Peers stated that 'we are focused on recovery and a return of normalcy in 2015' during the December 15 event hosted by the borough’s business-boosting arm. Rent arrears and a soft labor market are some of the factors that continue to impact the success of businesses within the borough. Supply chain issues, crime, and public safety are also among them. Peers used his platform to remind the guests about the Chamber’s latest initiative, the "Brooklyn Made" holiday pop-up. It featured goods from over 45 local vendors. From Thursday to Sunday, the pop-up will be open at Industry City. This event was not only a chance to celebrate Brooklyn's successes, but also a way to acknowledge the hardships Brooklyn has endured in its ongoing recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. "Brooklyn is leading city's economic recovery, job growth, and is an engine for economic prosperity. The recovery has not been easy. Lewis-Martin stated that the Chamber is an unrivalled partner in providing resources for small business owners who are struggling with labor market and rent issues. "Our administration is proud that we partner with the Chamber to support small business owners in this area, as we lead a just economic recovery for all boroughs of the city.