The latest press releases from the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce.
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.
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.
SI Chamber to Honor Business and Community Leaders at 23rd Annual Louis R. Miller Business Leadership Awards BreakfastKristin 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.
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.
Judging takes place for the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce 2016 Annual Building Awards for Excellence in Design & ConstructionJoyce Venezia Suss - October 31, 2016
Building Awards Journal Ads Deadline: November 11
Building Awards Luncheon: December 2
Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Encourages Local Holiday Shopping on Small Business Saturday – November 26Kristin Foye - October 28, 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.”
“Thank you to Linda Baran and the members of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce for inviting me to speak,” Oddo said.
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.
Staten Island Chamber of Commerce presents its NEWLY RENOVATED 2016 Annual Building Awards for Excellence in Design & ConstructionJoyce 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.
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.
SI Chamber to Host Annual Police Officer of the Year Luncheon with Police Commissioner William BrattonKristin 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.
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.
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.
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.
"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)
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.
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. Committee co-chairs are Mike Bloomfield of Tekie Geek and James Evans of Evans Manufacturing Brokerage, Inc. 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.
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.
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.
A live “Shark Tank-style” event where students get funding to launch enterprises
Delta Vacations is Partnering with the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce to Help Warm Up Your WinterMeagan 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.
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.
Community Outreach and Business Growth Is a Shared Goal for Staten Island
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.
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).
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.
Staten Island Chamber of Commerce to Launch Shop Small “Passport to Staten Island” Contest to Encourage Local Holiday ShoppingKristin 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.
SI Chamber’s Annual Meeting to Include Keynote Speaker Peter Shankman, Review of Small Business Saturday, Chamber Update and Town Hall Q&AKristin 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
This Thursday the group, which is comprised of over 150 young professionals within the Chamber’s membership, will host its annual networking event at the Vanderbilt at South Beach (300 Fr. Capodanno Blvd.) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
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...
The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, domain name registrar HelloDotNYC, and the New York Technology Council, have created a program to enable Staten Island businesses to purchase .NYC domains at a discounted price.
SI Chamber & SI Advance to Host Annual Police Officer of the Year Luncheon with Police Commissioner William BrattonKristin Foye - July 8, 2015
Staten Island, NY – July 8th – The 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.
Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Launches “Passport to Staten Island” contest to encourage local Holiday ShoppingRyan 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.
Staten Island Chamber of Commerce welcomes the Young Entrepreners Academy to the borough at a press conference on Thursday, September 19th.
The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Membership Meeting, sponsored by Northfield Bank, on Wednesday, September 18th, from 8:30am to 11:30am at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Staten Island Chamber hosts tour of North Shore vacancies for businesses looking to take advantage of NYCEDC’s “Staten Island Storefronts” competition.Ryan Gleason - August 7, 2013
Staten Island, NY. August 7, 2013 – The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce hosted a tour of vacant storefronts on Staten Island’s north shore on Wednesday, August 7th for business owners looking to take advantage of New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) retail competition
Entrepreneurs joined SBA Administrator Karen Mills on Wednesday, August 7 to discuss immigration reform and how it could affect small businesses and the public
Staten Island, NY—The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with small business advocacy organization Small Business Majority, hosted a small business roundtable discussion today featuring SBA Administrator Karen Mills...
Presented by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYC Small Business Services, the Neighborhood Achievement Awards are given to businesses, cultural institutions, and other organizations from all five boroughs for having an outstanding impact in their communities and neighborhoods. This year, two Staten Island Chamber of Commerce members received awards for their incredible achievements over the past year.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (January 2012) The Honorable Orlando Marrazzo Jr. will swear in the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce 2012 Officers and Board of Directors, as well as the Foundation Board of Directors Thursday, Jan. 26.
Staten Island, NY. January 17, 2012 –Staten Island’s local delegation will meet with Chamber of Commerce members at a special legislative breakfast to be held on February 3rd from 8:30am to 10:30am at the Historic Old Bermuda Inn (2512 Arthur Kill Road).
The application deadline for the Chamber's special 50th annual Building Awards Program is being extended to September 23rd, 2011.
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Assemblywoman Malliotakis and Staten Island Chamber of Commerce President Linda Baran are urging Staten Islanders to stay on the island and support local businesses.
Chamber President Linda Baran spoke about the affect of higher tolls on Staten Island's small businesses at last night's Port Authority toll hearing.
To read her testimony, click here.
Recently, the Five Borough Chamber Alliance of New York City sent a letter to Congressional Representatives asking that payment of the Interest Assessment Surcharge (IAS) to the Unemployment Insurance Division of the NYS Department of Labor be postponed or reassessed. It was sent in response to a July notification to businesses requiring them to pay $21.25 per employee to offset interest payments to the Federal Government.
The 5 Boro Chamber Alliance stands in full support of New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's decision regarding the Paid Sick Leave bill at this juncture. Her position recognizes the negative impact this would have on the employers who create and keep the jobs necessary to get us back on the road to economic recovery.
The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee, members of the Board of Directors and Chamber ambassadors will visit businesses along Forest Avenue on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The group will be meeting in the Pathmark Shopping Plaza, between Forest Ave. and Barrett Ave. at 9:30 a.m.