BRONX WEEK  – NYC SBS National Small Business Week

BRONX WEEK  – NYC SBS National Small Business Week

By Robert Press

Friday, in collaboration with YAMA, Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, BOEDC, the New Bronx Chamber of Commerce, and the NYC Department of Small Businesses (SBS) recognized and amplified Bronx small Business Week, by encouraging New Yorkers to “Shop Your City” and support small businesses. This was done in the Little Yemen Triangle White Plains Road and Rhinelander Avenue. 

In attendance on the rainy Friday afternoon were dozens of New York City agencies and local businesses or nonprofits that are a benefit to small businesses. Mayor Eric Adams made an appearance and after listening to others speak told of how his administration is trying to help small businesses by streamlining the red tape involved in opening a small business, and by making sure that small businesses are not being taken advantage of, and feel safe doing business in New York City. 

Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson said that the SBS had gone to the other four boroughs this week, and now they are at the best borough. BP Gibson then presented SBS Commissioner Kevin Kim with a proclamation, BS Commissioner Kim Thanked the Borough President saying that he is in the business of helping small businesses, and Councilwoman Marjorie Velazquez also spoke. Other elected officials in attendance were State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez, Councilwoman Amanda Farias, and Councilman Oswald Feliz. 


Mayor Adams speaks on what his administration is trying to do to help small businesses in the city.
Bronx Borough President Vanesa Gibson gives SBS Commissioner Kim a proclamation as Deputy BP Janet Peguero stands next to the Bronx BP, with Mayor Adams holding the proclamation.
Bronx BP Gibson stands with members of the Alliance of Yemeni American Businesses (AYAB).
State Senator Rivers, Assemblywoman Fernandez, and Councilman Feliz stand with more AYAB members.

Two of the many city agencies on hand were the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Health, with free literature and gadgets.

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