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Greater New York Annual Chamber Business Expo

September 2015


Over 100 exhibitors representing small, medium size companies, major corporations, local, city, state and federal agencies
On September 18th, 2015, The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce hosted the 23rd Annual Chamber Business Expo at the New York Hilton in Manhattan. With 2,000 attendees and 100 exhibitors, the annual event provides networking opportunities, free educational seminars and free counseling for business leaders in the NYC Metro area.

The Expo kicked off with a speech and proclamation from Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President who proclaimed September 18th as Chamber Day in Manhattan. The Welcome Breakfast was sponsored by New York RX Card. Educational Seminars included "Is Your Data Safe" by Stemp Systems and Datto and "How to Save with Group Purchasing" by Innovatix.

The Luncheon Keynotes and Retail Awards kicked off with Max Jaffe of 1010Wins, Chez Ciccone of New York RX Card and Cynthia DiBartolo, Chairperson of GNYCC who introduced David French, Senior Vice President of Government Relations at the National Retail Federation. A retail seminar, "How Technology Can Help You Compete with Big Box Retailers" was hosted by Norm Merritt, President & CEO of ShopKeep.

Paisley Demby of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative at LaGuardia Community and Mark Jaffe, President and CEO of GNYCC, awarded three businesses for their success and excellence in retail, including Severine Mervelet of Porsche Design, Gaia DiLoreto of By Brooklyn and Elissa Olin Green Brooklyn.

The day commenced with a Government Programs Seminar with city, state and federal agency leaders such as the IRS, NYS Tax and Finance, NYC Department of Small Business Services, US & NY Department of Labor, SCORE, SBA, NY Small Business Development Centers, the Chamber Legal Panel and more. Speakers included NYS Tax & Finance Commissioner Jerry Boone, United States SBA Regional Director Beth Goldberg, U.S.Small Business Administration Representative Man-Li Lin, Brenda Stuart-Luke of the IRS and Mwisa Chisunka, New York State Business Ombudswoman.

The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all attendees and NY Chamber Expo Partners including New York RX Card, NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 1010Wins, WCBS NewsRadio 880, Shopkeep, Stemp Systems, Datto, Signpost, Fiverr, TransitCheck, Visit Rochester, AM New York, 7-11 Franchising, Major World, Perkaroma, Pioneer Systems, Innovatix, Kevin"s WorldWide and others for making Chamber Business Expo 2015 a major success.

Max Jaffe of 1010 WINS keynote on the 50th year celebration of CBS 1010 WINS Radio