Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, at its Winter Gala at the El Caribe Country Club last Thursday night, officially announced that it will be moving to 335 Adams St., next to the New York Marriott Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, in the spring.
The new offices are also within the Renaissance Plaza development, developed and owned by Muss Development. Clemente Lisi, director of communications for the Chamber, said that in addition to meeting a need for more space caused by the Chamber’s growth, it will bring the Chamber to the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, a center for businesses.
The Chamber’s current offices, at 25 Elm St., near the Fulton Mall, he said. Earlier, the Chamber had its own building on Atlantic Avenue.
The Winter Gala featured a movie premiere-theme party that included a red carpet. The event was attended by a sellout crowd of 500 people, setting a record for a Brooklyn Chamber Winter Gala.
The evening featured Brooklyn's most influential members of the film and television industry. The honorees included the Brooklyn College Graduate School of Cinema, Gina and Tony Argento of Broadway Stages, David and Douglas Steiner of Steiner Studios, and Katherine Oliver, commissioner of the NYC's Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment.
"Hollywood has nothing on Brooklyn. I think we proved that with tonight's event," said Carlo A. Scissura, president & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. "Our Winter Gala proved that the glitz and glamor of the film and television industry is right here in Brooklyn. The people we honored have made Brooklyn the top destination for film and television studios. I thank them all for their accomplishments and for creating jobs in the borough."
Scissura capped off the night by honoring outgoing Chamber Chair Peter M. Meyer of TD Bank, thanking him for his five years of service.
"The testament of true leadership is to leave something in better shape than when you found it," Scissura said. "Peter's commitment has put the Brooklyn Chamber on the right course and allowed us to build on a strong foundation."
BROOKLYN — Carlo Scissura, senior advisor to Borough President Marty Markowitz, has ended his bid to succeed Markowitz and instead will become the new head of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.
Scissura, who had been actively pursuing a run for borough president and had led prospective candidates in fundraising, "is NOT running for borough president," Markowitz press secretary Mark Zustovitch told the Brooklyn Eagle in an email response to a question left for Scissura.
Markowitz, whose three-term tenure ends in December 2013, said his relationship with Scissura is like that of a parent to a child when the child is grown and ready to leave home.
"I am sad that Carlo will be leaving Borough Hall but happy for Brooklyn businesses," Markowitz said. "When Brooklyn’s businesses do well, all of Brooklyn comes out ahead. To that I say: Bravo!”
Mayor Michael Bloomberg added that Scissura "represents the best of everything Brooklyn has to offer and has continually turned big ideas into real actions and results.” …