Greater New York Chamber of Commerce 212-CHAMBER

Spotlight Event - May 22, 2024

World Trade Week Cocktail Networking Reception, Wednesday 5:30pm


Annual Business and International Conference.

Friday, September 22, 2023, The Greater NY Chamber hosted its Annual Business and International Conference. Hundreds of exhibitors from all business sectors were at hand showcasing their services. There were representatives from local, city, state and federal agencies.


The morning panel The Role of Financial Institutions, Legal Mediation and Government in Small Business Success was moderated by Misty Burris, the founder of Oregon Institute for A Better Way and Director of Community System Navigators. It highlighted pressing issues but also in fostering a strong alliance geared towards relief, recovery, and future expansion.

Joy Butts, V.P. Sr. Business Consultant for JP Morgan Chase

Ross Pitcoff Esq., Pitcoff Law Group

Sylvia Rivera, U.S. Small Business Administration

Honorable Tipu Munshi, Minister, Ministry of Commerce



was a leading conversation on how to rebuild back NY post pandemic discussions included; hospitality, food, and Broadway. It sparked a deep conversation about community commitment to collaborate for a more resilient and innovative future. The speakers successfully created an ecosystem of stakeholders who are now better aligned and invested in furthering the common goal of economic prosperity.

Mark Jaffe, Greater NY Chamber

Howard Teich New Democratic Dimensions

Panelists Matthew Bauer - President, Madison Avenue BID

Vijay Dandapani - President, Hotel Association of NYC

Ken Davenport - Broadway Producer Randy Mastro - attorney King & Spalding

The afternoon panel where the presence of esteemed representatives from the Small Business Administration, NYC Dept. of Small Business Services, JP Morgan, and Bangladesh Bank further enriched the discussions which included a lively and instructive Q&A session.

Franco Riofrio, V.P./Senior Business Consultant for

J.P. Morgan Chase:

Misty Burris, Founder of Oregon Institute for A Better Way and Director of Community System Navigators.

Brandon Castro, NYC Dept. of Small Business Services.