‘They will rebuild’: Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce helps local businesses devastated by Ida

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce wants business owners to know they are ready to help after Ida devastated the city.

News 12 Staff

Sep 3, 2021, 9:31 PM

Updated 1,051 days ago

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The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce wants business owners to know they are ready to help after Ida devastated the city.
The chamber's Business Recovery Team headed to Courtelyou Road in Ditmas Park Friday and spoke with business owners, offering their assistance after Ida.
They say many businesses in the area, who were already operating on shoestring budgets, experienced flooding and merchandise loss on Wednesday night.
The chamber called the timing of Ida especially troubling as small businesses in Brooklyn were already decimated by the pandemic. Those who were able to open up this year against all odds are now facing another major hurdle.
Dina Rabiner, with the Chamber of Commerce, says they can help by connecting businesses with assistance, financial and otherwise, through the NYC Small Business Resource Network.
"Their belts are tightened as it is, and without access to more financial resources, that is key,” Rabiner says. “They will rebuild, they will do all that, they know how to do that, but they need the money to do that."
If you are a business owner in Brooklyn and need assistance after Ida, the Business Recovery Team wants you to connect with them.
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