SBIDC Holiday Party!

December 12, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Old American Can Factory 232 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Come celebrate with SBIDC!

Thanks to our generous sponsor, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

CEO Roundtable with Vistage Worldwide & SBIDC

November 14, 2018
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
335 Adams St, Suite 2700, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Need more hours to grow your business?

Come spend two hours with a group of fellow CEOs and you’ll discover how the best business leaders make more money and grow their companies faster by working fewer hours, not more!

Join John Furth, Vistage’s Chair in Brooklyn, as he shares his thoughts on disruptive leadership and how you can integrate that approach into your companies for dramatic success.

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Fall Membership Mixer!

October 17, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Five Boroughs Brewing Co., 215 47th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Join SBIDC for an evening of networking and fun at the remarkable Five Boroughs Brewing Co.
Plenty of local food and beverage, plus tours of the brewery!
This is a complementary event for current SBIDC members and small businesses throughout Southwest Brooklyn.
We look forward to learning more about your business, your work on behalf of our communities, and how SBIDC can be of assistance.
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Workshop: Lowering Energy Costs

September 13, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
SBIDC Sunset Park Office, Conference Room, 241 41st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Learn how to buy energy for less, secure lower energy rates through government programs, and take advantage of energy efficiency initiatives. You will hear from independent energy consultants, representatives from the NYC Department of Small Business Services, and from ERS Inc, a leading engineering firm with the objective of assisting utilities, government, and large commercial and industrial end users to solve complex energy and resource problems in a cost-effective manner.

In this workshop you will learn how to:
• Buy energy for less
• Secure lower energy rates through government programs
• Take advantage of energy efficiency incentives

Workshop is free of cost and refreshments will be provided. RSVP by clicking below.

Deepwater Wind: New York Supplier Forum

April 26, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams St., Brooklyn, NY 11201

Learn about potential opportunities for your business to participate in the growing offshore wind industry in New York. Deepwater Wind anticipates that scopes of work will include: project engineering, permitting and development; steel fabrication and assembly; electric utility and civil construction; electrical testing and commissioning; ports and marine logistics; and other fields.


8:00AM – Registration and coffee hour

9:00AM – Program begins

11:00AM – Refreshments and networking

Sunset Swing 2018! Celebrating 40 Years of Impact

May 15, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier, 58th Street and First Avenue, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation invites you to a sunset cruise of the New York Harbor at our annual fundraising gala! We are excited to be back on the water for this year’s special 40th anniversary event!

Reveling dockside from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, launching for a one hour cruise, and returning by 8:30 PM for the remainder of the party.

Join us for open bar, hors d’oeuvres and small plates, live music and a raffle as we honor some of Southwest Brooklyn’s finest companies and individuals.

Support our efforts on behalf of our industrial business community – the heart of New York City’s economy – and its future along a transforming, working waterfront.

Selling to Government

February 01, 2018
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Brooklyn Army Terminal Annex - 80 58th Street

Hear From Experts
Our panel of experts can help you understand the procurement landscape, the resources available to you, and how you can bid for government contracts. Join us over breakfast to discuss how you can sell to government!

Learn How To:
• Apply for MWBE (Minority/Women-Owned Business Entrepreneurs) Certification
• Effectively bid for government contracts
• Apply for financing to fulfill government contracts

SBIDC Holiday Party

December 12, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd Street, Brooklyn NY, 11215

Dear Friends of SBIDC,

It is our members and supporters that enable SBIDC to advocate on behalf industrial and manufacturing businesses (the heart of New York City) and to assist local jobseekers in their search for quality employment. As 2017 comes to a close, please help us celebrate our collective accomplishments and give thanks for our friends across the Southwest Brooklyn community. On December 12th, please join us at The Old American Can Factory – a haven and model workplace for Gowanus light manufacturers and artisans – to laugh, dance and enjoy food and drink from amazing local food manufacturer and purveyor, Runner + Stone.

Come have fun. And help us move forward to 2018 – our 40th Anniversary Year!

Happy Holidays,

Event Generously Sponsored By:

Navigating The New Minimum Wage

December 05, 2017
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Brooklyn Army Terminal Annex Building, 1st Floor

Join Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation for breakfast and a FREE workshop with experts in the field who will discuss how small business owners can best adapt to increases in the minimum wage. Get expert advice and techniques to help your business be proactive and thrive under these new changes.

This discussion will cover topics such as the schedule of minimum wage increases, operational changes that can help redirect resources to cover wage increase, and how to stay in compliance.

Our speakers include:

Sandy DeShong, Consultant, Workforce Field Building Hub; Workforce Professionals Training Institute

Simi Mir, Esq., Katona & Mir LLP,

Ashirea Burroughs, Sr. Account Manager, SBIDC, Workforce 1 Industrial and Transportation Center

This Event is sponsored by Alma Bank.

Access to Finance: Meet The Lenders

September 26, 2017
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Brooklyn Army Terminal, Annex Building, 140 58th Street

Join SBIDC for breakfast, networking, and consulting with lenders who can give real time feedback on your financials!


If you are considering purchasing equipment, refinancing, obtaining a line of credit, or expanding, this event is designed for you. We encourage you to bring financial statements such as your last two tax returns and a profit/loss statement to help guide the conversation. The profiles of participating lenders can be found below, and include traditional and non-traditional finance options.

See you there!


For questions, contact Karen-Michelle Mirko at (929) 397-0210 or

Event sponsored by Alma Bank.