The business of schmoozing: Chamber of Commerce parties travel across the globe — of Brooklyn

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The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce visited the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Mill Basin April 17 for an afternoon of networking amongst the borough’s business elite, who toured the recreational facility and met the wildly attired acrobats of the Kings County’s own UniverSoul Circus.

The trip to the eastern reaches of the borough was eye-opening to many who had not been to what was being called a “hidden gem.”

“At least half the people with the Chamber had never been there before,” said Scissura. “Aviator’s amazing. It’s just a lot of fun. The staff is great and their Chief of Operations Dean Rivera is an amazing guy.”

Since becoming head of the Chamber, Scissura has made a point of hosting events throughout the borough, connecting businessmen and women who are usually separated by miles asphalt. Along the way, borough powerbrokers get more familiar with attractions that are located in some of the more far-flung regions.

“What I started doing since I’ve been at the chamber is really getting people out and about, visiting different neighborhoods that they wouldn’t necessarily have the chance to visit,” he said.

The chamber next heads to National Restaurant in Brighton Beach on May 14.

The UniverSoul Circus is an interactive combination of circus arts, theater, and music currently in residence at Aviator from now through April 28. The circus, which brings acts from all over the world to America, is currently rated one of the top three circus acts in the country.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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