with Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and NYC Economic Development
Corporation Adopt-A-Company program, a group of downtown businesses
is working to find ways to help recover and grow their
businesses. From a number of brainstorming sessions, the group
concluded it would be more effective to promote downtown business as a whole with the hope that more
businesses will participate in the collective effort to
revitalize the area.
group, called Business for Downtown Business, has decided
to undertake two projects. The first one is to produce an interactive
CD to promote the downtown businesses. The second one is to launch
a Business for Downtown Business Seminar Series. The interactive
CD will include a number of downtown business phone directories
which can be clicked and called from anywhere in the world over
the Internet using this CD. Hence the CD is a Downtown Business
Calling Card (DBCC). Since the CD has been scheduled to be published around
the anniversary of 9-11 tragedy, which seriously damaged downtown businesses in the past
year, this CD is also a 9-11 Memorial CD. The CD contains poems, pictures,
stories and related links in memory of the victims of last year's tragedy.
Therefore, we have entitled this CD as 9-11DBCC.
two main objectives of these projects are:
A. To demonstrate, in
memory of 9-11 we have all come out stronger.
B. To promote downtown businesses with innovative ideas
9-11DBCC are distributed via sponsors, supporters and downtown
businesses who recognize the significance of this interactive
CD and its business productivity and utility value. This CD also
has a historical significance as a 9-11 memorial CD. We hope the
owners of this CD will treasure it and use it for doing business
with Downtown New York.
first two seminar events of the Business for Downtown Business
Seminar Series have been held on 8/29/02 and 9/6/02 respectively. This seminar
series will be continued as needed. The seminar topics can be found on the
9-11DBCC web site.