Events

Our calendar provides a listing of all our sponsored and co-sponsored events, as well as non-Chamber events of special interest.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

"Members-Only" Government Affairs Council Meeting

The Chamber's 'members-only' Government Affairs Council will meet on Tuesday, October 17 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am at 1120 Avenue of the Americas. Our featured guest will be Senator John J. Flanagan, the New York State Senate Majority Leader. We will also receive a briefing from Move New York about congestion pricing.
       
 
This event is for members only. Space is limited. Please email Jeff Brault at jbrault@manhattancc.org to register.

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17

OCT

8:30 AM - ReadySet! 1120 Avenue of the Americas, 4th Fl New York, NY

"Members-Only" Government Affairs Council Meeting

The Chamber's 'members-only' Government Affairs Council will meet on Tuesday, October 17 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am at 1120 Avenue of the Americas. Our featured guest will be Senator John J. Flanagan, the New York State Senate Majority Leader. We will also receive a briefing from Move New York about congestion pricing.
       
 
This event is for members only. Space is limited. Please email Jeff Brault at jbrault@manhattancc.org to register.

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18

OCT

8:30 AM - Google 76 9th Avenue New York, NY

Chairman's Breakfast Featuring Marc Morial, President & CEO of the National Urban League

Join us for a conversation featuring Marc Morial, entrepreneur, lawyer, professor, legislator, mayor, president, U.S. Conference of Mayors, and president and CEO of the National Urban League, the nation's largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization.

In a distinguished professional career that has spanned 25 years, Marc Morial has performed all of these roles with excellence and is one of the most accomplished servant-leaders in the nation. As President and CEO of the National Urban League since 2003, he has been the primary catalyst for an era of change -- a transformation for the 105-year old civil rights organization. His energetic and skilled leadership has expanded the League’s work around an Empowerment agenda, which is redefining civil rights in the 21st century with a renewed emphasis on closing the economic gaps between whites and Blacks, as well as other communities of color, and rich and poor Americans.

During his tenure, the League had record fundraising success with a 280MM, five-year fundraising effort. He has secured the BBB nonprofit certification, which has established the NUL as a leading national nonprofit, and the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, which has placed the NUL in the top 10 percent of all U.S. charities for adhering to good governance and other best practices, as well as executing its mission in a fiscally responsible way.

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18

OCT

8:30 AM - Rouge Tomate 126 West 18th Street New York, NY

Entrepreneurship Council powered by Spacious

Join the Entrepreneurship Council for a presentation and discussion on sales for entrepreneurs, focusing on the Psychology of the Sale. This month's Council meeting will be held at Rouge Tomate. The Entreprenuerhsip Council is powered by Spacious.

*This event is members only. Please RSVP by emailing jbrault@manhattancc.org. As space is limited, an RSVP is required.

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18

OCT

6:00 PM - TD Bank 125 Park Avenue New York, NY

Networking Around Town @ TD Bank

Join us for a conversation with Letitia James, Public Advocate for New York City, moderated by Mandy Kelso, Community Parnter Cooridnator for the Power of Women, TD Bank!

As the Public Advocate for the City of New York, Letitia James is the second highest ranking elected office in the City. She serves as a direct link between New Yorkers and their government, acts as a watchdog over City agencies, and investigates complaints about City services.

Conversation to be followed by cocktails, light bites and networking.

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19

OCT

6:00 PM - WeWork Fulton Center 200 Broadway New York, NY

Manhattan Chamber Tech Industry Mixer

Join us for the next installment of our new series of industry specific networking events. Enjoy cocktails and light bites while networking with your Tech industry colleagues!

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23

OCT

8:00 AM - Sheraton New York Times Square 811 Seventh Avenue New York, NY

Crain’s 2017 NYC Summit: Fixing Mass Transit - What Needs to Happen to Get New York Moving Again

After a spike in train derailments and delays, confidence in the subways and commuter railroads, as well as the buses, has hit a new low. Is the city’s mass-transit infrastructure up to the task of moving a record number of New Yorkers? Crain’s is bringing together transportation experts to weigh in.


Speakers include: Samuel Schwartz, President, CEO and Founder, Sam Schwartz Transportation Consulting, LLC; Tom Wright, President, Regional Plan Association; Dr. Michael Horodniceanu, Principal, Urban Advisory Group; Elliot G. Sander, Managing Director, Global Transportation and US Infrastructure, Hatch; Denise Richardson, Executive Director, General Contractors Association and more.

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25

OCT

8:00 AM - , NY

Crain’s Family Business Summit: Guiding Principles, Changing Circumstances

How do core family values impact running a successful business? Family-owned businesses discuss the roots of their family values and how they keep the business competitive through the generations.

Speakers include: Douglas Durst, Chairman, The Durst Organization; Niki Russ Federman, Fourth Generation Co-owner, Russ & Daughters; Ian Ginsberg, President, C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries; Steve Roeder, Partner, Blatt Billiards and more.

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26

OCT

8:30 AM - , NY

New Member Breakfast

The Chamber hosts regular New Member Breakfasts, which provide an overview of the benefits of membership and allows new and renewing members to connect.

Attendees have an opportunity to introduce themselves and their business to other new members while learning more about the Chamber.

* This event is open to new members only. If you have not attended a new member breakfast and joined the Chamber within the past 6 months, please email Mara Dosso at events@manhattancc.org to see if you qualify to attend. 

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30

OCT

6:00 PM - PayPal 95 Morton Street New York, NY

Lessons from the C-Suite featuring Mike Steib, CEO of XO Group

Join us for a candid conversation with Mike Steib about his career trajectory and life lessons!

Mike Steib is CEO of XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), which helps millions of couples navigate and enjoy life's biggest moments together through industry-leading digital brands that include The Knot and The Bump. In his career, Mike has helped to launch or scale over a dozen disruptive businesses, generating more than one billion dollars in new revenue across digital marketplaces, media, ad tech, mobile, video, local, and commerce.

He regularly appears on The Today Show to offer career advice and his forthcoming book, "The Career Manifesto," is an action-oriented guide to help anyone find their calling and achieve their goals.

 

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1

NOV

8:00 AM - Microsoft Technology Center 11 Times Square (41st and 8th Ave) New York, NY

Smart Hustle Small Business Conference

Brought to you by Smart Hustle Magazine – Learn, Share and Network with successful small business owners.

The 12th Annual Smart Hustle Conference, produced by entrepreneur and best-selling author Ramon Ray, is the ULTIMATE event for successful small business owners to learn from each other and from event speakers.

Spend a day doing all of the following:

  • Hearing best practices in how to successfully start and grow your business
  • Networking with fellow business owners who can inspire you for success
  • Listening to keynote speakers including some of the smartest minds related to small business success

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1

NOV

6:00 PM - Ocabanon 245 W 29th Street New York, NY

Networking Around Town Ocabanon

Hosted by T-Mobile

Join us for cocktails, light bites & networking at Ocabanon!

At Ocabanon the primary drive, inspired from its family heritage, is to create a place where food, drinks and conviviality form a real lifestyle. We also want to combine quality and simplicity, and mix countries specialties.

The foundation was laid in March with the creation of the company and then, the name, the logo, and finding the venue, … all the elements of the project runs were put together in order to create the first « Cave à Manger » in NYC.

What is a “cabanon”? It’s a French word to define a little hut in a garden. In the South of France it is more than that; it’s a small place where you can cook, eat, talk, and have a little nap…

For Ocabanon, it is a small kitchen where grandmothers used to cook their specialty dishes and where there was always something to eat and drink. The door was always open and everybody could come to think, laugh, talk, eat, drink, etc. We really want to recreate this spirit in our OCabanon!

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2

NOV

6:00 PM - 20 West 33rd Street New York, NY

Owning vs. Renting: Determining the Best Strategy for Your Business

Join us for a conversation with the Cushman & Wakefield team on Buying vs. Renting commercial space in New York City. Learn about the pros and cons of each and how to determine which makes sense for your business.

Enjoy cocktails, light bites and networking after the brief presentation. 

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9

NOV

7:45 AM - Trianon Ballroom, New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY

2017 Best in the Business Awards

Each November the Chamber hosts its annual “Best in the Business” Awards Breakfast. The event brings together 300 of New York City’s most influential business and civic leaders in order to recognize companies and entrepreneurs for their “above and beyond” achievements, community contributions and milestones.

This year's honorees are: 

Casper, Most Innovative- Presented to an individual or company that uniquely filled an unmet need, sparked a competitive response in the marketplace and/or exceed market expectations.

American Express, Small Business Saturday, Friend of Business- Presented to an individual or company who, by their words and deeds, has provided special and noteworthy support to the business community.

David Rockefeller (posthumously), Outstanding Corporate Citizen- Presented to an individual or company whose contributions have meaningfully improved peoples’ lives, embodying how business success and community involvement go hand-in-hand.

Oscar Health, Company to Watch- Presented to a company that is rapidly growing and evolving and/or has the potential to make a big impact on their industry.

Click here for sponsorship details.

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15

NOV

8:30 AM - New York Law School 185 West Broadway New York, NY

Chairman's Breakfast Featuring Jeh Johnson, Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security

Join us for a conversation with, Jeh Johnson, the former Secretary of Homeland Security.

Secretary Johnson led the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from December 2013 to January 2017, where he was responsible for counterterrorism; cybersecurity; border, port, aviation and maritime security; enforcement and administration of immigration laws; response to national disasters; detection and prevention of nuclear, chemical and biological threats; and the protection of critical infrastructure and the nation’s leadership. Secretary Johnson is credited with building a more effective, cohesive Department of Homeland Security and with raising morale. He served as the public face of the U.S. government’s homeland security mission, engaging with the press on numerous occasions and testifying before Congress 26 times. Secretary Johnson managed 230,000 employees in 22 different components and agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Transportation Security Administration, the Coast Guard, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Secret Service.

Currently a partner in the Paul, Weiss Litigation Department, Secretary Johnson advises clients, including management teams and boards of directors, on crisis management, government and internal investigations, high-stakes litigation and regulatory matters, and legal aspects of cybersecurity and other security matters. His legal career has encompassed both private law practice and public service, including three Senate-confirmed presidential appointments. He is resident in both the New York and Washington, D.C. offices.

This event is by invitation only. Invitations are non-transferable.

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5

DEC

6:00 PM - , NY

Lessons from the C-Suite featuring Laysha Ward, Executive Vice President and Chief External Engagement Officer of Target

Join us for an in depth conversation with Laysha Ward!

Laysha Ward is executive vice president and chief external engagement officer for Target and a member of the company’s executive leadership team. She leads Target’s enterprise-wide approach to actively engage and deepen relationships with external stakeholders to drive positive business and community impact.

Ms. Ward is a member of the Executive Leadership Council; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; The Links, an international woman’s service organization; the International Women’s Forum; the Advisory Board for the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program; and the Stanford Center for Longevity. She also sits on the for-profit board of directors for Denny’s Corporation.

Ms. Ward received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and a master’s degree in social services administration with an emphasis in management and public policy from the University of Chicago.

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7

DEC

6:00 PM - Microsoft 677 Fifth Avenue, 7th Fl New York, NY

2017 Annual Open Meeting

Join us at our Annual Open Meeting as we reveiw our accomplishments in 2017, present what is in store for 2018 and officially announce our new Board Chairperson!

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17

OCT

6:00 PM - Grant Thornton LLP 757 Third Avenue, 9th Floor New York, NY

When Will the Music Stop? Growing Markets in the U.S. and Europe

Lecture and networking event.

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19

OCT

6:30 PM - The Artist Co-op 500 W 52nd Street, 3W New York, NY

The Artist Co-op Gala

We're thrilled to announce that The Artist Co-op has officially become a 501c3 nonprofit!

You read that right, we're official. Over the past 6 months The Artist Co-op (TAC), has grown, building an incredible community of preforming and visual artists. We are proud of our achievements but know they would not have been possible without the help of our landlords, CLINTON HOUSING DEVELOPMENT COMPANY (CHDC).

We are grateful for the opportunity to pursue our dreams of creating The Artist Co-op and look forward to sharing our goals for the future!

The event includes a FULL COURSE MEAL plus LIVE entertainment by 4 BROADWAY starts! *Tickets are $100 dollars each and are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

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25

OCT

8:00 AM - , NY

Crain’s Family Business Summit: Guiding Principles, Changing Circumstances

How do core family values impact running a successful business? Family-owned businesses discuss the roots of their family values and how they keep the business competitive through the generations.

Speakers include: Douglas Durst, Chairman, The Durst Organization; Niki Russ Federman, Fourth Generation Co-owner, Russ & Daughters; Ian Ginsberg, President, C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries; Steve Roeder, Partner, Blatt Billiards and more.

Click here to register.

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25

OCT

6:00 PM - Hotel Near Washington Square Park To be shared with confirmed attendees New York, NY

Family Business Next Gen Council Meeting

Join this wonderful private group of next generation members that provides encouragement, learnings, networking and support during leadership transitions within family businesses in a safe, non-commercial, non-solicitation environment.

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26

OCT

6:00 PM - Quontic Bank 31-05 Broadway Astoria, NY

First-Time Homebuyers Seminar

Join Quontic Bank senior loan officer Andrew Fuchs and real estate agent Marco Gobbo of Douglas Elliman as they lead a step-by-step seminar on homebuying, the mortgage process and explain what every first-time homebuyer needs to know!

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1

NOV

8:00 AM - Microsoft Technology Center 11 Times Square (41st and 8th Ave) New York, NY

Smart Hustle Small Business Conference

Brought to you by Smart Hustle Magazine – Learn, Share and Network with successful small business owners.

The 12th Annual Smart Hustle Conference, produced by entrepreneur and best-selling author Ramon Ray, is the ULTIMATE event for successful small business owners to learn from each other and from event speakers.

Spend a day doing all of the following:

  • Hearing best practices in how to successfully start and grow your business
  • Networking with fellow business owners who can inspire you for success
  • Listening to keynote speakers including some of the smartest minds related to small business success

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7

NOV

9:00 AM - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001 New York, NY

The New York Business Expo and Conference

For eleven years, the New York Business Expo and Conference has been the Northeast’s LARGEST b to b trade show, conference and networking event for business owners & executives.

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