THE GREATER HUNTS POINT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

EMPLOYMENT, TRAINING & MWBE CERTIFICATION

Project HOPE

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE


RESOURCES


DONATE TO HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF TO THE CARIBBEAN

DONATE TO HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF TO PUERTO RICO & VIRGIN ISLANDS  BY BRINGING THE FOLLOWING GOODS 

TO URBAN HEALTH PLAN'S SOUTH BRONX, HARLEM AND CORONA LOCATIONS 


• Batteries

• Flashlights

• Portable Lanterns

• Diapers

 • Baby Wipes

• Cases of Water

• Feminine Hygiene Products


El Nuevo San Juan 1065 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10459 Mon- Fri: 7am – 7 pm Saturday: 8 am – 5 pm Sunday: 11 am – 3 pm 

Bella Vista Community Health Center 882-886 Hunts Point Ave. Bronx, NY 10474 Mon – Fri: 8 am -6 pm Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm 

Boricua Community Health Center 3209 Third Avenue Bronx, NY 10451 Mon – Fri: 8 am – 6 pm Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm. 

Peninsula Community Health Center 1967 Turnbull Ave. 2nd Fl Bronx, NY 10473 Mon – Fri: 9 am – 6 pm Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm 

Plaza Del Castillo Health Center 1515 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10460 Mon – Fri: 8 am – 6 pm Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm 

Plaza del Sol Family Health Center 37-16 108 Street Corona, NY 11368 Mon-Thurs: 8 am – 7 pm Fri-Sat: 8 am – 5 pm 

St. Lawrence Community Health Center 1764 Westchester Avenue Bronx, NY 10472 Mon – Fri: 9 am – 6 pm Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm 

Project H.O.P.E. Workforce Development 854 Hunts Point Ave. Bronx, NY 10474 Mon – Fri: 9 am – 5 pm 

Urban Health Plan Materials Management Department 345 Soundview Avenue Bronx, NY, 10473 Mon – Fri: 9 am – 5 pm 

CitiCARES Community Health Center 154 West 127 Street New York, NY 10027 Mon – Fri: 9 am – 5 pm    

Additional Drop Off Site:  Gold Star Pawn Shop  710 Castle Hill Ave., Bronx NY


See attached flyer in english and spanish 


SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE IN PUERTO RICO

  Acciones Alimentarias Sustentables Puerto Rico

https://fondoderesilienciapuertorico.tumblr.com/materiales

GREATER HUNTS POINT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

GHPCC IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BUSINESS OUTREACH CENTER (BOC) PRESENTS

 


FALL CHAMBER MEETING 


WEDNESDAY  OCTOBER 11, 2017


BOC BXL Business Incubator

The Bank Note Building - Hunts Point

1231 Lafayette Avenue, 2nd floor, 

Bronx, New York 10474 

(718) 532-2926 


Doors open, coffee, nosh, network: 8:30 AM


Program 9:00 - 10:30 AM

30th ANNUAL TENT PARTY and EXPO

  SAVE THE DATE!   


The Greater Hunts Point Economic Development Corporation  

& Greater Hunts Point Chamber of Commerce   


30th ANNUAL TENT PARTY and EXPO   


Thursday, October 26, 2017   


Hunts Point Cooperative (Meat) Market 

parking lot 

355 Food Center Drive Bronx, NY 


Noon to 3pm   


This year we are saluting the 50th Anniversary of the  Hunts Point Produce Market   


Please see the Tent Party Sponsorship Package and Sponsor Form below for 

more information on how you can help support our continued work on behalf of the local business community  


JOURNAL ADS ARE DUE OCTOBER 18, 2017

NEW HHS Report: FDA has Challenges in food inspection

 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General's September 2017   Report Finds That Challenges Remain in FDA's Inspections of  Domestic Food Facilities & Implementation of FSMA  


CLICK HERE FOR MORE

FSMA TRAINING

SEPT 25, OCT 4 & 11 - GREATER HUNTS POINT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION  PARTNERS 

WITH ITAC FOR FSMA FOOD SAFETY TRAINING 


As of SEPTEMBER 2017 applicable businesses that process, pack, hold or manufacture human food will be required to have food safety plans outlined and supervised by qualified staff. 


The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), requires that food safety plans must be developed and overseen by a “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” (PCQI). This Fall we are coordinating with the nonprofit industrial consulting organization ITAC in a FDA-recognized 2.5-day workshop aimed at the City-wide food industry that complies with the federal qualification requirements for a PCQI.  


This is a FDA-recognized standardized training curriculum, developed by the FSPCA, that complies with the qualification requirements for “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” as defined in the new 21 CFR, 117.3 


Learn how to develop a compliant food safety plan according to the “Preventive Controls Rule for Human Food”, which includes:  

• cGMPs  

• Hazard analysis  

• Preventive controls  

• Corrective actions and corrections  

• Verification and validation  

• Record keeping    


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  

• QA Directors and Managers  

• QA Supervisors  

• Operations Managers  

• GFSI Practitioners  

• Individuals responsible for food safety plans  

• FDA investigators  


After successfully completing this course, participants will receive a certificate signed by the AFDO (Association of Food and Drug Officials), which they can present during FDA inspections to prove competency.  

Martin Ziegler, lead instructor for FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food, Lead Auditor for ISO/FSSC 22000, BRC, IFS and HACCP, and International Hygiene Trainer will be conducting all three sessions.  


DATES: September 25, October 4 & October 11, 2017   (2 full days, 1 half day) 


LOCATION:  ITAC  - 83 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor; New York, NY 10038 


Cost: $950/participant for all 3 sessions, and this includes the official FSPCA training materials and certificate fees. Subsidies may be available for eligible companies.


Space is limited, click here to sign up (or send an email to contactus@itac.nyc with “Fall 2017 FSMA Course” in the subject line).   Contact ITAC at www.itac.nyc or telephone 212-809-3900.  


In the Spring of 2018 we hope to bring the FSMA training program directly to the South Bronx for our Hunts Point & Port Morris businesses ... stay tuned!  

SHERIDAN/BRUCKNER ENHANCEMENT

In March 2017 Governor Cuomo announced a $1.8 Billion NYS Dept of Transportation initiative

  · Create a new family-friendly Sheridan Boulevard by changing the Expressway from an interstate into a landscaped boulevard and install three signal crossings to provide residents with direct, safe access to the Bronx waterfront and Starlight Park. A new pedestrian bridge over the Bronx River will connect the two sides of the Park to enhance walking, bicycling and recreation.  

This project aims to transform South Bronx circulation though a 2-part project that will:

  · Eliminate the bottleneck at the Bruckner-Sheridan Interchange and improve vehicle access to Hunts Point by adding a third lane to the Bruckner Expressway and relocating the Sheridan ramps. The proposed project has two alternative solutions -  a new elevated connection between Sheridan/Bruckner and Edgewater Road on the eastern edge of the Point or a new elevated connection between the Bruckner and Oak Point Avenue on the western edge of the Point.  

SPOFFORD REDEVELOPMENT

FORMER HUNTS POINT JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER TO BE REDEVELOPED AS LIVE/WORK CAMPUS



SPOFFORD PROJECT UPDATE - THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 6 - 8 PM

Hunts Point Rec Center

765 Manida Street 

Bronx NY 10474

BUSINESS RECYCLING: AUG 1, 2017

  Enforcement of NYC Business Recycling Rules Begins August 1, 2017  


The New York City Department of Sanitation will begin enforcing business recycling rules that went into effect last year. The rules cover all commercial establishments, and others, that have their garbage and recycling collected by private carters. All businesses must recycle metal, glass, plastic, beverage cartons and paper. Some must also recycle textiles and organic material.


 click for NYC Dept of Sanitation website

HUNTS POINT RESILIENCY

A New York City EDC initiative to enhance Energy Resiliency & Flood Risk Reduction on the peninsula

HUNTS POINT CLEAN TRUCKS

UPGRADE YOUR FLEET TO NEWER CLEANER VEHICLES AND MORE EFFICIENT REFRIGERATION UNITS


NYC SMART TRUCK MANAGEMENT PLAN  Help the DOT plan for safer NYC trucking - take an online survey and add your comments to an interactive map.  

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BronXchange

BRONXCHANGE IS A NEW BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS NETWORK THAT LINKS AND SUPPORTS BRONX-BASED BUYERS & SELLERS.  SIGN UP YOUR PRODUCT OR SERVICE.  REGISTER TO INCREASE YOUR LOCAL BUYING.  BRONXCHANGE HAS  UNIQUE FINANCIAL TOOLS TO HELP SMALL SUPPLIERS CONTRACT WITH LARGE & INSTITUTIONAL PURCHASERS.  

LETS KEEP MORE DOLLARS CIRCULATING IN THE BRONX!

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE APPLICATION


Download the Greater Hunts Point Chamber of Commerce membership application.  The Chamber serves Hunts Point, Port Morris, Longwood and neighboring areas of the South Bronx.

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THE GREATER HUNTS POINT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION & Greater Hunts Point Chamber of Commerce

The Bank Note Building 1231 Lafayette Ave, 4th floor, Bronx, New York 10474

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