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Monday, February 27, 2012

7 PM – 9:30 PM

Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School's auditorium

(enter on Greene Avenue between Clermont & Vanderbilt Avenues)


Reserve your Seat Today RSVP@HistoricFortGreene.org


The Fort Greene Association (FGA) invites entrepreneurs, local residents and

business owners to our first meeting of the year focusing on the wealth of

opportunities available in Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill,

Wallabout Bay and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Meeting attendees will learn about the

various local training and employment opportunities, services available to

assist new and existing businesses, employment programs for teens, and

entrepreneurial vending and rental opportunities in the neighborhoods.


Our confirmed esteemed participants includes:

Cristal Rivera, Director of Workforce Development, Brooklyn Navy Yard

Development Corporation  Charles Jarden, Chair, Fort Greene Park

Conservancy  Xamayla Rose-Persadi, Policy Analyst, Brooklyn Summer

H.E.A.T., Office of the Brooklyn Borough President  Phillip Kellogg,

Manager, Fulton Area Business (FAB) Alliance  Henrietta Koffi, Deputy

Director, Fort Greene Strategic Neighborhood Action Partnership (SNAP) 

Katie Lyon, Business Services Manager, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership 

Jennifer Stokes, Program Manager, Business Attraction and Assistance Myrtle

Avenue Brooklyn Partnership  Maud Andrews, Programs and Outreach

Specialist, Brooklyn Public Library, PowerUp! Competition  Ron Reed,

Business Services Manager, Workforce 1, NYC Business Solutions, Brooklyn Career

Center  Dale Charles, Director of Economic Development, Pratt Area

Community Council  Michelle McClymont, Senior Account Manager, NYC

Business Solutions  Vince Tabone, Esq., Director of Government and

Community Affairs, Senior Counsel, Red Apple Group, Inc.  Oma Holloway,

Director of Career Services, The Door


In addition to speaking with Brooklyn business experts, meeting attendees will

have an opportunity to voice the types of businesses they feel are needed in the

neighborhood. As well as learn about successful models of local businesses

working with the community to hire local residents and utilize local resources.


Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. Meeting attendees are

encouraged to reserve their seat at RSVP@HistoricFortGreene.org and to receive

meeting updates and post meeting related announcements. The event kicks off

promptly at 7PM with our Neighborhood Mixer sponsored by Soco southern fused


Attendees will get to network with local politicians and meeting

attendees while enjoying a complimentary tasting menu and listening to a

performance by Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School's alumni band.


The Fort Greene Association is devoted to historic preservation, neighborhood

and park enhancement, as well as cultural, economic and housing advancement

throughout the neighborhood of Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The Fort Greene

Association, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization, operating as a non-profit

501(c) (3) charitable organization that supports and works in concert with the

many other fine organizations that make our community so special and vital.

Please visit www.historicfortgreene.org to learn more about our organization.

Follow us on Twitter @FortGreeneAssn / Fan us on Facebook


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