Business

Brooklyn pols praise Small Business Services outreach to immigrants

Nearly half of the small businesses in New York City are owned by immigrants. And the de Blasio administration is stepping up its efforts to help them prosper. … Full Article

Brooklyn Brewery co-founder picked up brewing in Middle East

Brooklyn Brewery co-founder Steve Hindy picked up his interest in home brewing from an unusual source: American diplomats in Saudi Arabia, where Islamic law prohibits alcoholic drinks. … Full Article

Ridgewood Savings Bank teams up with Islanders to rack up charitable donations for every goalie save

In keeping with their slogan, “multiply the good,” Ridgewood Savings Bank has again teamed up with the New York Islanders, pledging to donate $10 to local charities for every save made by an Islanders goalie this season. … Full Article

There's good reason to raise your glass and celebrate

The Act took effect at 12:01 a.m. April 7, 1933 when President Franklin Roosevelt took the first step toward ending Prohibition. … Full Article

Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce hosts forum at National Sawdust

Monday night at National Sawdust, home of an extraordinary high-tech renovation for recording, performing and, well, partying, the Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce morphed into a broader-based role as the North Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. And they had a great time  doing it. … Full Article

City says BIDs help improve neighborhoods

Business improvement districts (BIDs) do more than improve the bottom line for storeowners, according to the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS), which has issued an eye-opening report detailing the ways in which BIDs invest in their communities to make the neighborhoo … Full Article

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce visits Albany to huddle with lawmakers

Brooklyn’s business community sent its largest contingent ever to Albany to meet with key elected officials and representatives of the Cuomo administration as crucial negotiations got underway in anticipation of the April 1 deadline for the state Legislature to adopt a state budget. … Full Article

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce brings borough’s magic to state capitol

State Sen. Diane Savino, a veteran lawmaker who has served in office since 2004, has passed several laws and has seen it all in her time in Albany. But March 13 might have marked the first time she was asked to employ her egg cream-making skills in public.  … Full Article

Big thaw? Looks like small businesses ending hiring freeze

The hiring freeze at small businesses looks like it's finally thawing. … Full Article

Brooklyn Entrepreneurs’ Organization names Parsons freshman regional winner in global student entrepreneur awards

The Brooklyn chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) — a global network that connects business owners in order to enhance their lives and businesses — announced on Tuesday that Parsons School of Design freshman Fiona McCormac received first place in the Brooklyn regional  … Full Article

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