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Brooklyn and Greenpoint Chambers announce partnership

It takes two!

The Greenpoint Chamber (GPC) and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce have struck up a partnership that will make the full array of BCC programs and services available to GPC members. In addition, all members of the GPC will also become members of the BCC.

The partnership was announced during GPC’s annual meeting, held on Tuesday, March 29 at the Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue.

“One of the most exciting events of the past year is our partnership with the BCC which has changed the way we operate and has given all our members many exciting advantages to their current GPC membership,” said GPC Chair Elaine Brodsky. “We retain our hyper-local identity and benefit plus all their administrative and technical assistance. All our current members now have dual membership in the BCC with full exposure to all the programs and events the BCC presents. The BCC now has additional exposure to the communities of Bushwick, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint where their membership is not as formidable.”

The partnership is part of an organizational grassroots effort by the BCC to work with local business organizations and community groups to provide assistance to more businesses and entrepreneurs across the borough.

Brooklyn Chamber President and CEO Carlo Scissura was equally  excited by the partnership. “The Brooklyn Chamber is a direct service organization, and this partnership with the Greenpoint Chamber will make it even easier for North Brooklyn businesses to access and take advantage of everything we have to offer,” he said. “Members in Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bushwick will now have all the support their businesses need to foster expansion and success.”

The evening included guest speaker Pat Kiernan, television host and NY1 new anchor, and the presentation of the 2015 Community Anchor Award to NY Waterway’s East River Ferry.

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