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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.


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


Eric Mendelsohn, Warburg Realty - Residential Real Estate (Vice President)
Residential real estate sales and rentals throughout Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn and Queens.

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


Vincent Batista, L.H. Frishkoff & Company - CPA
Certified Public Accountants specializing in audit, accounting, tax, and advisory services.

Anne Bonfiglio, Partnership for Student Advancement (PSA) - Charity
Helps underserved high school youth (mainly minorities) identify a career and make a life by employing skill/aptitude testing and internships.

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

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

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.

Eugene Rosales, Simplegrid Technology, Inc. - Managed IT Services

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

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