Blue Jays vs Yankees: The Bronx Chamber is hosting a fundraiser at Yankee Stadium. Join us on Tuesday, September 7th for a night of networking, food and open bar! Tickets are selling out fast! Grab yours today. Email us firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
Orange Bank & Trust: Congratulations to our Bronx Chamber member Orange Bank & Trust on their grand opening of their Bronx Commercial Bank location. A great new addition to our neighborhood and to our commercial businesses.
Labor Day: The office will be closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day.
Available Growth & Recovery Grants
Hurricane Ida's Impact on Small Businesses
Hurricane Ida has impacted all five boroughs. The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) is extending help.
SBS recommends the following immediate next steps:
If you or others are facing immediate danger, please call 911.
Determine whether you have access to your space, assess any damage and consider the following:
Will you be able to conduct business in the near term?
Are your employees impacted and/or can they can travel to the worksite?
What insurance do you have, and do you have access to the records needed to file a claim?
Carefully review the post-loss insurance tips below
If you need additional support from an emergency response professional to assess your space and your specific business needs, call the NYC Department of Small Business Services hotline at 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692).
Creciendo Con TikTok
TikTok, HHF and partners have partnered to create a $150,000 Grant Fund aimed at expanding and elevating 30 Small Latinx Businesses across the US. celebrating the perseverance, hard work and commitment of Latinx Business Owners as champions of entrepreneurship during the COVID crisis, the fund will grant cash awards of $5,000 each to selected Latinx business owners from across the country who exemplify those business principles championed through TikTok.
The deadline to apply is Thursday, September 30, 2021.
Governor Hochul increased the threshold for small businesses to qualify for the Small Business Recovery Grant through Empire State Development. Previously any business with gross receipts in excess of $500,000 were ineligible to receive this Small Business Recovery grant. As of today, the threshold for eligibility has been increased to 2.5 million dollars. This increase will now open-up a wide range of now eligible businesses to qualify for up to $50,000 in grant funds to reimburse business expenses incurred during 2020/21 to weather the COVID-19 pandemic.