Cypress Hills Business Partners

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Cypress Hills Business Partners is a merchants association that supports community-friendly businesses to strengthen the local economy and expand workplace opportunities in Cypress Hills/East New York. With strong support from the NYC Department of Small Business Services, Cypress Hills Business Partners addresses such needs as security, marketing, sanitation/beautification and the pressures of gentrification.  Currently there are 32 businesses enrolled in our program.sbs_logo_all

Click here for a list of our current business partners.

Why should you become a Cypress Hills Business Partner?

We offer a range of benefits to our Business Partners.  In addition to positive publicity, we learn about the needs of your business and help you meet them by connecting you with trained and screened job applicants to fill open positions in your company.  We provide ongoing support to help new employees transition to your workplace so they can succeed and support the success of your business.  We also provide access to business support services through our network so you can help your business grow.

Our Business Partners demonstrate a commitment to local hiring by notifying us of all open employment positions and accepting referrals from our job applicants, sharing data with us on employee retention, and participating in business forums.

If you want to learn more about becoming a Cypress Hills Business Partner, contact Raquel Olivares at or (718) 676-1544. Ext. 111

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Partner Spotlight – Leon Tire Shop

Juan Quero of Leon Tire Shop at 2681 Fulton Street

More than 26 years ago, Juan Quero started his business, Leon Tire Corporation at 2681 Fulton Street, where it still stands today.

“I was the only tire company around here back then”, he says with pride.

He acknowledges that Cypress Hills has changed a lot throughout the years – a lot of growth, and more businesses in the area. When asked how has he managed to stay in business for more than 25 years, he attributes his success to the time he dedicates to his business, his top-notch customer service and his commitment to addressing customer needs in a timely manner.

He likes to encourage and help new entrepreneurs, and gives them the following advice: “Set goals, be ambitious but be ethical.”

When asked about his experience in the merchants association, he expresses that he feels supported and that it’s great networking for him as a business owner. He says it’s important to be a member because: “If you have problems and need help, you know where to go and have support.”

Because of the success of his business, Juan was able to raise and support his family. He helped his kids pay for college, has adopted two children and is a foster parent.

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