Issues: Small Business

Agricultural Innovation In Greene County

The Daily Mail

Athens, 11/16/10 - It was an opera house in the 19th century, and a bowling alley and a gym in the 20th century. For the 21st century, Athens old Brook’s Opera House has become an operating brewery, soon to be pub and restaurant and eventually a concert hall.

On Monday, Crossroads Brewery was a vortex of craft brewers and elected officials sampling beer and listening to the Grateful Dead. But what looked like a high time on the surface had quite serious implications for Greene County.

November 22, 2010
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Public Hearing: The Second Avenue Subway Construction

       The Second Avenue Subway is being constructed to provide residents and commuters with additional access to mass transit. However, this endeavor has lead to numerous problems. Many businesses, residents, building owners, and commuters have been adversely affected by the construction which has eliminated parking, diminished sidewalks, and severely blocked access to local businesses. In addition, the scheduled dates of completion have been pushed back, and limited information has been disseminated to impacted businesses and residents.

November 30, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HONORS MERRICK’S SMALL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently honored Cathy O’Malley for being named Small Business Person of the Year by the Merrick Chamber of Commerce.

November 5, 2010
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Public Hearing: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: The State of the Latino Women Entrepreneurs

New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino CaucusChair: Senator Ruben DiazPublic Hearing: The State of the Latino Women EntrepreneursPlace: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, 234 East 144th Street, Auditorium, Bronx, New YorkTime: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PMMedia Contact: Ralph Morales (718) 991-3161

December 1, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Mangia Cafe & Bakery sets up shop in Lewiston

With Rebecca Poletti (owner of Mangia Cafe & Bakery) and her son, Tony, are Senator George Maziarz, Niagara County Legislator and Assemblyman-Elect John Ceretto, Town Supervisor Steve Reiter, Village Mayor Terry Collesano.  Congratulations to this Lewiston business located at 621 Center Street!

November 3, 2010
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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer named AIANYS Legislator of the Year

The American Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS) has named Senator Suzi Oppenheimer as its “2010 Legislator of the Year”. The award recognizes outstanding contributions in advancing the legislative priorities of AIANYS. Senator Oppenheimer is receiving the award for her sponsorship of the Smart Growth Initiative, which was recently signed into law.

October 19, 2010
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Environmental Groups, Community Advocates and Elected Officials Herald Enactment of New Smart Growth Law

Leading environmental advocates, elected officials and community groups joined together to celebrate enactment of the Smart Growth Infrastructure Policy Act (S.5560B/A.8011B). On August 30, 2010, Governor Paterson signed this important legislation into law, which establishes state smart growth infrastructure criteria and requires state agencies to review and consider these guidelines when allocating funds for public infrastructure projects.

The law requires the relevant state agencies to form smart growth advisory committees that will consult with residents, environmental groups, local officials and other stakeholders before approving state construction projects.

October 19, 2010
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Press Conference to Announce the Signing of the Smart Growth and Infrastructure Policy Act

On August 30, 2010, Governor David Paterson signed into law the State Smart Growth and Infrastructure Policy Act. This groundbreaking new law will fundamentally change the way that state agencies fund public infrastructure projects by requiring the use of smart growth principles to combat sprawl and promote environmentally sound development. Passage of the law was a top legislative priority of environmental groups throughout the state.

October 18, 2010
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Forum/Town Hall: ** Going Green is Good Business **

New York State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer and the Women’s Enterprise Development Center Inc. cordially invite you to a Small Business & Economic Development Forum. 

** Going Green is Good Business ** 

For More Information, Please Contact:

- Debra Lagapa: 914-934-5250              email: lapaga@nysenate.gov

- Kenya Ajose: 914-948-6098 x. 10       email: kajose@westchester.org

October 19, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN SALADINO SPEAK WITH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE MASSAPEQUAS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino (R-Massapequa) recently served as guest speakers at a monthly meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of the Massapequas.

September 23, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Given High Marks For Job Creation Efforts

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was recently given a top score on the job creation scorecard released by the Business Council of New York State.  The Business Council recognized Senator Flanagan for consistently voting to protect small businesses across the state from increased taxes and out of control state spending that were proposed and passed by Senate Democrats.

September 15, 2010
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Stopping by the Orleans Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner

On September 11, after a full day of 9-11 remembrance ceremonies, Senator George Maziarz stopped by the annual awards dinner for the Orleans County Chamber of Commerce.  The well-attended gathering was held at White Birch Golf Course in Lyndonville.  Here he poses with Rob and Rachel Kaiser, owners/operators of Medina Wildwood KOA--the Business of the Year.

September 13, 2010
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Forum/Town Hall: Small Business Forum: Surviving the Economic Downturn

Manhattan Community Board Three

Small Business Forum: Surviving the Economic Downturn

September 16, Thursday, 8 AM – 10 AM

Cooper Union, Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper Square (6th St. & 3rd Avenue)

● Learn about new and existing government programs, free business consulting and legal services, and financing for new and existing small business

● Opportunity for small business owners to discuss the challenges of surviving in this economy (high rents, lack of financing, property taxes, leases, etc.)

● Opportunity to speak directly to government agencies

September 16, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Mayor Feinstein Announces New Revenue Source to Lessen Property Tax Burden on Residents and Businesses

 

Joined by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) and Assemblyman George Latimer (D-Rye), Mayor Joan Feinstein today announced passage of legislation that will allow the Village of Rye Brook to alleviate the property tax burden on businesses and families through a new revenue source – an occupancy charge on Rye Brook hotel rooms.

While property taxes have reached a breaking point in Westchester County, community needs for police, fire, sanitation and other local services, as well as infrastructure maintenance, remain essential.  Faced with declining state aid resulting from the economic downturn, villages, towns and municipalities have urgently sought alternatives to local property taxes to raise much needed revenues.

September 8, 2010
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DNT Express Opens Warehouse in Clyde

Senator Nozzolio recently participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony for DNT Express’ new warehouse in Clyde, New York. DNT Express started in 2003 as a wine delivery service with only three employees. DNT is now a growing and thriving business with more than thirty drivers in its fleet. Senator Nozzolio was instrumental in bringing DNT to the Town of Clyde and was honored to have the opportunity to join their opening ceremony.

Pictured left to right: Mike Nicoletta; Ed Disanto; Roland Kanaley; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Tim and Dan Nickels, Owners of DNT; Peter Shumigala; Mayor Jerry Fremouw; Dave Albrecht; Terry Miles

 

September 7, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO RECEIVES “GUARDIAN OF SMALL BUSINESS” AWARD FROM NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES

 

 

"Independent businesses are the engines for new job growth in our State. They are integral to rebuilding our economy and creating a better future for our State and Nation,” said Senator Nozzolio.  “It is an honor to receive this award and I commend the NFIB and New York State Director of NFIB Mike Elmendorf for their unwavering commitment to the success and growth of our State's job-producing businesses."

September 7, 2010
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Oppenheimer Smart Growth Bill Becomes Law

Governor signs bill to combat sprawl and promote environmentally sound development

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce that her bill, the State Smart Growth and Infrastructure Policy Act (S.5560B/A.8011B) was signed into law on August 30, 2010.  The new law establishes state smart growth infrastructure criteria and requires state agencies to review and consider these guidelines when allocating funds for public infrastructure projects.

September 7, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HELPS WELCOME NEW SMALL BUSINESS TO FREEPORT

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with the Freeport Chamber of Commerce and other local officials in welcoming Freeport’s newest small business, Breathe N Flow Yoga, to the Village. Breathe N Flow Yoga is located at 361 Atlantic Avenue in Freeport.

September 1, 2010
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Corner Bakery Cafe Grand Opening in Amherst

Senator Ranzenhofer presents a certificate to Fran DeSimone before a ribbon cutting ceremony with community and business leaders for Corner Bakery Cafe's grand opening at its new location in Amherst.

August 29, 2010
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