Sunday, September 12, 2021

THENEWBXCC - Bronx Business News You Can Use


Legislative Updates, New Grants, Events and Much More
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The Friday Extra
In this week’s Friday Extra, President Lisa Sorin speaks about:
The Hero Act – Employers must implement disease exposure prevention plan pursuant to NY hero act
Key to NYC Mandates – enforcement will begin on September 13. Businesses that do not comply with this policy will be subject to fines. Click here to learn more and how to stay in compliance.
ABNY – We have partnered with our new member, Association for a Better New York (ABNY), to assist in the production of a robust directory featuring businesses that are Minority-, Woman-, Disability-, Veteran- or LGBTQ+ -owned throughout New York City. Click here to view.
Gala – We are 20 days out from our Annual Gala. If you have not purchased your tickets, you may do so here.
Available Growth & Recovery Grants
KKR Small Business Builders
Round 6 now open!
KKR Small Business Builders offers $10,000 grants and mentoring to help owners sustain their businesses, maintain and create jobs, and spur economic opportunity during COVID-19. Apply now before the Round 6 deadline on October 15.
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. 

SBA PPP Forgiveness
#PaycheckProtection Program borrowers: Did you take out a loan of $150,000 or less? You may be eligible to apply for direct loan forgiveness through SBA's online portal!

Find out if your lender is participating and apply for forgiveness:
Upcoming Events
LGBTQ Business Enterprise Certification & NYC Fast Track Event
Join nglccNY on Monday, September 27 at noon for the LGBTQ Business Enterprise Certification & NYC Fast Track Event! You’ll network with members of the chambers of commerce from all 5 NYC boroughs, as well as hear about: 
  • How being an LGBTQ Certified Business can open doors to new business opportunities
  • The certification process and how to leverage benefits
  • Advice from certified business owners 
Come learn and connect with other business owners and grow your LGBTQ Business community!

This is a free virtual workshop for New York LGBTQ business owners, entrepreneurs, and business students.
Upcoming: Bronx Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala
Mark Your Calendars
For Our 2021 Gala on
September 30, 2021
The Bronx Is Back In Business

We're going to make it a night to remember! 
Ruben Diaz Jr. - Bronx Borough President
Lucy McMillan - Arnold & Porter
Aurelia Greene - Former Deputy Bronx Borough President & Assemblywoman (posthumously)
Bill Tipacti - Univision
Marcos Crespo - Montefiore Health Systems
Bronx Chamber Member Spotlight
Upcoming: Bronx Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala
American Maintenance 3 Janitorial Services and Supplies CO. Corp. has moved to a NEW location! They are now located at 3957 Provost Ave Bronx, NY 10466, near Eastchester Road and Dyre Ave. They will be having their ribbon cutting ceremony on September 22, 2021 AT 11am.

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