Senator John Brooks with the Freeport Chamber of Commerce.
Photo by: Office of Senator John E. Brooks
Freeport, NY - August 29, 2018 - Senator John Brooks today joined with the Freeport Chamber of Commerce and local elected leaders to host a ‘Freeport Small Business Roundtable’ with dozens of Freeport small businesses. The Senator discussed the issues and challenges facing local residents as well as legislation he has supported to help minority small business owners overcome these unique challenges. The roundtable is part of a multi-pronged approach taken by Senator John Brooks to help small business owners address the challenges they face and builds on the success of a recent roundtable held in Roosevelt.
“As State Senator, I have worked to help empower more Long Island residents and grow our local economy,” Senator John Brooks said. “That is why I am so proud to work with my colleagues in local government and the Freeport Chamber of Commerce to help more local entrepreneurs unleash their potential and succeed as small business owners. I will keep up the fight to ensure our communities get the support and investment we deserve from Albany.”
Sylvia Cabana, Hempstead Town Clerk, said, “Very pleased to join Senator Brooks, the Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce, and Freeport Chamber Of Commerce to start the discussion of ways we can bring economic development and job creation to our town while ensuring there is a level playing field for Hispanic and minority owned businesses!”
Ivan Sayles, President of the Freeport Chamber of Commerce, said, “As President of the Freeport Chamber, I would personally like to thank Senator Brooks for partnering and investing his time to provide support to our business owners. I am truly grateful for his involvement to collaborate with our community and make Freeport a place where people want to come visit again and again.
As Ranking Member of the State Senate’s Local Government committee, Senator Brooks has worked closely with local governments and small business organizations to give small businesses the tools they need to thrive. Senator Brooks is committed to helping economically disadvantaged communities with smart public policy solutions. Senator Brooks represents an economically diverse district with several economically disadvantaged communities.