Issues: Economic Development

Senator Valesky Hosts Community Resources Fair

Senator Valesky is hosting a Community Resources Fair at the Southwest Community Center on Thursday, June 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This free event is open to all area residents. The nonprofit and government agencies listed below will have tables at the fair and provide important information on health care and health insurance, financial planning for college, emergency preparedness and fire safety, family planning, housing, voting, small business development, veterans services, and more, as well as offer giveaways. For more information, call the district office at 478-8745.

American Red Cross

Aurora of CNY

Clear Path for Veterans

CNY Fair Housing

May 28, 2015
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Women, Power, Wealth Forum

This forum will be aimed at women and will feature workshops on the following topics: home ownership, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, VA/military, and a 30-minute presentation on credit, home ownership challenges, down payment savings and down payment assistance.

June 20, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Community Clergy Breakfast

A monthly meeting which brings together faith-based leaders of different denominations from across the district to share information and discuss ways they can help their congregations. This month's topic is Community Economic Development and the guest speaker will be the Rev. Floyd Flake of Greater Allen AME Cathedral.

May 29, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Senator Sanders to Hold Community Development Day

Is your organization in need of funding? Have you ever considered applying for a grant but didn’t know how? There is funding available to help your business or non-profit thrive and grow. Come out to Senator Sanders' Community Development Day event and learn all about grant writing. This event will be held on June 24 & 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will focus on educating organizations on grant writing and will feature workshops at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. It will include an introduction to proposal writing, general community grant writing and clergy grant writing.

June 24, 8:30 AM - June 25, 3:30 PM
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Committee Meeting: Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business  Senator Philip Boyle, Chair  12 Noon, Wednesday, May 27, 2015  Room 813 LOB

*PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME AND DATE. THANK YOU.

May 27, 12:00 PM - 12:07 PM
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HUNDREDS OF JOB SEEKERS ATTEND 5th ANNUAL RITCHIE JOB FAIR

Hundreds of people seeking employment took part in State Senator Patty Ritchie’s St. Lawrence County Job Fair, held Thursday at the Oddfellows Hall in Ogdensburg. This was the fifth year in a row Senator Ritchie has hosted the Job Fair in St. Lawrence County. 

“It goes without saying that meeting face-to-face with employers is key to any person’s job search,” said Senator Ritchie.  “Each year, I strive to feature employers at my Job Fairs who are looking to hire right away and today, I was thrilled to give so many people the chance to learn more about the opportunities currently available here in the North Country.”

May 21, 2015
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Senate Passes Seward Bill To Lift Belleayre

ALBANY, 05/21/15 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I- Oneonta) today announced senate approval of a bill he sponsors that would create a public-private partnership to boost the economic viability of properties in the Belleayre Mountain region. 

Senator Seward’s bill (S.1581) would authorize the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) to operate and manage ski and recreational facilities located on properties in the vicinity of the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.

May 21, 2015
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Senator Hamilton on Governor Cuomo's Criminal Justice Proposals

(Brooklyn, NY - May 20, 2015) Senator Hamilton's comments on Governor Cuomo's proposed criminal justice reforms were highlighted by Kings County Politics today: Hamilton Reacts To Cuomo’s Take It Or Leave It Justice Reform Initiative.

May 20, 2015
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Murphy: Invest for a Rainy Day, using settlement funds

JEFFERSON VALLEY, NY - New York is in line to receive yet another windfall legal settlement, from a $600 million penalty against Deutsche Bank for manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate. State Senator Terrence Murphy says the funds should be used to make the largest clean water infrastructure investment in state history by directing the funds toward municipal separate stormwater sewer systems, or MS-4s.

May 20, 2015
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REMINDER: RITCHIE TO HOST ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY JOB FAIR THURSDAY

Job Seekers Encouraged to Brush Up Their Resumes and “Dress for Success”

State Senator Patty Ritchie is reminding job seekers that 50 employers—many of which are hiring now—will be on hand at her St. Lawrence County Job Fair, taking place Thursday afternoon in Ogdensburg.

The free event will run from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Oddfellows Hall, located on the corner of Route 37 and Linden Street in Ogdensburg.

“There’s no better way to land your next job than meeting face-to-face with people who are looking to hire right away,” said Senator Ritchie.

May 20, 2015
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Senator Jose Peralta unveils bill to promote local tourism with small portion of hotel occupancy tax

State Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), joined by Assemblyman Luis Sepúlveda (D-Bronx), Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr., and Wildlife Conservation Society Executive Vice President John Calvelli today unveiled at the Bronx Zoo a bill that would provide each New York City borough with a portion of city hotel occupancy tax it collects to promote local tourism. Senator Peralta is the prime sponsor of the bill in the Senate and Assemblyman Sepúlveda is carrying the measure in the Assembly. 

May 18, 2015
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Uniting Employers With Well-Trained Workers

ALBANY, 05/15/15 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) recently took part in a public hearing hosted by the Senate Task Force on Workforce Development which included testimony from key employment leaders in the state.

May 15, 2015
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CALLING ALL JOB SEEKERS: RITCHIE ANNOUNCES 2015 ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY JOB FAIR

Event to Take Place May 21st in Ogdensburg 

State Senator Patty Ritchie is encouraging those looking for work, or seeking a career change to attend her 2015 St. Lawrence County Job Fair, which will take place in Ogdensburg on May 21st. 

“From jobs in the medical field to positions with local nonprofits, for the past couple months I’ve been working to recruit employers that are looking for talented individuals who are ready to get to work right away,” said Senator Ritchie. 

“The goal of my annual Job Fair is not only to help people throughout our region find jobs, but also to give people opportunities to meet face to face with employers, which will help them to better hone their interview skills and make landing their next job that much easier.”

May 15, 2015
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Murphy passes flood control bills adding Saw Mill, Bronx Rivers to protected waterway list

ALBANY, NY - For decades, flooding along the Bronx River and Saw Mill River has plagued the communities throughout Westchester County, a problem which seemingly grows worse year after year. Today, State Senator Terrence Murphy announced passage of two pieces of his legislation, which will finally address this issue using a watershed wide approach by adding the rivers to the State's inland waterway list.

"These rivers play a vital role not only within Westchester County and New York City, but also for the entire the Long Island Sound and Hudson River Watersheds," Senator Murphy said. "Anyone who has driven down the Saw Mill Parkway or the Bronx River Parkway when it rains can see that something needs to be done."

May 14, 2015
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The Outdoor Group Opens Shop in Monroe County

I recently had the opportunity to help welcome the Outdoor Group to Monroe County as they move their headquarters and manufacturing operations to the Town of Henrietta. A holding company for a variety of outdoor and archery businesses, including Elite Archery, the Outdoor Group will employ over 100 people at its new location. It's a remarkable story, started in the basement of owner Peter Crawford's home, and has grown to one of the outdoor and archery manufacturers in the country. Congratulations to Peter and the entire team at the Outdoor Group, and thank you for choosing Monroe County for your new headquarters!

May 14, 2015
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Task Force on Workforce Development holds second forum in Albany ~ Senator O'Mara serves as a task force member, calls it vital to overall effort to revitalize Upstate economy and create jobs

Albany, N.Y., May 13—The New York State Senate Task Force on Workforce Development held its second public forum today in Albany.

Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) serves as a member on the task force, which Senate leaders created earlier this year.

He said that the group’s ongoing work is vital to the overall effort to revitalize the economy of Upstate New York.

May 13, 2015
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Senate Task Force on Workforce Development holding public forum today ~ Watch live beginning at Noon ~ O'Mara calls task force key part of ongoing efforts to revitalize Upstate economy

Albany, N.Y., May 13—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats), a member on the Senate Task Force on Workforce Development, said that the task force will conduct a public forum  in Albany today.

Today’s hearing is scheduled to begin at Noon in Hearing Room A of the Legislative Office Building.  A live webcast will be available at: http://www.nysenate.gov/live_today

May 13, 2015
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Legislators Call for Passage of Bill to Rein in State Liquor Authority Overreach and Protect New York Wine Retailers

A bipartisan group of elected officials from both chambers of the New York State Legislature came together today to call for the passage of S4446/A5920, a bill that would protect local New York State businesses from regulatory overreach by the New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA). The bill, which is gaining sponsors and momentum in both houses, recently advanced out of committee in the Assembly, and would limit the NYSLA’s use of its vague, anti-business “improper conduct” clause in certain cases. 

May 12, 2015
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SAVE THE DATE: Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council Announces Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) Workshops

The Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council has announced it will hold three Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) Workshops to assist local municipalities and economic development organizations with any questions and issues they may have as they work to complete their applications for 2015.

 The dates and locations of the upcoming workshops are:

May 11, 2015
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Bonacic Congratulates Pride of Sullivan County Award Recipients

The best of Sullivan County was on display this past Sunday as the Chamber of Commerce hosted the twenty-fourth annual Pride of Sullivan County Awards. Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) was pleased to attend and congratulate the award recipients on their contributions to the economic vitality to the County.

May 4, 2015
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