Issues: Small Business

SENATOR ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS ASSISTS SAN-MAR LABORATORIES IN SECURING $750,000 FOR EXPANSION & LOCAL JOB CREATION PLANS

On Wednesday, August 25th Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins held a press conference announcing a $750,000 State grant she assisted in securing from the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) for San-Mar Laboratories to make investments needed to reduce operating costs, produce new products and expand the business.

“This funding will allow San-Mar Laboratories to create and retain an estimated 315 high-quality jobs in Westchester County,” said Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF–Westchester). “During this challenging economic time, initiatives that attract business opportunities and support the growth of local enterprises that create jobs in our region must be a top priority.”

August 25, 2010
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BELLMORE CHAMBER THANKS SENATOR FUSCHILLO FOR SUPPORTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS

Members of the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores recently welcomed New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) to their monthly meeting. The Chamber invited Senator Fuschillo to thank him for his continued support of programs that promote economic development in the Bellmore community.
 
Senator Fuschillo (second right) is pictured with Bellmore Chamber President Ron Mare (left), Chamber Executive Director Joni Caputo (right center), and Chamber Vice President Bob Vecchi (right). They are joined by Assemblyman Dave McDonough (left center) and Town of Hempstead Councilman Gary Hudes (second left), who were also thanked by the Chamber for their support.
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August 19, 2010
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Business group assesses politicians' voting records

 

By THOMAS ADAMS

Rochester Business Journal

August 17, 2010

 

Stephen Hawley, William Reilich, Brian Kolb and Joseph Errigo voted pro-business most often among Rochester-area members of the state Assembly, and George Winner Jr., Joseph Robach and Catharine Young were the most pro-business in Senate, the New York chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business reported Tuesday.

 

Hawley, R-Batavia, voted pro-business 91 percent of the time over 12 months, the group’s data show. Reilich, R-Greece, Kolb, R-Canandaigua, and Errigo, R-Conesus, all voted pro-business on 82 percent of state legislation.

 

August 18, 2010
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Senator Antoine M. Thompson accomplishments in his various issue areas

Environment

Senator Thompson bans toxic baby bottles. Bill signed into law July 10, 2010.
Marcellus Shale Drilling is delayed until May 2011.  Passed NYS Senate Aug 10, 2010.
Playgrounds are made safe with legislation banning pesticides in playgrounds.  Signed into law April 10, 2010.
Ewaste Bill passes and signed into law establishing statewide recycling and reuse goals for Ewaste.  Signed into law April, 2010.
Wetlands Mapping is now allowed to be done by computer.  Signed into law May, 2010.
Bigger Better Bottle Bill passes in 2009 -2010 Budget and creates revenue for cash strapped state.

August 9, 2010
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Retail Report

News From Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: August 3, 2010

Contact: Kevin M. Webb (518) 455-3531 (Huntley)

Diem Tran (917) 439-2965 (Squadron)

 

Senators Huntley and Squadron Release Senate Committee on Cities Report

To Help Local Businesses and Revitalize Retail Diversity

Small Retailers Vital to New York’s Economy, Culture

August 2, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES BELLMORE CHAMBER’S NEWEST MEMBER, DR. MITCHELL KAUFMAN

          New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today congratulated the newest member of the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores, Dr. Mitchell Kaufman. 

July 30, 2010
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Senator Bill Perkins Joins Governor Paterson To Boost Jobs And Businesses In Our Community

Senator Bill Perkins joined Governor David Paterson at the Harlem State Office Building for the historic signing of legislation that will benefit Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) and small businesses in New York State.

July 16, 2010
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SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR.ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE VETERANS WITH SMALL BUSINESS START-UP ASSISTANCE

Queens, NY, July 12, 2010 – NY State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) today announced the passage of legislation which would direct the NYS Division of Veterans Affairs to provide information regarding available resources to assist veterans in establishing and sustaining a business.

“I am very pleased that this important legislation was passed by the Senate,” said Senator Addabbo.  “The purpose of this legislation is to require the Division of Veterans Affairs to provide information regarding resources that are available to assist veterans in establishing and sustaining a small business by maintaining a small business portal on the division’s Web site,” explained the Senator. 

July 13, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE ANNOUNCES SMALL BUSINESS LOAN AVAILABILITY

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that minority and women-owned enterprises, as well as other small businesses throughout the state, now have the opportunity to access funding that will help them improve or sustain their operations.   The 2010-11 budget provides a $50 million Small Business Revolving Loan Fund for owners that are experiencing difficulty obtaining capital through traditional credit markets.

July 9, 2010
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Evening Star Coffee Roasters Offers Newest 'Charity Coffe Blends"

On Thursday, July 8, Senator Robach, along with Tracey Aiello (far left), Jody Michael Wolfanger of Evening Star Coffee Roasters (second from right), and Paul Hawkins of CrimeStoppers promoted four new 'charity coffee blends' at Bagel Bin Cafe in Brighton. Proceeds from the sales of each of these bags will benefit CrimeStoppers. Evening Star Coffee Roasters offers 24 premium and flavored coffees including four "charity coffee blends" that benefit local non-profits. For more information, click on the web sites below.

The Bagel Bin Cafe www.thebagelbincafe.com

Evening Star Coffee Roasters www.eveningstarcoffeeroasters.com

 

 

 

July 9, 2010
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July 2, 2010
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Majority Boosts Minority And Women-Owned Businesses

Majority Passes the 2010 Business Diversification Act; the New York State MWBE Asset Management and Financial Institution Strategy Act and Secures Budget Reform to Ensure MWBEs Get Fair Access to Capital for Expansion

July 2, 2010
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Senate and Assembly Pass Historic Bill To Protect Domestic Workers

The New York Legislature passed the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, S2311E (Savino) / A1470B (Wright), making New York the first state in the nation to provide new standards of worker protections for more than 200,000 employees in an industry which has gone unregulated for decades. 

July 1, 2010
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SENATE PASSES STACHOWSKI BILL TO BOOST WESTERN NEW YORK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

      The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S.5783) sponsored by Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) that would create a Western New York economic development fund from proceeds from the sale of unallocated expansion and replacement power.

June 25, 2010
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Budget Secures Support For Agriculture Industry

Agriculture Recognized for Role in State’s Long-Term Economic Stability

June 25, 2010
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Business Fix Needed Now

The 2010-2011 state budget, being approved bit by bit through weekly budget extender bills, is continuing to come together.  The process is like crumbling up your medicine into tiny pieces and taking a little at a time rather than swallowing the pill whole.  Even worse, it is a prescription for failure for New York.

June 24, 2010
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SENATE APPROVES STACHOWSKI BILL TO CREATE NEW HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING PROGRAM: Measure Advances Research And Supports Small Businesses

      Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View) today announced the State Senate has passed legislation (S.7676) he sponsored to create the High Performance Computing Program within the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) that will connect researchers and businesses with New York State's high performance computing resources.

June 24, 2010
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Lowering Energy Costs for Small Businesses

Senate Passes Small Business Energy Assistance & Advocacy Services Program

Legislation to reduce energy costs on small businesses in New York State, introduced by Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, passed unanimously in the Senate. The bill is part of a Senate Democratic Majority legislative package that will significantly reduce the costs of energy for homeowners and businesses statewide, putting money back into the pockets of families and making businesses more competitive.

June 23, 2010
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Senate Passes Energy Efficiency Plan to Lower Costs for Homeowners & Businesses

The Senate Democratic Majority has passed a legislative package that will significantly reduce the costs of energy for homeowners and businesses statewide, putting money back into the pockets of families and making businesses more competitive. Not only is the adoption of energy efficiency programs beneficial economically but such programs help the State to achieve its environmental goals by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and other harmful pollutants, improving quality of life throughout the state. 

June 23, 2010
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Putting New York Back to Work: Senate Majority Passes Job Creation Package

10-point plan Creates Jobs, Grows Small Businesses & Attracts New Investments

The Senate Democratic Majority passed a comprehensive jobs package of 10 bills that will put New Yorkers back to work, create new jobs and spur economic growth for businesses across the state. The Majority’s jobs plan, which comes immediately after the Senate Majority passed Energizing New York, a permanent program to replace Power for Jobs, will:

June 23, 2010
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