StatenIslandChamber

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

“Breakfast will now be served at the following Applebee's locations in Staten Island starting Monday, October 29, 2018 from 9am- 12pm daily:

MaryLee Montalvo, MLM Public Relations - October 18, 2018

 

  • 2655 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314
  • 1451 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island NY 10314 

 

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Staten Island Chamber of Commerce welcomes the community to attend annual meeting ChamberCON to hear from local businesses

Michael Anderson, Content Development Specialist - October 15, 2018

Open to the Public from 11am to 2pm, October 18 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY

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IT’S TIME FOR “HALLOWEEN HARBOR” AT SNUG HARBOR!

Jennifer Dudley, Staten Island Children's Museum - October 9, 2018

A full day of Halloween-themed activities for children, families, and adults

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Staten Island Children’s Museum Announces Con Edison Second Saturday Science! Fall Weekend Workshop Schedule

Jennifer Dudley, Staten Island Children's Museum - October 9, 2018

Interactive weekend workshops are linked to a monthly theme for learning that’s fun

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Oct. 24 Fundraiser for Kids Against Cancer Pediatric Oncology Center Spearheaded by Blaze Pizza, Staten Island Realtors, Chamber of Commerce

Barton Horowitz, Relevant Public Relations, LLC - October 5, 2018

Fundraiser, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., will feature a community-networking ‘event within an event’ beginning 5:30 p.m. with a patriotic song performed by Al Lambert

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Wagner College students tour East Shore to evaluate and collect data for Chamber

Michael Anderson, Content Development Specialist - October 1, 2018
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Ribbon-cutting ceremony launches Chick-fil-A opening allowing Staten Islanders to Eat Mor Chikin’

Michael Anderson, Content Development Specialist - September 27, 2018
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Lots of fun at the FunPark for Chamber’s latest Business After Hours mixer

By MICHAEL ANDERSON, Content Development Specialist - September 21, 2018
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Chantel Cabrera has been named Director of Workforce Initiatives for NYCID.

MaryLee Montalvo, MLM Public Relations - September 20, 2018
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BOUTIQUE BOUTIQUE NYC HOSTS IT’S FIRST INAUGURAL BOUTIQUE BOSS FASHION SHOW

Jaclyn Tacoronte - JMT Media, LLC. - September 20, 2018

Boutique Boutique NYC, a Staten Island boutique clothing store, is hosting it’s very first inaugural Boutique Boss Fashion Show. This event is bringing together local bosses, from non-profit leaders to small business entrepreneurs, for an evening of fashion and fun. The ribbon-cutting and fashion show will take place at 245 Richmond Valley Rd, Staten Island, NY 10309 on Thursday September 27, 2018 from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

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‘Small Business Guide to Managing Employees’ is Focus of Free Seminar Oct. 18

Barton Horowitz, Relevant Public Relations, LLC - September 17, 2018
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Cloud uses and printers Tips for members from a member

MaryLee Montalvo, MLM Public Relations - September 17, 2018
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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month during September at The Staten Island Children’s Museum

Jennifer B. Dudley, The Staten Island Children’s Museum - September 13, 2018
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Borough residents looking for their chicken fix

Michael Anderson - Content Development Specialist - September 2, 2018
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Former SI Chamber intern Hudik selected as a Wagner College football captain

MICHAEL ANDERSON - Content Development Specialist - August 30, 2018
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Wiesner Bros. Nursery Inc. still growing and celebrating 90 years of business

MICHAEL ANDERSON - Content Development Specialist - August 30, 2018
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NYC DOS Commercial Organics Requirements for New York City Businesses

MICHAEL ANDERSON - Content Development Specialist - August 28, 2018
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Northfield Bank announces Damien Kane has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing

MICHAEL ANDERSON - Content Development Specialist - August 28, 2018
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The Legacy of the Calabrese Family Continues

MICHAEL ANDERSON - Content Development Specialist - August 24, 2018

 It would be an understatement to say Mid-Island Little League’s journey in the Little League World Series captured the attention of Staten Islanders the last few weeks as their games became the buzz around the borough.

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MEDIA ALERT - The East Shore is Open for Business!

Cristina Pinzon - August 16, 2018
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YEA! alumni gather to share success stories

MICHAEL ANDERSON - Content Development Specialist - August 10, 2018
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New Member Monday's - Grace Kelli Cupcakes

MICHAEL ANDERSON - Content Development Specialist - August 6, 2018
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Decades-Old Aurora Computer Technology in Forefront of IT Support for Staten Island Businesses

Barton Horowitz - Relevant Public Relations, LLC - July 31, 2018
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SI Chamber members present during Dave & Buster’s ribbon cutting

MICHAEL ANDERSON, Content Development Specialist - July 24, 2018
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2018 Police Officer Awards Luncheon

MICHAEL ANDERSON - Content Development Specialist - July 20, 2018
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Broadway of the Boros

MICHAEL ANDERSON - Content Development Specialist - July 16, 2018
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Elements of a Good Business Partnership

John J. Vento, CPA, P.C. - July 11, 2018
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Latest Chamber Business After Hours Kicks Off the Summer - Sponsored by Empire State Bank

MICHAEL ANDERSON, Content Development Specialist - June 25, 2018
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Impractical Jokers: Homecoming

Kristin Foye - June 21, 2018

Major exhibition about the hit television series opens July 12 at the Staten Island Museum; Impractical Jokers scheduled to appear

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Islander Anthony J. DeFazio Nets Highest Honor in SCORE’S NY Metro District

Barton Horowitz, Relevant Public Relations, LLC - June 21, 2018

Former chairman of SCORE-Staten Island is presented with the Platinum Leadership Award

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Staten Island Chamber of Commerce’s 32nd Annual Richard B. Irwin Memorial Twilight 9-Hole Golf

MICHAEL ANDERSON, Content Development Specialist - June 19, 2018
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Want to Launch Your Own Business? Start Here

Barton Horowitz - Relevant Public Relations, LLC - June 18, 2018
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Staten Island Chamber of Commerce’s 5th annual High School Golf Invitational

Michael Anderson,Content Development Specialist - June 15, 2018
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Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza in New Dorp Benefits Island Through Its Local Fundraiser Program

Barton Horowitz, Relevant Public Relations, LLC - June 13, 2018

Restaurant known for fast and affordable artisanal pizzas offers a fun and easy way for Staten Island schools, sports clubs and other local groups to raise money

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Congressman Dan Donovan Meets SI Chamber members at a Business Roundtable

MICHAEL ANDERSON, Content Development Specialist - June 12, 2018
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Dave & Buster’s Hiring for More Than 200 Positions at Staten Island Mall Location

DKC Public Relations - June 12, 2018

Ultimate Entertainment Destination to open July 2018

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Impractical Jokers: Homecoming Tickets On Sale to the public this Friday, June 8

Rachel Somma, Communications Manager, Staten Island Museum - June 8, 2018

Staten Island Museum’s upcoming exhibition opening event set for July 12

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Big Picnic – Inaugural Event

The Staten Island Children’s Museum - Jennifer B. Dudley - May 18, 2018

 An afternoon of cultural events and neighborly fun

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Come One, Come All to The Carnival & Science Spectacular at the Staten Island Children’s Museum!

The Staten Island Children’s Museum - Jennifer Dudley - May 15, 2018

 Saturday, June 2nd, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (rain date Sunday, June 3)

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NEW “HELPFUL PLACE” FOR STATEN ISLAND RESIDENTS COMING SOON

Costello’s Ace Hardware - Valerie Calandrino - May 4, 2018

Costello’s Ace Hardware is Scheduled to Open in Castleton Corners, Staten Island on Friday, May 4th 

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6 Tips to Keep Your Property Free from Dangerous Deer Ticks

Post Exterminating Company - May 3, 2018

Chamber members receive 15% discount for pest control.

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE

Staten Island Chamber of Commerce - Staten Island, NY - May 3, 2018
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Get a Taste of Summer at Mini-Camp Open House on Saturday, May 12 at the Staten Island Children’s Museum!

Jennifer Dudley - Staten Island Children’s Museum - May 2, 2018

Popular camps offer 9 weeks of fun and learning in July & August

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Ele Eme Takes up Teaching Residency at the Staten Island Museum

Rachel Somma - Staten Island Museum - May 1, 2018

Spring and Summer Family workshops kick off with Staten Island artist at the helm

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NORTHFIELD BANK WELCOMES PATRICK FARRELL AS SVP, C&I LENDING TEAM LEAD

Northfield Bank - Damien Kane - April 30, 2018
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Staten Island Museum marks a new era at 2018 GALA

Rachel Somma - Staten Island Museum - April 25, 2018

Ralph Branca, Debbie-Ann Paige, and Jee Ra to be honored May 18 at the Richmond County Country Club

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Stay prepared to sell your business

John J. Vento, CPA, P.C - April 25, 2018
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Content Development Specialist

Staten Island Chamber of Commerce - Staten Island, NY - April 20, 2018
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Events and Program Coordinator Not for Profit

SI Chamber of Commerce - Staten Island, NY - April 20, 2018
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U.S. Postal Service Raised Rates, But Did You Know About the USPS Discounts?

Reliable Office Solutions - MLM Public Relations - March 29, 2018

 The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) changed its mailing and shipping rates in January of this year, but the bureau offers a variety of ways to get discounts as well. You’ll also want to improve your mailing efficiency, while keeping your mail secure, so consider these steps if you haven’t already implemented them into your business.

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Rotary Club of Staten Island Hosts Charter Night

MaryLee Montalvo - MLM Public Relations - March 29, 2018

Celebration of Club’s 97th Birthday and Presentation of Paul Harris Fellow 2018

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New Organics Rules for Businesses

NYC Department of Sanitation - March 29, 2018
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Salmon Real Estate Announces The DeHart Real Estate Team

Salmon Real Estate - March 29, 2018

Salmon Real Estate would like to announce the formation of The DeHart Real Estate Team as of March 2018. The team is led by Christine DeHart, SIBOR’s 2017 Realtor of the Year. DeHart is Proud to Announce that Thomas Bilotti, Xiomara “Zee” Ayala and Charles DiBartolo have joined the team.

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Christmas in March at Applebee's

MaryLee Montalvo, MLM Public Relations - March 26, 2018
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Spend the NYC Public School Spring Recess Week at the Staten Island Children’s Museum!

Jennifer Dudley, Staten Island Children’s Museum - March 20, 2018

Enjoy musical performances, art workshops and cooking classes all week long!

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Wiesner Bros. Nursery Inc. Celebrating 90 Years

Wiesner Bros. Nursery Inc. est. 1928 - March 14, 2018
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Tax checklist for business startups

John J. Vento, CPA, MBA, CFP® - March 13, 2018
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SINY Women’s Health & Wellness Fair Debuts April 26

Barton Horowitz, Relevant Public Relations, LLC - March 13, 2018

Admission-free event in Bloomfield is drawing attention of consumers, business owners, and elected officials from across Staten Island.

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SIBOR’s Realtor Day Trade Show March 22

Barton Horowitz, Relevant Public Relations, LLC - March 12, 2018

 Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) Realtor Day trade show is set to take place March 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn, in the borough’s Bloomfield community.

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Staten Island Museum hosts Con Edison’s STEM Days Out for third year running

Rachel Somma, Staten Island Museum - March 8, 2018
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Senator Flanagan joins Senator Lanza on Staten Island to discuss small business outlook

Anthony Reinhart - Deputy Chief of Staff, Senator Lanza - March 2, 2018
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Celebrate Women’s History Month and the Hindu Spring Festival Holi During March at the Staten Island Children’s Museum!

Jennifer Dudley - Staten Island Children’s Museum - February 26, 2018

Scientists, Artists and Dancers will be featured throughout the month

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New Team Member - Diane Alleva

Marco Wealth Strategies Group - February 20, 2018
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Office Equipment: Lease or Buy?

Reliable Office Solutions - MLM Public Relations - February 20, 2018
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NORTHFIELD BANK PROMOTES EILEEN BERGIN AND IRENE GREENMAN TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Damien Kane - February 15, 2018

Steven M. Klein, President and Chief Executive Officer of Northfield Bank, announced today that Eileen Bergin and Irene Greenman have been promoted to Senior Vice President.

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New Rules Regarding Food Waste Separation Announced for Additional City Businesses

Kristin Foye - February 15, 2018

Food Waste from Some Larger Restaurants, Chain Restaurants and Grocery Stores Will Now be Required to go to Beneficial Use, Not to Landfills

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Staten Island SCORE Member Named District’s Mentor of the Year

Barton Horowitz, Relevant Public Relations, LLC - February 9, 2018
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‘Realizing the American Dream’: TD Bank Awards Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce $750,000 Grant to Provide Educational Seminars to Small Businesses

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce - February 8, 2018

 Chamber to Partner with Citywide 5 Chamber Alliance, Nonprofits, TD to Assist Small Businesses and Home Owners

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FULL TIME FELLOWSHIP POSITION: NEIGHBORHOOD 360° FELLOW NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT

Neighborhood 360 Fellows Recruitment - February 6, 2018
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CITY ANNOUNCES FREE LEGAL SERVICES TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES WITH LEASE ISSUES

THE CITY OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF THE MAYOR NEW YORK, NY 10007 - February 6, 2018

Commercial Lease Assistance Program Will Help Tenants with Lease Negotiation, Landlord Issues, Lease Renewal, and Eviction Notices

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School’s Out: Spend the NYC Public School Lunar New Year Holiday & Midwinter Recess at the Staten Island Children’s Museum!

Jennifer Dudley - February 6, 2018

Olympic medal making, Creole cooking and cultural performances are just some of what’s in store!

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Partnership Applauds Trump Administration for Negotiating an Agreement with Qatar to Protect U.S. Workers

Kathleen Agudo - United - January 31, 2018

Agreement demonstrates President Trump’s commitment to enforcing our trade deals

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Equity Valuation Associates Announcement

Paula Dowling - January 22, 2018
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Human Resource Newsletter - Paid Family Leave policy

Katherine Fitzgerald - Workforce Development Analyst - January 3, 2018

The newly passed New York State Paid Family Leave Program will go in effect January 1, 2018. This will allow almost all private employees: 1) 8 weeks of paid leave to care for loved ones with a serious health condition, bond with a new child, or to help support their family when someone is recently made active in military service, 2) continuation of health insurance while out, and 3) job protection. Paid Family Leave is funded by employee payroll contributions. Paid Family Leave forms are available here 

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Making Merry Memories all Month at the Staten Island Children’s Museum

The Staten Island Children’s Museum - December 8, 2017

December is brought to you by the letter “M”

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The Joy of Moving

Diane Yetman, CNE, GRI - DITOMMASO Real Estate - December 7, 2017
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21st ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA BENEFITS FIVE STATEN ISLAND AGENCIES HELPING CHILDREN

APPLE-METRO, INC. - MLM Public Relations - November 27, 2017
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Seminar Dec. 9 to Highlight Latest Tax Changes

SCORE Staten Island - Relevant Public Relations, LLC - November 21, 2017
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Victory State Bank Marks 20th Anniversary

Relevant Public Relations, LLC - November 21, 2017
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Empire State Bank To Open New Branches in Staten Island and Brooklyn, New York

Philip Guarnieri - Empire State Bank - November 20, 2017
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FOLLOWING A FEW SIMPLE TIPS CAN HELP YOUR SMALL BUSINESS ENJOY A LITTLE EXTRA HOLIDAY CHEER

By Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services - November 15, 2017
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Think First.

Marianna Randazzo, Garibaldi-Meucci Museum - November 15, 2017

10 Professional E-Mail Tips

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Staten Island Children’s Museum Hosts 26th Annual Circle of Friends

The Staten Island Children’s Museum - November 10, 2017
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Canon USA congratulates Reliable Office Solutions on 40 year relationship

MLM Public Relations - Reliable Office Solutions, Inc. - November 8, 2017
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Victory Sports Group Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Victory Sports Group - November 4, 2017
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#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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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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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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