REX Night networking event to honor Flatbush business leader

CPEX Real Estate will be coming to Flatbush for the latest in its series of free networking events geared towards business and community leaders, professionals serving the real estate industry and local neighbors.

The first REX Night Networking Event of 2014 will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, February 20 at Brooklyn College’s Student Center, on the fourth floor of the Jefferson/Williams Lounge. The event will highlight the commercial real estate market including multi-family and retail leasing.

“We host networking events in different neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn to help bring communities together and spread the word about business and real estate opportunities,” explained Greg Roberts, CPEX’s chief operating officer. “We’re real estate experts specializing in industrial, retail and leasing in Brooklyn.”

Added event co-sponsor Joshua Schneps, publisher of the Home Reporter and Sunset News and Brooklyn Spectator newspapers, “These events are a great way to generate business for the people that attend, and keep business local in Brooklyn.”

Flatbush’s business community is a vibrant mix of Brooklyn past and present, with small business owners from a wide range of cultures working alongside one another. This REX Night will also serve as an opportunity to honor one of these community leaders, Dr. Roy Hastick, Sr., president/CEO of the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI).

Founded in 1985, CACCI is a statewide nonprofit organization that has grown from 10 founding members to 1,700 registered members, providing business seminars, certification courses, information services, assistance in navigating the financial waters of starting and running your own business, and, perhaps most importantly, a community focal point for collaboration and public service.

“When I arrived in 1972, we had many benevolent organizations, but did not have a business organization that could serve the Caribbean American community, [which is] diverse and inclusive of Asian, French Creole, Dutch and European communities,” said Hastick, who has served on the boards of several civic groups.

CACCI comprises a wide range of travel agencies, shipping companies, trucking companies, design companies and professional businesses.

“As immigrants, we come here, stand on shoulders, and that’s what I had to do, to get the mentoring to survive and thrive in this great borough of Brooklyn,” Hastick added. “If there’s one thing I want [people] to do is to take advantage of the opportunity that exists in this great city and borough.”

To RSVP for the REX Night event in Flatbush, email or call 718-238-6600, extension 116.

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