Our mission is to unite and advocate for the varied businesses of North Brooklyn around the shared goal of improving the community's commercial landscape and stimulating the local economy. The Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting local businesses by providing a platform to network, address issues of mutual convern and to market their products and services, leading to increased business for all members.
Greenpoint's transition from farmland to developing industries traces back to the early and mid-1800s. Along the way, it became home to oil refineries, shipbuilding, and heavy manufacturing and a center for the "five black arts:" glass and pottery making, printing, refining, and the manufacturing of cast iron.
With the onset of the Great Depression, the Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce formed in 1930 to unite North Brooklyn's manufacturing business, support their general welfare and promote social interaction among its members. It was a robus organization, helping businesses, until it died out in the late 1970s, after decades of local economic decline following WWII.
Networking is one of the most important components for developing a sucessful business, as people prefer doing business with those with whom they have relationships. At our mixers, members make valueable connections and learn how to effectively build those relationships. We are creating an enviornment that encourages doing business locally and increases your visibility in the community. Meetings rotate among members' places of business, giving an opportunity to showcase each company to our members.
The Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to sharing information with its members about the best practices for their business. Every Chamber meeting features inspirational stories by succesful enterpreneurs and / or expert panels discussing all aspects of business including business financing, navigating city regulations, real esate concernsm employee usses and health coverage.
We are dedicated to addressing hyperlocal issues that impact our businesses. Some of these include cleaning commercial corridors, removing graffiti, increasing parking in shopping areas, and improving public transportation. We engage our elected officials to work with us to better serve the businesses of North Brooklyn.