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Gala Edition
  • 2022 Bronx Chamber Gala Entertainment Announced
  • Gala Cocktail Hour Extended to 2-Hours to Promote Networking
  • Why support the Bronx Chamber of Commerce?
  • 2022 Bronx Chamber Honorees
  • Get involved – support the Bronx Chamber today!
Legislative & Advocacy Updates
  • Amazon Accelerate
Upcoming Events
08 19 2022 Friday Extra: Bronx Chamber Gala 2022 Edition
The Board of Directors of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce celebrate the Chamber’s diverse history during the 2022 Bronx Chamber of Commerce Gala held on September 29, 2002 at 6:30pm at Marina Del Rey with star-studded entertainment line up:
Sal Valentinetti
“The Voice” as Master of Ceremonies
Brenda K. Starr, free style artist
C-Bank, free style artist
Cynthia, free style artist
Steven Maglio, singer of standards
DJ Serg, acclaimed DJ
100% of your support of this signature annual event featuring networking, top tier entertainment, and more, directly supports business and economic development in the Bronx. Please join us in building a stronger business fabric in the Bronx and sponsor, purchase your table, journal ads, or tickets today!
2022 Bronx Chamber of Commerce Gala celebrates our purpose – a salute to our members and their contributions to the Bronx and New York City.
The Bronx Chamber of Commerce Gala – celebrating our members honors:
Joseph Kelleher
President, Simone Metro Properties and Chairman, Board of Directors for The Bronx Chamber of Commerce
John Collazzi
Founding member and Director Emeritus, The Bronx Chamber of Commerce and Co-Founder, The Bronx Times
The New York Yankees
honoring the late George Steinbrenner, Vice President, The Bronx Chamber of Commerce
Bronx Chamber of Commerce
With the help of longtime Bronx Chamber of Commerce member BronxNet Community Television we’ve developed a mission-driven video clip to not only demonstrate the vital work of The Bronx Chamber of Commerce – central to the borough’s economic development – but answer the why? Why support the Bronx Chamber of Commerce Gala?
Since 1897 The Bronx Chamber of Commerce has served as the voice for business and economic development throughout the borough and New York City. In good times and the bad times, the Bronx Chamber of Commerce was and continues to be a steady force charting the future for the Bronx and our members. From our humble beginnings working out of the Commerce and Trade Building on 138th Street and Lincoln Avenue we have grown to a multi-faceted economic development organization serving thousands of Bronx businesses annually and giving voice to over 27,000 Bronx businesses.
We ask you to contribute today – and celebrate the historic achievements of our members and organization. Sponsor, purchase your table, journal ads, or tickets today!
The NYC Redistricting Commission released draft maps of proposed changes to New York City Council district lines. It is vitally important that we pay attention to these proposed changes and provide feedback. The Bronx and New York City need you to be engaged in drawing the lines for our government’s City Council district maps. The Bronx will host a Redistricting Commission Hearing on August 17 at Lehman College from 5:30pm-9:00pm.
Provide Feedback:
Public testimony can be submitted by email to or by mail: 253 Broadway, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10007.
Outdoor Dining Regulations Announcement
New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced a new, multiagency enforcement initiative focused on spotlighting open and active outdoor dining sheds in the city’s Open Restaurants program and removing abandoned sheds that were formerly part of restaurants that have now shut down.
As part of this initiative, Mayor Adams today announced the completion of an initial blitz in which the city removed 24 identified sheds outside now closed restaurants in the matter of a few days. As none of the sheds are currently attached to functioning restaurants, these abandoned sheds have, in many cases, fallen into disrepair and created conditions that facilitate illicit and illegal behavior — affecting quality of life in neighborhoods across the city. These deserted sheds — representing a small minority of the nearly 13,000 Open Restaurants participants — have distracted from an otherwise popular, successful program, and their removal represents an important step towards a permanent program that all New Yorkers can be proud of, with clear design guidelines and stronger enforcement.
New York State Health Care and Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus (HWB) Program
New York’s essential front line health care and mental hygiene workers have seen us through a once-in-a-century public health crisis and turned our state into a model for battling and beating COVID-19.
To attract talented people into the profession at a time of such significant strain, while also retaining those who have been working so tirelessly these past two years, we must recognize the efforts of our health care and mental hygiene workforce and reward them financially for their service. To do so, as part of the Fiscal Year 2023 New York State Executive Budget legislation, $1.2 billion in funding has been allocated for the payment of bonuses for certain frontline healthcare workers.
Located within Part ZZ of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2022, the HWB provision allows for the payment of bonuses to “recruit, retain, and reward health care and mental hygiene workers” meeting specified eligibility requirements. Bonus amounts will be commensurate with the number of hours worked by eligible workers covered by the HWB Program during designated vesting periods for up to a total of $3,000 per covered worker. To see if your company and employees qualify, click here.
Amazon Accelerate
Registration is now open for Amazon Accelerate Seller Conference, September 14-15, 2022
Want to grow your business or learn more about selling in Amazon’s store? If so, then Amazon Accelerate 2022 is the event for you. This premier annual seller conference offers a unique experience for all attendees, whether attending in-person in Seattle or virtually from anywhere.
Check out this short video to learn more about what’s in store at Amazon Accelerate 2022.
Registration for this two-day conference is $499 per in-person ticket. In-person group discounts are also available. In-person tickets are limited! Virtual attendance is free.
Wednesday, August 31 from 6pm to 8pm
Business Consulting Workshop
Join The Bronx Chamber of Commerce and Chase Bank’s Senior Business Consultant, Vanessa Blanco to learning about small business coaching, banking solutions, and business education programs.
Wednesday, September 7 from 8:00am to 9:30am
Breakfast, Networking, & History at the
Huntington Free Library and Reading Room
Join The Bronx Chamber of Commerce and historian and President of the Huntington Free Library and Reading Room for a morning of networking and breakfast, and a history of economic development in the Bronx, led by Historian Angel Hernandez, President of the Huntington Library.
Thursday, September 15 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cigars, Scotch, and Networking
Join The Bronx Chamber of Commerce and The Bronx Havana Room of an evening of networking, industry updates, scotch tasting, and cigars at the newly opened Bronx Havana Room.
Friday, September 16 from 1:00pm to 8:00pm
South Bronx Celebration of Mott Haven Businesses
Join The Bronx Chamber of Commerce, New York City Department of Small Business Services, Mott Haven Businesses, and community partners for a celebration of South Bronx businesses, community, and culture.
Plan Your Autumn! Save the Date for these important Upcoming Events
  • September 11 Remembrance Ceremony: date TBA, 1250 Waters Place
  • October 12 from 6pm-9pm: Chairman’s Reception, location TBA
  • October 20 from 6pm – 9pm: Autumn Evening at Woodlawn Conservancy, 4199 Webster Avenue
  • November 10 from 12pm – 3pm: Veteran’s Luncheon, Pasquale Rigoletto, 2311 Arthur Avenue
  • December 8 from 6pm – Late: Annual Bronx Chamber Holiday Party, Pelham Bay and Split Rock Golf Course, 870 Shore Road
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!
ManpowerGroup has extensive experience supplying skilled talent to specialized industries. And we have programs that can upskill our Associates and Consultants so they can become the skilled talent you’re seeking.
ManpowerGroup is currently filling a wide variety of roles – for temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire.
Many of our clients and prospects are telling us they need additional resources to assist with staffing and recruiting outreach.
Current availabilities include: Line Operators in the Bronx, $17.50 per hour
For more information TEXT: “BRONX” to 212-557-9110
The firm recently issued the ManpowerGroup Talent Shortage report revealing that 74% of U.S. employers are having “some” to “a lot of” difficulty finding skilled talent. This is the highest percentage in more than 12 years.
The latest findings drills down on important questions facing today’s employers:
  • Which are the most in-demand roles?
  • How do they break down by industry?
  • Which soft skills are the most sought-after?
Funding Opportunities
The $250 million COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit Program provides financial assistance to New York State small businesses burdened with a range of operational costs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, from structural changes and building upgrades to health-related supplies and materials. The Program offers qualifying businesses relief from the added economic burden by providing tax credits to help reduce the pandemic-related financial impact.
Small businesses can receive a tax credit of 50% of qualifying expenses up to a maximum of $25,000 in tax credits based on qualifying expenses of $50,000.
Stanley M Isaacs Center: Neighborhood Educational & Workforce Program
A 21-week culinary training program for young adults ages (18-24) predominantly from The Bronx and East Harlem.
The center does not have any Bronx or Uptown Host kitchen sites for interns that come from our neighborhoods. Restaurateurs, Chefs, Sous Chefs and Owners, We are looking to place these young interns in your establishments.
The interns need host restaurants or catering kitchens in which they can hone their skills and gain confidence behind a busy professional line. (12 week internship site) This is the future of our industry.
The interns are paid $15/hr for up to 29 hours of work per week, for 12 weeks by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development.
We do require professional attention, guidance and oversight of our interns while they are in your establishments. We hope you can develop their skills to a level a classroom can not take them.
Business owners can also connect with the program and provide lectures or other inspirational support. Contact: Sarah Jackson email: for site enrollment.
Bronx Chamber of Commerce | 1200 Waters PlaceSuite 106Bronx, NY 10461
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