Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Bowling Event June 27, 2017

The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce hosted an excellent after work networking event on June 27, 2017 at Lucky Strike in New York City.  Located deep at the far end of Hells Kitchen, this bowladrome provided a wide and spacious venue for networking. Around ninety members participated. The attendees included new members, ambassadors, chamber staff and active members of the board of directors.

Unlike many Meetups, the event was focused on high level networking. Productive conversations and intrductions were quite possible because of the size of the venue and level of professionalism.

The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce was established in July 1920. The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce was started by eleven prominent business owners in the Yorkville section of Manhattan. Now the Chamber represents over 100,000 companies in Manhattan and partners with over 300 business organizations in the city. The chamber supports the business community and help companies grow through advocating for positive business legislation, hosting monthly educational seminars and networking events, marketing and international outreach. They also hold street fairs, volunteer expos and support the non-profit community.

Among the folks I networked with were:

Mads Hebbelstrup

Mads is the Director of Membership for the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. He was actively engaged at the event and participated in many conversations.

Christina Austin

Christina is an amazing branding leader and trusted C-suite adviser with a powerful record of designing impactful marketing strategies. Her work has elevated many brands – executives, celebrities, startups, Fortune 50 companies and live sporting events.

Her services include:

Personal Branding Leader

Speaker and Quoted Authority

B2B & B2C Marketing Executive

Kristina Egan


Competitive Edge Rink Consulting

Competitive Edge Rink Consulting is comprised of a team of industry-leading professionals, and provides a variety of consulting services in areas such as:

–Ice Rink Operations

–Seasonal Ice Skating Events

–Integrated Marketing

–Strategic Business Planning

–Training and Development

–Expert Legal Testimony

Jeff Felmus

Jeff is the founder and principal of Felmus Design. He is very skilled at creating visually dynamic solutions that differentiate companies from their competition, strengthen their customer experiences and boosts brand identity.

Christine Rafin

Christine is a highly experienced partner at Kent, Beatty & Gordon, LLP. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and arbitration, as well as the rapidly-evolving fields of Internet, mobile marketing and telemarketing law, data privacy and security law, intellectual property law and communications law.

She is smart, creative and fast to resolve all legal issues that come across her desk. She displayed a unique sense of humor and approachableness during our brief conversation.

To learn more about the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce:

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