Saturday, February 13, 2016

100 PERCENT Saturday February 13, 2016 The 78th A.D. Race Shapes Up

By Robert Press

78th A.D. Race Shapes Up

    Before I get into the 78th A.D. race, yesterday was the taping for the Monday night Bronxtalk 17th City Council Special Election Debate. It was an interesting hour, but I have to wait until after the show airs to report on it. You do however want to watch the show as there is more insight into the six remaining candidates that currently are on the ballot. Host Gary Axelbank was excellent in the way he moderated the debate, but I can tell you no one pulled out a rubber hatchet as was the case in the infamous Espada/Rosado debate many years ago. The 17th City Council Special Election debate will air Monday night at 9 PM on channel 67 for Cablevision viewers, and on channel 33 for Fios customers. You can also go to on Tuesday to see a replay of the show. 

Host Gary Axelbank on the left, candidates Rafael Salamanca, Julio 
Pabon, George Alvarez, Marlon Molina, Loren Russell, and Joann Otero.

   On to the 78th Assembly District. The former Executive Director of the Bronx Democratic County organization Ms. Ischia Bravo has just announced (after rumors had been circulating) that she intends to be a candidate for the position of Assembly member of the 78th A.D. Ms. Bravo in a press release says that women voters outnumber male voters six to one. She claims that the women of the 78th Assembly District need a women who can speak for women's rights and other issues that are important to women, and to all the voters of the district.
   This will not be an easy battle for Ms. Bravo who knows that the Bronx Democratic County organization will be endorsing all incumbents including her opponent the current assemblyman. There is however a rumor that the current assemblyman's daughter the former 80th A.D. Assemblywoman who was defeated four years ago of being a replacement candidate after petitions are circulated for her father who would withdraw before the deadline. If that was to be the case then there would be no incumbent and Ms. Bravo could receive the endorsement of the Bronx Democratic County organization. One would have to guess now that I have exposed that scenario, it looks like Assemblyman Jose Rivera is going to have to go through another election, which many hope will be his last. 
    Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will be giving his 'State of the Bronx Address' on Thursday Feb. 18th at the Cardinal Hayes High School starting at 11:30 AM. The school is located at 650 Grand Concourse, and seating is limited so call 718-590-6116 to reserve your seat. 
   The Independent Democratic Conference led by State Senator Jeff Klein has outlined a proposal calling for a $765 million dollar investment in after school programing, Community Learning Schools, and full day Kindergarten. Check this blog archive on the left for the Report: IDC Proposes 50 Hour Learning Week to read more. 
   Finally, this Wednesday State Senator Gustavo Rivera is hosting a Kingsbridge Armory Community Meeting from 6:30 - 8 PM at Monroe College King Hall located at 2501 Jerome Avenue. 
   If you have any political information that you want to share or have checked out, any comments about this column or would like to have an event listed or covered in this column or on this blog, you can e-mail us at or call 718-644-4199 Mr. Robert Press. 


Editor's Note:

  It has been rumored that Ms. Ischia Bravo would run for the 78th Assembly seat currently occupied by Jose Rivera. The announcement below is clear that Ms. Bravo will be a candidate for the 78th Assembly seat. Rumors have also gone around that former 80h A.D. Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera would run for her father's seat in the 78th A.D. This was advanced by the former assemblywoman appearing at several Bronx Democratic County events. One scenario has Assemblyman Jose Rivera collecting petitions, and then withdrawing so that his daughter could replace him as the candidate. The Bronx Democratic County organization has said that it would be endorsing all incumbents, but that would not happen should Assemblyman Rivera choose not to run for re-election leaving an open seat even if his daughter was to replace him as the candidate. 

The following is from Ms. Ischia Bravo candidate for the 78th A.D.

Dear Friends,
As you know, I am running to represent the 78th District of the Bronx in the New York State Assembly.  This was not an easy decision for me to come to.  As a young woman, Latina, mother and activist, it is extremely difficult to shatter the glass ceiling of opportunity.  However, I look forward to this exciting and tremendous journey to fill a gap in leadership in our community!

In the 78th Assembly District, female voters outnumber male voters 6-1.  With this impressive voting power, we must exercise our political power to enact the changes we want to see - not only for women’s rights, but for issues concerning our youth, seniors, and housing.

That is why I want you join me and hip-hop pioneer and radio personality Angie Martinez on Feb 25th, 2016 for a special gathering in support of my campaign to transform the 78th Assembly District! 

For years, Angie Martinez has been at the forefront of radio entertainment and social activism, inspiring countless young women to pursue careers in entertainment, music and the arts.  Trailblazers such as Ms. Martinez consistently defy barriers to success,  and serve as inspiration for our young girls, wives, mothers and daughters to accomplish goals both large and small.
I commend Angie on all that she has done and I am honored that she supports me on my journey to restore the faith that has been lost in our electoral process!

From music to social activism, from entertainment to politics - let’s give all little girls from the Bronx an incentive to be the voices they want to hear!  I hope that you will join us on February 25th.

Ischia Bravo
Twitter: @Bronxbravo
Instagram: Bronx Bravo



Including a Concert with World Renowned Singer Miriam Cruz

Senator Adriano Espaillat and Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez will host two Dominican Heritage events in partnership with the Washington Heights BID in celebration of Dominican Heritage month. Hundreds of community members will join in this year's festivities, which will highlight Dominican-American culture and progress with a focus on education and the arts. We hope you will be able to join us. For more information please email 

First Night:

WHAT: Los Tres Grandes / The three leaders. Three experts will discuss three Dominican figures who helped shape the Dominican Republic's political system: Joaquín  Balaguer, Juan Bosch, and Jose Pena Gomez. 

State Senator Adriano Espaillat
Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez
Three expert panelists 
Open to the public 

WHERE: William Black Medical Research Building (650 W. 168 St New York, NY 10032)

WHENSunday, February 21st, 2016  from 5:00pm - 7:00pm  

Second Night:

WHAT: Dominican Heritage Concert, with world renowned singer Miriam Cruz and The Young People's Chorus of New York City at Washington Heights. 

State Senator Adriano Espaillat
Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez
Open to the public  (1,300 seats) 

WHERE: George Washington High School Media and Communications

WHENMonday, February 22nd 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Friday, February 12, 2016


  Proposal calls for $765 million investment in afterschool programming, community learning schools and full-day kindergarten

  Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein, and members of the IDC, on Friday released, The 50 Hour Learning Week, a policy report calling for a total $550 million investment to expand afterschool programming, $155 million to create community schools and a $60 million fund to ensure every child has a seat in full-day kindergarten.

This comprehensive approach to education targets students’ needs both inside and outside of the classroom by expanding traditional school hours and filling after hours time with enriching activities that wind up saving taxpayers billions of dollars in the long run on childcare costs, remedial education programs and crime reduction benefits.

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“New York State’s students deserve rich learning opportunities that seal their future success. Afterschool programs and the expansion of community schools place students in innovative learning environments well beyond traditional classroom hours, keeping them focused and performing at higher levels. The best investment we can make is in our children which is why the IDC wants to implement its 50 hour Learning Week proposal,” said Senator Klein.

“Our upstate students need expanded programming to receive the education they deserve — and that’s exactly what The 50 Hour Learning Week report and proposal will do. Many schools upstate would significantly benefit from the community learning school model — and this proposal would provide those schools the funding they need to support their students and families. Expanding afterschool programming and full-day kindergarten would also ensure that our students are receiving the education they need to prepare them for a bright future,” said Senator David Valesky.

“The 50 Hour Learning Week proposes an ambitious program that would expand education for all of New York’s students. These three key areas — afterschool programming, community learning schools, and full-day kindergarten are vital programs to ensure that our education system is supporting our students and families outside of the traditional school hours. In addition to helping students and families throughout the state, this proposal would save taxpayers millions in educational development costs and crime prevention, while resulting in higher earnings for New York’s future. It’s common sense — let’s support our students, families and the state,” said Senator Diane Savino.

Students across our state deserve the best education that New York has to offer. The proposed 50 Hour Learning Week will provide our students with the tools they need to shape their academic success both inside and outside of the classroom. Their future is in our hands, let’s ensure that future is brightsaid Senator David Carlucci.

Right now, there are too many children that have not yet reached their full potential because we have not given them the tools yet to reach it. Studies have been conclusive: Access to after-school programming and the availability of all-day kindergarten has a far reaching butterfly effect on the life of a child and we need to do everything we can to ensure that they have an opportunity for a successful life. Like everything, success lies in building a strong foundation and it is exactly that foundation that the IDC is trying to establish for kids throughout New York State,said Senator Tony Avella.

Afterschool Programming

Extensive research has shown that afterschool programs lead to overall student development, lower a child’s risk of criminal activity, alleviate parents of child care stress, and reduce long-term financial costs to the state. Students who participate in afterschool programs are less likely to be referred to remedial or special education courses and are 2.1 percent less likely to repeat a grade, all of which have higher costs to the state.

The report reveals that for every $1 invested in afterschool programming, taxpayers save a whopping $3 —  a savings of 300 percent.

For afterschool crime prevention programs, the benefits are even larger. Research shows that violent juvenile crime arrests peak by 20 percent, each hour, and youth victimized by violent crimes peak by 25 percent, each hour, during the after school hours. However, every $1 invested yields $5.92 in crime reduction benefits to the state.

The IDC proposes investing an increase of $301 million in afterschool programs to create 128,000 new seats for 167,000 students. This investment could save New York State taxpayers nearly $1 billion and yield nearly $2 billion in crime reduction benefits.

Community Learning Schools

Initially established by the Community Schools Grant Initiative in 2014, community learning schools provide students and their families rich, comprehensive programming for before and after school hours aimed at supporting communities through social services, as well as nutritional, medical, dental and mental health services. Analysis of 130 existing community learning schools has shown that this programming can increase student attendance, reduce chronic absenteeism and improve high school graduation rates by an average of 11 percent.

The IDC proposes a $50 million investment this year for Community Schools on top of the proposed $100 million by the Executive. In total, a the IDC would like to see a $200 million investment over four-years to establish 400 new community schools across the state. In addition, another $5 million should fund existing Community Schools.

Full-Day Kindergarten

For many young students, kindergarten can close the achievement gaps that are a result of income and education disparities in the home. Studies have shown that students who attend full-day kindergarten perform better throughout their academic years, and eventually obtain higher paid jobs, which in turn also leads to more tax revenue for the state.

It is estimated that if each student was given the opportunity to attend full-day kindergarten, the state could receive an additional $25 million in accumulated benefits.

While many school districts have a demand for full-day kindergarten, they lack the operation funds and capital expense money to expand their program. Over 30 school districts could benefit from new funds that would cover capital expenses for kindergarten program expansion.

Senate Bill S. 863-A, sponsored by Senator Carlucci and championed in the IDC’s New York 2020 Agenda: A Blueprint for a Better New York, would establish the Kindergarten Conversion Fund, which would use unclaimed lottery money to fund kindergarten programs, as well as related capital expenses, throughout New York State. The Kindergarten Conversion Fund could result in $60 million in additional funding for kindergarten programs, annually.

Elected Officials to celebrate the 4th “African American Abrazo in New York”

   Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, in conjunction with  New York State Assemblymen Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda and Michael Blake, will celebrate the 4th Annual “African American Abrazo in New York.”  This event will honor the contributions of the African-Americans to the State and City of New York .   

This event, which is by “invitation only will be attended by more than 500 people, will take place at Maestro’s Caterers located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, New York, Friday, February 19, from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. 

The elected officials organizing the event, will  be presenting proclamations to (4) distinguished members of the African-American Community. 

For more information and tickets  please contact  the office of Assemblymen Michael Blake718-538-3829,  Marcos Crespo 718-893-0202, Luis Sepulveda 718-931-2620 or Senator Ruben Diaz at (718) 991-3161. 

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.'s State of the Borough Address

The Honorable Ruben Diaz Jr.
President, Borough of The Bronx

cordially invites you to
The State of The Borough Address
Thursday, February 18, 2016
11:30 a.m.
Cardinal Hayes High School
650 Grand Concourse
The Bronx
seating is limited
or call 718-590-6116

The Office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. | 718-590-3500 |

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Kingsbridge Armory Community Meeting

Click on the imager to make it larger, and for more information call Senator Rivera's office at 718-933-2034.


Klein Donates More Than 500 Valentine’s Day Cards and Gift Bags to Bronx Veterans

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Senator Jeff Klein, Miss USA Olivia Jordan, and P.S. 105 students pay tribute to the veterans.

State Senator Jeff Klein, joined by Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan and students from local schools, donated more than 500 Valentine’s Day cards and gift bags to veterans at the 21st annual “Valentine’s for Veterans” celebration held at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center on Wednesday.

“For the past 21 years, I have proudly hosted ‘Valentine’s for Veterans’ as a way to honor the sacrifices of our American heroes. This intergenerational event allows Bronx children to pay tribute to our brave service men and women and hear firsthand about their courageous acts that contributed to America’s freedom. I thank P.S. 105 for their outstanding performance, SUNY Maritime’s Color Guard, Miss USA Olivia Jordan, and our local students who prepared and donated the gift bags for the veterans,”  said Senator Klein.

“We’re excited to welcome Miss USA, our PS 105 students, and Senator Klein. Their participation just heightens the celebration and brings a special note of cheer to our veterans,” said James J. Peters VA Medical Center Medical Director, Dr. Erik Langhoff. “Our medical center’s 464 volunteers are an important part of our healthcare team and donate over 85,000 hours of their precious time to our veterans.  The National Salute program is a great way for people to learn more about helping the Veterans we serve."

“It is an honor for me to be here at Valentine’s for Vets.  After winning Miss USA last summer I have had several wonderful opportunities to thank the men and women who have served and are still serving our country and I feel it is the least I can do as Miss USA,” said Olivia Jordan, Miss USA 2015.

The event featured patriotic music by the P.S. 105 school choir and a special salute by SUNY Maritime’s color guard.

Senator Klein, Miss USA, and the students distributed Valentine’s Day cards and gift bags prepared by hundreds of students across the borough. Donations items included stationery, pens and pencils, books, playing cards, toiletries, handkerchiefs, and more.

“Valentine’s for Veterans” is held during the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans, a weeklong celebration from February 7 – February 14 commemorating the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Services and are now cared for by the Department of Veterans Affairs in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and nursing homes across the U.S. The National Salute seeks to spread awareness and appreciation for veterans by encouraging citizens to visit hospitalized veterans in their communities.



State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Ranker of the New York State Senate Health Committee, released the following statement today after bill S779, also known as the "Happy Meal Bill", passed the Senate Health Committee. The "Happy Meal" bill, which is sponsored by Senator Rivera in the Senate and Assemblymember Felix Ortiz in the Assembly, sets nutritional standards for restaurants distributing incentive items aimed at children. The bill has now been referred to the Senate Codes Committee.
"Today, we took a step forward in directly combating the obesity epidemic that continues to affect the lives of millions of children throughout New York State. As the Ranking Member of the Health Committee and the sponsor of this bill, I'm proud that my colleagues joined me in pushing this bill towards the next step of the legislative process. By setting statewide nutritional guidelines for foods that are accompanied by toys, we are ensuring our children are able to make healthy food choices without any misguided influence, while holding restaurants accountable. I am fully committed to working with my colleagues in the Senate and Assembly to ensure that we pass this piece of legislation and continue to make fighting obesity a priority."

Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj - Free Smoke/ CO Alarm Giveaway and Installations

Free Smoke/ CO Alarm Giveaways and Installation! 

We will be giving away 100-150 Smoke/CO Alarms while supplies last. All recipients are eligible for free installations. Please arrive on time; Smoke/CO alarms are available on a first come first served basis.  
Come by and arrange for a FREE smoke/CO Alarm installation in your home ! 

February 22,2016
5:00pm - 7:00pm.

Location:District Office of Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj
1126 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, New York 10461

For more information call : (718) 409-0109

                  For more information call : (718) 409-0109

Monday, February 8, 2016

A.G. Schneiderman Announces $470 Million Joint State-Federal Settlement With HSBC To Address Mortgage Loan Origination, Servicing, And Foreclosure Abuses

Agreement To Provide Certain New York Borrowers With Loan Modifications; Foreclosed HSBC Loans May Be Eligible For Payments For Past Abuse
    Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today announced a $470 million joint state-federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer HSBC to address mortgage origination, servicing, and foreclosure abuses.
The settlement provides direct payments to New York borrowers for past foreclosure abuses, loan modifications, and other relief for borrowers in need of assistance, rigorous mortgage servicing standards, and grants oversight authority to an independent monitor. It is estimated that New York State has nearly 136,000 HSBC loans, nearly 31% of HSBC’s total portfolio.
The settlement includes New York,48 other states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
“There has to be one set of rules for everyone, no matter how rich or how powerful, and that includes lenders who engage in abusive business practices,” said Attorney General Schneiderman. “The settlement announced today is a joint partnership that will create tough new servicing standards that will ensure fair treatment for HSBC’s borrowers and provide relief to customers across New York State and across the country.”
HSBC Agreement Closely Mirrors National Mortgage Settlement
The agreement’s mortgage servicing terms largely mirrors the 2012 National Mortgage Settlement (NMS) reached in February of 2012 between the federal government, 49 state attorneys general, including New York, and the five largest national mortgage servicers. That agreement provided consumers nationwide with more than $50 billion in direct relief, created new servicing standards, and implemented independent oversight.
A subsequent state-federal agreement with SunTrust Mortgage Inc. worth nearly $1 billion was announced in June of 2014.
Attorney General Schneiderman previously announced a national, multi-billion settlement with mortgage servicing giant OCWEN in December of 2013.
Loan Modifications
The HSBC agreement requires the company to provide certain New York borrowers with loan modifications or other relief. The modifications, which HSBC chooses through an extensive list of options, include principal reductions and refinancing for underwater mortgages. HSBC decides how many loans and which loans to modify, but must meet certain minimum targets. Because HSBC receives only partial settlement credit for many types of loan modifications, the settlement will provide relief to borrowers that will exceed the overall minimum amount.
Payments to Borrowers
Nearly 136,000 eligible New York borrowers whose loans were serviced by HSBC and who lost their home to foreclosure from January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2012 and encountered servicing abuse will be eligible for a payment from the national $59.3 million fund for payments to borrowers. The borrower payment amount will depend on how many borrowers file claims.
Eligible borrowers will be contacted about how to qualify for payments.
Mortgage Servicing Standards
The settlement requires HSBC to substantially change how it services mortgage loans, handles foreclosures, and ensures the accuracy of information provided in federal bankruptcy court.
The terms will prevent past foreclosure abuses, such as robo-signing, improper documentation and lost paperwork.
The settlement’s consumer protections and standards include:
  • Making foreclosure a last resort by first requiring HSBC to evaluate homeowners for other loss mitigation options;
  • Restricting foreclosure while the homeowner is being considered for a loan modification;
  • Procedures and timelines for reviewing loan modification applications;
  • Giving homeowners the right to appeal denials;
  • Requiring a single point of contact for borrowers seeking information about their loans and maintaining adequate staff to handle calls.
Independent Monitor
The National Mortgage Settlement’s independent monitor, Joseph A. Smith Jr., will oversee HSBC agreement compliance for one year. Smith served as the North Carolina Commissioner of Banks from 2002 until 2012, and is also the former Chairman of the Conference of State Banks Supervisors (CSBS). Smith will oversee implementation of the servicing standards required by the agreement and issue public reports that identify whether HSBC complied or fell short of the standards imposed by the settlement. If HSBC is alleged to have violated terms of the agreement, the states and federal agencies can seek relief through the court.
Additional Terms
The agreement resolves potential violations of civil law based on HSBC’s deficient mortgage loan origination and servicing activities. The agreement does not prevent state or federal authorities from pursuing criminal enforcement actions related to this or other conduct by HSBC, or from punishing wrongful securitization conduct that is the focus of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group. Additionally, the agreement does not prevent any action by individual borrowers who wish to bring their own lawsuits.
The agreement will be filed as a consent judgment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. 

Senator Klein introduces new Paid Family Leave legislation; Bill would grant New York’s hardworking families 12-weeks paid leave by 2017 Inbox x

  Bill would grant New York’s hardworking families 12-weeks paid leave by 2017

 State Senator Jeff Klein introduced Paid Family Leave legislation (S.3301A) on Monday that would grant New York’s hardworking families up to 12-weeks off to take care of a newborn or a sick loved one without fretting over finances.

“No person should ever have to choose between what their heart is telling them to do and what their bank account allows them to do. Dealing with the magical time of welcoming a newborn into the world or the essential time of seeing a loved one through a serious illness shouldn’t be a luxury for the few. We must make it a priority to pass my Paid Family Leave bill to give the workforce the time off that they need to deal with the ups and downs of life,” said Senator Klein.

Long a champion of Paid Family Leave, Senator Klein’s bill puts no burden on businesses and could cost employees as little as 27 cents a week. If passed, it could take effect by 2017 with benefits incrementally increasing as employees pay into the system until 2020 when full benefits are realized.

Under this proposal, workers taking Paid Family Leave could receive:

  • ⅔ of the employee’s average weekly wage, up to 35% of the statewide average weekly wage by January 1, 2017.

  • 70% of the employee’s average weekly wage, up to 40% of the statewide average weekly wage by April 1, 2018.

  • 75% of the employee’s average weekly wage, up to 45% of the statewide average weekly wage by April 1, 2019.

  • 80% of the employee’s average weekly wage, up to 50% of the statewide average weekly wage by April 1, 2020.

A Paid Family Leave eligible employee must work for a business for at least four weeks.

Federal law allows workers to take 12-weeks of unpaid family leave, but working- and middle-class New Yorkers cannot afford to be out of work for without pay for a three month period.

California, New Jersey and Rhode Island have enacted Paid Family Leave proposals.

As a father of two young children, I know first-hand how important it is for a parent to be there for a child in their early years. Unfortunately many families are forced to make the unfair choice of being able to truly care for their newborn or earn the income they need to survive. Enacting comprehensive paid family leave will greatly improve the quality of life of countless middle class New Yorkers. We owe this to our children and our children's children,” said Senator David Carlucci.

“As the cost-of-living in New York rises, it has become increasingly difficult to raise a family or care for a sick loved one, while trying to keep your financial head above water. Many families struggle with choosing between their personal and work lives, when they should be focused on welcoming a new family member or staying by their loved one’s bedside. New York State has always been a leader, and now is the time for us to lead again - we must pass Paid Family Leave,” said Senator Diane Savino.

“Upstate New York has always had some of the hardest working families in the state. When families are faced with a big change - the arrival of a child or a family member’s illness - they deserve the peace of mind that, after working hard every day, they will not be forced to choose between caring for those who are most important or their paycheck. That is why I am proud to support Paid Family Leave. Together, we can ensure that every family has the peace of mind they deserve,” said Senator David Valesky.

“As a long time advocate for affordability in New York, I understand how important Paid Family Leave is to New York’s working and middle class families. Raising a family in an increasingly expensive city has left many people trying to balance their budget over spending time with loved ones when they are most in need. Many New Yorkers already recognize this - with 80 percent of New Yorkers supporting Paid Family Leave. It’s time for the legislature to recognize this, too, and to pass Paid Family Leave,” said Senator Avella.

Welcome 19 New Members to The Bronx Chamber of Commerce

  WELCOME 19 New Members!

Since December 2015 to February 8, 2016 - Nineteen New Member Companies have joined The Bronx Chamber of Commerce. They are:
A.S.A.P Mortgage 
ATM  Advantage
Apple Bank
Century 21 Schneider Realty
Cablevision Media
Destructive Game World LLC
Financial Services
Flushing Bank
Home Helpers
ISE Office
Informa Energy Inc
Morgan Stanley
New York Life
Pergolis Swartz Inc
S & M Moving
Sothebys International
Stadium Tennis Center
South Bronx Overall
Williams Center  / Jackson ddp
Let's keep the momentum going to make a Greater Bronx Chamber of Commerce. 

I need your support and cooperation to strongly request companies that you do business with to join the Bronx Chamber of Commerce. If you do not ask, it does not happen.

Inform your contacts that "if they want do continue to do business with you and your company, they should join the Bronx Chamber of Commerce". If you make it a requirement, they will join!

We are witnessing a renaissance in our great borough that is unprecedented. Together, we will grow the Chamber, enhance its influence and further improve the image of "The Bronx"!
Below is a Brochure that includes a Membership Application. If you need a supply of the printed Brochure to distribute or display in your office or place of business, please contact Josann Ferguson at (718) 828-3900.

Nunzio Del Greco
President and CEO
Bronx Chamber of Commerce
"The Network For Business Success"
1200 Waters Place, Suite 106
Bronx, NY 10461
Please mark your calendar and plan on attending some of 
the following events:
February 11, 2016   Annual Valentine's Business Networking
                                Marriott Resident Inn 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
February 24, 2016  African American Heritage Cocktail Party
                                Tosca Marquee 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
March 9, 2016         Irish Heritage Luncheon
                                Rambling House 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
March 18, 2016       Women of Distinction Luncheon
                                Villa Barone Manor 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
April 13, 2016          Annual Gala
                          Marina del Rey Caterers 5:30 pm -10:30 pm
May 3, 2016            Annual Golf Outing
                                Trump Links 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
June 16, 2016          Annual Business Expo
                            The Mall at Bay Plaza 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

December 14, 2016   Annual Holiday Party  
       Villa Barone Manor 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm