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Legislative Updates, New Grants, Events and Much More
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(Friday) Extra, Extra
Click here for this week’s video featuring Bronx Chamber President Lisa Sorin, covering:
  • Mayor Eric Adams’ Blueprint for Economic Recovery
  • Lisa’s appointment to the NYC Districting Commission
  • Upcoming Chamber Education and Networking Events
  • and more!
Chamber Leadership News
Mayor Adams Appoints Bronx Chamber President Lisa Sorin
To NYC Districting Commission
On Tuesday March 8, NYC Mayor Eric Adams announced seven mayoral appointees to the New York City Districting Commission, including our very own Lisa Sorin, President of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce. The commission — comprised of seven members appointed by the mayor and eight members appointed by the City Council — will be tasked with redrawing council district boundaries in advance of the upcoming City Council elections in 2023.
The City Charter requires the City Council and the mayor to appoint an independent Districting Commission every 10 years, following the decennial census, to ensure that council districts continue to reflect population and demographic changes. Commission members will soon begin meeting to review all relevant laws, regulations, and the most recent census data. After a series of public hearings and meetings, the commission will develop a final plan, which must be submitted to the City Council by the end of the year.
Mayor’s Blueprint For Economic Recovery
On Thursday March 10, President Sorin, along with the 4 Presidents of our fellow NYC Borough Chambers, attended Mayor Adams’s press event at Hunts Point Produce Market to officially launch Renew, Rebuild, Reinvent: A Blueprint for Economic Recovery. The five key strategies presented in the plan are as follows:
• Restarting our city’s economic engines and reactivating the public realm
• Supporting small businesses, entrepreneurship, and a more equitable economy
• Driving inclusive sector growth and building a future-focused economy
• Connecting New Yorkers to quality jobs & in-demand skills
• Planning and building for inclusive growth now and in the future
 We encourage you to CLICK HERE to read the Mayor’s complete Blueprint and
watch this week’s Friday Extra video for more details
Don’t Miss Our March Events!
Join the Bronx Chamber and TD Bank for a free online workshop, part of our BXCC How to Get Bankable Series:
Establishing & Fixing Business Credit
  • Debt vs Equity – pros and cons
  • Why too much money can weight heavily on the balance sheet, but with too little you can run out of capital
Tuesday, March 15 9:00 – 10:00am
Wed. 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
Register HERE (Space is limited, so don’t delay!)
Tues. March 29 8:30 – 10:00am
The Conference Center at 1200 Waters Place, Hutch Metro Center
Join representatives from Ponce Bank as they present an in-person workshop on Risk Management to the Bronx Chamber community, covering:
  • Building Your Financial Future
  • Assets and Assets Building
  • Creating A Financial Foundation
  • Training and Education
For the complete Bronx Chamber Events Calendar, featuring educational workshops, networking events and other opportunities hosted by the Chamber, its members, & partners, please visit and bookmark our website events calendar link in your browser – new events are added weekly!
NYC Small Business Services Webinar
Monday, March 14 from 1:00 – 3:00pm
Being M/WBE certified with the City of New York is an investment in the future of your business and gives you competitive advantages to help your business grow. If you are already certified, New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) strongly encourages you to re-certify as a Minority/Woman-Owned Business.
  • Recertification Process
  • Recertification options
  • SBS Connect
  • Accessing the system
  • Connecting to your records
  • Applying
  • Annual Affirmation
  • Contact Us/Q&A
Bronx Chamber Foundation Signature Event
Women of Distinction Scholarship Awards Luncheon
Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope
Honoring Christine Croke, RN
Montefiore Weiler Hospital, Einstein Campus
Friday, March 25, 2022
11:30am – 2:00pm at Villa Barone Manor
Click HERE for Sponsorship Packages
Many thanks to our sponsors (list to date):
Con Edison, Ponce Bank, Verizon, The Monroe Foundation, Simone Development, New York Botanical Garden, Orange Bank & Trust Co., KZA Realty, Sandra Erickson Real Estate, Woodlawn Cemetery & Conservancy, F&F Insurance, Metro Optics, & MBD Housing
For Tickets:
Chamber Members Giving Back: GrubHub
The devastating impact of the horrific fire at Twin Parks North West in January continues to reverberate in the Bronx. As survivors continue on the road to recovery, Grubhub will donate $100,000 to BronxWorks to address the long-term needs of over 120 families, working with elected and local officials who helped identify the need for funds. Click HERE for the full news release.
The Bronx Chamber salutes our Chairman’s Circle member Grubhub for their extraordinarily generous donation to BronxWorks – a longtime Chamber member and cornerstone of the Bronx nonprofit community – toward their long-term fire recovery efforts. To see our members join forces in support of those who have faced such devastating loss has been a silver lining of this tragedy. This is what our Bronx business community is all about.
Grant Opportunities
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™.
 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 through March 25.
Now Hiring
As members of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce, Manpower Staffing would like to provide local Bronx residents with an opportunity to work on an upcoming temporary work assignment involving Stock Clerk Merchandising duties at an attractive $21 an hour for a new client store opening. Full flyer HERE
Interested applicants, please text BRONX to 212-557-9110
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
To see the full list of available job opportunities on our website, including those submitted by our members, please click HERE.
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