By Brooklyn Reader

March 31, 2016, 11:10 am

 
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Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

l to r: Carlo A. Scissura – President and CEO of Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Elaine Brodsky – Board Chair of the Greenpoint Chamber, Pat Kiernan – News Anchor NY1 and keynote speaker, Paul Salmuski – Officer of Greenpoint Chamber Board and owner of East River Ferry. Photo: Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce will officially partner with the Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce, making the full array of BCC programs and services available to GPC Members.

The announcement was made Wednesday by BCC President & CEO Carlo A. Scissura at the Greenpoint Chamber’s (GPC) Annual Meeting. Through this new partnership, all members of the Greenpoint Chamber will now become members of the Brooklyn Chamber.

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

“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,” said Scissura. “Members in Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Bushwick will now have all the support their businesses need to foster expansion and success.

Greenpoint Chamber Chair Elaine Brodsky said that the partnership will signal a change in the way GCC operates, while bringing many exciting advantages to its membership.

“We retain our hyper local identity and benefit from all their administrative and technical assistance,” pointed out Brodsky. “All our current members now have dual membership in the BCC with full exposure to all the programs and events the BCC presents. We worked for several months to make this partnership happen and we are thrilled with the way our relationship is developing.”

Also with the new partnership, the Brooklyn Chamber will have additional exposure to the communities of Bushwick, Williamsburg and Greenpoint where their membership numbers had been low.

“The Brooklyn Chamber is proud of this partnership, and we look forward to growing this already fruitful alliance with the Greenpoint Chamber,” Scissura said.


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