The latest advocacy news and information from the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The Chamber's Small Business Committee has created this short survey to help focus advocacy efforts in 2014. All responses will be kept strictly confidential. We encourage you to fill out the entire survey, however, questions marked with a * are optional. Click here to participate!
Myth vs. Fact: Business Owners Will Be Fined If They Don’t Notify Their Employees About the New Health Insurance MarketplaceMeredith K. Olafson, Community Moderator - September 17, 2013
As a business owner, it's important to understand how the Affordable Care Act may affect your business. However, with so many misconceptions about how the Affordable Care Act works, this can be difficult.
The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce seeks a dynamic mission-driven experienced professional to provide health insurance enrollment assistance to individuals and small businesses.
Featuring keynote speaker NY Federal Reserve President Bill Dudley
NYC has released the Community Development Block Grant- Disaster Recovery Action Plan A.
FEMA and the SBA have extended deadlines for Sandy victims to apply for aid to March 29, 2013.
Did your real estate taxes increase? You still have time to file a protest with the NYC Tax Commission.
All employers in New York must issue their employees an Annual Pay Notice on or before February 1, 2013.
The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce contacted Speaker Boehner's office to call for an immediate vote for the $60 billion Sandy aid package.