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Legislative Updates, New Grants, Events and Much More
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The Friday Extra
In this week’s Friday Extra, President Lisa Sorin speaks about:
The FAIRER (Fines and Interest Reduction Enabling Recovery) Program: a three-month program that allows respondents or payors to resolve outstanding Environmental Control Board (ECB) judgments. The program runs from September 20, 2021 through December 20, 2021.
The FAIRER Program covers two types of violations:
1. Violations that only require payment
2. Violations that require both payment and corrective action (also known as a compliance judgment)
To learn more, view HERE
Bronx Chamber Annual Gala: Six more days until our big event! If you have not purchased your gala tickets you may do so HERE.
What You Should Know
FAIRER (Fines and Interest Reduction Enabling Recovery) Program
Fines and Interest Reduction Enabling Recovery (FAIRER) Program began on September 20th- December 20, 2021. The program allows respondents or payors to resolve outstanding Environmental Control Board judgments issued by various city agencies and adjudicated by the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. View here or contact Councilman Gjonaj’s office at 718-931-1721 for more information.
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
Phillip Grant, Hunts Point Produce Market Grants Program
In partnership with Hello Alice, is awarding $500,000 to help U.S. online entrepreneurs bring their innovative product and/or go-to-market ideas to life through the Grants Program. Fifty recipients will each receive $10,000 to support their business.
Starting September 9, 2021, eligible small businesses can apply to the Grants Program. Fifty recipients will each receive a $10,000 grant. Apply today by sharing what makes your business model, product design, or marketing strategy innovative!
To be eligible for the Grants Program, registered U.S.-based businesses must have a new or existing account. Preference will be given to small businesses who have sourced from before October 21, 2021. For full eligibility requirements, see the official rules.
Upcoming Events
LGBTQ Business Enterprise Certification & NYC Fast Track Event
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.
WE Master Money Conference: Fundamentals of Funding
You might be bootstrapping right now – but your business will need outside funding to move to the next level. But is your business ready for outside funding? How do you choose the right funder? And how does your business get evaluated by potential funders?
On Tuesday, September 28th join WE NYCDream Center HarlemBrooklyn Public Library and Queens Chamber of Commerce for a free virtual conference to connect entrepreneurs and small business owners with experts and leaders across a number of business financial topics and organizations.
Legal History at Woodlawn WEBINAR
In a fun and informative program, HSoftheNYCourts is partnering with Woodlawn Cemetery & Conservancy to look back to NY’s legal ancestors. Did you know that many of the giants of NY law, including William Nelson Cromwell, Samuel Untermyer, and even Charles Evans Hughes, have their final resting places in Woodlawn Cemetery? Join HSoftheNYCourts and Woodlawn Cemetery in a panel of descendants as they share little known stories about these important lawyers and judges and discuss their impact on the law today.
Interactive Digital Marketing Workshop
Join us and Bronx Chamber member PS DIgital for an Interactive Digital Marketing Workshop on Tuesday, October 5th from 5pm – 6pm.
1. The Importance of Your Logo
2. How to Claim & Optimize Your Google My Business Map Listing
3. Why Online Reviews are So Important
4. Your Website – Is it User/Mobile Friendly and Convertible?
5. How to Utilize Google to Increase Your Market Share
REGISTER TODAY and get a complimentary Facebook Business Page or Google My Business Page Optimization Package ($249 Value!)
Webinar with USHG – Restaurant Recruitment
Having trouble recruiting staff for your restaurant? Posting ads
and getting no replies?
Join the NYC Small Business Resource Network and Union Square Hospitality Group on Tuesday, October 19th from 11am – 12pm for an interactive discussion of best practices and practical tools to enhance restaurant recruitment efforts in the tight labor market and the post-COVID world.
Job Opportunity
Schneps Media
Schneps Community News Group (SCNG) has a unique opportunity for a motivated and energetic individual.
The successful applicant will be selling advertising programs into New York City’s largest media network for print, digital, and events: Schneps Community News Group (SCNG).
If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter to
Bronx Chamber of Commerce | 1200 Waters PlaceSuite 106Bronx, NY 10461
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