New Rochelle is Celebrating Earth Month!

The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce is busy! Whether its having networking events (there is one on May 13th at 6 p.m. at the Texas Roadhouse for Chamber members) or simply promoting events within the city.

April Updates from the City of New Rochelle NR Chamber DirectoryCity Launches Joint Campaigns for Ear
th Month April 14thThe City of New Rochelle is launching its Earth Month Community Energy Campaign to promote two renewable energy and energy efficiency programs: Community Solar and GridRewards. Residents -both renters and homeowners- and eligible organizations and businesses can lower energy costs and earn cash back, reduce their carbon footprint, and reduce our community’s reliance on fossil fuel-based energy. The programs are presented through Sustainable Westchester.
Community Solar and GridRewards are free to join and include the flexibility to use your current electricity supplier. -Community Solar can save up to 10% on monthly utility bills- without the expense and installation of solar panels (Note: properties with solar panels are ineligible for this program.)-GridRewards is a Demand Response program through Con Edison that pays customers to reduce electricity at peak demand times.
Wednesday, April 14 Virtual Information Session with Sustainable Westchester and Mayor Noam Bramson to learn more about Community Solar and GridRewards:noon (REGISTER HERE)6PM (REGISTER HERE). Business Permits for Outdoor DiningIf you want seating outside your restaurant on public property, apply for a Sidewalk Café permitFor a sidewalk café you need:At least 10 ft between the building and curb so you can include a clear walkway for pedestriansInsurance listing the City of New Rochelle as additional insuredA drawing showing your proposed layoutFees apply in 2021Apply for Sidewalk Café
 If you want seating on private property apply for an “OUTDOOR DINING” permit through the Bureau of Buildings.Apply for a Building permit:using an architectural drawing of your space and layout.On the permit system, select Building Permit and then add outdoor dining in the description area.Apply for Outdoor Dining PermitPlanter PermitsPermits are required to place planters or other furnishing zone items upon a public sidewalk. Proposed items must meet the color, size, and location guidelines set forth in New Rochelle City Code. All submissions are subject to review by the departments of Development, Public Works, and the Municipal Arts Commission.Apply for Planter PermitFire Safety through Code Compliance Message from Fire Chief Andy Sandor:The need for Fire Safety through Code Compliance has not changed. Fires everywhere, including New Rochelle, did not ‘take a break’ during the shutdowns. Besides suppression and extinguishment, one of the Fire Department’s primary jobs is fire prevention. We owe it to the public to help them remain vigilant on not only COVID safety practices, but on Fire Safety practices as well.We look forward to visiting you for your Fire Safety Inspection. We may be calling ahead to set up the best time for us to come by, so as not to impede on anyone’s occupancy limitations. You can also advise us of any building-specific COVID-safety protocols. Please feel free to contact Fire Headquarters (914) 645-2212 with questions, or stop by at 90 Beaufort Place (back left corner of City Hall). As always, it is our pleasure to serve you.______________________________________________________________________________________Special thanks to:Noam Bramson, Mayor, City of New Rochelle; Chuck Strome, City Manager, City of New Rochelle; Kathleen Gill, Interim Commissioner of Development, City of New Rochelle; Adam Salgado, Deputy Commissioner of Development, City of New Rochelle; Lisa Davis, Business Ambassador for the City of New Rochelle; Kathy Gilwit, City of New Rochelle Communications & Marketing Manager; Angela Derecas Taylor, Executive Assistant to Mayor Bramson, City of New Rochelle; George Latimer, Westchester County Executive; Shari Rosen Ascher, Advocacy & Community Liaison Office of the Westchester County Executive; Bridget Gibbons Director, Economic Development Westchester County, Karel Littman, Executive Director, New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District; and Dr. Marsha Gordon, President/CEO, The Business Council of Westchester.

About the New Rochelle Chamber of CommerceFounded in 1922, the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce fosters economic growth and prosperity in the New Rochelle business community. The Chamber of Commerce is committed to advancing the concerns of the New Rochelle business community, the economic vitality of the City, and ensuring that New Rochelle presents an environment that supports growth and prosperity. Learn more at
Contact: Catherine White, Executive  New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce | Website ‌  ‌  ‌
Chamber of Commerce of New Rochelle | 417 North Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10801

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