To The Staten Island Community,
We hope that this post finds you safe and unharmed. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of our friends and neighbors who may have suffered losses over the past few days. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce is here to assist in the recovery and rehabilitation of our community and our city. We are currently available to Staten Islanders seeking assistance with business issues arising from this destructive weather event.
Our priorities are to:
• Restore Chamber phones so we can help businesses begin to recover.
• Get it touch with city, state, and federal officials in order to relay important, storm-related issues concerning businesses.
• Relay information to our membership regarding programs for recovery, emergency and disaster relief loans, and other important information.
The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce is open and ready to begin providing solutions and relief for our battered business community.
• Currently, if you are a Chamber member with access to electricity, phone service, internet access, or spare office space, and are willing to offer these amenities to fellow businesses, please let us know so we can add you to a list.
• If you wish to donate items to aid in disaster recovery and relief, the Chamber is beginning a collection of bottled water, blankets, coats, toiletries, and other items here at the Chamber office (130 Bay Street).
If you require assistance, advice, or access to resources, please contact Chamber President Linda Baran at firstname.lastname@example.org, Government Affairs Director Mary McLaughlin at email@example.com, or Communications Coordinator Ryan Gleason at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will also send periodic updates via our website,Facebook page, and email distribution list.
We know that this information can be overwhelming and stressful. With this in mind, the Chamber is working in conjunction with the different agencies involved in disaster relief, and will try to offer ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS with businesses. We wil keep you adivsed of the time, location, and frequency of these events.
Please stay safe, and feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. During this time of recovery and rebuilding, we know that our Staten Island community will band together and help each other through this tragedy.
The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Staff