Welcome to SBIDC’s Virtual Sunset Swing
Thank you for joining us this evening. We are thrilled to have you “aboard”. View videos in any order. If you wish, full screen mode is available by clicking on the dashed square icon on the bottom right of each video. Turn up the volume!
Let’s start with a toast!
An introduction from SBIDC’s Executive Director, Ben Margolis, and some thoughts from our team…
Each year at Sunset Swing, SBIDC honors Southwest Brooklyn community members going above and beyond for a more equitable and resilient waterfront. This year’s honorees have done so during a time of crisis. We salute you!
Welcome back Brooklyn’s own Mara Kaye! Thank you for your lovely set…
Hear from our businesses – the heart and soul of Brooklyn’s working waterfront
We are so excited and grateful to be joined by NYC Council Member, Brad Lander
Watch new board member, Jeff Lee, discuss the importance of manufacturing
MORE ABOUT OUR WORK
SBIDC’s workforce team looks forward to providing free employment services, connecting and preparing residents of Sunset Park, Gowanus and Red Hook with the quality jobs and careers it will create. “It’s gratifying to successfully place a jobseeker in a good job, but what’s even better is checking in with them and hearing how they are thriving.”
Wayne Small, Workforce1 Site Director
“It’s been deeply rewarding to be helpful throughout the pandemic. Through weekly informational webinars, daily phone and mail correspondence with businesses and our partners, I am not only providing technical assistance, but also learning how to support and counsel industrial and manufacturing businesses for both times of crisis and times of growth”.
Micaela Skoknic, Business Services Manager
“What makes our advocacy work successful is our ability to work in coalition with a diverse array of community stakeholders, including housing and environmental justice organizations. These partnerships have helped us expand our reach and show the importance of the manufacturing sector in strengthening and stabilizing our communities.”
Jesse Solomon, Deputy Director