In these challenging times, we wanted to shine a spotlight on Pace SBDC clients who are going above and beyond in their response to COVID-19, showing both generosity and innovation.  

Da Claudio
To support Coronavirus first responders, Downtown Italian Restaurant Da Claudio has delivered 200 individually wrapped complete meals to front-line medical professionals at the New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, one for each $25 customer order donation.
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La Palapa
La Palapa Cocina Mexicana, an East Village-based Mexican restaurant, has prepared and donated 2,500 meals to front-line medical professionals at NYU, Mt Sinai West (with Gotham West Market), Covenant House (with Gotham West Market), Columbia Presbyterian, Sloan Kettering, and Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
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Brooklyn Music Factory
Due to COVID-19, Gowanus based music school Brooklyn Music Factory has shifted to an online format providing much-needed programming for children all around the globe. They have also retained many jobs with the help of PPP and EIDL program.
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Cantos Translations
Lower Manhattan-based Cantos Translations arranged the funding of a $50,000 grant program for black women-owned businesses. They have also secured donations of over 550 medical-grade masks for Brooklyn's Downstate Hospital, and provided 100 hours of pro bono work for nonprofit groups.​
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Greenpoint Brooklyn-based LINE & LABEL has pivoted their clothing and jewelry design business to design and produce masks to many first responders, and as word spread organically, they have now produced hundreds more and shipped them to clients throughout Brooklyn and beyond.
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Nahmias et Fils
Yonkers-based Nahmias et Fils retooled their distillery facility from production of whisky and Mahia (a Morocccan brandy) to hand sanitizer meeting WHO specifications. They now donate sanitizer to first responders, and landed large wholesale orders through Stew Leonards as well as directly to consumers.
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