Highlighting NFBID Women Board Members! Maryse Felix

We are thrilled to be highlighting some of our incredible North Flatbush Avenue women board members! Here’s our Maryse Felix of Kombit Restaurant, one of North Flatbush Avenue’s long-time businesses, on why she joined the board and loves this community:

Your name:

Maryse Felix

What category of board member are you? 

Business Owner

How long have you been on the board? 

5 years

What inspired you to join the board? 

James and Theo

Do you have a business on North Flatbush Avenue? If so, what is the name? 

Kombit Restaurant

Do you currently own other businesses outside of the North Flatbush BID? If so, please share their names.  

EarthShine9 Tasty Food Drinks with Benefits.

What are some of your favorite North Flatbush Avenue businesses?

Sumi Sushi, Kombit

What is your favorite woman-owned business in Brooklyn? 

Island, Dorsette, Eves, Sugar Cane

What is your favorite North Flatbush event or tradition?  

Santa

What makes North Flatbush a good place to have a business? 

Demographics and foot traffic

What are your social media handles? (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc)

@kombitbar on Instagram

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a renewed awareness of structural inequalities faced by minorities and women in America, particularly when it comes to accessing opportunities as an entrepreneur. Can you recommend any materials (books, documentaries, social media accounts, etc) that seek to educate on these experiences and/or propose a better path forward in regards to gender equality in America?

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