July 14, 2011

Brooklyn Chamber Partners With Hess Small Business Services

WOODBRIDGE, N.J., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has announced its recommendation of Hess Small Business Services, part of Hess Corporation, as preferred supplier of both electricity and natural gas supplies for Chamber members through the Chamber's Energy Alliance(SM) program. Energy Alliance is a group buying program that allows Chamber members to get the best prices on energy supplies.

"We are delighted to be working with Hess Small Business Services to bring the benefits of the competitive energy market to our members," said Carl Hum, president and chief executive officer, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. "We are impressed with both the competitive energy pricing and customer service capability of Hess."

Hess is the largest provider of electricity, natural gas and fuel oil to large commercial and industrial customers in the 18-state market area in which it operates. Hess Small Business Services offers small business customers in the New York metro area straightforward, cost-effective pricing plans for electricity and natural gas.

"Small business owners have competitive energy choices that are increasingly important in these tough economic times," said John Sutherland, director of Hess Small Business Services. "Our market experience, buying power and competitive pricing are helping small businesses throughout metro New York manage their energy costs. We're very pleased that the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has recommended Hess to its members."

The Chamber's Energy Alliance(SM) program is managed in partnership with EnergyNext, Inc. of Saratoga Springs, New York. EnergyNext manages similar programs for more than 20 other Chambers in New York State, plus other groups.

In addition to providing small businesses in New York City with electricity and natural gas, Hess is a natural gas supplier to small business customers in New Jersey. Hess plans to expand its small business energy services in 2011 to offer natural gas in all areas of New Jersey as well as electricity and natural gas in upstate New York. For more information and to request an energy quote, go to www.hesssmallbusiness.com.

About Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1918, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce's Member businesses include local, regional and national businesses with customers or business interests in neighborhoods across the borough. The Chamber's membership mirrors the Brooklyn business community. From proprietors to large corporations, Member businesses represent industries such as financial services, energy, insurance, manufacturing, dining, shopping, wholesale and retail trade, fashion, hospitality, health care, real estate and communications. The Brooklyn Chamber provides a wide range of promotional, support and advocacy services to assist its Members, attract new investment to the borough and improve local business conditions. For more information, visit www.ibrooklyn.com.

About Hess and Hess Small Business Services

Hess Corporation, with headquarters in New York, is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration for and production of crude oil and natural gas, as well as in refining and in marketing refined petroleum products, natural gas and electricity. Hess is a leading provider of electricity, natural gas and fuel oil to commercial and industrial customers as well as utilities and other wholesale customers. Hess Small Business Services provides cost-effective pricing plans for electricity and natural gas and online tools to help small businesses take control of their energy spend. For more information, visit www.hesssmallbusiness.com.

SOURCE Hess Corporation