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UPCOMING EVENTS Online Conference: Learn about Disaster Relief Loans
April 3, 2020
Online Speed & Pitch Networking
April 7, 2020
Online: How to Productively and Securely Work From Home
April 8, 2020
Online Speed & Pitch Networking Happy Hour Networking
April 9, 2020
Chamber Business & International Expo
September 24, 2020

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Webinar with the SBA - Loan Relief Applications for Small Businesses

April 3, 2020

On Friday April 3rd, the Greater NY Chamber hosted an SBA online conference about Disaster Relief Loans (including: paycheck protection, economic injury disaster loans & advance grants). Over 1000 people registered. They were the first to learn about the important changes in the economic disaster injury loans (EIDL) application and the $10,000 advance loan/grant process. Therefore; we are advising everyone who applied for the EIDL Loan before April 3rd - to resubmit the new EIDL loan application and get a new confirmation number. GO TO :https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/ Again; if you or anyone you know needs help with loan applications, unemployment, health insurance or prescription drug information; please contact the Chamber (212 CHAMBER) and we will assign someone from the Chamber's Legal Center or an economic development specialist to help you.
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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF PROGRAM

March 27, 2020

Small Business Continuity Fund Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who have seen sales decreases of 25% or more will be eligible for loans of up to $75,000 to help retain employees and ensure business continuity. The loan can be deployed for a variety of uses, including working capital, inventory, or other investments. Businesses who would like to apply for the loan must meet the following requirements: Be located within the five boroughs of New York City Demonstrate that the COVID-19 outbreak caused at least a 25% decrease in revenue Employ 99 employees or fewer in total across all locations Demonstrate ability to repay the loan Have no outstanding tax liens or legal judgement As part of the application, businesses will be required to demonstrate a revenue decrease by providing documentation such as: point-of-sales reports, bank statements, quarterly sales tax filings, 2019 tax returns, or CPA-certified profit & loss statements.
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Online Speed and Pitch - New Way of Networking

March 19, 2020

Joe Rojas of RedSapiens hosting Greater New York Chamber - Online Speed and Pitch
This morning first online "Speed and Pitch" was a huge success. The Greater New York Chamber is open for business! We are continuing to offer businesses opportunities to promote themselves even if we cannot do it in person. The Chamber is PRO BUSINESS. Thank you for joining us: RedSapiens, NEWYOU (Premium CBD), Coorva,SBA Loan Group, NglccNY, Premier Merchant Consulting Services, Winjit Inc, How Charming ,Polyarch Architecture & Design, PLLC, ACN, Hotaling Insurance Services LegalShield, Point Made Learning, Green Mind Management Company LLC, Hyatt Place Long Island/ East End & Atlantis Banquets & Events/Preston House, Rangam Consultants Young Living Essential Oils, Source of Justice Inc, CMIT and The Red Apple Group
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NYC Employee Retention Grant Program

March 18, 2020

For more information go to: www1.nyc.gov/nycbusiness/article/nyc-employee-retention-grant-program
NYC Employee Retention Grant Program To help small businesses deal with the impact of COVID-19, the City has launched the Employee Retention Grant Program to help retain employees as businesses face decreased revenue. This program is available to New York City businesses with one to four employees that can demonstrate at least a 25% decrease in revenue as a result of COVID-19. Eligible businesses will receive a grant covering up to 40% of their payroll for two months. Businesses can access up to $27,000.
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GNYCC Business Center Education Series "How to Drive Growth with Accounts Payable Automation"

March 3, 2020

Networking breakfast hosted by JDR Consulting, LLC and AvidXchange.
Members of the New York real estate property management community and related industries joined the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce for a networking breakfast hosted by JDR Consulting, LLC and AvidXchange. The event entitled “How to Drive Growth with Accounts Payable Automation” covered multiple topics including the benefits of accounts payable automation, technology implementation tips and best practices and how to build your own helpdesk. It was a great platform for attendees to share experiences and discuss challenges with peers who share their concerns. Special thanks to those organizations who attended including: Greystone, Mitsui Fudosan America, 3 Point Energy, Amway, ArcoInfo, OCO Global and The Corcoran Group. Watch for future events and join us next time!
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Annual Black History Awards Reception hosted at Hard Rock Cafe

February 28, 2020

2020 Honorees (L-R) Dr. Belinda S. Miles, Valerie C. Williams CPA, Honorable Shawyn Patterson-Howard, Mahaliel Bethea II, Dr. Kwadjo Owusu-Sarfo
Every year the Greater New York Chamber celebrates diversity and honors the legacy of black history! We bring attention to achievements and innovations that African Americans have made throughout the centuries. This year honorees are: Dr. Belinda S. Miles; President of Westchester Community College, Honorable Shawyn Patterson-Howard; Mayor of the City of Mount Vernon, Mahaliel Bethea II; Director of My Brother's Keeper, Dr. Kwadjo Owusu-Sarfo; Assistant Director GNYCC International Affairs, Valerie C. Williams, CPA; VCW/CPA Tax and Accounting. There was also a special presentation for the Montford Point Marines from GNYCC Board Member, Terrance Holliday who heads the Chamber's Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.
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Women Empowerment and Entrepreneurship

February 24, 2020

GNYCC Chamber member Michele Benjamin keynote speaker on Women and Mining
Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations & Association of Zambian Women in Mining (AZWIM) -hosted a forum on natural gems mined by women mines in Zambia. Topics of interest were about conflict free gemstones, Artisanal mining and non child labor.
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