Evergreen was founded in 1982 when a group of local business owners partnered with the St. Nicks Alliance to revitalize North Brooklyn’s industrial community. Since then this membership organization continues to champion manufacturing, creative production, and industrial service businesses in North Brooklyn and beyond.
In acknowledgement of their 40th anniversary they have created the Evergreen 40/40: a variety of local leaders, individuals, companies, funders, and others that have influenced the trajectory of industrial North Brooklyn, held a longstanding role in the community, or have been a leading voice for industrial businesses and beyond. On this list are 20+ businesses from Acme Smoked Fish to Wonton Food Inc. that cover manufacturers in areas of design, food, beverage, recycling, clothing, etc. Also cited are elected officials past and present (U.S. Representative Nydia M. Velázquez, Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso, and former NYS Assembly Member Joseph Lentol), business leaders, and community organizations.
The festivities were held at National Sawdust (80 N. 6th Street) on October 17. The funds raised at Evergreen’s 40th annual gala will go toward their goal of serving 40% more businesses in the coming year.