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Valentine's Day brings chocolate-dipped treats to Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge
Love is a many-splendored thing. Especially when it involves chocolate - and strawberries. Nothing says Valentine's Day like a gift of the succulent heart-shaped berries (nice work, Mother Nature) coated in the best treat in the universe. … Full Article

Scissura’s slogan: Clean streets bring out shoppers

Midwood
What does litter have to do with the economy? Plenty, according to Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. … Full Article

Scissura to City Hall: Pay attention to small business owners

Downtown
The de Blasio administration’s move to give workers paid sick leave is admirable, but the city should also be looking out for the needs of small business owners, according to Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. … Full Article

Loehmann's liquidation sales begin Thursday

Crown Heights
Loehmann's, a discount retailer which traces its roots back more than 90 years, says it will begin liquidating inventory Thursday. … Full Article

Cuomo proposes cutting corporate income taxes

ALBANY-- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed cutting the state's corporate income tax from 7.1 percent to 6.5 percent in the coming year and eliminating it altogether for upstate manufacturers. … Full Article

Attorney General tells businesses: ‘If you price gouge, you’ll pay’

Downtown
If business owners are planning to triple their prices for food, gasoline, batteries and other items residents will need to get through Winter Storm Hercules, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has a message for them: Don’t even think about it! … Full Article

New Year brings new hope, joy to FORC - Friends of River Cafe

DUMBO
The devastation dealt by Hurricane Sandy created many thousands of recovery stories in the metropolitan area, some small and personal, others sweeping and corporate, like the rebuilt Fairway in Red Hook. … Full Article

State panel doles out $1 million in grants, Brooklyn benefits

Downtown
Arts groups, health care centers and a sports facility in southwest Brooklyn will all receive grants from the New York State Regional Economic Development Council, which is handing out the funding in an effort to boost business in the borough. … Full Article

Brooklyn Chamber awards $430G to small businesses

Fort Greene
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC), has approved the first two loans under the Brooklyn Fund to local, immigrant-owned businesses. … Full Article

HeartShare to host events each month to mark centennial

Downtown
When Bill Guarinello rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Dec. 19, it signaled more than just the start of trading on Wall Street for the day. … Full Article

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