A new year brings with it a new focus and newfound energy. We at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce will be working diligently over the year to bring our membership and the borough’s business community with some of the best programs and events in New York City. With the start of new administrations at City Hall and Borough Hall, I would like to assure our members that we will continue our strong advocacy on your behalf.
Our first “big” event of 2014 takes place in Albany – or as we like to call it “Brooklyn North” – during the first week of March. That’s when the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce hosts “Brooklyn Night,” considered by many elected officials as one of the most-anticipated event of the legislative calendar. This year, aside from highlighting the best of Brooklyn food and beverages as we always do, we will also showcase our “Made in Brooklyn” makers in a variety of fields for everyone to see!
As the snow and cold weather (hopefully soon) turn to budding flowers and warmer temperatures, so too will the Brooklyn Chamber bring you three great events of the spring/summer season.
BKLYN DESIGNS, one of the biggest design exhibitions in New York City, returns for its usual three days over Mother’s day weekend from May 9-11. Once again, we are looking for Brooklyn-based home interior designers to submit applications for the chance to be seen and take part in this wonderful show. We are currently accepting applications. To download an application or just see what the show is about, just visit bklyndesigns.com. You can also read more about the upcoming event in the February/March issue of Brooklyn's Progress.
The second event, Brooklyn Eats, returns June 24. The daylong event, which returned in 2013 after being on hiatus for several years, will once again highlight the borough’s food and beverage makers. No longer a restaurant-tasting showcase, Brooklyn Eats has quickly become the place for buyers and foodies to come together and sample some of the best food in the world!
In July, we will again highlight the real estate world and architecture with our Building Brooklyn Awards. We will once again get the chance – through our independent jury – to award the projects that make Brooklyn such a great place to visit and do business. We are currently seeking nominations and welcome submissions.
Of course, we will have plenty of other opportunities to meet and network before our “signature” events. Our very successful “Chamber Visits …” series will travel to Midwood on February 5. Thank you Investors Bank for sponsoring and hosting us; we look forward to another great night with our members.
For updates, just read our daily e-newsletter Brooklyn Buzz and our newspaper Brooklyn’s Progress to get the latest news that benefits your business and ensures you stay informed with what’s happening at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.
See you at our next event! Commerce.