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Legislative Updates, New Grants, Events and Much More
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The Friday Extra
In this weeks Friday Extra, President Lisa Sorin talks about the following:
Hurricane Ida has impacted all five boroughs. For a list of resources visit the link:
Key to NYC: Enforcement begins the week of September 13. Make sure you are following the mandate. Should you need any further information visit: or you can always call our office at 718-828-3900
Blue Jays vs Yankees: The Bronx Chamber is hosting a fundraiser at Yankee Stadium. Join us on Tuesday, September 7th for a night of networking, food and open bar! Tickets are selling out fast! Grab yours today. Email us at for more information.
Bronx Chamber Annual Gala: The Bronx Chamber Annual Gala is taking place on September 30th. For more information visit our page:
Orange Bank & Trust: Congratulations to our Bronx Chamber member Orange Bank & Trust on their grand opening of their Bronx Commercial Bank location. A great new addition to our neighborhood and to our commercial businesses.
Labor Day: The office will be closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day.
Available Growth & Recovery Grants
Hurricane Ida’s Impact on Small Businesses
Hurricane Ida has impacted all five boroughs. The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) is extending help.
SBS recommends the following immediate next steps:
  • If you or others are facing immediate danger, please call 911.
  • Determine whether you have access to your space, assess any damage and consider the following:
  • Will you be able to conduct business in the near term?
  • Are your employees impacted and/or can they can travel to the worksite?
  • What insurance do you have, and do you have access to the records needed to file a claim?
  • Carefully review the post-loss insurance tips below
If you need additional support from an emergency response professional to assess your space and your specific business needs, call the NYC Department of Small Business Services hotline at 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692).
Creciendo Con TikTok
TikTok, HHF and partners have partnered to create a $150,000 Grant Fund aimed at expanding and elevating 30 Small Latinx Businesses across the US. celebrating the perseverance, hard work and commitment of Latinx Business Owners as champions of entrepreneurship during the COVID crisis, the fund will grant cash awards of $5,000 each to selected Latinx business owners from across the country who exemplify those business principles championed through TikTok.
The deadline to apply is Thursday, September 30, 2021.
SBA PPP Forgiveness
#PaycheckProtection Program borrowers: Did you take out a loan of $150,000 or less? You may be eligible to apply for direct loan forgiveness through SBA’s online portal!
Find out if your lender is participating and apply for forgiveness:
Updates to the Small Business Recovery Grant
Governor Hochul increased the threshold for small businesses to qualify for the Small Business Recovery Grant through Empire State Development. Previously any business with gross receipts in excess of $500,000 were ineligible to receive this Small Business Recovery grant. As of today, the threshold for eligibility has been increased to 2.5 million dollars. This increase will now open-up a wide range of now eligible businesses to qualify for up to $50,000 in grant funds to reimburse business expenses incurred during 2020/21 to weather the COVID-19 pandemic.
NYC Small Business Resource Network: Open + Online
Your business needs a great website. The Network can build it for you.
Apply for a FREE new website at SMALLBIZ.NYC as part of our NYC Small Biz: Open + Online program!
Congratulations to Priscilla Dominguez on her FREE website provided by the NYC Small Business Resource Network. Click HERE to view website.
Upcoming Events
Upcoming: Bronx Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala
Governor Hochul increased the threshold for small businesses to qualify for the Small Business Recovery Grant through Empire State Development.
For more information, join our webinar on Sept 8th at 2pm.
Register here:
Hutchinson Metro Center: 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
Join the Hutchinson Metro Center for a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. The memorial is located in the plaza near the entrance to the Marriott Hotel at
1776 Eastchester Road.
Thursday, September 9th, 2021 at 11am
The 9/11 Memorial Ceremony will be live on the below platforms
·       BronxNet TV ch. 67 Optimum / 2133 Fios
·       FB Live @BronxNetTV
·       FB Live @TheNewBronxChamberofCommerce
·        Instagram Live @thenewbxcc
Upcoming: Bronx Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala
Join nglccNY on Monday, September 27 at noon for the LGBTQ Business Enterprise Certification & NYC Fast Track Event! You’ll network with members of the chambers of commerce from all 5 NYC boroughs, as well as hear about:
  • How being an LGBTQ Certified Business can open doors to new business opportunities
  • The certification process and how to leverage benefits
  • Advice from certified business owners
Come learn and connect with other business owners and grow your LGBTQ Business community!
This is a free virtual workshop for New York LGBTQ business owners, entrepreneurs, and business students.
Upcoming: Bronx Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala
Mark Your Calendars
For Our 2021 Gala on
September 30, 2021
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 & Assemblywoman (posthumously)
Bill Tipacti – Univision
Marcos Crespo – Montefiore Health Systems
Job Opportunities
Bronx Chamber of Commerce | 1200 Waters PlaceSuite 106Bronx, NY 10461
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