Bronx Business News You Can Use

Legislative Updates, New Grants, Events and Much More
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(Friday) Extra, Extra
We’re switching it up this week!
Click here for highlights from our first Networking Mixer of 2022, our Black History Month Celebration which featured pop-up discussions with Black business and community leaders, speed networking, and delicious food from Soul Bites!
Chamber in Action
As New York City advances along the road to recovery, Mayor Adams has formed a Recovery Roundtable comprised of representatives from public health, law, business, labor, disability affairs, real estate, technology, and media, including BXCC President Lisa Sorin who participated on the first convening on February 10th.
The Roundtable will meet regularly, with agenda items to include: vaccine equity, economic recovery, implications on individual and community wellbeing, & workforce issues. Click HERE for the full press release.
Grant Opportunities
 NBC 4 New York/WNBC, Telemundo 47/WNJU and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation’s Project Innovation grant challenge is returning for a fifth consecutive year. $315,000 in grants are available in this year’s Tri-State grant challenge. Applications accepted starting today through March 25.
Apply For The American Small Business Growth Program
With Wells Fargo’s support, 700 small business owners will get access to the complete SLAP™ Program – with a value of $4,000 each! While all are welcome to attend the SLAP™ Bootcamps, only 700 US-based small business owners will get the comprehensive 13 months of support that comes with being enrolled in SLAP™.
Don’t Miss Our Next Networking Mixer!
March 16, 6:00 – 8:00pm
St. Patrick’s Day Networking Mixer
Jimmy Ryan’s
3005 Middletown Road
Bronx, NY 10461
Member Tickets: $20 Future Members: $25
Need Access to Capital?
Small Business Lending Panel – March 3 at 11:00AM
Are you an existing small business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur in need of financing for your business? On March 3rd, 2022 at 11:00am this live Small Business Lending Panel will provide practical strategies to assess the source of capital that is best suited for your business needs, and introduce you to key contacts to help take your business to the next level. This session will be held in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) New York District Office. There is no cost to attend.
Upcoming Events – Verizon
Building Wealth in the Black Community Through Small Business Ownership
February 28, 12:30 PM
Join an honest conversation about the challenges and opportunities related to building wealth in the black community through entrepreneurship.
Ask the Expert – Business Insurance Policies Explained
February 28, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Many small business owners need to have documented policies and procedures to prevent losses and for fear of being sued. By not having policies in writing, they may be making  themselves more vulnerable. In this Ask the Expert session, you’ll get an overview of the policies that every business owner should consider and strategies that can help you to mitigate risk.
To register for these and other upcoming Free Webinars by Verizon: Click HERE
FREE NYC Small Business Services Webinars
Improve Your Business With QuickBooks
3-Part Series: March 7, 8, & 9
Learn the key features & benefits of QuickBooks accounting software, to help you keep track of daily
transactions, as well as develop financial reports such as Income Statements, Balance Sheets, and Cash Flow Statements during this FREE 3-part workshop.
You will learn how to:
• Set up your chart of accounts
• Record purchases, bills & accounts payable
• Record your sales, receive payments, make deposits
• Create reports to understand business performance
Join NYC SBS for their next Minority/Woman-Owned Business certification workshop on March 2 beginning at 10:00am to learn about the following.
  • SBS programs and services
  • Certification program overview
  • Registering in the Payee Info Portal
  • Registering for product service codes
  • Starting an MWBE certification application
Save the Date: Bronx Chamber Signature Event
Women of Distinction Scholarship Luncheon
Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope
Friday, March 25, 2022
11:30am – 2:00pm at Villa Barone Manor
Mistress of Ceremonies: Juliet Papa, 1010 WINS Radio
Click HERE for Sponsorship Packages
Email to purchase tickets and pledge your support!
Now Hiring
The Bronx Chamber is now hiring two Fellows to add to our outreach team! Please check out the available one-year Fellowship positions, and share with qualified applicants!
  • Click HERE for Restaurant-Hospitality Fellowship Position
  • Click HERE for Business Outreach Fellowship Position
Chamber member Great Performances is hiring for two positions in their new cafe! Check out these, and the rest of the open positions on our Bronx Chamber Jobs Board
Chamber Community: Our Surveys Are Still Open!
(These surveys are open to members and non-members alike)
General Chamber Survey
We are hard at work on our calendar of events, and making important changes to our internal processes in order to better serve our members and the Bronx business community at large – please click HERE to fill out our survey and provide your input on our programs, services, and events.
Mott Haven Consumer Survey (collecting responses through 2/28)
Through our Avenue NYC grant, the Bronx Chamber is doing a lot of work in the Mott Haven area of the South Bronx and we want to know what local area consumers think. Those who complete this quick survey will be entered to win a DoorDash Giftcard.
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