About Evergreen

Evergreen Staff

Evergreen: Your North Brooklyn Business Exchange (formerly the East Williamsburg Valley Industrial Development Corporation) is a membership organization that champions manufacturing, creative production, and industrial service businesses in North Brooklyn and beyond. We connect businesses with resources and opportunities to help create and maintain high-quality jobs at all skill levels.


Our Staff

  • Leah Archibald

    Executive Director

    Administration, Events, Publications, Policy

  • Stephen Fabian

    Real Estate Manager

    Property Management, Real Estate Search Assistance, Planning Projects, Policy

  • Emil Fraija

    Marketing and Communications Manager

    Membership, Publications, Marketing

  • Karen Nieves

    Business Expansion and Retention Manager

    Incentives, Workforce, Government Facilitation, Infrastructure, and Advocacy

  • Natalie Vichnevsky

    Entrepreneurship Services Manager

    Financing, Educational Programming, Green Initiatives

Board Members

  • Tod Greenfield

    Chair - Martin Greenfield Clothiers

  • Joseph K. Robles

    President - Knights Collision & Towing

  • Ernie Wong

    Secretary - Shanghai MKS

  • Sandy Wiener
    Sandy Wiener

    Joyva Corp.

  • Gina Argento

    Broadway Stages Ltd.

  • Jen Durbin

    The 1896, Studios and Stages

  • Taylor Erkkinen
    Taylor Erkkinen

    The Brooklyn Kitchen

  • Stephanie Gitlin
    Stephanie Gitlin


  • Dean Morelli

    JPMorgan Chase

  • Jose Leon

    St. Nicks Alliance

  • Winston White


  • Daniel Sklaar

    FINE & RAW Chocolate

  • Zachary Weiner
    Zachary Weiner

    North 12th Associates

  • Grady Laird

    Grady’s Cold Brew

  • Lucky Lee
    Lucky Lee

    Lucky’s Real Tomatoes

Past Presidents

  • Stephen Candiloro

    Epner Technology, Inc.

  • Martin Greenfield

    Martin Greenfield Clothiers

  • Joe Losquadro

    Vijax Fuel

Annual and Special Reports

Evergreen answered 100 requests for financing related inquiries and assistance in 2021. Evergreen helped 25 businesses qualify for 26 loans for a total of $2,030,550 in financing for COVID recovery predominantly payroll, rent and working capital. Since 2007, our staff has helped local businesses obtain $61,597,523 in financing.


2021 Annual Report Covers

Our Generous Funders

Evergreen is funded by a combination of public and private sources:

Empire State Development Corporation
Goldman Sachs Foundation
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
NYC Department of Small Business Services
New York Community Trust
New York City Council
M & T Bank Foundation
TD Banknorth Foundation
Workforce Development Institute

And the support of individual local Evergreen members!

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