Events

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

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Love in Response to Hate. Hope in the Face of Tragedy: Pulse Nightclub Owner, Barbara Poma, Tells Her Story

On Wednesday, February 28, from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Barbara Poma, Owner of The Pulse Nightclub and onePULSE Foundation Founder, will address The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce to tell her story and talk about her journey, part of which is how she engages the business community to promote acceptance and understanding for all members of the LGBTQ community.

Pulse Nightclub is embraced by the global LGBTQ community for the club’s culture of love and providing a venue where LGBTQ people and their friends and families could be themselves in a safe space. In the course of operating Pulse Nightclub and the aftermath of the horrific attack on the club that took 49 lives, Ms. Poma has become a respected and vocal human and civil rights advocate.

Ms. Poma will discuss how one of the nation’s worst mass shooting in modern American history has shifted her focus on to preserving the memory of those who lost their lives in the tragedy as well as:

• How she as a business owner has supported and contributed to the LGBTQ community and how other business owners can do the same
• How the LGBTQ community, their families and alllies have moved forward since the massacre at Pulse Nightclub
• How the onePULSE Foundation came about and what initiatives the foundation supports and plans for the future

The discussion, moderated by longtime LGBTQ activist and communications consultant Cathy Renna, now the owner of TargetCue, a PR firm specializing in LGBTQ issues, will be followed by an audience Q & A.

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21

FEB

8:30 AM - Spacious Flagship 30 West 53rd Street New York, NY

Entrepreneurship Council powered by Spacious: "Social Entrepreneurship"

This event is now sold-out.

Join the Chamber's Entrepreneurship Council for a presentation and discussion on social entrepreneurship for entrepreneurs and small businesses, focusing on best practices for engaging customers around issues important to you, your business, and consumers. This month's guest speaker will be Bryan Petroff, co-founder of Big Gay Ice Cream.

This event is only for Manhattan Chamber members. To register, email
jbrault@manhattancc.org.

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27

FEB

8:30 AM - UBS 1285 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY

"Members-Only" Government Affairs Roundtable

This event is now sold-out.

The Chamber's 'members-only' Government Affairs Roundtable will meet on Tuesday, February 27 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am. Our featured guest will be recently-elected City Council Member Keith Powers. Council Member Powers represents City Council District 4, and is  the Vice Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus. He is the Chair of the Committee on Criminal Justice, and sits on the Commitees on Health, Economic Development, Finance, Governmental Operations, Oversight and Investigation, and Public Safety.

We will also receive a briefing from MTA board member and RXR Realty Chairman and CEO Scott Rechler about the recently released congestion pricing plan.

This event is for members only. Space is limited. Please email Jeff Brault at jbrault@manhattancc.org to register. 

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28

FEB

5:30 PM - GLSEN 110 William Street, 30th FL New York, NY

Love in Response to Hate. Hope in the Face of Tragedy: Pulse Nightclub Owner, Barbara Poma, Tells Her Story

On Wednesday, February 28, from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Barbara Poma, Owner of The Pulse Nightclub and onePULSE Foundation Founder, will address The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce to tell her story and talk about her journey, part of which is how she engages the business community to promote acceptance and understanding for all members of the LGBTQ community.

Pulse Nightclub is embraced by the global LGBTQ community for the club’s culture of love and providing a venue where LGBTQ people and their friends and families could be themselves in a safe space. In the course of operating Pulse Nightclub and the aftermath of the horrific attack on the club that took 49 lives, Ms. Poma has become a respected and vocal human and civil rights advocate.

Ms. Poma will discuss how one of the nation’s worst mass shooting in modern American history has shifted her focus on to preserving the memory of those who lost their lives in the tragedy as well as:

• How she as a business owner has supported and contributed to the LGBTQ community and how other business owners can do the same
• How the LGBTQ community, their families and alllies have moved forward since the massacre at Pulse Nightclub
• How the onePULSE Foundation came about and what initiatives the foundation supports and plans for the future

The discussion, moderated by longtime LGBTQ activist and communications consultant Cathy Renna, now the owner of TargetCue, a PR firm specializing in LGBTQ issues, will be followed by an audience Q & A.

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8

MAR

4:00 PM - Restoration Plaza, Billy Holiday Theater 1368 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY

The 5 Chamber Alliance MWBE Awards

The 5 Chamber Alliance MWBE Awards – This annual event – held in a different borough each year -- honors the leaders, innovators and dedicated minority- and women- business owners in New York City. Each borough-wide Chamber, inclusive of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, respectively, honors one woman and one minority business owner from their borough. Elected officials often attend to help us celebrate these amazing entrepreneurs!

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15

MAR

8:30 AM - Con Edison Conference Center 4 Irving Place New York, NY

Crain's Arts & Culture Breakfast: Finding Funds from Nontraditional Sources

Join Crain’s and industry leaders as we discuss strategies for building supportive partnerships between arts and culture organizations and noncultural agencies and sources such as the city’s departments of sanitation, transportation and correction. Our panel of arts executives will address identifying and creating alliances that benefit all New Yorkers.

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We bring you the city's top leaders, influencers and political figures.

@crainsnewyork will be tweeting live from the event. Follow #crainsevents and join the conversation at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event!

SPEAKERS

Andrew Ackerman, The Laurie M. Tisch Executive Director, Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Michael Kamber, Founder, Bronx Documentary Center
Mino Lora, Co-Executive Director, People’s Theatre Project
Arlene Sorkin, Executive Producing Director, IlluminArt Productions

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19

MAR

8:00 AM - , NY

Chairman's Breakfast Featuring Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Hakeem Jeffries represents the diverse Eight Congressional District of New York, an area that encompasses large parts of Brooklyn & sections of Queens. Serving his third term in United States Congress, Rep. Jeffries is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and House Budget Committee. 

In Congress, Rep. Jeffries has emerged as a tireless advocate for social and economic justice. He has worked hard to help residents impacted by the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, reform our criminal justice system, improve the economy for hardworking Americans and making college more affordable.

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27

APR

8:30 AM - Anchin, Block & Anchin 1375 Broadway New York, NY

New Member Breakfast

The Chamber hosts regular New Member Breakfasts, which provide an overview of the benefits of membership and allows new 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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9

MAY

8:00 AM - , NY

Chairman's Breakfast Featuring NY Giants Legend & Thuzio Founder, Tiki Barber

Tiki Barber is the co-founder and co-chairman of Thuzio. Thuzio Executive Club provides members and their guests with the most memorable business events of the year by providing access to leaders and legends in sports and entertainment.

Barber is one of three NFL players in football history with at least 10,000 yards rushing and 5,000 yards receiving in career - the other two being Marshall Faulk and Marcus Allen. He holds almost every NY Giants rushing record including total yards, rushing yards, rushing attempts and is second in rushing touchdowns.

He followed a successful on-field football career with notable forays into media, including his current duties as host of a nationally syndicated morning show on CBS Sports Radio. Active in the community, Barber is a board member of the Fresh Air Fund, the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation and the Advisory Board for the Hospital of Special Surgery. He has been an advocate for the underserved and is a staunch supporter of literacy campaigns.

Barber is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a concentration in Management Information Systems.

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

For information on sponsorship opportunities please email Mara Dosso at events@manhattancc.org.

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12

MAY

10:00 AM - 2nd Avenue between 66th & 86th Streets New York, NY

Annual Second Avenue Community Benefit Festival

Since 1993 the Chamber has managed two of the oldest and largest street fairs in New York City. The 2nd Avenue Community Benefit Festival takes place each May between 66th and 86th Streets. The 3rd Avenue Community benefit Festival takes place each September, also between 66th and 86th Streets.

We see these festivals as a “win-win” for the community for several reasons: 

 It’s a day of fun for the thousands of visitors who stroll down the avenues.

 Entrepreneurial vendors have an opportunity to sell their wares. 

 Our proceeds are donated to nonprofit organizations in the surrounding community. To date, the Manhattan Chamber has donated more than $3.5 million to organizations seeking to improve the health, welfare, social and cultural lives of residents within Manhattan Community Board 8.

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6

JUN

6:00 PM - Microsoft Terrace 11 Times Square New York, NY

Annual Spring Open House

The Manhattan Chamber’s Annual Spring Open House brings together a large cross section of Chamber members and non-members -- business leaders, government officials and community stakeholders -- at one of our biggest networking events of the year. We review what has been accomplished for the year thus far and announce what to expect from new initiatives in the months ahead.

For information on sponsorship opportunities please email Mara Dosso at events@manhattancc.org

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22

JUN

8:30 AM - Anchin, Block & Anchin 1375 Broadway New York, NY

New Member Breakfast

The Chamber hosts regular New Member Breakfasts, which provide an overview of the benefits of membership and allows new 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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24

AUG

8:30 AM - Anchin, Block & Anchin 1375 Broadway New York, NY

New Member Breakfast

The Chamber hosts regular New Member Breakfasts, which provide an overview of the benefits of membership and allows new 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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5

NOV

12:00 AM - , NY

2018 Best in the Business Awards

Each November the Chamber hosts its annual “Best in the Business” Awards. The event brings together 400 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. 

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please email Mara Dosso at events@manhattancc.org.

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14

NOV

8:00 AM - WeWork Bryant Park 54 West 40th Street New York, NY

Chairman's Breakfast

These events, which take place 4 times per year, feature prominent guest speakers and attract a high-level corporate audience for networking. The Chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, Michael Kempner, serves as host and interviewer.

Recent speakers included former US Attorney General Eric Holder, US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Senior Advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett and basketball star Dwyane Wade. 

For information on sponsorship opportunities please email Mara Dosso at events@manhattancc.org

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16

NOV

8:30 AM - Anchin, Block & Anchin 1375 Broadway New York, NY

New Member Breakfast

The Chamber hosts regular New Member Breakfasts, which provide an overview of the benefits of membership and allows new 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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6

DEC

6:00 PM - , NY

2018 Annual Open Meeting

The Manhattan Chamber’s Annual Open Meeting brings together a large cross section of Chamber members and non-members -- business leaders, government officials and community stakeholders -- at one of our biggest networking events of the year. This event signifies the change in board leadership. We celebrate successes of the past year and look ahead to the New Year.

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21

FEB

8:30 AM - MetroPlus Health Plan Offices 160 Water Street New York, NY

Breakfast Before Business

This is a seminar that will focus on how to provide insurance for your small business. You will receive an extensive overview of the options we have to support you and your employees. We will have special guest from other organizations that will speak on various topics from tax to payroll. Metroplus wants to ensure we support and build your business from the ground up!

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22

FEB

7:00 PM - Pearl Studios 500 8th Ave New York, NY

Calling in the One Unapologetically

Calling in the One Unapologetically (CITOU) is an event for people who want to expand their capacity to give and receive love in all areas of their life. It is a 9-week workshop that is held every Thursday at 7:00-9:00 pm. It is for people who are frustrated and stymied by relationships and would like some help with it. CITOU is an opportunity focus attention on the areas you need.

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26

FEB

3:00 PM - Philippine Center, Kalayaan Hall 556 Fifth Avenue New York, NY

Philippine Healthcare Information Management Services (HIMS) Business Forum and Networking Reception

A Business Forum promoting Philippine Healthcare Information Management (HIM) and Business Process Management (BPM) services followed by Networking Cocktails

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27

FEB

12:00 PM - Ronnette Riley Architect 494 8th Avenue New York, NY

NAWBO Lunch and Learn

In this inaugural Lunch and Learn meeting, Personal Life Coach Noreen Sumpter (VP of Member Engagement) will share methods to set yourself up for an effective, healthy, happy, and prosperous year in 2018. Please bring your own lunch. Join in-person or virtually via Zoom.

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28

FEB

5:30 PM - Quontic Bank 31-05 Broadway Astoria, NY

Tax Considerations for Real Estate Brokers/Agents

Join us for a free seminar on Tax Considerations for Real Estate Brokers/Agents! Hosted by Quontic Bank Presented by Andy Presti, Managing Partner, Presti & Naegele Accounting Offices Discussion will include choosing an entity, avoiding an audit, maximizing your tax deduction, and health and pension plan tax deductions.

Wednesday, Feb. 28th | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Quontic Bank, 31-05 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106

Please contact Stephen Percudani at spercudani@pntax.com to confirm attendance.

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15

MAR

8:30 AM - Con Edison Conference Center 4 Irving Place New York, NY

Crain's Arts & Culture Breakfast: Finding Funds from Nontraditional Sources

Join Crain’s and industry leaders as we discuss strategies for building supportive partnerships between arts and culture organizations and noncultural agencies and sources such as the city’s departments of sanitation, transportation and correction. Our panel of arts executives will address identifying and creating alliances that benefit all New Yorkers.

Click here to subscribe to our Crain’s weekly events calendar alert. 

We bring you the city's top leaders, influencers and political figures.

@crainsnewyork will be tweeting live from the event. Follow #crainsevents and join the conversation at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event!

SPEAKERS

Andrew Ackerman, The Laurie M. Tisch Executive Director, Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Michael Kamber, Founder, Bronx Documentary Center
Mino Lora, Co-Executive Director, People’s Theatre Project
Arlene Sorkin, Executive Producing Director, IlluminArt Productions

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23

MAR

8:30 AM - VISIONS at Selis Manor 135 West 23rd Street New York, NY

VISIONS Business Partners Networking Breakfast

Enjoy a hot breakfast in Chelsea while learning about the services VISIONS offers for your business. We save businesses time and money by cutting down on the labor and expenses that it takes to find and hire qualified, educated, and hardworking employees.

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27

APR

9:00 AM - Private location. Location will be provided to qualified registered individuals. Near Rockefeller Center NY, NY

Building a Strong Family Business Foundation – Part I

This is Part I of a two part program that is essential for all family businesses and their family members, who are interested in building long-term sustainable family businesses and healthy family relationships. Includes luncheon keynote with Mrs. Frank "Mitzi" Perdue: “It's never too early, and it's never too late to help your family be all it can be”, as well as a free copy of her new book,“How to Make Your Family Business Last”.

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11

MAY

9:00 AM - Private location. Location will be provided to qualified registered individuals. Near Rockefeller Center New York, NY

Managing Family (Business) Conflict Series Part I, II and III

This session is for families who want to better understand family conflicts, their prevention, strategies, tools and options for resolution within the context of owning or working in a family business.

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13

JUN

9:00 AM - Private location. Location will be provided to qualified registered individuals. Near Rockefeller Center New York, NY

Having Difficult Family (Business) Conversations

All families have experienced having an important and obvious problem or difficult situation that people do not want to talk about. This session will teach you how.

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