Business Basics

Welcome to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce! Maximize your membership by taking advantage of your Member benefits today! Here’s what you need to get started:


  • Brooklyn’s Progress – You are entitled to a one-time business listing in the Chamber’s bimonthly newspaper with a circulation of 26,000.

  • Chamber Visits.... Networking Events – You or a representative is entitled to admission to all Chamber Visits (at least 6 times per year): register online at

  • Success Story – Members can receive free home page promotion by submitting a Success Story highlighting their Brooklyn Chamber membership success.

  • Member-to-Member Discounts Program – Offer special discounts and promotions to other Chamber Members. This offer will be promoted in all new Member welcome kits, Brooklyn’s Progress and at Login and visit the “Member-to-Member Discounts” on to get started.


Below are services that the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce provides support in:

  • Health Insurance – Brooklyn HealthWorks is a low-cost health insurance program designed to assist small businesses in Brooklyn by providing employees and their families with affordable, comprehensive health coverage. Contact: Theresa Reyes, or 718-596-4550.

  • Human Resources Assistance – The expanded workforce development program offers support in the areas of employee retention, access to worker training grants, access to tax credits and wage subsidies, legal and organizational development referrals and employee handbook development. Contact Tondalaya London, or 718-875-1000 ext. 108.

  • Manufacturing – Brooklyn Goes Global (BGG) provides sales and marketing assistance to Brooklyn-based food and beverage manufacturers through trade show placement, referrals and educational and networking opportunities. Contact: Adriana Scotti, or 718-875-1000 ext. 138.

  • Procurement – Brooklyn Connects provides comprehensive procurement assistance to Brooklyn businesses, enabling both new and experienced Brooklyn vendors, particularly minority and woman owned businesses in learning about and preparing for bidding opportunities. The program also assists with M/WBE certification. Contact: Adriana Scotti, or 718-875-1000 ext. 138.

  • Real Estate & Development (RED) – The RED program assists Brooklyn companies in business expansion efforts and works to attract firms to Brooklyn. Contact: Andrew Steininger, or 718-875-1000 ext. 137.

  • Small Business Counseling – NYC Business Solutions, Brooklyn offers a comprehensive menu of business development assistance. Services include government facilitation, access to incentive programs, business planning and various forms of technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small businesses. Contact: Business Solutions, or 718-875-3400.

  • Small Business Financing and Micro Loans – There are numerous programs and services available to help small businesses access the financing they need. Contact: Business Solutions, or 718-875-3400.