Issues: Small Business

Small Business Owners Working with Senator Kennedy to Identify Challenges, Develop Solutions

Business community shares ideas, first-hand experiences with WNY Senator

BUFFALO, N.Y. – “Small businesses are the engines of job growth in the new economy,” said Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, as he addressed a group of business owners gathered Thursday at the Innovation Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. It was a meeting of the Small Business Advisory Board that Senator Kennedy created earlier this year to help him identify challenges and develop solutions to improve the small businesses climate in Western New York.

May 26, 2011
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Ball and Tedisco Call for Immediate Relief from Pain at Gas Pump: Legislators seek Summer Gas Tax Holiday to save motorists 33 cents a gallon during Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day weekends; call for stricter regulations against zone pricing

With the average price of a gallon of gasoline already over $4.00 and predicted to skyrocket to $6.00 this summer, Senator Greg Ball (R,C-Patterson) and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Schenectady-Saratoga) today called for short term and long term solutions to provide motorists with relief at the pump and help kick our nation’s addiction to fossil fuels.

May 24, 2011
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Senate Passes IDC Bill to Help Increase Distribution of NY-Grown Products

The State Senate today unanimously passed legislation co-sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and featured in a report by the Independent Democratic Conference that will help further expand the sale of New York State -grown agricultural products. 

May 24, 2011
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SENATE PASSES ACADEMIC RESEARCH INFORMATION ACCESS ACT INTRODUCED BY SENATOR ALESI

In a strong display of bi-partisanship, the New York State Senate today unanimously passed legislation introduced by Senator Jim Alesi (R, C, I – Perinton), that would enable public and private academic and research libraries in New York State to create an information infrastructure unequaled in the world.

May 18, 2011
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Senator Kennedy Recognizes National Small Business Week, Outlines Resources Available to WNY Businesses

Small Business Advisory Board encourages residents to shop local to stimulate economy

BUFFALO, N.Y. – In recognition of National Small Business Week 2011 which runs May 16 – 20, Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business, outlined some of the resources available to Western New York businesses.

May 17, 2011
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LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS TO JOIN IN LAUNCH OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER IN BROOKLYN

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), Congressman Michael Grimm (R-C, 13th District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, 60th District), will join the Small Business Development Center, in a round table discussion and ceremony to launch their newly created Brooklyn satellite office. Area merchant leaders and store owners will join the elected officials at Boulevard Books and Cafe located at 7518-13th Avenue on Friday, May 20, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

May 17, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S SMALL BUSINESS NETWORKING EXPO HELPS SMALL BUSINESSES LEARN HOW TO GROW AND DEVELOP

Small business owners from across Long Island recently came to the Seaford Knights of Columbus to take part in Senator Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.’s (R-Merrick) annual Small Business Networking Expo. 

May 17, 2011
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Senator Maziarz sponsors free small business seminar at NCCC on May 19

Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that he will be hosting his free annual Small Business Development Seminar on Thursday, May 19th from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM at Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.  Registration, refreshments, and exhibits begin at 6:30 PM outside of the G Building Cafeteria.

May 12, 2011
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IDC Report Shows $391 Million Positive Impact for Marriage Equality

The Independent Democratic Conference today reaffirmed its support for marriage equality and released a report showing that New York State stands to generate some $391 million in increased economic activity, revenue, and savings during the three years after it is made law. 

May 10, 2011
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Senator Martins Welcomes 'The Shop' to Elmont

Senator Jack M. Martins welcomed "The Shop" Barbershop to Elmont this past week! Lifelong local residents Carl Achille and Paul Graziuso opened their new "family friendly" shop on Hempstead Turnpike near Valencia Gym and King Umberto Restaurant. Joining Senator Martins in welcoming the new store was Elmont Chamber of Commerce member Muzzio Talini.

Achille and Graziuso are lifelong residents of Elmont and graduates of Gotham Avenue, Dutch Broadway and Elmont Memorial High School. Achille also served in the armed forces overseas and is an active member of the VFW.

May 10, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HELPS WELCOME NEW SMALL BUSINESS TO MERRICK

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with the Merrick Chamber of Commerce in welcoming one of Merrick’s newest small businesses, Left Coast Kitchen & Cocktails, to the community. Left Coast Kitchen & Cocktails, which is located at 1810 Merrick Road, is an American Bar & Grill serving a wide variety of American cuisine.

April 29, 2011
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Senator Martins Cuts Ribbon For Mineola Diner Grand Opening

On Friday, April 22, New York State Senator Jack M. Martins helped cut the ribbon, signifying the opening of the historic Mineola Diner, which was built in 1948. Senator Martins joined with owners Michael Alpert and Shane Fritsche as he wished them success in making the diner an important part of the community.

Senator Martins stated that "Diners have played an important part in Americana and since 1948, the Mineola Diner has been a integral part of this community. We are thankful to its new owners Michael Alpert and Shane Fritsche for investing in this historical diner and helping keep this community in-touch with its past."

The diner is located at 138 Jericho Turnpike on the corner of Willis Avenue.

April 27, 2011
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Seward Toasts Small Business Milestone

MILFORD, 04/25/11 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) toured the Cooperstown Brewing company recently to celebrate the bottling of the brewery’s five-millionth bottle of beer.

“The Cooperstown Brewing Company is a testament to what a small business can accomplish in upstate New York,” said Senator Seward.  “I have been pleased to offer my support when possible and look forward to the company’s continued success.”

“Senator Seward knows that small companies create jobs and are the backbone of our economy in New York state,” said Cooperstown Brewing President Stan Hall.  “The senator’s support has certainly helped us reach this major milestone.”

April 27, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS TO HIS SMALL BUSINESS NETWORKING EXPO ON MAY 12TH

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is inviting all current and prospective small business owners to his 2011 Small Business Networking Expo. Senator Fuschillo’s Small Business Networking Expo will be held on Thursday, May 12th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the Seaford Knights of Columbus, located at 2183 Jackson Avenue in Seaford. 

April 18, 2011
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Learn how to start or grow a small business at a seminar on May 19!

Every year Senator Maziarz sponsors a Small Business Development Seminar coordinated by the NCCC Small Business Development Center.  This year's event will be held on the evening of Thursday, May 19, 2011 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.  Click here for more information:  http://www.nyssbdc.org/training/training.aspx?TID=59280.

April 15, 2011
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Bike Zone Opens New Location in Greece

On Thursday, April 7th, Senator Robach made remarks during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Bike Zone location in Greece. Bike Zone is now located at 2100 Ridge Road West. With this expansion, Bike Zone also added new jobs to the community. For more information, you can visit http://bikezonebikes.com/.

April 11, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE CUTTING RED TAPE ON BUSINESSES

Bill She Sponsors Reduces Unnecessary Regulations  State Senator Patty Ritchie's bill (S 4080) reducing unnecessary regulations on food stores passed the State Senate. "One of my top priorities is helping to reduce the costs of doing business in New York State," Senator Ritchie said.

April 5, 2011
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Bloomberg Rails Against Government’s Attempted ‘Power’ Play

CBS 2 posted on its website an article about the increased rates for electricty in New York City, which was passed by the federal government. The article includes my response to this hike.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s an electric bill shocker for New York City residents.

In a stunning move, the federal government granted a windfall $1.5 billion increase to the companies that produce electricity, sending bills soaring for the next three summers.

A furious Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday the hefty hike is unwarranted and that he is trying to appeal, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

April 1, 2011
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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 9:30 AM, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 Room 124 CAP

April 5, 9:30 AM - 10:10 AM
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