StatenIslandChamber

The latest news and information from the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce.

#Teamstop&stor walks together

MLM Public Relations - Stop & Stor - October 20, 2017
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BECOME A MEDIATOR! NYCID will be Training Volunteers this Fall!

MLM Public Relations - October 20, 2017
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John J. Amodio Takes Helm as Chairman of SCORE Staten Island

Relevant Public Relations, LLC - October 13, 2017
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SCORE Staten Island Seminar Oct. 18 to Spotlight: Online Version of QuickBooks for Small Businesses

Relevant Public Relations, LLC - October 6, 2017

Free workshop will showcase general design and operation of an online accounting system

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BUSINESS TAX: TIME TO CONSIDER SECTION 179?

John J. Vento, CPA, P.C. - October 5, 2017
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Unions and United Airlines Come Together to Fly More than 300 First Responders and Skilled Volunteers to Puerto Rico

United Airlines - October 4, 2017

35,000 pounds of relief supplies also delivered on flight; evacuees to fill seats on return flight to Newark, New Jersey

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AT&T Establishes Puerto Rico Relief Collection Points at Retail Locations Across Five Boroughs in New York City

AT&T - October 4, 2017

 Company Encourages Contribution to Recovery Efforts to Show Support for Nearly 1.2 Million Puerto Ricans in the New York Metro Area

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Second Saturday Science is full STEAM ahead at the Staten Island Children’s Museum

The Staten Island Children’s Museum - September 29, 2017

This fall explore volcanos, flora and magnetism!

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10 Tips to Secure Your Office Data & Technology

MLM Public Relations - Reliable Office Solutions - September 20, 2017
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Welcome Winter Wonderland

Kristin Foye - September 20, 2017
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Cape House Gallery Celebrating 25 Years

Cape House Gallery - September 20, 2017
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The Delivery Service launching today with Applebee's

MLM Public Relations - Applebee's - September 13, 2017
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $100 MILLION AMAZON FULFILLMENT CENTER IN STATEN ISLAND TO CREATE 2,250 NEW JOBS

silive.com - September 7, 2017

Employees Will Work Alongside Advanced Robotics at New 855,000 Square Foot Facility in Global Logistics Park on Staten Island's West Shore

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Building Pathways to a Better Future through Entrepreneurship

By Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the NYC Department of SBS - September 7, 2017
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5 Tips to Keep your Dorm Room Organized

MLM Public Relations - Stop & Stor - August 23, 2017
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BUSINESS PLANNING: THE HOURGLASS APPROACH

John J. Vento, CPA, P.C. - August 23, 2017
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Staten Island Children’s Museum Welcomes New Trustees & Officers

Jennifer Dudley - Staten Island Children’s Museum - August 23, 2017

Bids farewell to longtime board member, Janet Alexander

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NYC Construction Mentorship program is open to NYC-certified M/WBEs

NYC Department of Small Business Services - August 23, 2017
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DID YOU KNOW? YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP PROVIDES FREE BUSINESS EXPOSURE!

Kristin Foye - August 10, 2017

This is free to you and another benefit of your membership!

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Tips for setting up an efficient business office

MLM Public Relations - July 27, 2017
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Let’s Get ‘Every Child Covered’

Fidelis Care - July 14, 2017
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Working Together to Build a Thriving Local Economy for All New Yorkers

By Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services - July 8, 2017
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ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING – AND HE’S ON BAY STREET!

Janet W. Dugo - June 30, 2017

SI Chamber Launches New Street Cleaning Services Made Possible by City Grant Funding

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Staten Island Children's Museum Announces Boogie Woogie Wednesdays 2017

Jennifer Dudley - June 27, 2017

Staten Island's favorite family dance party will present nine interactive cultural performances under the summer evening sky. 

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Top 3 Reasons to Hire a Person with a Disability

Person Centered Care Services-PCCS - June 23, 2017
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SI Chamber Hosts Twilight 9-Hole Golf Outing Recap

Emily Cirigliano - June 21, 2017
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SI Chamber to Host a Twilight 9-Hole Golf Outing

Kristin Foye - June 16, 2017

 The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce has refined the format of its traditional, all-day, 18-hole Annual Richard B. Irwin Memorial Golf Outing to a shorter Twilight 9-Hole Golf Outing.

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GOVERNORS CUOMO AND CHRISTIE ANNOUNCE OPENING OF NEW GOETHALS BRIDGE EASTBOUND SPAN

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey  212-435-7777  - June 8, 2017

Major Regional Public Private Partnership Infrastructure Upgrade and First New Port Authority Bridge in More Than 85 Years.

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Staten Island Children’s Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums

Jennifer Dudley - Staten Island Children’s Museum - May 22, 2017

Staten Island Children’s Museum will provide free admission to military personnel and their families from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

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FIVE REASONS TO INCORPORATE YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE

John J. Vento, CPA, P.C. - May 19, 2017
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Storage Solutions for Students: Preparing for Summer Break

MaryLee Montalvo - MLM Public Relations - May 12, 2017
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Family Day of Fun and Learning at the Carnival and Science Spectacular!

Jennifer Dudley - Staten Island Children’s Museum - May 12, 2017
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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HOLD 122nd ANNUAL GALA

Kristin Foye - April 28, 2017

 “It’s wonderful to see the business community come together to strengthen its impact in the community.  Each year attendance continues to grow and we are excited to see so many businesses engaged,” said Linda Baran, president and CEO of the Chamber.

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Consider a midyear business self-audit

John J. Vento, CPA, P.C. - April 25, 2017
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Chamber at the St. George Day Festival

Kristin Foye - April 22, 2017
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What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Joseph Giacalone LMT, CST - Integrated Therapeutics - April 10, 2017
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Staten Island South Shore YMCA elects two new members to its Committee of Management

Andrea Ganzman - Staten Island YMCA - March 27, 2017

Appointments include a successful financial advisor and a leading educator.

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Love Your Local Campaign Asks New Yorkers to Share Their Favorite Small Businesses, Put Them ‘On The Map’

By Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services - March 17, 2017
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SI Chamber to Hosted FDNY Valor Awards Luncheon with Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro

Kristin Foye - March 16, 2017

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce hosted its FDNY Valor Awards Luncheon on Thursday, March 16 at the Hilton Garden Inn (1100 South Avenue, Staten Island, NY). The event was sponsored by Richmond University Medical Center and Spectrum Reach + Spectrum Business.

 

 

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SI Chamber to Host FDNY Valor Awards Luncheon with Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro

Kristin Foye - March 1, 2017

The FDNY Valor Awards Luncheon gives the Chamber and the business community a chance to honor the heroic actions of New York’s Bravest who protect Staten Island, and to acknowledge the men and women who go above and beyond the call of duty. Staten Island’s top Firefighters, Paramedics and EMTs from 2015 and 2016 will be recognized by the Commissioner of the New York City Fire Department, Daniel A. Nigro, as well as the Chamber’s Safety and Security Committee.

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FILING EXTENSION - GET MORE TIME TO FILE, NOT TO PAY

John J. Vento, CPA, P.C. - February 27, 2017

Sometimes the tax deadline arrives and you are simply not ready to file. But, if you choose to file for an extension, don't make the mistake of not paying. Filing for an extension gives you more time to file, not more time to pay. If you owe taxes, they are due on the regular filing deadline.

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Investors Bank Selects Lifelong S.I. Resident To Manage its Bulls Head Branch

Scott Agnoli, Investors Bank - February 10, 2017

Banker Suzann P. Rizzo Has Deep Roots in the Community 

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Giving Love and Care to our Animal Friends this Valentine’s Weekend!

Jennifer Dudley - February 6, 2017

On Saturday and Sunday, February 11 and 12, the Staten Island Children’s Museum is teaming up with the Staten Island Zoo to show some love to our animal friends.

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SI Chamber to Honor Business and Community Leaders at 23rd Annual Louis R. Miller Business Leadership Awards Breakfast

Kristin Foye - February 1, 2017

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce will honor eight of the borough’s business and community leaders at the 23rd Annual Louis R. Miller Business Leadership Awards Breakfast, beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Richmond County Country Club.

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Join in the Celebration of the Chinese New Year at the Staten Island Children’s Museum On Sunday, January 29

Jennifer Dudley - Staten Island Children’s Museum - January 24, 2017

 Kick off the Year of the Rooster with costumed folk dances, a lion dance, and a kung fu demonstration by professional dancers and students from the New York Chinese Cultural Center School of the Arts. The performers will explain the origin of the dances and their importance to Chinese culture today.

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Small Business Outlook Breakfast & Annual Chamber Board Installation

Kristin Foye - January 6, 2017

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce will host its 2017 Small Business Outlook Breakfast and Board Installation on Thursday, January 19 at Li Greci's Staaten located at 697 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY. The Chamber hosts this annual program to provide Staten Island business owners with an expert perspective of the economy.

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Stop & Stor Charitable Fund Disperses $300,000 to Charities in 2016

MLM Public Relations - December 22, 2016

Providing a quality service is just one piece of the company’s fabric at Stop & Stor.  Being part of a community and setting an example of leadership giving is essential to Stop & Stor’s operating philosophy. Stop & Stor demonstrated this philosophy by donating $300,000 to charitable causes in 2016 through the Stop & Stor Charitable Fund.

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Announcing the Staten Island Children’s Museum’s Newest Exhibit, Sensory Imaging.

Jennifer B. Dudley - December 13, 2016

The Staten Island Children’s Museum is excited to share their newest interactive exhibit, Sensory Imaging with their members and visitors.  Created to immerse children in multi-sensory exploration, a “magic” screen reacts to children’s touch by displaying brilliant bursts of color wherever it’s touched.  The deeper or firmer the touch, the bigger the burst of color! The exhibit empowers children (of ALL ages!) to experiment with sensory processing.  Most of all, it’s just plain fun!

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Judging takes place for the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce 2016 Annual Building Awards for Excellence in Design & Construction

Joyce Venezia Suss - October 31, 2016

KEY DATES:
Building Awards Journal Ads Deadline: November 11
Building Awards Luncheon: December 2

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Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Encourages Local Holiday Shopping on Small Business Saturday – November 26

Kristin Foye - October 28, 2016
KEY DATES:
November 2, 2016 - Small Business Saturday Roundtable Discussion
November 10, 2016 - Small Business Saturday Press Conference
November 26, 2016 - Small Business Saturday Event
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CON EDISON NAMED PRESENTING SPONSOR OF LOCAL YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ACADEMY

Kristin Foye - October 3, 2016

“Con Edison is proud to be the lead sponsor of this important educational initiative,” said Katia Gordon, Con Edison’s Staten Island Regional & Community Affairs Manager. “The YEA! program evokes the spirit of entrepreneurship and introduces youth to skills they can use for their entire lives. Our support is an investment in our community’s future leaders and we look forward to being a part of the program.”

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Borough President James Oddo to speak at SI Chamber’s Annual Meeting & B2B Expo

Kristin Foye - October 3, 2016

“Thank you to Linda Baran and the members of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce for inviting me to speak,” Oddo said. 

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Creating your Seasonal Soiree during the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Everything Entertainment - September 19, 2016
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Linda M. Baran, President and CEO of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, celebrates 30 years

Meagan Devereaux - September 15, 2016

Linda Baran is celebrating her 30th anniversary at the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, including the past 12 years as the Chamber’s first woman president and chief executive officer.

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Staten Island Chamber of Commerce presents its NEWLY RENOVATED 2016 Annual Building Awards for Excellence in Design & Construction

Joyce Venezia Suss - September 8, 2016

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Building Awards Program, now in its 55th year, has been redesigned to acknowledge the building and design industries’ ability to adapt to the diversity of Staten Island’s growing population.

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Award of Excellence - Annamarie Gentile

Kristin Foye - August 2, 2016

The Member of Excellence Award is a new award that will be granted to outstanding members of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce.  With 122 years of service and approximately 700 members, the Chamber includes individuals who have built upon their personal strengths to succeed in their respective fields.  Each member has a unique story and together our members form the core of the largest business organization on Staten Island.  This award will  highlight the personal talent behind the most successful Staten Island businesses.  The Member of Excellence award will be bestowed upon Chamber members in good standing who have demonstrated the core values of support, engagement and commitment to the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce.

 

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Staten Island Young Entrepreneurs Academy: From high school student to entrepreneur in 30 weeks

Joyce Venezia Suss - July 29, 2016

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce is now accepting “early bird” applications from Staten Island high school students for next year’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program, running from October 2016 to May 2017.

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Reasons to Review Your Current Insurance Policies

Enrico H. Bawar - July 25, 2016

 The insurance industry has seen many changes in the last 10-20 years; New and different types of insurance contracts that offer more flexibility and choices than the traditional offerings.

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The Dangers of Using Your IRA for Immediate Expenses

Michael Anicito, CFP - July 17, 2016

Sometimes financial burdens can be overwhelming for an individual or family. There may be times when the only option seems like making a withdrawal from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA).

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SI Chamber to Host Annual Police Officer of the Year Luncheon with Police Commissioner William Bratton

Kristin Foye - July 8, 2016

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Police Officer of the Year Luncheon on Thursday, July 14 at 12 noon at Li Greci’s Staaten (697 Forest Ave., Staten Island, NY) and is sponsored by Gerald Peters and Sottile Security International, Inc. Staten Island’s top police officers from 2015 will be recognized by NYC Commissioner William J. Bratton as well as the Chamber’s Safety and Security Committee.

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Staten Island businesses and global firms meet at ‘Beyond the Ferry’ B2B Expo

Meagan Devereaux - June 28, 2016

Staten Island businesses came together in the largest exclusive Business to Business Expo to date on Staten Island. Included in the event were representatives from international, national and regional businesses. Coming from as far as China, Japan, and Germany, and throughout the United States, these businesses met to form relationships and further the economic growth and vitality of the Island.

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Staten Island Tropical Smoothie Café to Hold Grand Opening on June 24

Hope Lossing - June 21, 2016

New Owners Celebrate with Giveaways, Product Tastings and Special Dignitaries 

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STATEN ISLAND BUSINESS EXPO SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED

Meagan Devereaux - June 15, 2016

Beyond the Ferry Business to Business Expo, an exciting new collaboration between the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce and KDDI/Telehouse, will debut on Staten Island on Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 12PM-5PM. For the first time, the Expo will bring together local, national and international businesses to explore the economic vitality of the Island.

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Staten Island Chamber Donates BBQ Meal for the Island’s Hungry and Homeless

Joyce Venezia Suss - June 8, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, torrential rains forced the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce to postpone its annual golf outing, but that led to a great meal for the Island’s hungry and homeless residents.

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Beyond the Ferry B2B Expo: Economic Growth and Vitality on Staten Island

Meagan Devereaux - June 7, 2016

"With a number of high-profile projects happening on our shores, interest in doing business on Staten Island is booming," said Linda Baran, president and CEO of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce. (Staten Island Advance/ Jan Somma-Hammel)

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Thank you to our generous Eagle Sponsors

Kristin Foye - June 3, 2016

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce will host its 30th Annual Richard B. Irwin Memorial Golf Outing on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 12:30 pm to 8 pm at LaTourette Golf Course. This year’s outing will showcase Chamber businesses and also kick off the summer with the Third Annual High School Invitational for Staten Island public, private and parochial high school students, starting at 7 am. Click here to register.

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SI Chamber to Host Third Annual High School Invitational & 30th Annual Golf Outing

Joyce Venezia Suss, Events Coordinator - June 1, 2016

Golfers will enjoy specialty foods and products from Chamber businesses throughout the day, and prizes will be given to some top competitors. Contests include two hole-in-one contests, with prizes being a 2016 Grand Cherokee from Island Auto Group and a motorcycle from Harley Davison of Staten Island; a “beat-the-intern” contest; and trophies including longest drive and closest-to-the-pin. The outing will be topped off with an upscale barbecue dinner catered by Smokin’ Pit.

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SIMPLE WAYS TO ESTABLISH GOOD CREDIT

John J. Vento, CPA, MBA, CFP - May 27, 2016

 A good credit history is nearly indispensable. Without it, you'll have trouble buying a car, renting an apartment, and perhaps even getting a job, since some employers order job applicants' credit reports. Here are ways to establish a good record.

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SCORE of Staten Island Relocates Headquarters to Castleton Corners

Barton Horowitz - Relevant Public Relations, LLC - May 19, 2016

 STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – SCORE of State Island, a prominent nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free mentoring and education to both aspiring and established entrepreneurs, has relocated to new centrally located Island headquarters.

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Thank you to our Generous Gala Sponsors

Kristin Foye - April 25, 2016

Cocktail Hour sponsored by Atlantic Salt, Inc.; Entertainment sponsored by Wil John’s Tire Empire; Cruise Prize sponsored by Expedia CuiseShipCenter and our “Tuxedo” sponsors at the highest level are Con Edison; National Grid; Northfield Bank; Richmond County Savings Bank; Santander Bank; Time Warner Cable; United NY Sandy Hook Pilots; Luthman Law Firm PLLC; IDB Bank; and People's United Bank.

 

 

 

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Chamber of Commerce to Hold 121st Annual Gala

Kristin Foye - April 22, 2016

Staten Island, NY – The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its 121st Annual Gala on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Hilton Above Rooftop & Ballroom, located at 1100 South Avenue. Event co-chairs are Stefanie L. DeMario of Angiuli & Gentile LLP, and JoAnn Libretti of Empire State Bank. 

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Reasons to Review Your Current Insurance Policies

Enrico H. Bawar - April 21, 2016

 The insurance industry has seen many changes in the last 10-20 years. New and different types of insurance contracts that offer more flexibility and choices then the traditional Whole Life Policy or Universal Life Policy.

 
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M&T Bank Corporation Completes Conversion of Hudson City Savings Bank

Joseph J. Imbriale, CFP - April 20, 2016

M&T Bank announced today that it has successfully completed its conversion of the former Hudson City Savings Bank branches it acquired in late 2015.

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Believe + Succeed LLC Introduction

Pauline Scanlon - April 8, 2016

My name is Pauline Scanlon, I am a Certified Executive Function Deficits/Time Management Specialist. I am the owner of Believe + Succeed LLC, a small business here on Staten Island.

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HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PITCH TO LOCAL INVESTORS

Joyce Venezia Suss - March 23, 2016

A live “Shark Tank-style” event where students get funding to launch enterprises

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NYS Women- SI to present Women of Distinction Awards

Rosemarie Dressler - March 9, 2016

The Staten Island chapter of New York State Women will honor their longest standing members Margaret Barry and Geraldine Walters Smith with their Lifetime Distinction Award.  Margaret served the organization for 53years; Geraldine for 52 years.

 

“These women distinguished themselves through her lifetime dedication and passion to help our community, “said Catherine DiStefano, president. “While Margaret and Geraldine contribute in different capacities throughout the years, their efforts have made a difference in the lives on Staten Island women and their families.”

 

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The Next Step Announces New EBook in Entrepreneur-ing Series: The Prof's Guide to Entrepreneur-ing: Using Entrepreneurial Skills to Launch Your Own Business or be the Boss of Your Career

Lisa Vento Nielsen - February 26, 2016

 The Next Step, run by Lisa Vento Nielsen, is a local Staten Island company focusing on college and career readiness and offers seminars and classes offered through Wagner College Department for Lifelong Learning. The Next Step is excited to announce the first EBook in the series of Entrepreneur-ing - a term coined by Ms. Vento Nielsen to represent the focus of using entrepreneurial   skills to either launch your own business or to be the boss of your career.

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Delta Vacations is Partnering with the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce to Help Warm Up Your Winter

Meagan Devereaux - February 24, 2016

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce an innovative new Membership Drive. In partnership with Delta Vacations, Chamber members who enroll new members will be entered into a drawing for a trip for 2 with accommodations anywhere in the United States, Mexico or the Caribbean.

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Northfield Bank promotes Robin Lefkowitz to Executive Vice President

Kristin Foye - February 17, 2016

Congratulations to Robin Lefkowitz, she has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Northfield Bank. Robin Lefkowitz is also on the Chamber's Board of Directors and is the Co-Chair of the Membership Council.

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TELEHOUSE and Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Create a Partner Alliance

TELEHOUSE America - February 4, 2016

Community Outreach and Business Growth Is a Shared Goal for Staten Island

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Chamber to Install New Officers and Board Members on January 28 and Announces Staff Additions

Meagan Devereaux - January 26, 2016

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce (SICC) will hold its annual Board Installation Breakfast on Thursday, January 28 at the Staten Island Museum Auditorium at Snug Harbor (1000 Richmond Terrace) from 8:00 to 9 am. The Chamber’s Executive Board, the SICC Board and Foundation Board Officers for 2016 will be sworn into office in the presence of the organization’s most active and influential members. Richmond County Civil Court Judge, The Honorable Robert J. Gigante, Surrogate Richmond County, will administer the oaths of office.

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North Shore Bus Rapid Transit

Linda M. Baran - December 15, 2015

After years of demanding increased transit options on Staten Island, last month the MTA finally allocated $5 million in its Capital Plan for preliminary work on the North Shore Bus Rapid Transit Line (NSBRT). 

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Holiday Banners Installed on Midland Avenue

Kristin Foye - December 15, 2015

Steve Viola, Midland Wine & Liquors lends a hand during the installation of the first of many holiday banners to be placed along Midland Avenue with Victor E. Vientos, Director of Retail Attraction & Business Services, Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Project Manager - Establishing East Shore Local Development Corp. Thanks to funding from Councilman Steve Matteo and the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, Midland Avenue begins its transformation in the revitalization efforts vital to the Midland Avenue business corridor.

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Staten Island Chamber of Commerce to Launch Shop Small “Passport to Staten Island” Contest to Encourage Local Holiday Shopping

Kristin Foye - November 6, 2015

STATEN ISLAND, NY – The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce will launch a shop small business “Passport to Staten Island” contest next Tuesday, November 10 to encourage local shopping as a lead up to Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and is a day promoted by American Express stressing the importance of locally owned small businesses in communities across the country.

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Chamber protecting member florists and garden centers from illegal street vendors

Kristin Foye - November 2, 2015

As the gift giving season is close upon us, I would like to inform you of a new Chamber initiative underway in partnership with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) aimed at protecting the interest of Staten Island florists and garden centers.

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AS OF OCTOBER 27, MOST EMPLOYERS MUST BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH NYC’s FAIR CHANCE ACT

Kristin Foye - October 30, 2015

The FAIR CHANCE ACT makes it illegal for most employers in New York City to ask about the criminal record of job applicants before making a job offer.  This means ads, applications, and interview questions cannot include inquiries into an applicant's criminal record - which allows the applicant to be judged on his or her qualifications.  This FACT SHEET has additional information.

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SI Chamber’s Annual Meeting to Include Keynote Speaker Peter Shankman, Review of Small Business Saturday, Chamber Update and Town Hall Q&A

Kristin Foye - October 16, 2015

Staten Island, NY – October 16th – The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, October 22nd, from 8:00am to 11:00am at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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What if We Told You That You Can Improve Productivity AND Save Money?

Mike Bloomfield - Tekie Geek - October 5, 2015

For a business to prosper, there has to be more than a casual consideration of the expense report. Most businesses do their budget yearly, but some smaller organizations have gone to a three-month (or quarterly) budget to improve their ability to be more agile with their capital. There are times, however, where no matter what you seem to do, expenses outfox profits and your company has to take a hard look at what they are going to do to right the ship

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UNIVERSAL TEMPLE OF THE ARTS PRESENTS 28TH ANNUAL STATEN ISLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL AT SNUG HARBOR

Sajda Musawwir Ladner - October 5, 2015

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that the 28th Annual Staten Island JAZZ Festival, presented by Universal temple of the Arts, will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Snug Harbor’s historic Music Hall from 2:00 to 7:00 PM. The festival will feature nationally renowned jazz artists as well as some of Staten Island’s leading performers in the field of jazz and modern sound. In addition, there will be workshops open to the public in the morning on collage art, dance, music, and vocals, as well as a panel discussion on the history and future of jazz.

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Enzo Boscarino's Performance at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

Elisabetta Grasso - October 2, 2015

Mr. Enzo Boscarino, a native Italian, was born in Sortino in province of Siracusa. He graduated in Italy at the Istituto G. Lombardo Radice, Catania, in Elementary Education. Since he was a young boy he discovered his passion for playing the guitar and singing. He enrolled at the Universita’ di Catania, but when he was 21 years old he decided to come to the United States. Here, he continued his studies at the University of Connecticut as well as his passion for the music, playing in different concerts. 

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How to hire a Caterer...

Catering By Framboise - September 25, 2015

I know it is hard to believe, but the holidays are just around the corner…. And that means, it’s party time!

Whether you have 25 of your ‘nearest and dearest” coming for Thanksgiving, or you just want to have your best friends over for an intimate pre-Christmas dinner party, or feel like it is time to reward your office team for a job well done, or thank some special clients without whom you could not survive, chances are that at some point in the next few months, you’ll be hosting an event in your home or office.

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S 54th ANNUAL BUILDING AWARDS APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

Kristin Foye - September 16, 2015

Staten Island, NY – September 16th – The application deadline for The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Building Awards Program has been extended to Friday, September 25th. Open to the entire Staten Island community, the Building Awards program celebrates the best in construction and design for commercial and residential properties on Staten Island. Homeowners with new construction or renovations, contractors, engineers, architects, interior designers, landscapers, and craftsman are all encouraged to submit entries that show off quality and beautiful work. New residential and commercial structures, as well as renovation projects are eligible.

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Young Entrepreneurs Academy teen ready to test her prototype

Kristin Foye - September 10, 2015

Staten Island pediatricians may soon be getting a visit from an aspiring young entrepreneur who wants to talk candidly about one of childhood’s greatest fears: inoculations.

Danielle Aylmer was the winner of the first Young Entrepreneurs Academy’s (YEA!) investor panel in 2013/2014, pitching her idea for Syngies, a toy that snaps onto a syringe to distract youngsters from the sharp (needle). The investor panel – comprised of Staten Island business people - is similar to a “Shark Tank” experience for young participants in the annual after-school program sponsored by the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Applications are now being accepted for the academy’s third class.

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The Renaissance: Michelangelo Buonarroti by ‘Maestro d’Arte” Francesco Santoro

Kristin Foye - September 4, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015 the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum went back to the past to the Renaissance period with a compelling presentation, focused on Michelangelo Buonarroti, by Ph. D Francesco Santoro.

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Summer of Success for Tekie Geek

Kristin Foye - September 4, 2015

The geeks at Tekie Geek have been busy this summer with the launch of their new website, involvement in the Summer Youth Employment, and preparation for events that include the NY Expo Business Conference & Staten Island’s first technology expo- Tekamorphosis.  

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Staten Island's Top Women in Business next Thursday, September 10th

Kristin Foye - September 4, 2015

Join Star Networking Group NYC​ in honoring Staten Island's Top Women in Business next Thursday, September 10th at The Staten Island Hilton from 6-9 pm. Purchase tickets at www.HomeReporter.com/events or Call 718.238.6600 ext. 110 $125 per ticket • Table of 10 $1200

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SEARCHING FOR AMBITIOUS STATEN ISLAND TEENS

Kristin Foye - September 3, 2015

Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) recruiting students for 2015-16

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Foundation is searching for high school students who could be the next Bill Gates or Martha Stewart. Applications are now being accepted for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) 2015-2016 class. YEA! is an after-school, extracurricular program that guides high school students through launching and running their own real businesses or social movements.

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Chamber of Commerce Now Accepting Applications for 54th Annual Building Awards Program

Kristin Foye - August 20, 2015

Staten Island, NY – August 20th – The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the Annual Building Awards Program now through September 14, 2015. Open to the entire Staten Island community, the Building Awards program celebrates the best in construction and design for commercial and residential properties on Staten Island. Homeowners with new construction or renovations, contractors, engineers, architects, interior designers, landscapers, and craftsman are all encouraged to submit entries that show off quality and beautiful work. New residential and commercial structures, as well as renovation projects are eligible.

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SI Chamber & SI Advance Hosted Annual Police Officer of the Year Luncheon with Police Commissioner William Bratton

Kristin Foye - July 30, 2015

Staten Island, NY – July 28th – The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce and the Staten Island Advance hosted its annual Police Officer of the Year Luncheon on Tuesday, July 28th, at the Hilton Garden Inn (1110 South Avenue, Staten Island, NY). Staten Island’s top cops from 2014 were recognized by NYC Commissioner William J. Bratton as well as the Chamber’s Safety and Security Committee.

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Annette Marten’s art exhibit.

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum - July 30, 2015

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, located at 420 Tompkins St. Staten Island, on July 11, 2015 hosted an art exhibit of Staten Island artist:  Annette Marten.

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Chamber seeking Director of Business Services and Retail Attraction

Ryan Gleason - July 15, 2015

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. has received a grant from the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery to create the “East Shore Local Development Corporation (ESLDC). As such, the Foundation is seeking a full time Director of Retail Attraction and Business Services to create the ESLDC and the build relationships... 

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SI Chamber & SI Advance to Host Annual Police Officer of the Year Luncheon with Police Commissioner William Bratton

Kristin Foye - July 8, 2015

Staten Island, NY – July 8thThe Staten Island Chamber of Commerce and the Staten Island Advance will host its annual Police Officer of the Year Luncheon on Tuesday, July 28th, at 12pm at the Hilton Garden Inn (1110 South Avenue, Staten Island, NY). Staten Island’s top cops from 2014 will be recognized by NYC Commissioner William J. Bratton as well as the Chamber’s Safety and Security Committee.

Honorees will receive the Police Officer of the Month award for their daily commitment and service to borough residents. A Police Officer(s) of the Year will also be announced during the event. This special ceremony occurs each year to commemorate the NYPD’s great work in the Staten Island community.

Tickets begin at $60 per person, $40 for members of the NYPD and $500 for a full table (10 guests). Reservations are required and can be made online at www.sichamber.com or with Jennifer McGurk at 718-727-1900.

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Atlantic Maritime Festival

Kristin Foye - June 23, 2015

The Noble Maritime Collection, Atlantic Salt, Inc. and The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce were thrilled to have the U.S. Coast Guard Eagle dock on Saturday, June 13th to be the center of their 3rd Atlantic Maritime Festival.

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The 29th Annual Richard B. Irwin Memorial Golf Outing and 2nd Annual High School Invitational

Kristin Foye - June 18, 2015

Over 100 members participated in a friendly game of golf at the 29th Annual Richard B. Irwin Memorial Golf Outing last Thursday, June 11th. High School Students also participated in the Second Annual High School Invitational at the LaTourette Golf Course.

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Understanding Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Dan Widensky, IDA Technologies - June 17, 2015

Businesses rely heavily on computer networks. A properly designed network lowers the cost of ownership and is typically less than 50% of the total cost of ownership (TCO). It also increases work flow and productivity because the network is reliable and performing at its best.

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Advocacy Alert: Chamber urges State to re-up Business Relocation program "REAP"

Ryan Gleason - May 27, 2015

 The five borough Chamber alliance recently sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, temporary Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, urging them to re-authorize the Relocation and Employment Assistance Program (REAP).

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Advocacy Alert: NYC Prohibits Use of Credit Checks in Employment

Ryan Gleason - May 27, 2015

On May 6, 2015, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill that, effective September 3, 2015, prohibits employers in the five boroughs from requesting or using consumer credit reports in any employment decision. This follows the trend of several other states and local legislatures that have outlawed the practice in recent years. 

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3 Tips to Make Math Easier for Your High School Student: Business Tip of the Week

Cadell Prep, LLC - May 20, 2015

Glyn Caddell, founder of Caddell Prep LLC, has some advice for students who are looking to make math a little bit easier to understand. Unfortunately, there isn’t a magic button that can be pressed to make math easier. “Many students tell me that math is too difficult for them to understand, but a lot of the time it’s because they never put in the effort to memorize the basics,” Caddell said. Math classes build off of one another. In order to do well in one class, certain knowledge must have been acquired in a previous class. Here is a list of three items students should focus on in order to make math easier.

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St. George Pharmacy Becomes a “One Stop Shop” for the Neighborhood

Megan Moriarty - April 28, 2015

Al Gentile has owned the St. George Pharmacy for thirty-one years. In March of 2012, he moved the business to a larger building on Stuyvesant Place with the goal of including a medical center. 

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To hire or not to hire... that is the question

Dan Stevens, President of DDS Employee Screening - April 10, 2015

 How do you develop a consistent hiring practice to help ensure that your investment in human capital will give you a good return on investment?

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Think Outside the Building: NYC Parks wants Mobile Food Unit Ideas

Megan Moriarty - April 9, 2015

The City of New York Department of Parks & Recreation requests proposals for the sale of specialty food from Mobile Food Units at various locations Citywide. 

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Veteran Business Owners Can Identify Themselves on Payee Information Portal

April 8, 2015
The NYC Department of Small Business Services is working to better tailor current and future programs to support veteran business owners.

 

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The Chamber's 2015 Staten Island Business Survey

April 7, 2015

Business owners are encouraged to complete the survey.

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Holiday Offerings From Chamber Members!

Ryan Gleason - November 21, 2014

 Check out these great holiday offers from Chamber members and remember to stay tuned for additional information on Holiday bargains!

 

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Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Launches “Passport to Staten Island” contest to encourage local Holiday Shopping

Ryan Gleason - November 17, 2014

 Staten Island, NY. November 14th, 2014 – The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce launches a contest on Friday to encourage Island consumers to Shop Small and Shop Local this Holiday Season. In anticipation of American Express’ popular “Small Business Saturday” initiative, the Chamber is partnering with local businesses and elected officials to highlight Staten Island’s mom-and-pop stores.

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Idea To Expand Your Perspective - Week of 11/04

Kaitlin Cangro - November 5, 2014

Here are some new ideas for for business professionals and the entire Staten Island community.

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City Set To Begin Paid Sick Leave Enforcement: Make Sure Your Business Is Compliant

Kaitlin Cangro - November 5, 2014

As a part of New York City's new Paid Sick Leave Law, the Department of Consumer Affairs has begun to take complaints and issue violations and fines to businesses.

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MTA September Board Meeting: North Shore BRT Comment

Linda M. Baran - President & CEO - October 24, 2014

Comment of By Linda M. Baran - President and CEO to the MTA Board of Directors on September 24, 2014

On behalf of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, our 700 members and their 20,000 employees, I would like to take this opportunity to endorse the advancement of Staten Island’s North Shore Right-of-Way (ROW) Bus Rapid Transit Project.

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Meet the Commissioner: Talking Small Business Relief with Julie Menin

Ryan Gleason - October 24, 2014
Councilwoman Debi Rose and The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce invite you to meet the new Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Julie Menin.

 

 

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Idea To Expand Your Perspective - Week of 9/30

Kaitlin Cangro - October 1, 2014

Here are some new ideas for for business professionals and the entire Staten Island community.

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Ideas To Expand Your Perspective - Week of 9/23

Kaitlin Cangro - September 25, 2014

Here are some new ideas for business professionals and the entire Staten Island community.

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The NY Fed Wants To Hear About Your Business Conditions

Kaitlin Cangro - September 22, 2014

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is conducting a Small Business Credit Survey.

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2015 Health Insurance Open Enrollment

Kaitlin Cangro - September 22, 2014

2015 Health Insurance Open Enrollment is from Nov. 15, 2014 - Feb. 15, 2015. Small businesses (2-50 employees) can enroll all employees by September 30th for a November 1, 2014 coverage start date.

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Ideas To Expand Your Perspective

Kaitlin Cangro - September 22, 2014

Here are some new ideas for Chamber members and business professionals.

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Apply For 53rd Annual Building Awards Program!

Kaitlin Cangro - September 15, 2014

The Chamber is now accepting applications for the 53rd Annual Building Awards Program. Every Staten Islander who has a new residential or commercial property that they think defines the best in design and construction is encouraged to apply.

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Business Tip of the Week: Safety. What really matters when you rent a tent!

Kaitlin Cangro - September 10, 2014

June through November, the most popular time for tented events, coincides with hurricane season. Therefore, having some fundamental knowledge of tent safety will help you ask the right questions to your tent vendor.

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Business Tip of the Week: Don't Get In The Way Of Your Sale

Kaitlin Cangro - September 2, 2014

Don't project your feelings about money to your prospect. Let your prospects buy your product or service because it satisfies their plain.

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The Age Smart Employer Awards

Kaitlin Cangro - August 28, 2014

Does your business have employees of different generations working together? The Age Smart Employer Awards is coming to Staten Island in September to learn from businesses who use and value workers of all ages.

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Small Business First Initiative

Kaitlin Cangro - August 28, 2014

Small Business First is a new initiative announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio last month and led by the NYC Department of Small Business Services and the Mayor's Office of Operations

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Holiday Food Drive To Combat Hunger

Kaitlin Cangro - August 28, 2014

Business Guild II is conducting a holiday food drive to combat hunger.

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Business Tip of the Week: Improving Your Business Website

Kaitlin Cangro - August 28, 2014

As a business professional, it is important to do search engine optimization and back links for your website each week in order to improve your ratings.

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Welcome Jesse R. Zeigler To World Cares Center!

Kaitlin Cangro - August 18, 2014

Jesse R. Zeigler is now the Communications and Culture Manager for the World Cares Center.

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Member In The Spotlight: Frank Wilkinson, Rab's Country Lanes

Kaitlin Cangro - August 18, 2014

Frank Wilkinson of Rab's Country Lanes has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Bowling Proprietors Association of America (BPAA).

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Anti-Litter Campaign Launched On Staten Island

Kaitlin Cangro - August 15, 2014

A new anti-litter campaign features Island faces telling residents to clean up after themselves.

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Business Tip of the Week: Pool Safety

Kaitlin Cangro - August 6, 2014

The sounds of sirens on hot summer days make some of us think of a child floating and lifeless in a swimming pool. Each summer, we hear of these tragedies.

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Business Tip of the Week: Ways to Save Your Email Marketing from the Trash Folder

Kaitlin Cangro - August 1, 2014

Did you know that almost one third of your potential client base could be lost due to an improperly formatted email? Here are a few tips that you should keep in mind when created an email campaign.

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Business Tip of the Week: Correcting and Adjusting

Kaitlin Cangro - August 1, 2014

The key to success is getting on with your plan.

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Business Tip of the Week: Asking Great Questions

Kaitlin Cangro - July 14, 2014

Learning to ask great questions is better than learning to say great things.

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Member in the Spotlight: Maryann Piazza, Majestic Vending and Services, Inc.

Kaitlin Cangro - June 25, 2014

Maryann Piazza, CEO of Majestic Vending and Services, Inc., was featured as a speaker and recipient of The Heiser Group's "Women Leaving a Legacy 2014."

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Business Tip of the Week: What to Avoid When Setting Up-front Contracts

Kaitlin Cangro - June 25, 2014

Full disclosure selling allows you to get an answer.

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Business Tip of the Week: Do You Possess These Critical Elements for Sales Success?

Kaitlin Cangro - June 18, 2014

What does it take to be a successful salesperson? An outgoing personality? A disciplined work ethic? Influential contacts? Those may help. But, those alone will have little impact unless they are part of a bigger framework built on three critical elements.

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Business Tip of the Week: Price is Rarely the Real Issue

Kaitlin Cangro - June 11, 2014

Price becomes a roadblock when you present a product or service with a price tag that is out of line with the prospect's expectation. In that instance, price is not the problem, you are!

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Busines Tip of the Week: Social Media Policy

Kaitlin Cangro - June 5, 2014

Personal branding strategies will go a long way to enhancing your company's image.

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Business Tip of the Week: The 89-Cent Solution

Kaitlin Cangro - May 28, 2014

How often have you been sitting in the car after a sales call, and you thought of something you should have done that would have been more appropriate than what you just did?

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Business Guild II Has A New President!

Kaitlin Cangro - May 28, 2014

Dovid Winiarz of Fidelity Merchant Services is now the president of Business Guild II!

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Business Tip of the Week: What are the Benefits of Voice Over Internet Protocol Phone Systems?

Kaitlin Cangro - May 21, 2014

Low cost. More options. Unlimited phone lines for a fraction of the cost. Do these features seem appealing to you? These features can be made available to you when choosing VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) phone systems for your business.

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Business Tip of the Week: Hire An Assistant To Increase Your Financial Success

Kaitlin Cangro - May 15, 2014

Don't be afraid to make a mess because sometimes cleaning up will interrupt your creative flow. But, remember, you must clean up after yourself. Better yet, hire someone to do it for you.

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Welcome The Chamber's New Development Director!

Kaitlin Cangro - May 15, 2014

The Chamber is proud to have Michele Esposito back in the office!

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Business Tip of the Week: Stop Selling Features & Benefits

Kaitlin Cangro - May 8, 2014

One problem with 'feature & benefit' selling is, while it may convince prospects to buy, it can also motivate them to stop the competition and take the knowledge you have just given them.

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Apply For 2014-15 Young Entrepreneurs Academy Program!

Kaitlin Cangro - May 8, 2014

The Chamber is accepting applications from all Staten Island high school students for the 2014-15 semester!

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Spring 2014 Small Business Credit Survey

Kaitlin Cangro - May 1, 2014

Take the Small Business Credit Survey, open through May 15th.

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Business Tip of the Week: Do Your Sales Presentations Trigger "Fight or Flight" Responses?

Kaitlin Cangro - May 1, 2014

Get your presentation through the prospect's primitive brain filter without creating stress or tension that triggers fight or flight responses.

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Business Tip: The Importance of Security Cameras

Kaitlin Cangro - April 23, 2014

When starting a new business, whether it be big or small, job protection is key for your employees and customers. Surveillance cameras provide an extra level of security that make people feel safe and more secure in their job environment.

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Member in the Spotlight: Historic Richmond Town

Kaitlin Cangro - April 23, 2014

Historic Richmond Town has launched their new 4th generation website!

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Business Tip of the Week: Increase Your Business By Making Yourself More Accessible

Kaitlin Cangro - April 16, 2014

The easiest way to increase your business is to be more accessible.

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Member in the Spotlight: Ivy Branding and Marketing Group

Kaitlin Cangro - April 16, 2014

Ivy Branding and Marketing Group Celebrates One Year In Business!

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Business Spotlight: Over the Moon Baby Services

SI Chamber YPG - April 10, 2014

 How did you start in this business?  Why did you choose this field?  Is this what you always wanted to be when you “grew up”?  

I previously worked for the NYC Department of Transportation in the Office of Safety Outreach and Education which provided car seat inspection and installation services.   

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Business Tip of the Week - 4/8/14

Kaitlin Cangro - April 9, 2014

The tax return deadline is fast approaching for nonprofit organizations.

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Spring 2014 Small Business Credit Survey

Kaitlin Cangro - April 9, 2014

Take the Small Business Credit Survey, open through May 15th.

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Member in the Spotlight: Bob Williams, Showtime Publications

Kaitlin Cangro - April 7, 2014

Showtime Publications, which has published local theatre and entertainment programs for the past 31 years, has expanded into book publishing.

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Business Tip of the Week - 4/1/14

Kaitlin Cangro - April 7, 2014

Is paying zero tax a good idea for your corporation?

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Member in the Spotlight: Claire Properties

Kaitlin Cangro - March 26, 2014

Claire Properties celebrates four years in business!

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Business Tip of the Week - 3/25/14

Kaitlin Cangro - March 26, 2014

Do not wait to file your taxes, because time is money!

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Member in the Spotlight: Irene Goltsman, Digital Edge

Kaitlin Cangro - March 19, 2014

Digital Edge and a nationwide speciality food producer have announced the launch of a new website.

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Business Tip of the Week - 3/11/14

Kaitlin Cangro - March 14, 2014

Are you up to date on your software? If not, get ready! Starting on April 8, 2014 online technical support will no longer be available for Windows XP. But no worries, there is a solution!

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Member in the Spotlight: Mark Catone, Signature Auto Group

Kaitlin Cangro - March 14, 2014

After hearing NY1's story about a 92-year-old woman who was forced to stay inside her Grasmere home due to the heavy amount of snow and ice covering her driveway and stairs, Mark Catone of Signature Auto Group decided to lend a hand.

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Business Tip of the Week - 3/4/14

Kaitlin Cangro - March 14, 2014

Despite its name, the "kiddie tax" doesn't apply just to children in diapers or elementary school. In fact, it may even cause tax complications for parents of twenty-somethings.

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Member in the Spotlight: Snatched From The Fire Sportswear

Kaitlin Cangro - March 14, 2014

After receiving a positive response to her book, "Snatched From The Fire", Patricia Amis decided to start a sportswear product line to empower victims of domestic violence. Now she needs your help to obtain an appearance on ABC's "Shark Tank".

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Business Tip of the Week - 1/25/14

Kaitlin Cangro - March 14, 2014

A brand communicates, acts and reactes, creates experiences, helps you form a relationship and if marketed correctly, will become a part of people's lives.

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Business Tip: Improving your Business by Rob Myers, IDB Bank

Joseph Pepenella - February 19, 2014

Business Planning: It is always important to maintain a documented plan for your business. While many business owners create a plan when first starting, significant portions do not look back and actively update the plan which is an issue that can lead to failure. 

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AHRC New York City

Kaitlin Cangro - February 19, 2014

AHRC New York City is an employment and business services program that has been providing companies with qualified and trained entry level employees since 1949.

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Business Spotlight: Gerald Peters Goldmine Jewelers

Joseph Pepenella - February 19, 2014

How did you start in this business?  Why did you choose this field?  Is this what you always wanted to be when you “grew up”?

As a child, I was always around the jewelry business.  I remember hanging out and running around the store as a little kid.  As I got older, I started to understand the business better, and I knew there was nowhere else I’d rather be.

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Business Tip of the Week - 2/12/14

Kaitlin Cangro - February 12, 2014

You have the ability to keep your pipes from freezing and prevent a ton of headaches. Find out how here!

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