Issues: Small Business

Qns. bridge shops sue city after multiple crashes

The New York Post reports on a lawsuit filed against the city by two store front owners who claim that faulty traffic planning has resulted in multiple incidents of cars plowing into their storefronts.

Two Queens shops shuttered after out-of-control cars plowed into their storefronts not once but twice — and within just nine days of each other — have filed a $1 million lawsuit, blaming a 59th Street Bridge exit ramp.

Espinal Caribbean Restaurant II had been open four years in Long Island City when the first crash happened in March 2011.

“It was a major setback and years of work evaporated,’’ owner Tony Espinal said. “But then the second crash!

May 2, 2012
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Greece Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner

On Thursday evening, I had the privilege to attend the Greece Chamber of Commerce Civic Awards Banquet. This dinner honored business professionals and outstanding individuals in the Greece Community. Congratulations to all the award winners! For more information on the Greece Chamber, visit their website at www.greecechamber.org.

April 27, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Discusses Job Creation Plan on Your Voice in Albany

In order to save and create jobs in New York state during this down economy, it is important now more than ever to take action.

On this week’s edition of Your Voice in Albany, I discuss a tax cutting plan that could help jump start more businesses in New York state and create jobs. I also discuss a tax incentive that could help veterans obtain jobs after serving our country, and I weigh in on the current debate over whether or not to raise the minimum wage in New York state.

April 27, 2012
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Gallivan Forms Agriculture Advisory Board

Senator Will Utilize Panel of 24 Local Agriculture Professionals to Help Direct Agriculture Policy

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – 59th District) announced the formation of his Agriculture Advisory Board today, comprised of 24 local residents from across the four counties that makeup the 59th State Senate District.

April 26, 2012
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“NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL TO DECLARE WAR ON SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS” SAYS SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN

Golden Blasts Legislation That Hurts Small Business Owners and Unfairly Rewards Street Vendors

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former small business owner, merchant leader and member of the New York City Council, today is emphatically criticizing legislation being considered today by the New York City Council Consumer Affairs Committee that unfairly rewards street vendors.

The NYC Council Committee on Consumer Affairs will consider two bills, Int. 434-2010 and Int. 435-2010, legislation that reduces the maximum fine amount on violations, and legislation that would make increased violation amounts only applicable when a the same class of violation is repeatedly committed.

April 24, 2012
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NYS Senate Independent Democratic Conference News Conference - Buy Local - April 18, 2012

April 18, 2012 - NYS Senate Independent Democratic Conference News Conference - State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) has introduced legislation (S.6965) building upon "Buy Local" movements to increase awareness of restaurants that sell New York-grown products, thereby helping to strengthen the state's important agricultural industry.

April 19, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Senator James S. Alesi, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Room 511 LOB

June 5, 10:30 AM - 10:43 AM
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IDC Unveils Proposal to Expand Pride of NY Program; Expand Access to NY-Grown Products

 

The Independent Democratic Conference today proposed an expansion of the Pride of New York Program that will increase awareness of restaurants and markets that sell New York-grown products and help strengthen this state’s agricultural economy.

 

File: 
FINAL Shop Dine Pride NY Final Report .pdf

File: 
proposed logos.pdf

April 19, 2012
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Senator Valesky Introduces Legislation to Promote Buying New York Products

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) has introduced legislation (S.6965) building upon “Buy Local” movements to increase awareness of restaurants that sell New York-grown products, thereby helping to strengthen the state’s important agricultural industry. 

Senator Valesky, along with his colleagues in the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) will release a report and two pieces of legislation at a press conference at 2 p.m. today in Albany. 

April 18, 2012
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Bestfit Menswear Opens in Greece

This past weekend, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, the ribbon cutting ceremony for Bestfit Menswear. The store recently opened in The Mall at Greece Ridge. There are additional locations in Henrietta, and in the Syracuse area. For more information on Bestfit Menswear, visit their website, www.bestfitmenswear.com.

April 17, 2012
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SENATOR JIM ALESI ANNOUNCES SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP TO BE OFFERED IN ROCHESTER

Workshop Offered as Part of Statewide Small Business Outreach Initiative

April 16, 2012
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The Bop Shop Relocates to Brighton

Rochester, NY - On Sunday, April 15th, Senator Robach was a guest at the grand opening celebration for The Bop Shop. It recently relocated from Village Gate to 1460 Monroe Avenue in Brighton. He was joined by Brighton Town Supervisor Bill Moehle and the Brighton Chamber of Commerce. For more information on The Bop Shop, visit their website, http://bopshop.com/.

April 16, 2012
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Small Business Networking Expo

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is inviting all current and prospective small business owners to his 2012 Small Business Networking Expo. Senator Fuschillo’s Small Business Networking Expo will be held on Thursday, May 10th from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Seaford Knights of Columbus, located at 2183 Jackson Avenue in Seaford.

        Senator Fuschillo’s Small Business Networking Expo provides current and aspiring small business owners with an opportunity to network with one another and learn about services that could help their business grow. Participants will be able to:

May 10, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS INVITED TO ATTEND SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S SMALL BUSINESS NETWORKING EXPO ON MAY 10TH

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is inviting all current and prospective small business owners to his 2012 Small Business Networking Expo. Senator Fuschillo’s Small Business Networking Expo will be held on Thursday, May 10th from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Seaford Knights of Columbus, located at 2183 Jackson Avenue in Seaford.

        Senator Fuschillo’s Small Business Networking Expo provides current and aspiring small business owners with an opportunity to network with one another and learn about services that could help their business grow. Participants will be able to:

April 11, 2012
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WORKSHOP FOR BUSINESSES: STARTING AND SUSTAINING SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES IN NEW YORK STATE

GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO ANNOUNCES STATEWIDE SMALL BUSINESS OUTREACH INITIATIVETeam of State Officials to Travel Around the State to Conduct Workshops for BusinessesSmall Businesses Learn About Starting and Sustaining Successful Businesses in the State

May 3, 8:30 AM - 3:26 PM
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Governor Cuomo in Syracuse to Discuss Budget

I was pleased to join Governor Cuomo in discussing budget accomplishments for Central New York. Click the link for more details.

File: 
Gov Cuomo CNY Budget Presentation.pdf

April 5, 2012
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Senator Gallivan Addresses 2012 State Budget In Video Message

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - 59th District) speaks to the taxpayers and families of Western New York concerning the just enacted 2012 State Budget.

April 4, 2012
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