Smart Meters Are Coming!

Con Ed announcement:

Between now and 2022, we will be installing nearly 5 million smart meters. They’ll provide you with more information about your energy use so you can make better energy decisions.

You’ll get a postcard from us about three months before we come to your neighborhood, and a letter 45 days before installations begin. If your meter is outside, you don’t need to do anything. If you need to be home for us to access your meter, we’ll let you know how to make an appointment.

Installation is quick and easy, with only a brief pause in electric power. We’ll leave you a note to let you know your new meter was installed and remind you to reset your clocks and appliances.

To learn more visit, click here.

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New Grant Opportunity: Up to 25K for Nonprofits in Williamsburg & Bushwick!

We are very excited to announce the creation of OPEN—ODA’s Public Engagement in Neighborhoods!

OPEN is a 501(c)(3) organization that was launched in September 2017. Our goal is to make a positive impact in the communities in which we operate by giving local nonprofits the resources they need to develop projects that unite, engage, and empower residents of diverse backgrounds. We support projects in the following four categories: Community Green Space, Media & Technology, Design & Architecture, and Public Art.  Selected projects will be awarded between $10,000 – $25,000 each, with OPEN providing a grand total of $100,000 in funding. All completed projects must be made free and accessible to the public, in order to serve more people and help build lasting relationships.

To apply for a grant and/or watch a short video about OPEN please visit www.opennyc.org.

Please don’t hesitate to email me at info@opennyc.org with any questions you may have.

5/15 Event: #BlackWomenAtWork

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Start your work week with a night dedicated to your personal and professional advancement! Co-hosted by the #SheWoke Committtee and Rep. Yvette D. Clarke, “Black Women at Work BK” ensures that:

•Black women are connected to experts that can help jump start their business, including funding information and how to become a MWBE certified business
•All week long, rising and seasoned professionals can submit their resumes to explore careers in tech
•New relationships are created at our Speed Career Mentoring event
•Deeper relationships between policy makers, media and community are made.

AND…there’s food!

Space is limited and you must register. Secure your seat today!

For more details, click here.

11/29 Event: 5 Videos Every Business Needs to Generate Leads and Sales

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Interested in video marketing? Join us on Tuesday, November 29 at 6PM as the Young BK Professionals’ Tech Subcommittee launches #TechTuesdays at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Learn how to create the five types of videos that will create the perfect sales funnel for a business on a minimal budget. (RSVP)

Our guest speaker, Jimmy Newson, is a digital content creator and internet marketer with 24 years of experience in the entertainment, marketing, and digital media arena. He has worked with local and national brands including NARAS, (Grammys), People Magazine, Gibson Guitar, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, UMASS, St. Mary’s Foundation for Kids, and much more. His areas of expertise include video production, digital content creation, internet marketing and crowdfunding. For more information on Jimmy, visit www.JimmyNewson.com.

Join the conversation using #bkyptech and #techtuesdays.

RSVP today!

7/29, 8/26, 9/30 MAZii PopUP Digital Lit. Workshops

OUR POP UP CLASSES ARE BACK!

This is so exciting. Tell your friends, colleagues, older adults, younger adults to join us every last Friday of the month for a digital literacy experience unlike any other. Get tech questions answered and more!

Want to know how to do, what? No problem. Join us with your “THINGY” and we will explore your device together. Please tell your seniors this is the opportunity they have been waiting for. Someone does have the time to sit with, talk to, laugh with, and teach how to do the “thing” they want to do.

Our mission is engage and facilitate both generations in communication via the use of technology. Our latest initiative is to connect 2 million.

To learn more, download the MAZii PopUP Digital Lit. Workshops flyer.

Click here to register yourself or someone you know for our intergenerational POP UP experience.