Issues: Small Business

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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SENATE APPROVES STACHOWSKI BILL TO CREATE INCUBATOR NETWORK: Program Would Assist Small Businesses With Start-Up Funding And Operational Costs

      Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business, today announced the State Senate has passed legislation (S.7048) he sponsored that would create the New York Incubator Network and allow the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) to provide financial support to the businesses that become part of the incubator network.

June 22, 2010
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Majority Passes Excelsior Job Creation Program to Create Jobs and Spur Economic Growth

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation creating the Excelsior Jobs Program, a targeted economic development initiative that create jobs, attracts new businesses and encourages investment. Totaling a $1.25 billion investment over 10 years, Excelsior provides tax credits to strategic industries, implements stringent accountability standards, and caps program spending to ensure the wisest investment of taxpayer dollars. 

June 22, 2010
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SENATE APPROVES STACHOWSKI BILL TO ASSIST LOCAL BREWERIES

 Senator William T. Stachowski (D, Lake View), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business, today announced the State Senate has passed legislation (S.6970) he sponsored that will allow local breweries to maximize the use of their facilities and equipment.  The legislation will allow licensed brewers at existing breweries to rent space and equipment in their business to other licensed brewers who wish to produce these beverages, but do not have all of the equipment or necessary space from which to work.

June 17, 2010
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Highlights of Small Business Development Seminar

On May 20, 2010, Senator Maziarz participated in the annual Small Business Development Seminar at Niagara County Community College.  The popular event, which Senator Maziarz cosponsors, brings together small business development experts from around the region to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams.

June 16, 2010
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Legislative Activity For June 14, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation To Keep Government Working, Reduce Spending And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation to keep government working, preserving essential services used to support employment, health, public safety, transportation, and education related programs, while achieving nearly $330 million spending reductions to close the budget gap.

June 14, 2010
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