District merchants and small business support organizations are invited to join Brooklyn Community Board 14 for our second Merchant Roundtable on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 6 PM. The event will be held at the Community Board 14 District Office (810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn.) Merchants will have the opportunity to hear from city agencies about programs and resources that that support small business and economic development. Agencies in attendance will include the Department of Consumer Affairs, Small Business Services, the Human Rights Commission, the 70th Police Precinct, National Grid, the Department of Health and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Please RSVP by calling 718-859-6357.
Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush and the Affordable Housing Corporation are proud to present the AHC Home Repair grant for houses, condos and co-ops in Brooklyn. Brooklyn residents can get up to a $20,000 grant (not a loan, no return payment required) to repair their homes. Income limits apply. Applications are selected in a lottery process. Click here to view application. Click here to view the program flyer. Contact the East Flatbush NHS, located at 2806 Church Avenue, Brooklyn 11226, at 718-469-4679 or visit the website at www.nhsnyc.org. Additional services, programs & opportunities are available on the Free Services page of the Community Board 14 website. Click here to visit the page.
Now in its sixth year, the Neighborhood Leadership Program, presented in partnership with Coro New York Leadership Center, provides leaders of community-based development organizations with the knowledge and skills to improve their leadership abilities and organizational management practices. Kicking off in January 2016, the program will offer interactive leadership retreats and strategy days to train each participant on how to use specific tools and resources to address complex challenges in their neighborhoods. To find out more about this opportunity, click here. To apply, click here. Applications are due Friday, November 20, 2015.
NYC Civic Corps seeks professionals to partner with nonprofit organizations & City agencies to work in support of volunteer & community initiatives. Members serve for 10 months and will work on projects including Disaster Preparedness, Economic Opportunity, Environment, Education, Health, and Veterans and Military Families and also aligned with select NYC Service – Volunteer Impact Initiatives. Members receive a monthly living stipend, medical benefits and more (see below for complete details.) The program starts on September 8, 2015 and ends on July 15, 2016. For more information or to apply, visit http://bit.ly/civiccorps! (more…)
DATE:Wednesday, March 25, 2015
LOCATION: Restoration Plaza (1368 Fulton St, Brooklyn)
Pre-Register at http://on.nyc.gov/bizfinancingpanel
Learn how to present your small business to lenders to access capital. Whether you just launched a startup or you are ready to expand your business, this event will give you insights on what it takes to get the financing you need for your small business. This event is hosted by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and the Small Business Committee of the New York City Council. Click Here to see Event Flyer.
DATE: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
TIME: 6 PM – 8 PM
LOCATION: Brooklyn Borough Hall
(Court Room, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn)
Click Here to see Event Flyer.
Have you explored the Community Board 14 website recently? Did you know we post JOB Training Program & Employment Opportunities, SENIOR Volunteer, Job & Educational Programs, along with many YOUTH Opportunities including Sports, Educational, Internship, Job opportunities & more? Visit our Resources Page or the click on the links above to see the current listings. Check back often for new postings!
DATE: Thursday, August 22, 5-7PM
LOCATION: The Office of Council Member Eugene
Community Room @ 123 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn
(Between Bedford and Rogers Avenues)
Click Here to see the Event Flyer
All community members and small business owners are invited to attend a free small business forum. Agencies in attendance will include NYC Business Solutions-Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Dept. of Transportation, Dept. of Citywide Administrative Services, NYC Comptroller’s Office, NYC Human Rights Commission, Dept. of Buildings. For more information, call 718-287-8762.
Do you want to create change and serve Brooklyn? Are you a non-profit, faith, or community leader who wants to expand your network? Are you seeking professional development and leadership training? Community Leaders are encouraged to apply for the 2013-2014 We Are All Brooklyn Fellowship. CLICK HERE to visit the WAAB Website to read more about the opportunity and to download the application. The application deadline is Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:00pm. For more information, email MedeirosA@jcrcny.org
Free Workshop! “Social Media & Email Marketing: How they can benefit you and your business.”
CLICK HERE to see the event flyer.
DATE: March 5, 2013, 11:30 AM.
A free workshop will be presented at the Brooklyn Public Library – Midwood Branch (Avenue J and East 16th Street.) Workshop presented by Midwood Merchants Association & Midwood Development Corporation. Community Members & Business Owners are invited to attend. To register, call (718) 376-0999 ext. 101 or 106 or email Midwoodmerchants@gmail.com. (more…)
Click on links below for information about employment opportunities in the community. For more information, visit our Job Training Resources page.
Hurricane Recovery Jobs Available - New York State has announced that is has secured over $27 million in Federal Funding to hire workers displaced by Sandy to help with the clean-up and recovery efforts in New York City. CLICK HERE for more information or to apply online or call 1-888-4-NYSDOL (1-888-469-7365).
FEMA JOBS – Full-time, temporary positions are available in New York City. Positions range from Community Relations Specialists providing outreach to the disaster-stricken communities, to administrative assistants. Individuals interested in applying for a job with FEMA should visit Governor Cuomo’s Jobs Express website at http://www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm
Con Edison Job Openings: Due to Hurricane Sandy, Con Edison has 900 IMMEDIATE job openings available for Safety Site Inspectors, whose duties to include placing yellow safety tape around areas with downed trees ensuring that the public stay away from trees or downed lines. Con Edison is also seeking Bi-Lingual Interpreters fluent in English plus any other language to work at a Brooklyn location. CLICK HERE to see flyer and job details. Email resumes or letter of interest to: email@example.com
Services provided will include health information, foster parent sign-up, mental health information, shelters and housing options, daycare vouchers and children’s resources, loan modifications, employment information and more!
The event is free and open to the public. Click Here for more information.
ARTS & CULTURE FEST
presented by The Creative Side
WHEN: Saturdays, 10 AM – 6 PM (April 21st through October 20th)
WHERE: Parkside Plaza (Ocean Avenue and Parkside Avenue, Flatbush, Brooklyn.) (more…)
The Citywide Statement of Needs, FY 2013 and 2014 are now available for review by the residents of Community Board 14. The Statement of Needs describes City facilities that are proposed for closing or expansion in the next two (2) years. Community Board 14 will be submitting comments on these documents no later than April 30, 2012.
Please click on the links below for more information.
Letter to Community Residents regarding Citywide Statement of Needs
Citywide Statement of Needs for Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014
The Flatbush-Nostrand Junction Business Improvement District (BID) is conducting a survey to learn about how local residents and shoppers feel about the Junction shopping area. By gathering local input about the area’s strengths and weaknesses, the BID hopes to discover ways to strengthen the business district and make the Junction a successful shopping destination and vibrant commercial district. Please take a few minutes to take the survey by clicking on the link below.
If you have any questions, contact Paula Crespo at the Pratt Center for Community Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 637-8646
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Brooklyn elected officials, along with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation, Brooklyn Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), merchant associations and local development corporations and business owners greeted shoppers at Fulton Mall, officially launching the borough-wide “Shop Brooklyn” initiative.
“Shop Brooklyn” is an awareness campaign highlighting the uniqueness of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods and thriving shopping corridors, re-introducing Brooklyn to Brooklynites, and inviting tourists and visitors to experience this cultural and shopping destination—not just during the holidays, but year-round.
To learn more about the Shop Brooklyn initiative, including how merchants can participate and which merchants are participating, visit http://www.ishopbrooklyn.com.
The Wall Street Journal’s Kavita Mokha recently wrote a glowing piece on the growing number of restaurants and cafés on Cortelyou Road. Congratulations to all the merchants on Cortelyou Road!
Ditmas Park’s leafy environs, ornate Victorian homes and designation as a historic district already make the area a draw for nest seekers. Now, the emergence of a string of new restaurants along the neighborhood’s main drag, Cortelyou Road, is spicing up the neighborhood and solidifying its status as a foodie destination.
In the past year alone, half a dozen new eateries have opened up within a seven-block radius on Cortelyou Road, between East 17th Street and Coney Island Avenue. The three most recent to open within steps of each other are: Café Madeline, Catskill Bagel Co. and Qathra Café.
Qathra, which opened its doors in September, has had a brisk reception since opening day.
“Never before has a café I helped launch picked up business this fast,” said manager Collin Crockett, who has experience with opening more than a dozen coffee shops around the country in recent years. “We had an opening party Sept. 14 and the next day it was packed.” (more…)