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Andrew Hoan is leaving his post as president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce next month, but he is receiving a nod from the federal government as he heads for the exit. … Full Article

NYC among the 20 finalists for Amazon's second headquarters

 Amazon is narrowing the list of cities under consideration for its second headquarters to 20, with the largest concentration in the Northeast. … Full Article

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce study offers glowing picture of business climate

Brooklyn is booming! That’s the assessment of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (BCC), which recently issued a report looking at the borough’s economic climate. … Full Article

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce joins partnership to benefit Sheepshead Bay

The new year brings a new partnership between the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (BCC), the student body at CUNY Kingsborough Community College and the Sheepshead Bay Merchants’ Association that demonstrates how business, government and education can work together to benefit the neighborhood. … Full Article

Greenpoint woman rings opening bell at Nasdaq

The Nasdaq Stock Market adopted a decidedly Brooklyn attitude on a recent morning, as a Greenpoint woman got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to ring the opening bell to signal the start of the trading day. … Full Article

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce gets set to celebrate centennial

The year 2018 is shaping up to be a busy one for the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, which is making big plans to host a once in a lifetime celebration of its centennial and is busy mapping out a schedule of important meetings with key lawmakers at the federal, state and city levels of govern … Full Article

Chain stores increase foothold in Brooklyn, study finds

Brooklyn saw the largest growth of national chain stores of any of the city’s five boroughs in 2017, according to a study released last week by the nonprofit think tank Center for an Urban Future. … Full Article

‘Downtown Brooklyn’ Apple Store visually stunning and already packed

Business was quite brisk Monday evening at Brooklyn’s latest Apple store, which cuts a dramatic triangular wedge into the sky at 123 Flatbush Ave. in Fort Greene, within the BAM Cultural District. The store opened on Saturday. … Full Article

Skylines explode in Brooklyn as retail vacancies haunt local streetscapes

After I moved to Cobble Hill four years ago, I quickly developed favorite local haunts. I bought books at BookCourt and Community Bookstore, beer at American Beer Distributing Co., coffee at Cafe Pedlar and candy at Sugar Shop, all along Court Street. … Full Article

City Hall joins BNYDC, business and community leaders to debut Navy Yard’s Building 77

Maybe it was the stress of elections barely two days past, or mastering the logistics of the Navy Yard — itself a city within a city — but nothing seemed to go quite right on day the ribbon was to be cut and the Yard’s largest single building, No. … Full Article

Montague BID wants footbridge to connect Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Montague Street Business Improvement District (BID), which represents more than 100 small businesses in Brooklyn Heights, has requested that the city build a permanent footbridge from the bottom of Montague Street to Brooklyn Bridge Park.   … Full Article

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