It is truly an honor to write to you as the new President & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of a Commerce! The Chamber is the heart of business advocacy and economic development in Brooklyn and, as a lifelong Brooklynite, I can assure you that we will be working harder than ever before for the borough we all love.
I could not be more excited about the future of the Chamber and I invite you to spend some time on our web-site learning about our diverse programming; from events and forums to a wide range of business support services, and our robust advocacy agenda.
I can promise you that several exciting changes are in store for the Chamber. We have a strong team in place to grow our current programming and best serve our members. We’ll be bringing back some long-standing Chamber programming – including the return of Brooklyn Eats and Brooklyn Designs in the spring of 2013! If you thought the food scene in Brooklyn was hot, wait until you see the new and exciting Brooklyn Eats!
The Chamber team will be out and about across the Community, working hard for Brooklyn businesses both large and small. We’ll be bringing together the existing infrastructure of community based organizations – from Business Improvement Districts and merchants associations to local development groups – to address the challenges and opportunities of the Brooklyn business community.
If you’re a Chamber Member, you will be hearing from me before the New Year! If you’re not a Chamber Member, you’ll be hearing from me even sooner! My message is simple: from the largest corporations to mom and pop shops, we are here to help every business in Brooklyn. We are your advocate, your friend and your supporter.
Carlo A. Scissura, Esq.
President & CEO