Legislative Updates, New Grants, Events and Much More
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In this week's Friday Extra, President Lisa Sorin speaks about:
The FAIRER (Fines and Interest Reduction Enabling Recovery) Program: a three-month program that allows respondents or payors to resolve outstanding Environmental Control Board (ECB) judgments. The program runs from September 20, 2021 through December 20, 2021.
The FAIRER Program covers two types of violations:
1. Violations that only require payment
2. Violations that require both payment and corrective action (also known as a compliance judgment)
Bronx Chamber Annual Gala: four more days until our big event! If you have not purchased your gala tickets you may do so HERE.
What You Should Know
FAIRER (Fines and Interest Reduction Enabling Recovery) Program
Fines and Interest Reduction Enabling Recovery (FAIRER) Program began on September 20th- December 20, 2021. The program allows respondents or payors to resolve outstanding Environmental Control Board judgments issued by various city agencies and adjudicated by the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. View here or contact Councilman Gjonaj's office at 718-931-1721 for more information.
Aurelia Greene - Former Deputy Bronx Borough President & Assemblywoman (posthumously)
Bill Tipacti - Univision
Marcos Crespo - Montefiore Health Systems
Phillip Grant, Hunts Point Produce Market
Alibaba.com Grants Program
In partnership with Hello Alice, Alibaba.com is awarding $500,000 to help U.S. online entrepreneurs bring their innovative product and/or go-to-market ideas to life through the Alibaba.com Grants Program. Fifty recipients will each receive $10,000 to support their business.
Starting September 9, 2021, eligible small businesses can apply to the Alibaba.com Grants Program. Fifty recipients will each receive a $10,000 grant. Apply today by sharing what makes your business model, product design, or marketing strategy innovative!
To be eligible for the Alibaba.com Grants Program, registered U.S.-based businesses must have a new or existing Alibaba.com account. Preference will be given to small businesses who have sourced from Alibaba.com before October 21, 2021. For full eligibility requirements, see the official rules.
LGBTQ Business Enterprise Certification & NYC Fast Track Event
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.
WE Master Money Conference: Fundamentals of Funding
You might be bootstrapping right now - but your business will need outside funding to move to the next level. But is your business ready for outside funding? How do you choose the right funder? And how does your business get evaluated by potential funders?
In a fun and informative program, HSoftheNYCourts is partnering with Woodlawn Cemetery & Conservancy to look back to NY’s legal ancestors. Did you know that many of the giants of NY law, including William Nelson Cromwell, Samuel Untermyer, and even Charles Evans Hughes, have their final resting places in Woodlawn Cemetery? Join HSoftheNYCourts and Woodlawn Cemetery in a panel of descendants as they share little known stories about these important lawyers and judges and discuss their impact on the law today.