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Business leaders step up to the plate at Brooklyn Chamber networking event at Maimonides Park

Business leaders played ball on Thursday, June 6 at a Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce networking event at Maimonides Park in Coney Island.

The borough’s business-boosting group hosted the event in Coney Island as a way to bring together a diverse group of local entrepreneurs, shop owners and community leaders.

Maimonides Park, home to the Brooklyn Cyclones, provided a picture-perfect backdrop for the gathering. Attendees enjoyed panoramic views of the field and the historic Riegelmann Boardwalk while engaging in meaningful discussions, posing for photos with Brooklyn’s beloved mascot, Sandy the Seagull and, of course, catching some of the evening’s ballgame.

Sandy the Seagull made an appearance at the Brooklyn Chamber’s networking event to mingle with local business leaders.Photo by Arthur de Gaeta Local leaders spoke of the borough’s booming business landscape, while getting to know each other and catching a Cyclones game.Photo by Arthur de Gaeta

Maggie Lucien, vice president of membership and events for the Chamber, called the event — dubbed “Business After Hours” a “cherished tradition” for the group.

“The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Business After Hours’ has been a cherished tradition for years, thanks in large part to our ongoing collaboration with Brooklyn Cyclones Vice President and Chamber Board Member Steve Cohen,” she said. “Our event on June 6, which brought together some 100 attendees, is a great opportunity for the business community to connect, collaborate, and grow.”

The event has made “countless” connections over the years, according to Lucien.

“Over the years, the Chamber’s Business After Hours has facilitated countless introductions, partnerships, and business deals, contributing significantly to the economic vitality of the borough,” she said.

Attendees enjoyed networking over ballpark food and a Brooklyn Cyclones game, hosted by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.Photo by Arthur de Gaeta

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, established in 1918, is dedicated to promoting economic development and advocating for businesses across Kings County. With more than 2,000 members, the Chamber offers a range of services, including networking events, business resources and advocacy initiatives aimed at fostering a thriving business environment in Brooklyn.

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