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Testimonials From Members of The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

“The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce is respected as an important voice representing the business community. Networking opportunities are frequent and effective. I could not imagine doing business in Manhattan without membership in MCC.”
— Joseph F. Kirk, EVP-Regional President, Wells Fargo


“The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce has been a constant resource in my life and career for the past 12 years. As I build my business, I know I can count on the Chamber for an abundance of riches--know-how, connections, and opportunities in our great city. The Chamber is my #1 go-to resource as a business owner in Manhattan.”
— Ann G. Kayman, CEO, New York Grant Company


“Over the past few years, Microsoft has been a strong member/partner of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. 2012 has been fantastic and going into 2013, I am excited to see the growth of cutting edge Microsoft technologies such as Office 365 and the impact that they have on the Small Business community. Working with the MCC Tech Committee to highlight these technologies first for MCC members will be very exciting!”
— Christine Gannon, Business Development Manager, Microsoft


“We have been involved with the Chamber for three years. I cannot say enough. Over the past year we established Transportation Transformation as a way to promote New York City bikeshare and as a way to develop a transportation strategy for a proposed E2NYC, a cleantech exposition in 2016. Transportation Transformation has been so successful, we may be launching it as a start-up. It would not have been possible without the support of the Chamber.“
— Tom Glendening, President, E3Think


“Some of the outstanding benefits I’ve enjoyed as a Manhattan Chamber of Commerce member include attending events where I meet interesting professionals and prospects. I also joined an MCC Business Referral Group, where several members hired me to help them with marketing and branding. Since they speak highly of my work, others have hired and referred me. In addition, I was interviewed on MCC’s “Voice of Manhattan” podcast, was asked to be a panelist at an “Ask the Experts” event, and during MCC’s MarketingWeekNYC, I gave a presentation, “Brand Your Business Like a Pro”, which further established my expertise among a larger audience. I am very grateful to MCC for the many opportunities my marketing business has had. I can’t imagine a more supportive or better business organization.”
Faith Kinslow, Copywriter/Brand Strategist, True Identity Branding


“Being in technology sales/business development, I have made business networking connections that I would not have made otherwise if it had not been for my membership in the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. I always look forward to the upcoming educational, networking and community oriented events, which allow me to be more involved and connected with the Manhattan business community. These events have had a significant, positive impact on my business and personal growth and I highly recommend membership.”
Jay Nosenchuk, Senior Account Director, Windstream


“When I joined the Chamber, for a fraction of the cost of the previous association with which I had been involved, I was immediately introduced to a Board member who asked me if I was interested in volunteering. I joined a Business Referral Group, attended networking events (at no cost to me as a member) and, before I knew it, I started to get clients. Today, my largest revenue streams are a direct result of my Chamber membership.  Additionally, my involvement as a volunteer increased. After only about three years as a member, I sit on the Board, co-chair the Entrepreneurship Committee, am an Ambassador, and host the Chamber’s weekly podcast, “The Voice of Manhattan Business.”  I am proof that the Chamber gives its members a chance to grow their business and meaningfully contribute to the business community.”
Bruce A. Hurwitz, Ph.D, Executive Recruiter & Career & Business Counselor, Hurwitz Strategic Staffing, Ltd.


"I came to the United States in September 2012 with two suitcases and an idea to start a subsidiary of our successful European software company. Two years later, I can finally relax knowing that we made it through the worst. Manhattan Chamber of Commerce has its invaluable place in our story and we can’t imagine doing it without them."
Martin Kudrnac, Vice President, OKsystem


"It's been my privilege to be a part of the Business Referral Groups as well as a member of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce for the past 3 years.  On several occasions, potential clients have reached out to me either by direct referral from a fellow member or the leadership at the Chamber as well as through our MCOC Website where they have searched and found me and picked up the phone.  I'm glad that the MCOC is on "MY SIDE" and appreciate having them partnered as I journey to grow my print business in the Tri-State area!"
 Ken Sassano, Prestone Printing Company


"Manhattan Chamber of Commerce is like family to me. When I started my business over 5 years ago, this was the only chamber that opens their arms out to me. As a young entrepreneur its tough to find support with like minded individuals. Manhattan Chamber of Commerce helped me get my business in the right direction with the connections that I will never meet, educate me to make sure I truly understand how a business is operated. I’m proud to be a member for the last 5 years, because they are my family."
— Tamika Mapp, East Harlem Tax Service


"The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce is, hands down, the BEST game in town!  Its leadership attracts an amazing group of like-minded business people who walk the talk in creating community by helping each other and coming from a place of contribution.  As a member for many years, the Manhattan Chamber engenders relationship-building, collaboration, and referrals.  I have personally benefited from numerous business referrals and wonderful circles of friendships."
— Susan Mazonson, Director, Viridian Energy


"My membership in the MCC, and an active Ambassador has been most valuable.  Relationships develop with time and patience beyond the first exchange of business cards.  I personally applaud the Chamber for offering the opportunity to establish relationships and growth of my advertising specialty business." 
—  Arlene Ciccone, Pinnacle Promotions 


"The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce is the best outreach and networking organization in the 5 boroughs. Since the commencement of my membership 5 years ago, I was able to grow my business exponentially by meeting like-minded business owners.  I also have had the opportunity to join several targeted committees like the Ambassadors, Green Business Committee, the Entreprenurship Committee and be one of the founders of the Marketing Professionals Group.  The Chamber is where your ideas are adopted and put into action.  You get from the chamber what you put in, so I recommend you join and be active."
— Angela Marie Franco, CEO, AMF Direct LLC


“It's tough to start and grow a business. It's even hard to do it in New York City. The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce is an oasis and resource for growing businesses, like none other. Sure it has events. Sure it has networking opportunities. Sure it has advocacy. Sure it has committees. But it also a passion and heart to see small businesses grow and thrive - like few other organizations have. If you're doing business in New York City, or anywhere in the USA, being a part of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce should be one of your priorities. I'm Ramon Ray, a four time entreprenuer and best selling author and the chamber has been a huge part of my persona nd professional success.“
— Ramon Ray, Publisher & Executive Editor, Smart Hustle Magazine 


"The MCC has helped me develop my business and myself throughout the last 3 years. The value of joining is incredible. I was amazed at the frequent access to networking events, trainings, and business building opportunities. Anyone serious about growing their business should take advantage of the MCC."
— Alex Mazza


“As a Young Professional, I find it extremely helpful to be involved in the chamber when trying to achieve a career and widen my network. Thanks to the chamber, I not only have a very valuable network in almost every industry one could want to be a part of, but I've also gotten to attend incredible events for both educational and entertainment purposes. The involvement with the chamber has given me, as a young professional, more connections than my whole academic career all together. “
— Anna Strindberg 

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