Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Hosts Black History Month Event

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce celebrated Black History Month recognizing the positive impact of several Brooklynites and business community leaders. Held at the Weeksville Heritage Center, honorees included New York State Senator Roxanne Persaud; Freda Thomas, founder and principal of Freda Thomas Consulting; Keith Forest, principal of Urban ID Media; and cultural entrepreneur and founder of I AM CARIBBEING, Shelley V. Worrell.

“Facing enormous challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and unsteady economic recovery, these remarkable leaders stepped up and used their decades of experience in their fields to raise the floor of opportunity for our perseverant small business community,” said Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Randy Peers.

As part of the celebration and acknowledgement of outstanding achievements by Minori ty and Women-owned Business and Enterprises (MWBE), the Brooklyn Chamber and Fiserv, Inc., a leading global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions, presented a Back2Business grant to President and CEO of Taylor Made Health Annita Taylor. Taylor is a Brooklyn native. Taylor Made is a health and wellness consultancy.

The Back2Business program connects small businesses with critical resources including complimentary mentorship, subject matter expertise, business coaching, and technology solutions such as the Clover® point-of-sale platform from Fiserv, and community partners.