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Business Referral Group 1: The Original

BRG1: The Original is the first Manhattan Chamber Business Referral Group and they’ve been going strong for over 10 years. This industry-exclusive group helps members develop strong referral sources and get new business by encouraging 1-on-1 meetings, attending member and Chamber events, and holding regular Group Activities to discuss pertinent business-related topics and challenges. BRG1’s members represent a cross-section of the local economy, ensuring that its members never have to look far for the help and services that they need.


Carmen Jimenez, Manhattan Mini Storage – Storage 
Best-in-class neighborhood storage solutions for all New Yorkers.

Lauren Logan, Orion Development Associates - Coaching & Nonprofit Consulting (BRG1 Vice President)
Coaching, strategic planning, leadership development, and fundraising consultation for individuals, nonprofit organizations and small businesses.

Natasha Ambo, Build it Right First Time Inc. (BiRFT) - CRM/Business Systems Consultant (BRG1 Membership Chair 1)
Provides IT consulting in the area of business system implementations and business process automation and specializes in CRM and SharePoint (intranet/extranet) implementations. |

Zeke Zimmerman, Certified Financial Services - Financial Advisor (BRG1 Membership Chair 2)
Turn money into more money. Whether setting-up or rolling-over qualified plans like IRAs or a 401(k), or saving for life’s big goals like buying a home, sending your kids to college, or preparing for retirement, Zeke can help you come up with the right strategy to get there.


Vincent Batista, L.H. Frishkoff & Company - CPA
Certified Public Accountants specializing in audit, accounting, tax, and advisory services to individuals and businesses of all sizes in a variety of industries. L.H. Frishkoff services clients throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Valma Da Silve, Gentle Wave Concierge Services - Concierge Services
Gentle Wave provides personal, attentive, and compassionate private concierge services to people in need. Its goal is to help make their lives full and regarding by helping them with activities they can't do alone anymore.

Rosemary De Figlio, De Figlio Design - Graphic Design
Award-winning graphic designer for websites, print, and branding.

Jessie Fahay, Ripple Effect Artists, Inc. - Theatre Company
Ripple Effect Artists Inc. is a Not-For-Profit theatre company that is out to make a difference one production/film at a time. With every production, we raise awareness and funds for different Human Rights issues and therefore, inspire our audiences to make a difference. We also engage in creating other artistic mediums and theater-educational programs.

Colin Godwin, ATCO Brokerage Services - Commercial Real Estate Sales
A wealth of experience in sales, leasing, negotiations, and space planning to help you achieve the ideal office for your company. |

Yifei He. Esq., The Law Office of Yifei He, PLLC - Immigration Law
A full-service immigration law firm who is there with you at every step; working for your best interests, helping you succeed.

Baback Panah, Certified Financial Services - Business & Personal Planning, Employee Benefits
Baback and his team develop and deliver integrated ideas on financial and retirement planning, risk management, wealth accumulation and preservation, and insurance protection to individuals, families, and businesses. |

Katherine Powers - Shiatsu Practitioner
From relaxation to assisting with life's difficult transitions, Shiatsu, a Japanese hands-on modality, is a supportive, beneficial addition to your self care regime.

Shawn Remekie, People's United Bank - Branch Manager (Banking)
Serves as a relationship manager to customers to help them better manage their finances, specializing in home equity lines of credit, business lending, business banking and personal deposit accounts, and finical literacy.

Eumir Reyes, Axity - Information Technology Services
Provides top-of-the-line IT solutions. Experts in end-to-end implementation of business analytics, custom software development and SAP applications. |

Arthur D Warady, Attorney-at-Law (CPA, nonpracticing)
Focused on relieving legal concerns to deliver peace of mind to small business owners and individuals. |

Carolina Walicki, Carolina Residential Realty, Inc. - Licensed Residential Real Estate Salesperson,
Specializing in finding your oasis in New York City and beyond. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or rent, Carolina has the resources, inventory, and drive to find your next home. |

Stephen H, Weiner, Law Office of Stephen H. Weiner - Attorney
Experienced wills, estates, and trusts attorney providing services in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. |

Carolina Garcia de Mattera, Grand Oaks Funding, L.L.C. 
Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS# 1550636
Specializes in residential, commercial, and Foreign Nationals Mortgages.