing small, Black-owned businesses. The financial grant applications open up July 1.
Amazon is committing $150 million over the next four years to help thousands of Black entrepreneurs reach hundreds of millions of customers. This program, created in partnership with Amazon’s Black Employee Network, the U.S. Black Chamber Inc., and others acknowledges that Black entrepreneurs have less access to capital, mentorship, and growth opportunities, and have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amazon is optimistic about the potential for this program to help generate wealth for Black entrepreneurs, their employees, their families, and their communities. To learn more, visit
NYC Business Quick Start Program
NYC has launched NYC Business Quick Start, a concierge service for small businesses that provides sole point of contact to help navigate City regulations, as well as a public dashboard. The program guarantees a 48-hour response to all small business inquiries and will cut processing time by 50 percent.
The new program will help you:
  • Understand key City rules and requirements to avoid fines and violations
  • Connect to government agencies to get the permits and licenses you need for your business
  • Learn how to resolve any violations your business has received
Community Resources
City Clean Up Corps
The Mayor kicked-off an ambitious program called the City Cleanup Corps (CCC). Following the devastating impacts of this ongoing pandemic, the CCC was launched to both help cleanup and rejuvenate our great neighborhoods and communities, while providing meaningful, good paying jobs that provide a career path to lasting economic recovery.
As a community leader, you can assist the CCC in two important ways:
  • Connecting the CCC to your community: Through a partnership between the Human Resource Administration and the JCC of Greater Coney Island, the JCC is able to place paid full-time interns within your local organizations. But to participate, your local organization needs to sign up with the JCC. Click here for more details on partnering in this great initiative.
  • Connecting your community to CCC jobs: From cleaning parks to helping restaurants, there are many opportunities in all neighborhoods across the City. Click here to connect to the latest job posting.
Small Business Assistance
NYC Small Business Resource Network
The Bronx Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a part of the NYC Small Business Resource Network — a city-wide initiative to bring technical assistance and business recovery support to NYC small businesses.
At no cost to you, the NYC Small Business Resource Network can assist in technology, real estate, legal and accounting services, procurement opportunities, marketing, loans and grants, and more. Our on-the-ground Small Business Support Specialists will help guide you to the resources you need.
M/WBE Certification
The City is committed to awarding $16 billion in City contracts to M/WBEs over the next decade. Getting certified as a (M/WBE) Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise will help you access exclusive programs to help your small business grow and compete for these opportunities.
1. Increased opportunities for the City’s MWBEs: New York City agencies buy more goods and services from certified businesses
2. Gain access to capacity building programs: Education, Financing
3. Free advertising in the NYC Online Directory of Certified Businesses. Market your firm to all potential clients that care about diversity
4. Mentorship Programs and Workshops to help M/WBEs build and strengthen operations to compete and perform better on contract opportunities.
5. NYC Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) provides one-on-one consultation services while you are in the process of drafting a bid proposal and provides post-selection feedback.
6. Networking Events for certified businesses, including the annual Citywide Procurement Fair, an SBS signature event for M/WBEs only.
Need Help Recertifying your M/WBE Status? Contact Us.
Chamber on the Go
NYC resources are available for small business owners in the Bronx through our Chamber On-the-Go business support program. We connect you with resources to help your business thrive from the NYC Department of Small Business Services and the Bronx Chamber of Commerce.
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