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Small Business Advisory Commission

Advising Small Businesses

On May 2, 2022, Mayor Adams announced the establishment of the Small Business Advisory Commission charged with assessing the impact of and delivering recommendations on new and existing policies, laws, and regulations, and delivering recommendations to improve the experience of small businesses operating in New York City. The commission is chaired by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner and is comprised of representatives from the administration, borough Chambers of Commerce, Business Improvement Districts, and small business owners from each borough. These members will work together to improve the small business environment by meeting at least every 60 days in person or virtually.

Commission Members

Chairperson: Kevin D. Kim, Commissioner, NYC Department of Small Business Services

  • Administration
    • Phillip Banks, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety
    • Meera Joshi, Deputy Mayor for Operations
    • Anne Williams-Isom, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
    • Maria Torres-Springer, Deputy Mayor for Economic & Workforce Development¬†
  • Brandon Adams, Lloyd's Carrot Cake
  • Mohamed Attia, Street Vendors Project
  • Linda Baran, Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
  • Matt Bauer, BID Association Regulatory Reform Working Group Committee/Madison Avenue BID
  • Micah Bergdale, Joulez Inc.
  • Dhruv Chopra, Elsewhere
  • Dominic Christopher, Deh Abroad Village
  • Deepa Dadlani, VICI Brands and BrandMX
  • Nallely De Jesus, Fine Fare Supermarkets
  • Tiffany Diaz, My First Step Enrichment Program 2 Inc.
  • Joy Fan, Re/tell
  • Dr. Erika Faust, Elite Orthodontics
  • Joseph Ferrara, DBA Ferrara Manufacturing Company
  • Nina Flores, BID Association Regulatory Reform Working Group/Forest Avenue BID
  • Jeffrey Garcia, Mon Amour Coffee & Wine
  • Tom Grech, Queens Chamber of Commerce
  • Raj Grewal, Blackbird Worldwide
  • Carmen Hernandez, NYS Coalition Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • John Jiang, NY Laundromat Business Association
  • Dawn Kelly, The Nourish Spot Inc.
  • Jeffrey Kwan, Canal Sound and Light
  • Yoonjoo Lee, Janchimyeonga
  • Dheydra Lovell, Garden of Knowledge Day Care & Learning Center
  • Francisco Marte, Bodega & Small Business Association of NYC
  • Jamila McGill, Brooklyn Tea
  • Richard Nicotra, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn Suites, The Nicotra Group
  • Katrina Parris, NiLu Gift Shop
  • Randy Peers, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
  • Mahi Rahman, Mannan Halal Supermarket
  • Megan Rickerson, Someday Bar
  • Andrew Rigie, New York City Hospitality Alliance
  • Jeremy Rivera, J&A Building Consultants LLC
  • Jose Santana, Unisex by Santana
  • Frank Scarangello, SCARAN
  • Chaim Sobel, Vanta Developers/Future Brands
  • Lisa Sorin, Bronx Chamber of Commerce
  • Andrew Walcott, Fusion East LLC
  • Shelley Worrell, caribBEING Inc.
  • Alex Xu, Xuper Marketing Inc.
  • Angela Yee, Coffee Uplifts People
  • Tariq Zaid, Richmond Hood Company/Vodega
  • Jabr Zanta, La Seen Printing

Do you have questions or topics of concern for the Commission? Contact us.