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Join us at the 46th SoBro Annual Awards Reception, a remarkable evening of celebration as we honor the legacy of one of the Bronx’s premier Community and Economic Development organizations, and pay homage to those who helped “expand foundations for success” in the Bronx.

From an elegant cocktail reception to a spectacular night full of surprises, it will be an evening to remember.

When:  Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Where: New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) Garden Terrace 2900 Southern Boulevard Bronx, New York 10458

For ticket information, please click here 

Click Here for the Sponsorship Levels and Benefits opportunities, or email: specialevents@sobro.org and check back as we announce honorees and other pertinent information.

21st Annual Bronx Business Opportunities Expo


“Business Networking & Making New Customer Connections”

Join us for a resource forum about doing business in the Bronx and NYC

Thursday, September 12, 2019

9:00am – 2:00pm

Metropolitan College of New York (Bronx Location)

463 East 149th Street, 2nd Floor

Bronx, New York 10455

About the Expo…

The Bronx Business Opportunities Expo is an annual event hosted by The South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO). This event is the longest running business expo in the Bronx, with over 300 attendees. Among those who attend are business owners, managers, purchasing agents, sales people, CEOs, CFOs and all decision-makers responsible for making companies grow.

Who Should Attend?

The Expo is a free event specially held for NYC business owners (existing businesses and entrepreneurs) to find all of the resources they need to become better business owners, make more informed business decisions and improve productivity. Whether it’s making the move to accessing capital, obtaining legal services, fixing IRS problems, finding the right bank, obtaining health insurance for your employees or yourself, automating your processes, getting certified, pursuing government contracts, starting a new business or growing an existing business… you’ll find a better way to do business at the 2019 Annual Bronx Business Opportunities Expo.

Who Should Exhibit?

If your business is helping small business, or products and services to sell to the public, you should exhibit at the Annual Bronx Business Opportunities Expo. If you are an entrepreneur interested in getting exposure, you are more than welcome to exhibit as well.  Exhibitor’s fees includes table space, company listing in directory, complimentary breakfast and lunch.

To register, please click the link: below: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egfb6t16c971e0ee&llr=o4nckjcab

For more information call 718-732-7540 or email egelladola@sobro.org

Chancellor of Education, Dr. Betty Rosa speaks at SoBRO

May 2016 South Bronx Leadership Forum (SBLF) – Celebrating Leaders

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Betty Rosa, Chancellor of Education!

WHEN:      Tuesday, May 24th at 11:00 AM

WHERE:   SoBRO CENTER – 555 Bergen Avenue, 3rd Floor, Bronx, NY 10455

RSVP:        Tammy Gonsalves via email (tgonsalves@sobro.org)

For more information about Dr. Rosa, CLICK HERE

For more information about SoBRO’s upcoming workshops and our programs contact us at (718) 292-3113.

SoBRO’s 14th Annual Golf and Tennis Classic Fundraiser

SoBRO’s Second Biggest Annual Fundraiser 

You are invited to attend SoBRO’s 14th Annual Golf and Tennis Classic Fundraiser “Fore the Love of the Bronx”

WHEN: Thursday, June 23rd at 11:00 AM till 8:00 PM

WHERE: Hampshire Country Club 1025 Cove Road Mamaroneck, NY 10543

For ticket price information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tamiel Gonsalves, Special Events and Resource Development Specialist at 347 366 4919 or via email (tgonsalves@sobro.org) OR CLICK HERE

The 2015 SoBRO Black & White Benefit Ball: A Bronx Tale: Stories of our Past. Present. Future.

When:  Thursday, December 3, 2015

Where: The Hilton Midtown New York (1335 Avenue of the Americas)

For more information click on following links:

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Sponsorship Opportunities



Doing Business with GSA Workshop


What: Doing Business with GSA – An Overview

Where: SoBRO 555 Bergen Avenue, 3rd Floor, Bronx, NY 10455

When: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

RSVP: Nelson Ortiz (718) 732-7538 or nortiz@sobro.org

Presenter: Mr. Peter Davis, Small Business Specialist

This workshop will cover:

  • GSA Procurement Policies and Methods
  • Accessing Government Solicitations
  • Marketing your Products/Services
  • GSA Schedules Program Pros/Cons
  • GSA Mentor‐Protégé Program

Subcontracting and Contractor Teaming Agreements

For more information about SoBRO’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), upcoming  workshops and our M/WBE Program contact us at (718) 292‐3113 or visit www.sobro.org.

Community Visioning Session 3 of 4

Who: Port Morris – Harlem River Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA)

What: Community Visioning Session 3 of 4

Where: BronxWorks Betances Cornerstone Community Center 547 E 146th Street Bronx, NY 10455

When: THURSDAY, September 17, 2015  at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Community Visioning Session 3 The South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO) invites all members of the community to participate in Community Visioning Session 3 of 4 for the development of the Port Morris – Harlem River Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA). The report for what can be done has been released – now the community will have a voice in how the waterfront will be shaped and assist in determining what will occupy 1.4 miles of Bronx shoreline.


1) Community Update

2) Review of Plans

3) Round Table Discussion & Q & A

FOR MORE INFO: SOBRO 555 Bergen Avenue, 3rd Fl Bronx, New York 10455 | www.sobro.org
RSVP: jdembski@sobro.org

Dinner & Childcare Provided 

Legal Workshop for Small Businesses

Join us on Wednesday, September 16 from 5 to 7 PM for a workshop on “Choosing the Right Legal Structure for your Small Business”

When: 5pm-7 pm

Where: SoBRO Center, 555 Bergen Avenue 3rd Fl. Bronx, NY 10455

To register, go to www.startsmall.eventbrite.com or contact Kelsey Minten: Kelsey@startsmallthinkbig.org or call (646) 723-4053.

Facilitated by a lawyer, this workshop is designed to give you an overview of the various legal structures that are available to you if you decide to start your own business (e.g. LLC, C-Corp, S-Corp, Sole Proprietorship, etc.), as well as some of the legal and tax consequences of each. This workshop will be an important first step in choosing the legal structure that works best for you.

Website: startsmallthinkbig.org 



Port Morris/Harlem River Community Visioning Session #3

Join us on Thursday, September 17 for Community Visioning Session 3 of 4 for the development of the Port Morris – Harlem River Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA). The report for what can be done has been released – now the community will have a voice in how the waterfront will be shaped and assist in determining what will occupy 1.4 miles of Bronx shoreline.

When: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Where: Betances Community Center, 547 East 146th Street, Bronx, NY

To RSVP or for additional information contact Justin Dembski.

Dinner and childcare will be provided. 

Legionnaires’ Clean-Up & Rules Education Forum

Learn about clean-up requirements which affect your business or property, new legislation, and required registration with Department of Buildings.

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Place: South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, 555 Bergen Avenue, Third Floor, Bronx, New York 10455

Contact: Justin Dembski, jdembski@sobro.org

Elected Sponsors:

NYC Mayor’s Office – Community Affairs Unit NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

NYC Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo

NYC Council Member Vanessa Gibson

NYC Council Member Ritchie Torres

NYC Council Member Anabel Palma

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer

NYS Senator Gustavo Rivera

NYS Assembly Member Michael Blake

NYS Assembly Member Marcos Crespo

NYS Assembly Member Latoya Joyner



SoBRO’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in the South Bronx by strengthening businesses and creating innovative economic, housing, educational, and career development programs for youth and adults.

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SoBRO is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible in full or in part.

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