Greater NY Chamber of Commerce’s 20th Annual Business Expo-2021

     By: Steve Webner Staff Writer for World Liberty TV

The 20th Annual Greater New York Chamber Business Expo, Metropolitan NY’s Longest Running Regional Business Fair, took place on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 at The Edison Ballroom New York, from 9:30am – 3:30pm.

Dr Abbey recieving Humanitarian award from Mr Jaffe

The Program started as follows: 9:30 am: Ribbon Cutting with NYC Veterans Commissioner James Hendon. 9:45 am: COVID Protocols for Getting Back to Work, Linda Bulone, NYCHHC COVID Research Nurse, moderated by our Chief Editor, Dr. Abbey.

Many company’s exhibiting @ expo 2021

This was a very important panel because a lot of small business people needed to be educated about running a business during COVID-19 and Miss Linda Bulone did a wonderful job educating many people in the audience. After the panel there was an Q&A session for Small Business attendees and general public who were in attendance to have their questions answered.

Dr Abbey with American Asian Chamber members

At 10:30 am Public Safety JOB #1 Safe & Clean Streets for Getting Back to Work, a panel which was headed by Terence Monahan, NYC Senior Advisor Public Safety and Covid  Recovery , former Chief of New York City Police Department (NYPD), Ruth Katz, Co-Founder Citizens for a Safe NY and Al Eskanazy, founder of Community Police Relations.

Essential workers being honored

This was a very highly attended panel with close to one hundred people listening to the above experts.  Chief Monahan explained about the crime in the subways, that a lot of the homeless people with mental issues were committing, during COVID-19 and the media was exposing them on the front page of their publications and blowing it out of proportion. It was handled immediately by the NYPD. He also went on to say that, the shooting that took place in Times Square, was all caught on camera and each step of the way there is a camera installed and anyone committing a crime in Times Square will be caught immediately.

Dr Abbey being Congartulated by by Former NYPD Chief Terence Mohahan

Al Eskanazy, founder of Community Police Relations went on to say we gave thousands of Turkey’s during the holidays for people to enjoy during the   holidays, and his organization was working with many police officers and civilians to getter a better understanding of the work police is doing for all communities in New York.

Howard Teich Chairman of MJHI introducting John Philips owner of Mansion

11:15 am Financing Suggestion Intro By NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli  Loan Forgiveness & Economic Injury Disaster Loans, SBA Assistant District Director Peter Fehnel Remarks NYS Comptroller Tom Di Napoli Video Remarks. He Went on to say that these small businesses are the backbone of our New  York community and he was a very big supporter of the work that Greater NY Chamber of Commerce was doing with over 7000 business and partners throughout New York.

L-R Emma Rhodes with a business Collague

11:30 am International Partners, Nepalese American Foundation Consul General of Panama, Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Caribbean American Chamber. Many Chamber heads spoke about their chambers and what kind of services they were offering to their members through their chambers. Each one of the heads of the chambers, thanked Mr. Jaffe and his Greater NY Chamber of Commerce for giving them a platform of showcasing their work and programs they offer.

Mr Jaffe Presenting award to Former NYPD Chief Terence Monahan

NOON State of NY’s Small Business, Governor Kathy Hochul Video Remarks. Governor Hochul was not able to attend in person due to her very busy schedule, she in return had attended Greater NY Chamber of Commerce events on many occasions and had kind words to say during her video remarks she sent. Thanking the Greater NY Chamber of Commerce of continuing to educate many businesses who are doing business during the COVID-19 Pandemic and if you need anything please don’t hesitate to reach out to my office and agencies to help immediately.

Mark Jaffe President GNYCC  with guests ribbon cutting Ceremony 

The Most important part of the Expo was the award ceremony, that honored many essential workers. It started off with Former NYPD Chief Terrence Monahan, who introduced each of the NYPD Officers who were given awards for their work and bravery. The following were honored with the Greater NY Chamber of Commerce, Awards: Sergeant Noa, Detective Vogel , Police officer Sparta, Police Officer Titus and police officer McDonald.

Dr.Abbey with John Philips owner of Mansion Restaurant

The Other Honoree’s included: National Guard Joy Chowdhury, NYC Health + Hospitals COVID Research Nurse Linda Bulone, New York Nurses Association (NYSA), representative Crystal Jennings, New York Fire Department, Firefighter Manny Troche “Hispanic Heritage Hero”, Food service award, presented to John Philips-The Mansion Owner for Best Quality Bone Broth.

Mr Jaffe with guests in attendance

Dr.Adal Hussain our Executive Producer for World Liberty TV, and founder of Humanitarians of the World Inc, was honored with the Greater NY Chamber of Commerce’s highest award The Humanitarian Award. Mr. Jaffe Greater NY Chamber of Commerce went on to say, I have known Dr. Abbey for over 20 years and we have attended many events together and worked on many projects helping people from all walks of life.

Mr Jafffe with Asian American Chamber members

Dr. Abbey is a great Humanitarian who has been doing humanitarian work for over 44 years without taking a penny for his services. Since Covid-19, Dr Abbey and his organization, Humanitarians of the World Inc. Has distributed food and PPE to over seven thousand people throughout the Tri- state area.

R-L Dr Abbey with Assembly Member Jennifer Rajkumar & Joy Chowdhury

Also Dr. Abbey organized the COVID-19 Champions awards you can view by clicking here.

Dr.Abbey went on to thank the Greater NY Chamber of Commerce and Mr Jaffe the President for honoring him with the chambers highest award. World Liberty TV, was the official Online TV of the Expo 2021.

Panelists Terence Monahan and Linda Bulone

About Greater New York Chamber of Commerce: The mission of the Chamber is to improve the business climate and quality of living in the New York Metropolitan Area for businesses, workers, residents and visitors. It provides valuable services to over 30,000 business and civic leaders who represent the backbone of the Greater New York business community.

Staples team exhibiting

Every day, the chamber helps small businesses and corporations grow and save money! Its staff handles hundreds of phone calls, mail requests, e-mail messages and business meetings. The Chamber has formed alliances with business leaders, trade associations, sister chambers, government agencies, civic officials & foreign dignitaries to accomplish its goals of business and community service.

The Chamber also promotes networking, business expos, educational forums and international trade events. It produces an economic development guide and hosts its world famous Internet site www.chamber.nyc (the official New York City domain). The chamber issues and stamps documentation for international trade exportation i.e.: (certificate of origins, free sales, bill of ladings and GMP’s).

Dr Abbey with Gerard McKeon Publisher Black Tie Magazine

Greater New York Chamber of Commerce is an approved New York State Not for Profit; recognized by the US Chamber of Commerce. It operates under Rule 501 C 6, as an Exempt Organization of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. It also maintains a charitable fund to help assist local chambers, trade organizations and civic groups under IRS Rule 501 C 3 and a political action committee.

Membership Benefits:  Business Listing and linking on the World famous, Award winning Internet site www.chamber.nyc Monthly email blasts to our 30,000 plus database of influential business and civic leaders,  Member Referral Service,  E-News and Invitations, Membership Plaque, On-Line Classified, Listings in the Business Directory and  Economic Development Guide,  Networking and Educational Forums  NY Tourism Leads, Import/Export Documentation, Certificate of Origins, Free Sale, International Contacts,  Business Research Center, Advocacy and Representation, Free Prescription Discount Drug Cards and  Greater New York Chamber logo for your website.

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