Merchant Organizing

Merchant Organizing


Local business participation is critical component RDRC’s plan to creating a thriving downtown Far Rockaway commercial-retail business district.  RDRC in collaboration with NYC Councilman Donovan Richards and NYC Department of Small Business Services is actively organizing the over 200 local merchants located along Beach 20th Street, Central, Mott and Cornaga Avenues into the Rockaway East Merchants Association (REMA).


Our goal is provide technical assistance to REMA so that it can become an active partner in the revitalization of down Far Rockaway. Our services include board training and development, organizational capacity building, membership recruitment and retention services.


To learn more about becoming a member of REMA, contact Mr. William Smith, RDRC Coordinator at 718.327.5300.


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