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UPCOMING EVENTS Online Networking Cocktail Reception
December 3, 2020
Greater New York Chamber Virtual Business Expo
December 8, 2020
Online Networking Cocktail Reception
December 10, 2020
Online Networking Coffee with the Stamford Chamber
December 15, 2020
“How to Lower Your Monthly Expenses”
December 16, 2020
Opportunities in Flavours of Jamaica: Rum and Jerk.
December 17, 2020
Online Networking Cocktail Reception
December 17, 2020

NEWS


Veterans Day 2020 Celebrated in NYC

November 13, 2020

The Greater New York Chamber and the United States Veterans Chamber celebrated the New York Veterans Chamber of Commerce at the historic Soldier Sailors, Marines & Airmen Club in NYC on November 11th 2020. The Club was formed in 1919 to promote the general welfare of men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States and its Allies, and their families, by maintaining and offering club and lodging rooms.
The NY Veterans Chamber is a 501 C3 affiliate of the US Veterans Chamber offing educational seminars; developmental services, legal assistance , mentoring and networking to Veterans & Veteran owned businesses. Its acting executive director is retired Army Sergeant Vincent DeNucci. They are currently working out of space donated by the Greater NY Chamber located at 20 W 44th Street in midtown Manhattan. Sergeant DeNucci is finishing his MBA at Berkeley college and is looking to put together a special class of founding members who want to help grow the organization. For details visit www.NYVeteransChamber.org or call 212 840 VETS (8387)
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New Amendments to NYC’s Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law Will Take Effect in 2 Phases

November 6, 2020

Commissioner Lorelei Salas New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection hosted a webinar with GNYCC Members
Information for Employers on Paid Safe and Sick Leave
New Amendments to NYC’s Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law Will Take Effect in 2 Phases
(DCWP is in the process of updating and translating materials. Please continue to monitor nyc.gov/workers.)
Effective September 30, 2020, employers must:
• provide domestic workers with 40 hours of paid safe and sick leave;
• allow employees to use safe and sick leave as it is accrued;
• reimburse employees who must pay for required documentation after three consecutive workdays of leave;
• list on employees’ paystubs (or any document issued each pay period) the amounts of accrued and used leave and the total balance of accrued leave.
Note: For this requirement only, employers that could not operationalize the documentation requirement by September 30, 2020 but are working in good faith on implementation will have up to November 30, 2020 to ensure compliance without a penalty.
Effective January 1, 2021:
• Employers with 100 or more employees must provide up to 56 hours of paid leave.
• Employers with four or fewer employees and a net income of $1 million or more must provide PAID leave
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Networking is so Important in this Economic Environment

October 29, 2020

Attendees: BusinessKids, BusinessNewYork.com, Coorva, CORT Furniture, CTS Logistics Group, Ibuumerang, J.E.Lawrence & Co., Janoon Local Mobile Marketing Solutions, New Jersey Life & Casualty,New York Life No No Survivors Pest Control Company, Ontario Trade & Investment Office,Picture This Photo Books, Pronto International Limited Sam's Word, Small Business Administration, Servpro of Northwest Brooklyn, Space Broadcast, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Streamlined Media and Communications,
The Greater New York Chamber hosts weekly online networking receptions to give businesses the opportunity to first of all have fun, meet no people and most off make new business connections. Since we cannot have "in person" networking - the importance to meet businesses is so much stronger. Join us at one of our upcoming receptions. We welcome everyone!
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International Committee Update

September 22, 2020

Chamber Partners from JAMPRO/ Trade & Investment; Shane Angus (left) Christopher Benjamin (right), Mark Jaffe CEO of GNYCC presenting the award
The international committee hosted their "social distanced" gala reception at Tudor City Steak House. International trading partners were recognized including Ontario, Pakistan, Jamaica and Poland. This event was sponsored by Commonwealth Title. The committee open nominations for the second annual Dr. Lucio Caputo Statesman Award.
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PPP Loan Forgiveness - Webinar

September 16, 2020

presented by John F. Craven CPA
On Wednesday, September 16th, Board Member John F. Craven hosted a webinar on the PPP Application Process to be a forgivable loan. He went over the application at what it takes to make it a forgivable loan. He summarized: What costs are eligible for forgiveness, The 8 weeks vs the 24 week measurement periods, Rules for applying forgiveness, The short form (3580EZ) vs the long form (3580), Quick walk through of both the 3580 and the 3580EZ. the full presentation is on the Chamber TV.

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Covid-Related Business Interruption Claims

September 9, 2020

Presented by Daniel Leav or Leav and Steinberg
On September 9th, the GNYCC hosted an online webinar presented by Daniel Leav Esq. of Leav and Steinberg LLP, that educated businesses concerning their legal rights in seeking payment for their business losses due to the Covid Pandemic. He discussed Business Interruption insurance claims and how to force insurance carriers to fairly assess and/or pay for losses due to Covid.

Daniel is an attorney who has represented businesses and individuals with insurance claims for over twenty years. He was one of the lead attorneys who successfully sued insurance companies in the wake of Super Storm Sandy, eventually getting nearly every insurance carrier to fairly adjust the losses.

A recorded version is presented on "Chamber TV".
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How to Amp up your B2B Marketing - Strategies you can use today!

August 16, 2020

Presented by Daniel Odescalchi of SAIPR
Here are some simple strategies you can use today to improve your B2B Marketing. These tips will increase web conversions, email open’s and digital campaign, Linkedin and word-of-mouth effectiveness:

AMP UP your Email: Email still works and since COVID-19 experienced a boost in ROI for small and medium-size businesses, so use it! Build your email contact list by adding more sign-up opportunities to your website, include offers that require sign-up and consider purchasing B2B lists from brokers.

AMP UP your Digital Ads
Online advertising is now larger than TV, and the gap is growing. You can now target B2B with the power of television, the precision of direct mail and the interactivity of the internet.

AMP UP your Website and Linkedin:
The first thing potential customers do is check your online presence and it is where conversion happens!

For more information - Watch this 7-22-20 webinar on Chamber TV

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