Friday, November 26, 2021

THE NEW BXCC - Bronx Business News You Can Use

Legislative Updates, New Grants, Events and Much More
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The Friday Extra
This week's Friday Extra comes from our fearless leader Lisa Sorin.

Topics are:

1.Small Business Saturday (11/27/21)
2. Recall Bill Hearing (11/30/21)
3.Bronx Chamber Annual Holiday Party (12/9/21):
4. Bronx Net Friday Open show (11/26/21)
Upcoming Events
Bronx Chamber Annual Holiday Party & Toy Drive
The holiday season is finally here — which means it's time to deck the halls, bring out the holiday cookies and embrace all things merry and bright.

Join the Bronx Chamber for our annual Holiday Party at Villa Barone Manor on Thursday, December 9th. Wear your best ugly sweater for our #uglysweatercontest and bring a toy for our #TOYDRIVE.

This years Toy Drive recipient is New Settlement. The New Settlement Community Center serves students from three schools, their families and members of the surrounding community with a range of programs in health and nutrition, education, youth development and the arts.

What You Should Know
Small Business Saturday
The holiday season is around the corner, and small businesses everywhere have been pivoting to serve a post-COVID shopping landscape. We encourage everyone to go out and shop locally as it not only supports the business but the neighborhood as well. For every dollar spent at a small business, American Express estimates an average of $0.67 stays in that business's local community.

Legislation Introduced to Reinstate Usage of Propane Heaters
Winter Is Coming! And the NYC Hospitality Alliance has been fighting to get our propane heaters back. Councilmember Keith Powers introduced legislation to reinstate the use of propane heaters with outdoor dining this winter, which are currently prohibited after they were allowed temporarily last winter.

The Small Business Growth Fund
Hello Alice is awarding 50 small business owners with $5,000 grants to help them make their next big move in 2022. To be eligible, a business must have less than $1M in annual revenue, a commitment to diversity and community, and a clear plan to use the grant funds.

Applications for Round 1 are open now through December 10, 2021 at 6PM ET. For a full list of eligibility criteria, please see the Terms and Conditions.

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Crain's Business Forum
With New York's legalization of adult-use marijuana expected to be up and running by late 2022, the industry is expected to generate north of $4 billion in overall sales. This translates to $350 million in tax revenue. How can state offices ensure communities that historically had been criminalized by marijuana laws have an opportunity to do business in the emerging industry? Join us on December 15th to learn more!

 How to Do Business With the NYC Department of Education Webinar
This presentation on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, from 2:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m will give your minority/women-owned business insight into how to sell your goods and services to our public schools.

You will learn:

  • How to Market your Business to the NYC Department of Education
  • Resources Available to Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises
  • How to Qualify Your Business as a Vendor
  • Upcoming Contracting Opportunities

This is a great opportunity to make an impression with a city agency with an annual spend of Billions and network with other NYC vendors.

For contracting opportunities, please register an account on our Vendor Portal via or visit Note: a vendor portal account does not make you an active DOE vendor. You may submit language and disability accommodation requests to  

This webinar will provide guidance for businesses interested in applying for loans and grants. In addition to providing an overview of available financing options, we will share tips to consider before taking on debt, an overview of documents commonly required to apply for a loan, and a summary of other loans and grants that are currently available for NYC businesses. 


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