By Paula Katinas
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Despite being hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, the Brooklyn business community is still thriving, according to the organizers behind an upcoming trade show that will bring entrepreneurs and business owners together to discuss marketing strategies and networking opportunities.
The trade show, called Trade Brooklyn, will be held on Wednesday, April 10, at Stage 6 at Steiner Studios from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The business-to-business conference, which is being presented by Cardinal Trade Group, will unite business owners and professionals with industry leaders and provide tips on such vital resources as networking, marketing and product/service promotion, organizers said.
“Trade Brooklyn has become the ‘go to’ business event of the spring,” Trade Brooklyn Founder Jonathan Levin said. “This year’s spring show will attract a record number of attendees and a number of new exhibitors. It is our goal to connect like-minded businesspeople and broaden their opportunities for success in the marketplace. This is the ideal event for anyone or any company who wants to do more business in Brooklyn or the greater New York metropolitan region,” Levin said.
The exhibitors will include local businesses and national corporations from several sectors including franchises, banking, financial services, insurance, law, accounting, marketing, social media, web design, office products and services, telecommunications, wireless services, nonprofits, government, and business advocacy groups.
The day will start off with a panel of New York area entrepreneurs who will speak at a “5 Borough Business Breakfast,” from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., presented by 1010 WINS radio and TD Bank. The speakers will include Robert Walsh, commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services; Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce; and Howard Glickberg, vice chairman of development for Fairway Markets. Visit http://tradebklyn.com/schedule/business-breakfast/ for more information about the breakfast.
Following the breakfast, the trade show will feature a series of seminars and workshops that will be conducted by small-business professionals throughout the day and will offer helpful solutions and strategies for business growth and success, organizers said.
Trade Brooklyn is sponsored by Time Warner Cable Business Class, Constant Contact, and Presti & Naegele.
The April event marks the Sixth Annual Trade Brooklyn show and is expected to attract more than 1,200 attendees from all over Brooklyn. The seminar topics will include: How to Franchise your Business; Easy Ways to Grow Your Business Using Social, Local and Mobile Marketing; How the Federal Debt Crisis and the Affordable Care Act Affect Your Business; The New Essentials of Email Marketing; and Cloud Computing” … You’ve heard the term, but what does it really mean?
The Trade Brooklyn business-to-business show is free to attend with pre-registration. A ticket at the door costs $10.00. Tickets to the 1010 Wins 5 Borough Business Breakfast are $25 per person with pre-registration. Visit www.tradebklyn.com to register for the trade show. For information about exhibit booths and sponsorships call 347-464-0777 or e-mail [email protected].