Saturday, March 31st | 11am - 1:00pm
Insider Information Workshop: First Time Home Buyers Seminar

Do you plan on buying your first home? Do you want to buy a new home, but finding actually finding useful tips to do so are hard to come by? If this sounds like you, you should come down to the Gentlemen's Factory as we host a seminar on the process of buying a new home, and provide useful tips and information to lessen the stress on what is such a big step in your life!


Saturday, March 24th | 11am - 1:00pm
Insider Information Workshop: How To Build Capacity and Secure Private and Government Funding



Saturday, March 17th | 11am - 1:00pm
Insider Information Workshop: How To De-Stress & Remain In A Positive State Of Mind

Life can get quite stressful, especially with work, trying to keep everything organized, bills, etc. If this is you, and keeping everything in order is becoming quite troublesome, you should come listen to Dr. Florence Saint-Jean, Founder & Executive Director of Global Trauma Research Inc., as she discusses how to de-stress and remain in a positive state of mind. She is a highly experienced Executive, Therapist, and Researcher, with a PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision, with a specialty in trauma, looking for linkages and relationships in research, psychological trauma, acute therapies, child development and work with underrepresented groups.


Saturday, March 10th | 11am - 1:00pm
Insider Information Workshop: Defining Your Professional Look

Do you need to update your professional appearance? Do you want to be able to dress to impress and show the world you mean business? If you want to make changes for the better, come listen to James Prince, Wardrobe Designer/ Image Consultant, as he discusses how to define your professional look and what to do to make sure your enhanced professional image remains consistent! 


Saturday, March 3rd | 11am - 1:00pm
Insider Information Workshop: How To Increase Sales In Your Online Business

Is something broken in your business but you can’t quite figure out what it is? Do you have trouble getting customers to buy again and in larger quantities? Are sick of combing through “advice” on the Internet and want real answers that get real results? If so, come learn from Thierry Augustin, a Business Strategist and the Founder of Augustin Strategies, LLC. Through private consulting, online courses and in-person workshops, Thierry helps e-commerce entrepreneurs attract, engage and retain customers to grow profitable businesses online!



Saturday, November 18th | 11am - 2:00pm
Career Development Workshop: Want to work for Google?

The Black Google Network will be sharing what Google HR looks for in candidates who want to work at Google. They will discuss the ideal skills and career accomplishments you would need to be an attractive candidates to Google in the future.

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Saturday, November 11th | 2pm - 3:30pm
Legal Clinic: Business Development

Is your business or concept legally protected? Are you well versed in trademarking? Do you need help with contracts? Come learn from Melissa Bernier, Principal & Managing Attorney at Bernier Legal, LLC on how to ensure your business is legally protected. 



Saturday, November 11th | 12pm - 1:30pm
Creative Writing Workshop

[Part 1]

Having trouble writing your personal or business biography? Need help developing the mission statement for your company? This Saturday, come learn better techniques to put your vision on paper from our seasoned creative writer, Miriam "Sky" Holly. 



Saturday, November 4th | 1pm - 1:30pm
How to turn your idea into an enterprise

[Part 1]

November, 4th, 2017

In this workshop, we will give you practical steps on how to develop your idea into a company. Bring a pen and paper or a laptop as you receive the tools necessary to grow your concept.

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This workshop is for:

People in small business, start ups, and or freelancing who need professional services but do not have access to in-house departments or external high-priced agencies.

Highly-skilled, professional designers, developers, musicians, marketers, translators, and freelancers who are:

1. Supplementing their incomes while working at agencies or in-house somewhere else

2. Freelancers working full-time

3. People just entering the workforce who are building their portfolios and/or clientele



Date: Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Event: Google Workshop for Small Businesses

Topic: One day workshop for small business owners. Overview of Adwords, Google Analytics, Google my business and more...


Date: May 16th, 2017

Event: GroomedSuccess in partnership with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of NYC will be hosting a mentorship recruitment mixer

Topic: Learn about the power of mentorship while networking with like minded individuals


Date: Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Event: Hire Learners, Vision Board Party



Date: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Event: GroomedExchange Networking Mixer, Mixer With The Young Men From Harlem Children's Zone


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Date: Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Event: GroomedExchange Conversation Series, The Entrepreneurial Journey w/ the Founders of Hybrid Media, Juan Perez & Daniel Gutzmore.

Juan C. Perez is the CEO of Highbrid Media and managing partner of Peremore LLC. Juan has over 16 years of experience in grassroots marketing and multicultural brand management. Juan has managed multicultural marketing campaigns for brands such as MCNY, NYC Department of Correction, AT&T, MoneyGram, McDonalds, Caribbean Airlines, among others. In 2015, Juan spearheaded the launch of Highbrid's #TeamGrassroots Digital Street Team, a proprietary database of over 250 multicultural millennial tastemakers from ten top ethnic markets. Juan has been featured in Inc. Magazine, Black Enterprise, Crain's, New York Post, New York Daily News, New York Business Journal, National Public Radio, among others.

Daniel is the President of Highbrid Media and managing partner of Peremore LLC. Daniel has managed accounts for St. Joseph’s College, Saint Peter’s University, MetroPCS, Western Union, Jamaican Tourist Board, among others. In 2011, he was honored with the YGB Strategic Marketing award. Daniel also serves on the Board of Sheltering Arms a nonprofit organization founded in 1919, which offers a wide range of integrated family support and youth focused programs, including community and mental health services and Brooklyn Technical High School’s Advisory Board. Daniel has also been a featured speaker at forums and panels on top threats facing small businesses, hyperlocal marketing, experiential and grassroots media. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Mia and two children, Caleb and Micah.


Date: Tuesday, Februrary 27th, 2018

Event: GroomedExchange Conversation Series, A Stone of Hope with Jim Germain

Born into abject poverty in Haiti, young Jim St. Germain moved to Brooklyn’s Crown Heights, into an overcrowded apartment with his family. He quickly adapted to street life and began stealing, dealing drugs, and growing increasingly indifferent to despair and violence. By the time he was arrested for dealing crack cocaine, he had been handcuffed more than a dozen times. At the age of fifteen the walls of the system were closing around him.

Come hear from Jim as he discusses his memoir, a Stone of Hope, and share how he was able to overcome life's obstacles.  

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Date: Tuesday, Feb 13th, 2018

Event: GroomedExchange Conversation Series, The Mission To Conquer Wealth with Richard Murray

Come hear from Richard Murray, Client Adviser at Alliance Bernstein, as he will discuss how to acquire wealth in the black community.


Date: Tuesday, Feb 6th, 2018

Event: GroomedExchange Conversation Series, Turn Your Creativity into an Enterprise with Jeremy Williams.

Do you have a great idea, but don't know how to monetize it? Are you a creative, but you don't know how to structure your thoughts? Come hear from Jeremy Williams, where he will give you the tools on how to turn your creativity into an enterprise.


Date: Tuesday, Jan 16th, 2018

Event: GroomedExchange Conversation Series, The Future Of Urban Cities with Samuel M. Pierre

Cities are constantly changing, and we as a community need to make sure that we are well equipped with the tools, knowledge and resources to adapt to the times. Come hear from Samuel M.Pierre, Managing Partner at SMP Global Consultants, as he discusses economic development in urban cities throughout the country.


Date: Tuesday, Jan 16th, 2018

Event: GroomedExchange Conversation Series, Life of an Entrepreneur with Dr. Jean Alerte

We are pleased to have Dr. Jean Alerte, join us at the Gentlemen's Factory this Tuesday to speak to us about the Life of an Entrepreneur, and how to balance both life and work. 

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Date: Dec 14, 2018

Event: SMP for Cocktails & Good Cheer to Toast the Holidays

Let's celebrate the accomplishments we made this year together with as we partner with SMP Global Consultants in putting this holiday party together! 


Date: Tuesday, Sept 5th, 2017

Event: GroomedExchange Conversation Series, Seek Success with Style with Brandon Frame

We are pleased to have Brandon Frame, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of TheBlackManCan, Inc. join us at the Gentlemen's Factory this Tuesday (Sept. 5th) for a conversation centered around The State of Black Black Boys & Men in America.







Date: Friday, Sept. 1st, 2017

Event: Tour of ESPN Campus in Bristol CT.

( Members Only )

Members will get an exclusive tour of the ESPN Headquarters in Bristol CT. and meet with several sports anchors on ESPN hit shows.


Date: Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Event: GroomedExchange Conversation Series, Seek Success with Style with Martel Francois

Martel started his own lifestyle-consulting firm which focuses on creating the ultimate lifestyle experience for his clientele. Martel has been a lifestyle consultant for 10 years and has worked with athletes, actors and politicians; He is a licensed real estate agent, a personal stylist, as well as an interior designer, creating a one-stop shop for the most discerning New Yorkers.

Martel shared with us his entrepreneurial journey and also gave us tips on how to build a foundational wardrobe!



Date: Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Event:  GroomedExchange Conversation Series, How to build a business, with special guest Nsi Obotetukudo

Topic: Nsi has been building companies and teams for the last 10+ years. As co-founder of Alley Nsi led operations, strategy and community development through to 4 locations and over $16M raised. His clients to date have included, Anheuser-Busch Inbev, Spotify, Paypal & more... Come hear from Nsi as he gives you the tools to take your company to the next level!


Date: Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Event:  GroomedExchange Conversation,                 co-Parenting in the Black Community, with special guest Barry Cooper

Topic: Being a parent is a hard enough task all in itself, but sharing parental responsibilities with someone who’s not in the same household makes it all the more difficult. Join us this Tuesday, as we hear from Barry Cooper, Author of The Provider, a guide for co-parents.

Barry will share effective tips on how to manage the varying situations faced in your pursuit of a successful co-parenting relationship!



Date: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Event: GroomedExchange Conversation, The Art of the Come Back, with special guest Brandon N. Gibson

Topic: At the age of 23, Brandon wasat the top of his game, making millions of dollars int he real estate industry. After losing everything due to the financial crisis and falling into a deep depression, Brandon was able to rebuild and reclaim what was lost!



Date: Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Event: GroomedExchange Conversation Series with special guest, Michael James, Founder of Frederick Benjamin Grooming

Topic: Learn the latest grooming tips and personal hygiene routines to get your skin looking healthy and feeling smooth..


Date: May 16th, 2017

Event: Groomed Exchange w/ Adrian Fanus, Celebrity Barber

Topic: The Art of Grooming. How to achieve the right look for the right occasion.

Date: May 9th, 2017

Event: Groomed Exchange w/ Alvin Barnett Jr., JD, MBA, Partner at New York Life

Topic: Black Wealth, where do we go from here? Learn how to build generational wealth



Date: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Event: GroomedExchange w/ Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of Small Business Services

Topic: Learn how the city will issue $16 Billion in contracts to minority owned businesses


Date: April 18th, 2017

Event: GroomedExchange w/ Co-Founders of Harlem Capital Partners

Panel Topic: Financing Your Dreams, how to raise capital for your start up?
Special Guests:

  • Henri Pierre Jacques
  • Imafidon Edomonyi

Date: April 1, 2017

Event: Relationship Series

Panel Topic: Educated, Successful & Single & Good Vibes Mixer

  • Dr. Jean Alerte, Co-Author of Single Man, Married Man & Owner of Brooklyn Swirl
  • Delisha Grant, Vice President at Morgan Stanley
  • Marcus Aaron Pass, Founder of Kings of Brooklyn

Date: March 28th, 2017

Event: Groomed Exchange, Conversation Series

Special Guest: Shawn Blanchard, Author of " How bout that for a crack baby"

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Date: March 4th, 2017
Event: Official Launch of The Gentlemen’s Factory
Panel Topic: Black at Work - How to Navigate Corporate America Without Losing Your Identity

  • Kenneth Montgomery, Criminal Defense Attorney, Civil Litigator, Adjunct Law Professor
  • Kenny Moore, Brand Director, Moet & Chandon, USA
  • Diana Hilarie, Manager of Diversity & Inclusion, Macys
  • Darius Hines, Senior Brand Manager, Hendrick’s Gin at William Grant & Sons
  • Keenan Beasley, Co- Founder & Managing Partner, BlkBox
  • Joi Brown, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Partnerships at Atlantic Records

Date: February 16, 2017
Event: Soft Launch of the Gentlemen’s Factory

A sneak peak of the Gentlemen's Factory


Date: February 25, 2017
Event: Ribbon Cutting Breakfast

Elected Officials:

  • NY State Senator Kevin Parker
  • NY State Assemblywoman Diana Richardson.
  • NY State Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichottee
  • NY State Judge Dwaynie Paul