SBIDC’s Annual Holiday Festivities!

December 13, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Bell House, 149 7th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)

Please join the board and staff of Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corp. at The Bell House to celebrate the holiday season!

Admission is free but you must RSVP and SPACE IS LIMITED! For more information, email or call 718-965-3100.

Thanks to our generous sponsor!


Strategies to Prepare for New York’s Changing Labor and Employment Laws

November 17, 2016
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation 241 41st Street Second Floor Brooklyn, NY 11232

In April 2016, the State of New York approved several changes to the state’s employment laws. Join Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation for breakfast and an expert panel discussion about how you as a business can best adapt to these changes.  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
  • How to stay in compliance
  • Changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Panelists Include:

Holly Howard, Ask Holly How

Holly Howard is the founder of Ask Holly How, a small business consulting company for creative entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business.  Her work is focused on implementing operating infrastructures, creating plans for growth, and developing individuals into skilled entrepreneurs.

Ron Loveland, Summit Business Solutions

Ron’s business, Summit Business Solutions, brings over 25 years of manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, change management, leadership, general management, and operations experience.  Summit has assisted many NYC metro firms to take advantage of City, State and Federal grant opportunities, R&D Tax Credits, and implement improvement strategies to improve productivity, free up working capital and accelerate top line growth.

Glenn Franklin, Franklin, Gringer & Cohen, P.C.

Glenn has been representing employers in their labor and employment law matters for his entire professional career.  His clients are in many varied industries, including food service, manufacturing, financial services, health care, restaurants, construction and automobile dealerships.  Glenn has had extensive experience in collective bargaining, having successfully negotiated hundreds of contracts on behalf of management with various unions throughout the country.

Prepare Your Business for Emergencies

October 26, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
SBIDC Red Hook Office: 402 Van Brunt Street, 1st Fl. Red Door

As the fourth anniversary of Super Storm Sandy approaches, SBIDC and NYC Small Business Services are hosting a FREE Emergency Preparedness Workshop for both retail and industrial businesses.

From gas leaks and fires to major storms and flooding, as a business owner in New York City you face many challenges that can impact your operations and assets.

Join us in Red Hook, Brooklyn to get ready for the unexpected and learn about a new grant program for business preparedness.

You Will Learn How To:

– Stay in business: Identify your key business operations, employees, and documents

– Protect your investments: Understand how to protect your assets and navigate insurance processes

– Apply for Risk Assessment & Grant: Get one-on-one advice and money to take action.

Additionally, NYC Department of City Planning will also briefly present their study on resilient retail and industrial businesses.

Light refreshments will be served. Please reach out to Jesse Solomon, SBIDC’s Economic Development Program Manager at with any questions.


Access to Finance: Meet the Lenders

November 02, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Industry City Innovation Lab 87-35th Street Second Floor Brooklyn , NY 11232

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.

The lenders attending include

Astoria Bank


Flushing Bank


See you there!

Annual Fall Mixer!

September 28, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sims Municipal Recycling Education Center 29th Street Pier (enter at 2nd Avenue and 29th Street) Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Join your fellow Southwest Brooklyn industrial and manufacturing business owners and the board and staff of Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corp. for the SBIDC Annual Fall Mixer–an evening of casual socializing and networking at Sims Municipal Recycling Education Center. Light refreshments will be served.

Our Annual Fall Mixer is a great place to network with other manufacturers and learn about the services SBIDC provides. The location includes a stunning view of the water and lower Manhattan.

Admission is free but please RSVP so we know how much food to order!

There is ample free parking on site. The closest train station is the N/D/R at 36th Street. Walk northeast on 4th ave toward 35th street and turn left on 29th street. Continue walking to past second avenue till you reach the recycling center.

Please contact or (718) 965-3100 for more information.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 28th
5:00 – 7:30 PM
WHERE: Sims Municipal Recycling Education Center
29th Street Pier (enter at 2nd Avenue and 29th Street)
Sunset Park, Brooklyn


Thanks to our sponsor, Chase Bank.

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Red Hook Walks, A Street Fair on Van Brunt

July 16, 2016
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Van Brunt Street

SBIDC is hosting the second annual Red Hook Walks, a street fair on Van Brunt on Saturday July 16th from 2:00PM – 8:00PM.

Come play in the street with giant games like chess and Jenga, get creative with art projects hosted by RHAP Red Hook Art Project, groove to live music at two different stages hosted by Jalopy Theatre and School of Music and Sunny’s Bar, splash through open fire hydrants, and lay out to dry on our sod lawns!

Don’t miss pickup basketball and volley ball games, yoga and pilates classes hosted by Red Hook Pilates, and a skate park in the street! Citi Bike will be there with bikes to ride throughout the fair and free day passes!

Save your appetite for tasty treats at local businesses like BAKED and a pizza eating contest at Mark’s Pizza (first prize includes a yearlong Citi Bike membership, handy for when they expand to Red Hook in late August!). Kick back with a drink or a meal at many of Red Hook’s famous eateries and watering holes, which are hosting sidewalk cafes and outdoor seating this day only!

If you are a local business and would like to participate in this event, please fill out this form.


Questions? contact

Brooklyn Army Terminal Real Estate Tour and NYCEDC Incentives

March 09, 2016
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Brooklyn Army Terminal, Annex Building - 80 58th Street Brooklyn, NY 11220

Seeking new space for your business? Want to find out more about Brooklyn Army Terminal? Join us on Wednesday, March 9th to learn about the history, leasing opportunities and future plans at Brooklyn Army Terminal, and hear from NYCEDC representatives on financial incentives for businesses interested moving or expanding. Enjoy breakfast in the newly renovated Annex Building and visit buildings A and B to see typical rentable space, tenant amenities and the facility’s unique architectural features.

This event is free. Please RSVP here.

Sunset Swing!

May 31, 2016
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation 159 Pioneer Street Red Hook, Brooklyn 11231

Join SBIDC for our annual fundraiser, Sunset Swing! as we celebrate the strength and vitality of the Southwest Brooklyn industrial business community!


Rakka Chocolate

Riva Precision Manufacturing

The White Moustache

Join our growing list of sponsors!


Industry City

Architectural Grille
Astoria Generating
Benjamin Maintenance
Kamco Supply
Liberty View Industrial Plaza
Linda Tool
Phoenix Distribution
Virginia Dare

Alma Bank
Anchin, Block & Anchin
Astoria Bank
Audible Difference
Bank of America
Con Edison
Direct Energy
Green Oak Real Estate
Lee Spring
PDS Development
Riva Precision Manufacturing
Sahadi Fine Foods
Sims Municipal Recycling
The O’Connell Organization
Tully Environmental

SBIDC’s Annual Holiday Party!

December 03, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join the board and staff of Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corp. to kick off a festive holiday season and celebrate a great year!

The Bell House
149 7th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues), Brooklyn, NY 11215

Admission is free but you must RSVP! SPACE IS LIMITED! For more information, email or call 718-965-3100 ext. 105.

Thanks to our generous sponsor!


Accounting for Entrepreneurs

November 05, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
SBIDC: 241 41st Street, 2nd Fl, Brooklyn NY 11231

This workshop will be an intro/refresher on key accounting strategies and will cover common accounting issues faced by entrepreneurs–including tax structures, financing options and how to prepare financial statements that can help raise capital.  Businesses will have the opportunity to asks specific questions and get advise on their practices. SBIDC is proud to co-host this event with Wiss & Co. 

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