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.

Annual Fall Membership Mixer

September 27, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Five Boroughs Brewing Company 215 47th Street Brooklyn, NY 11220

SBIDC’s Annual Fall Membership Mixer will take place at Five Boroughs Brewing Company, at 215 47th Street, Brooklyn, New York, on Wednesday, September 27, at 5:30pm. There will be lots of great local food, as well as an opportunity to network with SBIDC members, local businesses, and members of the Southwest Brooklyn community. A free Five Boroughs Brewing Company beer is included with the ticket price, with additional beverages available for purchase.

Please note, tickets are free for all members, and will cost $25 for non-members. If you choose to become an SBIDC member, your $25 ticket purchase will be credited toward your purchase of an annual membership.

Please contact Justin Collins at or (718) 965-3100 with questions.

NYC EPrix Community Event

July 06, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

formula-e-meeting-2Community Outreach:

FIA Formula E invites you to come and enjoy an informational night to learn what to expect come race time! There will be insight as to what streets will be closing, the amount of traffic that will be coming to Red Hook and much more about the race. If you are worried about the effects our race will have on the community, or just want to learn more about FIA Formula E we invite you to join us! Light food and drink will be served.

Session One:

    • Location: Good Shepherd Services (71 Sullivan Street, BK, NY 11213)
    • Date: July 6th, 2017
    • Time: 6PM – 8PM


Session Two:

    • Location: Red Hook Library (7 Wolcott Street, BK, NY 11213)
    • Date: July 8th, 2017
    • Time: 1PM – 3PM

Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Presentation

June 29, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Red Hook Initiative 767 Hicks Street

The Brooklyn Greenway Initiative will be presenting a conceptual design for how the Greenway can provide emergency access during a flood event and contribute to flood risk reduction in Red Hook. Please join in for a presentation and discussion on these plans. Light refreshments, Spanish translation and childcare will be provided.


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Red Hook Walks – A Street Fair on Van Brunt!

June 09, 2017
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Van Brunt Street between Visitation and Dikeman

SBIDC is proud to host our third annual Red Hook Walks street fair on Van Brunt Street on Friday June 9th! This year, Red Hook Walks is in collaboration with Dance Theatre Etcetera’s opening night of Red Hook Fest at PS 15’s playground.

Red Hook Walks is a fun, family friendly event that celebrates the vibrant spirit of Red Hook. We are closing Van Brunt between Visitation Street and Dikeman Street from 6:00pm till 10:00pm, and programming the street with fun activities for all!

Sidewalk cafes throughout Van Brunt

Blacksmith workshop with Marsha Trattner of She-Weld from 6-8:30pm between Dikeman and Wolcott

Tie-Dye (with free shirts) and giant games from 6-10pm between Dikeman and Wolcott

Hope & Anchor presents Zumba with Gina at 8:45pm (and later Karaoke) at Wolcott

A bounce house and Pete the Clown’s famous balloon animals between Wolcott and Sullivan 

Purchase art work by local art students at the Red Hook Art Project table between Wolcott & Sullivan 

Water balloons and an open hydrant between Sullivan and King

Bubbles and Cars between Sullivan and King

Pizza Eating Contest at 8:00pm at Mark’s Pizza between King and Pioneer. The first ten people to sign up get to participate. Sing up by emailing Winner gets two free tickets to the New York City EPrix (Formula E car race) at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal July 15th and 16th. Second place winner gets a SuperSoaker!

The Uni Project pop up library with inflatable hammocks, and the Red Hook Public Library from 6-10pm at Pioneer Street

Live music hosted by Jalopy Tavern at Visitation 

Spray Paint old clothing & Know Your Rights information with the South Brooklyn Tenant Union

Hopewell Care Childcare Cooperative will be sharing information about worker cooperatives and domestic worker rights, along with some materials about their soon to be launched childcare business. They will have activities and games for children between Pioneer and Visitation.

To volunteer at Red Hook Walks, please reach out to Fareen Islam at For questions about event logistics or sponsorship opportunities, reach out to Jesse Solomon at


Red Hook Walks is sponsored by the NYC Department of Transportation, NYC Small Business Services. We also appreciate the contributions from our corporate partners, including the New York City EPRIX (Formula E), The NYC Ferry, and Fairway.

Sunset Swing 2017!

May 11, 2017
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Pioneer Works: Center for Art and Innovation

Please join us at Sunset Swing 2017, Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation’s 17th annual fundraising gala! Mix and mingle with your fellow Southwest Brooklyn industrial business owners, enjoy great food and live music, all while supporting SBIDC’s efforts to grow and strengthen the economy of our great neighborhoods!


Clem Snacks
Eastern Effects
Sahadi Fine Foods

Frank C. Spinner, Jr. Award for Public Service
Blue Marble Ice Cream

Interested in sponsoring?! Please email or call 718-965-3100, x108.

Join our growing list of sponsors!

Industry City

Architectural Grille
Astoria Bank
Clem Snacks
Eastern Generation
Kamco Supply Corp.
Phoenix Distribution
Sahadi Fine Foods
Salmar Properties
Utz Snacks
Virginia Dare

Alma Bank
Anchin, Block & Anchin
Audible Difference
Bank of America
Bridgehampton National Bank
Con Edison
Direct Energy
Eastern Effects
Jofaz Transportation
GreenOak Real Estate
Lee Spring
Linda Tool
The O’Connell Organization
R&D Tax Savers
Signature Construction
Sims Municipal Recycling
Tully Environmental, Inc.

Selling to Government: Contracting Process & Open Bid Opportunities

December 07, 2016
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
241 41st St Brooklyn, NY

Learn how the government can become your customer!
Each and every day, the government buys billions of dollars’ worth of goods and services from manufacturers. This events offers an introduction to government contracting and prepares businesses to find opportunities in their area of expertise. Come and learn how your business can pursue contracts at the City, State, and Federal government levels at our procurement workshop. You will learn about how to identify government contracting opportunities; procurement trends in NYC; which city agencies buy the most goods and services; and regulations agencies must abide by. This event is free.



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