By Zev Gotkin
The much-publicized Chosen Business Conference held in the Razag Ballroom this past Sunday was a resounding success, attracting 70 B2B service businesses and over 450 attendees, making it the largest business conference in Crown Heights history.
Organized by Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs (CHYE) in partnership with COLlive.com, hundreds of entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals networked among the numerous booths, which were set up around the room representing a wide spectrum of local B2B service companies.
The event also featured keynote speakers and an award show honoring local business leaders in recognition of their service to the community and the positive impact they have made. All of the attendees walked away with new connections, many of them expressing their heartfelt gratitude and inspiration upon witnessing the vast opportunities and resources available to them in the community.
“It’s really nice to see all these different businesses in the community come together in one place,” said Mush Kanner, Brand Designer of Kanner.co, who was present with her husband, Yossi. “Even though we’re familiar with many of the brands and businesses in this room, it’s great to be able to come together and get to know one another better. Simply by being at an event like this, we are able to make new connections. It’s also a great reminder of the many great businesses right here in Crown Heights, which is something I can keep in mind the next time I need them or to recommend to a friend in need of their services.”
Yehuda Hurwitz, accounting manager of Helix Reports, a SAAS product that helps companies consolidate and run their financial reports said they saw the event as a unique opportunity to present their product and discover what other local vendors have to offer. “The networking aspect is without question the best part about this [conference],” Hurwitz said. “There’s a lot of people I know here by face, but I didn’t know much about their businesses. This gives you a chance to talk and get to know more about what they do.”
“I think it’s great that people see how much is available here and that one who wishes to support the local business community need not compromise on quality,” said Avi Webb, owner of Avi Webb Copywriting. “The Crown Heights business community has grown and matured tremendously over the years. As you can see from all the talent in this room, you can find anything you need right here in the community from recruiters to marketers to software developers as well top lawyers and accountants, and others in the professions.”
“It’s amazing to witness so many people in the [Crown Heights business] community who want to give their all to help it grow,” said Bina Badkin of Bina Healing Arts.
“I came to [the conference] to learn more about all the different businesses in Crown Heights, make connections, and discover what new things are available that might be of help to my business,” said Sarede Switzer, owner of Bring the Gym to Me, a fitness business based in Crown Heights. “I think it’s a great thing to support local businesses. If you need something or need to hire someone, it’s good to know that there is so much opportunity available right here in the community. Before going outside, consider looking in Crown Heights first, because there is a lot here.”
“I think [this conference] is a very nice initiative and a fantastic opportunity for businesses in Crown Heights to network,” said Mendel Krasnianski, president of OS Solutions, a local company that finds and trains talent for small businesses. “The fact that there were people present from such a wide variety of different businesses and sectors, like lawyers, architecture firms, and accountants made it easy for everyone to connect and possibly work together.”
There was a broad consensus from all the attendees I spoke to that Crown Heights needs more events like the Chosen Business Conference. Events like the Chosen Business Conference encourage people in Crown Heights to patronize local businesses and hire from within the community.
ACCOUNTING & BOOKKEEPING
Mushky Munitz [email protected]
I offer complete financial services so businesses can focus on growth.
Yossi Shomer [email protected]
Saul Friedman CPA
Moshe Horowitz [email protected]
For close to 50 years, Saul N. Friedman and Company has been servicing its clients year-round, from the perspective of the business owner. Our continuous involvement throughout the year, provides our clients with their “go to” source for any business matter that may arise requiring guidance, which may not be strictly related to accounting or taxes.
Yechezkel Landa [email protected]
Landa Accounting offers friendly, full service tax preparation and filing for all personal and business needs
Shmuel Eagle [email protected]
Don’t just get your taxes done, get them done right.
Berel Bruchstat [email protected]
Beyond face value, Fasten Halberstam LLP defines your tax position, bulletproofs your financial statements, and empowers you with equity resources for 360° financial clarity.
Adel Zirkin [email protected]
Profesional booking for your business done right the first time every time!
ARCHITECTURE / DESIGN
Eli Meltzer [email protected]
Designing the future of New York’s Housing | Architect | Affordable, Market Rate & Luxury Multi-Family Developments
Yakov Raskin y[email protected]
Renderings = photography for places that don’t exist yet.
BANKING / FINANCIAL
Avi Teleki [email protected]
From personalized banking and credit services, to powerful cash management systems and flexible financing for businesses
Northwestern Mutual Wealth
Max Cohen [email protected]
Making people feel secure about their money is our highest priority, and we will work with you to create a flexible financial plan designed to get you to your next goal.
Yankie Markowitz [email protected]
SBA Loan Group is recognized as one of the most reputable packagers of government-guaranteed small business loans to business owners in the United States
Mendy Lipsker 6466625454
Aron Pinson [email protected]
We provide tailored financial planning and asset management services
LFS Wealth Financial Services
Dovid Lieblich [email protected]
Hebrew Free Loan Financial Services
Shlomo Haft [email protected]
Hebrew Free Loan Society is a non-profit organization that offers INTEREST-FREE small business loans up to $50,000
Boruch Hecht [email protected]
ZenBill allows you to pay vendors and collect from customers in one easy click by bank transfer for FREE.
Menachem Levy [email protected]
Helix Reports empowers your staff to prepare timely financial information. It eliminates the need to repeatedly recreate reports. We automatically combine multiple financial systems (QuickBooks, Sage, etc.) to provide one-click reporting
Sapphire Check HR
Esther Raitport [email protected]
SappHire is the extensive Background Check Company
Yehuda Berg [email protected]
Full Service business resource center
Dina Lewis [email protected]
Our professional 3D artists are highly skilled in a wide range of services that are applicable to any industry and can provide your business with the highest quality CGI (computer-generated imagery) solutions on the market.
Os Solutions Outsourcing
Mendel Krasnjanski [email protected]
OS solutions was created to provide a cost-effective outsourcing service to our clients without compromising security, quality or accuracy.
Call Max Office Solutions
Meir Rubenstien [email protected]
We provide and manage your remote staff for virtually any kind of remote work.
Triple ML Consulting [email protected]
Triple ML Consulting Corp. “Assisting companies in maximizing their technology investments and improving their processes and business structure.
Avi Marko [email protected]
Happili works with companies like yours to retrieve honest, no-holds-barred employee feedback and then put unique and innovative programs in place that maximize employee happiness, engagement and retention – creating an environment that lowers employee turnover and increases productivity.
Yosef Levine [email protected]
TechPar Group consists exclusively of high-level, high-achieving IT, Business, Risk and Compliance professionals who have already made their mark and want to help you make yours.
Shaya Katz [email protected]
Cayenne Corp provides technical support to small and medium-sized businesses. Some of our offerings include Hardware and software sales and support, Helpdesk, ISP setup, VOIP phone systems, Advanced backup and disaster recovery, Network setup and support. We also specialize in POS systems for restaurants.
Menachem Sanowitz [email protected]
Expert Salesforce Consultant and Developer. Can independently tackle any Salesforce job, large or small.
Zalmy Chayo [email protected]
A mortgage lender that prides myself in customer service & creative financing
Astar Home Capital
Menashe [email protected]
Your #1 Residential Mortgage Brokerage. With the Astar team of professionals, you’ll enjoy honesty, integrity, and customer advocacy that goes beyond the deal.
Yossi Smetana [email protected]
With spaces located throughout Brooklyn- in Borough Park, Midwood and Crown Heights … Qworks is here to work with you on all your office space needs.
Menachem [email protected]
LivFit Studios is a high-end personal training studio that offers one-on-one coaching as well as small group personal trainingZevmedia
DESIGN / MARKETING
Zev Gotkin Zev Gotkin [email protected]
ZEV Media is a Digital Marketing Agency That Focuses on Content Marketing, Social Media Management, and Influencer
Mendy Bergstein [email protected]
Making the world of design and branding simpler, faster, and more cost-effective
Moshe Muchnik [email protected]
We help you identify the core of what makes your service remarkable, then partner with you to express it in every interaction as you grow”
Levi goldfarb [email protected]
More traffic. More leads. More sales. We help your business achieve measurable and sustainable growth through Facebook and Instagram ads.
AI Digital Commerce
Eli Israel [email protected]
We are a small, family-owned Paid Search Marketing Agency. We offer a variety of services for paid marketing, including Google & Bing Ads, Facebook Marketing
Brands n Stuff
Shmuel Munitz [email protected]
I help businesses build their reputation to reach their ideal customers.
Chana [email protected]
Advertise with us to reach the entire crown heights. Get noticed
Danny Gavin [email protected]
Full-Service Digital Marketing Agency
Yanover Media Social Marketing
Zalmy Yanover [email protected]
I am a digital marketer that is obsessed with making you more money.
eliezer hott [email protected]
Data-Driven Digital Marketing – Google/Bing/Facebook/Instagram Ads and SEO
Avi Webb Marketing and Writing
Avi Webb [email protected]
Avi Webb listens well, thinks funny and names companies that make a splash and make a point.
Eli Stifel [email protected]
Promofect; personalized apparel and promotional products. We do the custom apparel in-house, so rush orders are welcome!
E-COMMERCE SOLUTIONS & LOGISTICS
Sadya Zirkind [email protected]
The fastest Buy Now, Pay Later option for e-commerce stores
Yossel Groner [email protected]
Lahvi Solutions is a full-service affiliate marketing agency, connecting e-commerce retailers to affiliate publisher sites to drive traffic and revenue and providing full program management.
Level Up Listings
Shmaya Grossbaum [email protected]
Super high-quality product renders, brilliant design, killer keywords and copy to take your listings to the next level.
Tzvi Chein [email protected]
TC Logistics is a full-service 3PL with East and West coast locations for all your warehousing needs.
Boruch Cohen [email protected]
Offering Importers the full suite of services and support. Including ocean and air bookings, customs clearance and full trucking services.
Levi Aronow [email protected]
Dunwell Pizza Co. brings a new pizza experience to Fort Lauderdale. Our passion delivers flavors that are sure to tantalize your tastebuds.
Moshe Goldin [email protected]
Event and Party rentals
Menachem [email protected]
Challah Gram is where you go. Massive, beautiful, delicious wow gifts all year round. Personalized gift notes.
INSURANCE & MORGAGES
Brooklyn Brokerage specializes in insurance products and services to help you with all of your insurance needs. · Get a risk-free quote today
Laiby Klein [email protected]
Creatively finding the best solution to your Property & Liability Insurance needs.
The Omni agency
Menachem Farkash [email protected]
At The Omni Agency, we don’t just offer insurance products.We create solutions that best suit the way you do business.
Ainsworth Gorkin LLP
Shaya Gorkin [email protected]
“Your go to local law firm for all things business, from business contracts to commercial and civil litigation when the going gets tough.”
Zaki Tamir [email protected]
Tamir Law Group is a premier firm providing top-tier legal services to a diverse clientele across a broad spectrum of practice areas
A1 Party Supply
Yossi Majerczyk [email protected]
Party + Tent Rentals, chairs, tables, staging, lighting, linens, draping, sound, and more.
PROGRAMMING & APP DESIGN
Moshe Gorin [email protected]
We build apps to improve the worldpromofect
Zazion Web Design & Devoplemt
Yossi Schtroks [email protected]
Zazion is a web design & development studio specializing in interactive experiences and simplicity. From our office in Brooklyn NY, we’ve helped clients achieve their goals with purposeful websites and eCommerce carts.
Mediabloke Consulting Web Development / Cyber Security
Yossi Itzinger [email protected]
A web development and cyber security company.
Teams NYC Staffing
Mushki Friedman [email protected]
Teams NYC recruiting specializes in helping businesses in NY and NJ find and hire employees. We cater to all different business types and hire all level employees.
Mayer Schwartz [email protected]
Linking Skilled Candidates With Elite Businesses ™
Shmuel Simpson [email protected]
We are your personal full-service travel concierge. Flights, hotels, car rentals, tours
Tzvi Eber Video
Tzvi Eber [email protected]
Video filming and production
Bracha Tournheim [email protected]
From concept & script to final production, our team will work with you to create an event that anyone can join! No matter where they are in the world.
To learn more about Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs and the events, programming, and resources they provide to the community: https://www.chye.info