Businesses and CB 11 Work on 116th Street BIDThe East Harlem Chamber of Commerce has held several meetings with property owners, business owners, and Community Board # 11 on the issue of creating A Business Improvement District or BID along East 116th Street. The Chamber will provide updates on this issue as they occur. Read Story
May 2014 Quarterly MeetingMay 21, 2014 - The East Harlem Chamber of Commerce held its May 2014 Quarterly meeting, which includes speakers from the 25th Precinct, Community Board 11, The East Harlem Community Alliance, and the New York City Department of Small Business. Topics included Pedestrian and Car Safety, an East Harlem Business Improvement District, new Paid Sick Leave Laws, Business Disaster Insurance and Flavored Tobacco. Read Story
My Love of Pumpkin!East Harlem - November 27, 2013 - Anyone who has ever walked into my bakery quickly figures out that I have a special place in my heart for pumpkin. The Best Pumpkin Cake in the World is our signature dessert. It sits at the top of our menu and it comes in many forms: a cupcake, a coffee cake, it can be gluten free or sugar free
It is that time of year, where everywhere you turn a pumpkin is being picked, carved, etched, painted, roasted or merely being used as a decorative piece. For most children – and some adults -- the month of October and much of November means Halloween candy, Halloween costumes and more Halloween candy. Pumpkin pies, pumpkin cake and anything pumpkin. Thankfully, at Aromas, we celebrate Read Story
Rise and GrindEast Harlem June 24, 2013 - For the last six months the East Harlem Community has been treated to the Rise and Grind Cafe. The Cafe, a brainchild of business owner Dani Rylan on January 2, 2013. It is a small cafe with large ambitions.
Designed by Ms. Rylan it is well laid out. There is even a board on which to write. Each day a Daily Word is posted on their website. Customers who mention the word are given a discount. And there are always discounts on holidays throughout the year. Read Story
Aromas Boutique Bakery & Cafe OpensEast Harlem's newest Bakery opened this month on Second Avenue. Aromas Boutique Bakery and Cafe is open for business at 2248 First Avenue, which is between East 115-116 Streets. Their motto is "Leave The Baking To Us this Year". Besides Baked goods, Aromas is available for your to get some breakfast and lunch. Check out their website for a full listing of their menu items, better yet visit them and taste their delicious cakes, pies, cookies and sandwiches. Read Story
November 2010 Quarterly MeetingThe East Harlem November 2010 Chamber of Commerce Meeting. The quarterly meeting opened with welcoming remarks from President Henry Calderon. Mr. Calderon introduced Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito, who spoke about youth violence and the Youth Council which meets regularly at her district office to discuss issues that concern youth. The Councilwoman encouraged everyone to get involved in her Youth Council and in the different Community Advisory Boards, such as the Metropolitan Hospital Center CAB and the 23rd and 25th Precinct Advisory Board. Read Story
Chamber Holds Breakfast MeetingEast Harlem - February 5, 2010. The chamber held it's first meeting of 2010, a breakfast meeting, at the Terrance Cardinal Cook Center. The breakfast's topic was "East Harlem Businesses; How to operate during A Recession". The breakfast hall was packed with attendees, including the Councilwoman Melissa Mark Viverito, State Senator Jose Serrano, Jr., Congressman Charles Rangel, and State Senator Adam Clayton Powell IV.
Mr. Henry Calderon spoke about the need for local business to advertise, increase discount and specials in order to bring in customers. He also mention the need to improve a business establishments' appearance. Mr Calderon also spoke about businesses taking advantage of small business tax incentives and Empire State Zone business hiring incentives. Lastly, Mr. Calderon spoke of the need to keep the business. Read Story