The Brooklyn Chamber's voluntary committees offer Members the opportunity to contribute directly to the work of the Chamber and to interact with fellow Chamber Members who share common interests. Committee participation is a great way for Members to network, share ideas and further the Chamber’s objectives for Brooklyn businesses and the borough through its promotion, support and advocacy initiatives.
Brooklyn Chamber Ambassadors are a key link between the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and its members. Ambassadors work closely with the Chamber to increase membership involvement, recruitment and retention by volunteering for outreach programs and actively participating in Chamber events.
Chair: Daisy Dobbins, People's Alliance Federal Credit Union
Miriam Stiefel, Hudson Energy
Liaison: Lorraine Lowe
Government Affairs Committee
Our Government Affairs Committee works directly with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to advocate for improved economic conditions within the borough. This group also works to enhance the interaction between Brooklyn Chamber Members and public officials.
Co-Chair: Antonia Yuille-Williams, Con Edison
Co-Chair: Gil Cygler, Fleet Coverage Consultants, Inc.
Health Care Business Committee
The Health Care Business Committee strives to promote programs and interventions that help improve the health and wellness of Brooklyn residents through effective strategies, advocacy, education and support. The Committee is committed to maximizing representation of the Chamber’s health-related businesses and organizations. Its vision is that Brooklyn’s small business community and residents will have improved access to health care.
Chair: Anthony Woods, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus
Liaison: Nancy Clermont
The Committee seeks to assist Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) become certified and connect them with government and private sector procurement opportunities. The Committee addresses the unique challenges of M/WBE Chamber members and advocates on their behalf in an effort to eliminate disparities in the procurement processes.
Co-Chair: Renee McClure, National Grid
Co-Chair: Juliet Lewis, Con Edison
Liaison: Veronica Harris
Real Estate and Development Committee
The Real Estate & Development (RED) Committee is a group of Chamber member volunteers from the real estate community that actively works together to identify borough-wide opportunities for business attraction and retention. Additionally, the Chamber's RED Committee organizes a series of events throughout the year to support and promote real estate and development initiatives across the borough.
Co-Chair: Ofer Cohen, TerraCRG
Co-Chair: David Lombino, Two Trees Management
Liaison: Lori Raphael
Workforce Development Committee
The Workforce Development Committee promotes employer education and improves dialogue between resources which support diversity in the workforce, while also supporting our 21st-century workforce and beyond. We support member businesses by fostering the best workplace practices that encourage talent development and a transformation of systems that impact businesses by viewing workforce needs with a business focus.
Chair: Penda Aiken, Penda Aiken, Inc
Co-Chair: Angela Blum-Finlay, Dime Community Bank
Liaison: Tondalaya London
Young BK Professionals
Purpose: To support the growth of young professionals and foster the future leaders of Brooklyn. Through this initiative, young professionals are able to build meaningful relationships in a variety of industries, access a large network of resources, and create personal and professional opportunities.
Chair: Jonathan Judge, Codacity
Liaisons: Chloe Silversmith