GoBizNYC is comprised of small businesses, startups, chambers of commerce, industry associations, and civic and community groups collectively representing over 25,000 enterprises across the city. To join the coalition, sign-up here.
82nd Street Partnership | Advanced Teaching Initiative | African American International Chamber of Commerce | Akwaaba Mansion Bed & Breakfast | Attitude New York | BAZZdeGRANT | Bed-Stuy Gateway BID | Blue Label Design | Bronx Chamber of Commerce | Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation | Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce | Brooklyn Hispanic Chamber of Commerce | Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic | Business Improvement Group | Butter Lane Cupcakes | Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry | Chamber of Commerce of Washington Heights and Inwood | Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation | Coalition for Queens | Coney Island Board of Trade | Council of Peoples Organization | Downtown Brooklyn Partnership | Enterepreneur's Club of Staten Island | Food Industry Alliance (FIA) of New York State | Four Seasons Uniforms | Friends of Rockaway | Funbars.com | Glendale (NY) Chamber of Commerce | Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce | Gold Star Electrical | Gourmet Guru | Hair For U | Hot Bread Kitchen | Jamaica Business Resource Center | Korean American Association of Queens | Korean American Community Empowerment Council | Local Development Corporation of East New York | Long Island City Partnership | The Madelaine Chocolate Company | Maker's Row | Manhattan Chamber of Commerce | Marco Wealth Strategies Group | Manufacture New York | MCNY Tours | Mendez Printing | Middle Village Chamber of Commerce | National Minority Business Council | New American Chamber of Commerce | New York City Hospitality Alliance | New York State Restaurant Association | New York Tech Meetup | One Flushing | Partnership for New York City | The Pearson Law Office | Phil & Sons Pizzeria & Restaurant | Piece of Cake | Queens Center | Queens Chamber of Commerce | Queens Economic Development Corporation | Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Association | R&C Realty | Real Brave Audio | Red Rabbit | Shell's Brooklyn Loft | ShopKeep POS | Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation | Staten Island Chamber of Commerce | Staten Island Economic Development Corporation | Sweets First | Taste of Ethiopia | Trade Brooklyn | Walsh Electrical Contracting | West Brighton Community Local Development Corporation | WORKac | Woodhaven BID | Worksman Cycles
Rosina Rubin, CFO/COO, Attitude New York, Inc.
I’m looking forward to working with the GoBizNYC coalition to help raise substantive issues that are important to small businesses and to the future of our city. It’s encouraging to have this new avenue for small businesses to share the challenges we face, and to articulate our ideas. As many political leaders have acknowledged, small businesses are vital to an ongoing economic recovery. I welcome the opportunity to be part of a meaningful dialogue in search of creative solutions to tough problems.
Carol DiMarco, Owner, Blue Label Design
I’m excited about being a part of the GoBizNYC coalition to help small businesses and entrepreneurs. As a small business owner, I know firsthand the problems that we face every day. Some problems we need to fix ourselves, but other problems extend beyond what we can control directly. I believe if we work together and raise our voices together…loudly, we can be heard at City Hall. With the 2013 elections coming up, this is our opportunity. Our voices and votes can make a difference. I know a lot of small businesses this year have been hit very hard with the continuing uncertain economy and the domino effect of Hurricane Sandy’s havoc. But through all that, we still gave back and tried to help each other. This spirit of cooperation can continue if we stick together on the issues that impact our businesses in this election. So I am honored to be a part and work closely with other business owners and GoBizNYC.
Carlo A. Scissura, President & CEO, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is always looking for new ways to partner with other organizations and the GoBizNYC coalition will ensure that everyone has a seat at the table in order to help everyone—from mom-and-pop shops to large companies—so that New York City remains a great place to do business. I would like to thank the Partnership for New York City and Kathy Wylde for her leadership and for bringing everyone together on such an important issue.
Marlene Cintron, President, Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation
The City of New York is a magnet for driven entrepreneurs. The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation looks forward to working with GoBizNYC to drive the agenda that will support the development of many more small businesses that in turn will employ even more New Yorkers.
Jeff Lichtenstein, Chief Executive Guru, Gourmet Guru
There has never been a more vital time for citizens and business leaders to be acutely aware of and closely involved in the important decisions ahead. GoBizNYC represents all that is right about this great city and country, allowing many voices to form one larger one to serve the common good of advocacy for the lifeblood of the U.S. economy, small business, while looking after our communities’ delicate ecosystem.
John Park, President, Korean American Community Empowerment Council
More than 30% of New York City is made up of ‘New American’ immigrants, many of whom are storeowners, including myself. GoBizNYC is a dynamic, necessary, and important initiative and we need it now to promote job creation and economic development. This is the right vision for tomorrow and the future, for the city and the country, because small businesses are such an integral part of the larger mosaic of America. This is important to the vitality of New York City. I am expecting and am sure that GoBizNYC will help us grow and be strong. I am very excited to be a part of this coalition.
Jeffrey Owen, Senior Property Manager, Queens Center
Queens Center is proud to partner with GoBizNYC and looks forward to continuing our work with the small business community. Together, we will work to ensure Queens and the neighboring NYC communities remain a place for ventures to start, grow and succeed.
Jack Friedman, Executive Director, Queens Chamber of Commerce
2013 is a critical year in New York City as new leaders will be chosen to run our government. We look forward to working with the GoBizNYC coalition in advocating for the future of business growth and a strong economy in the coming years. It has never been more important that the voice of business, large or small, is heard and GoBizNYC will insure that this happens.
Seth Bornstein, Executive Director, Queens Economic Development Corporation
Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. Queens County is a center of entrepreneurship—with businesses lining the commercial corridors and industrial sections of over 50 neighborhoods. Many of these businesses truly reflect the diversity of the borough and are owned and operated by immigrants, minorities and women. GoBizNYC will advocate for this important and vital part of our economy.
Nancy Ploeger, President, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
It is clear that for NYC to remain competitive and attract the best and brightest, we must focus on education, job creation and better city infrastructure to encourage business growth. The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce is very happy to work together with other like-minded NYC organizations, businesses and individuals to help achieve these long-term goals.
Tanya Menendez, Co-Founder, Maker's Row
GoBizNYC is a chance to lay the groundwork for successful small businesses and I am very excited to be a part of it. As a member of New York's startup economy, I have seen the positive things that can happen when communities, government, and businesses work together. We need to sustain that momentum and continue building the businesses that will keep our city vibrant and growing. I really look forward to engaging with the other members of GoBizNYC and working together to address the issues facing the small business community.
Bill Marco, President, Marco Wealth Strategies Group, Inc.
I appreciate the opportunity to band with my fellow business owners in expressing common issues and concerns in a constructive format to current and future City leadership.
John F. Robinson, President & CEO, National Minority Business Council
Although GoBizNYC is a new initiative to tackle economic development challenges facing New York City, its roots reach back to pre-Revolutionary times. NMBC was established in 1972 to stare down challenges facing minority and women-owned businesses and so we welcome this opportunity to share our experience and expertise with this coalition of like-minded organizations. For starters, let’s look at every roadblock to advancing the local economy as an opportunity for forging a new direction.
Andrew Rigie, Executive Director, New York City Hospitality Alliance
GoBizNYC will be a powerful vehicle for the small business community to act and speak with one large voice. We're thrilled to be working with the GoBizNYC coalition to address issues that are important to the economic vitality and culture of the hospitality industry.
Jason Richelson, Founder & CEO, ShopKeep POS
The small business and startup sector is growing rapidly. The number of small businesses in America has increased by 49% since 1982, and today contributes 54% of all U.S. sales. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy, and are the fast-moving innovators that keep us competitive with the rest of the world. It’s incredibly important that we support this essential industry in every way we can. ShopKeep exists to help empower small businesses to make smarter business decisions, and we are proud to support GoBizNYC today.