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24 BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP • MAY 13 - MAY 19, 2016 Ridgewood Savings teams up with Islanders to help local charities BY JAIME DEJESUS jdejesus@homereporter.com They shoot. They score! Before the New York Islanders took on the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, April 9 at Barclays Center, Ridgewood Savings Bank, which has teamed up with the franchise this season to benefit two local charities, presented two checks of $12,695 each to Gateway Youth Outreach and IMPACCT Brooklyn, charities selected by Ridgewood to help in their missions and good works throughout Brooklyn and Nassau County. Throughout the season, Ridgewood Savings Bank sponsored a program called “Save with Ridgewood” to support the charities by donating $10 with every save made by Islanders goalies during the 2015-16 season. The final tally was 2,241 saves. “We work with many worthy causes in the communities we serve. However, these particular charities were chosen specifically for their impact in each of the areas they serve in Nassau and Brooklyn,” said Ridgewood Savings Bank’s Vice President and CRA Officer Christopher Smith. “Additionally, each charity promotes financial literacy, an endeavor that we promote in all our communities.” Gateway Youth Outreach Executive Director Pat Boyle was thrilled with the donation. “We could not be more pleased with this opportunity to share and promote our cause of helping kids and families while being associated with a caring bank like Ridgewood Savings Bank as well as the New York Islanders,” he said. “Having Ridgewood Savings Bank recognize the importance of housing in our communities says that what we are doing is meaningful.” “We are very excited to receive the support and recognition of Ridgewood Savings Bank as we work to advance our mission in the communities we serve.” added Deborah Howard, executive director of IMPACCT Brooklyn. BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photo by SB News Ridgewood Savings Bank presented checks for $12,695 each to Gateway Youth Outreach and IMPACCT Brooklyn prior to the April 9 New York Islanders game at Barclays Center. ThouSandS neTwoRk aT TRade BRooklyn Show BY MEAGHAN MCGOLDRICK mmcgoldrick@homereporter.com Nearly 2,500 attendees and 100 business exhibitors came together at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge for the 10th annual Trade Brooklyn Business to-Business (B2B) Trade Show – an opportunity for business-savvy Brooklynites and other business-minded folk from across the greater metropolitan area to connect, network and learn from one another. The event – hosted by Townsquare Expos, producer of several of the largest expo events in the Tri-State region – took place on Wednesday, April 13 and was full of energy, according to its organizers. “Trade Brooklyn has grown alongside the borough of Brooklyn,” said Townsquare Expos Director Jonathan Levin. “The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Brooklyn, and our goal each year and with each show is to play an integral part in the business marketing and growth. Businesspeople meet here face to face and introduce their products and services. This allows their business to grow and thrive. We see the show as a true microcosm of the business community in Brooklyn.” This year’s show included more than 20 seminars as well as an interactive breakfast, led by networking expert Scott Eisenberg, CEO and founder of Swap the Biz. Special guests included Matt Goerke, inventor of the Memory Switch Program, and New York State Department of Labor Acting Commissioner Roberta Reardon, among others. For the first time this year, the Personal Branding Pavilion was on hand to talk to attendees about marketing strategies. BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photos by SB News Exhibitors at Trade Brooklyn.


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