Issues: Small Business

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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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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