Issues: Small Business

Locals criticize plans for National Urban League development

Columbia Daily Spectator news article, November 9th, 2013 by Sophie Rothman. Senator Perkins stands up for the rights of longstanding local small businesses; argues that pushing them out will only further gentrify an area that is being flooded with chains, big box stores and astronomical rents; demands that the current commercial tenants be treated fairly, compensated wholly and embraced as part of the project. Click link to read the full story.  

November 12, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES FREEPORT’S SMALL BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated Freeport Chamber of Commerce member, and Seaford resident, Ivan Sayles on being named 2013 Small Businessperson of the Year.

     Mr. Sayles is the co-owner of Rachel’s Waterside Grill, a restaurant located on the Nautical Mile in Freeport. For over 16 years, Rachel’s has been serving a wide variety of dishes which combine fresh ingredients and creative recipes to the community. Rachel’s Waterside Grill has been chosen “Best Seafood Restaurant” three years in a row by the Long Island Press’ “Best of Long Island.”

November 12, 2013
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GALLIVAN INVITES LANCASTER AREA BUSINESS OWNERS AND ENTREPRENEURS TO TAKE PART IN SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT

New York State Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan (R-Elma), Deputy Republican Conference Leader for Economic Development, announced today that he is partnering with the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce to host a Small Business Summit for business owners, not-for-profits and entrepreneurs from Lancaster and surrounding communities.

The seminar will take place on Thursday, December 5th from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM at the headquarters of Try-It Distributing, 4155 Walden Avenue in Lancaster.

The program will feature an update on small business and economic growth initiatives being undertaken by Senator Gallivan in Albany and a presentation by professional business development consultant Frank Swiatek entitled “What Businesses Can Do For Themselves.”

November 8, 2013
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Urban League moving to Harlem, businesses ousted

ABC 7 News Story, November 6, 2013, author Josh Einiger, Senator Bill Perkins stands up for local Harlem business pioneers facing displacement; calls for thorough and meaningful community consultation, empowerment and concrete protections for those who invested and built equity on 125th Street. Please click link to read the full story.

November 8, 2013
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Harlem business owners say National Urban League will put them on the street

Daily News Article, November 6, 2013, author Jan Ransom, Senator Bill Perkins stands up for local Harlem business pioneers facing displacement; calls for thorough and meaningful community consultation, empowerment and concrete protections for those who invested and built equity on 125th Street.  Please click the link below to read the full story.

 

November 6, 2013
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O'Brien discusses future of video game industry in New York State

Roundtable at R.I.T. features local entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, national game industry figures and fellow Senators

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Today, Senator Ted O'Brien joined fellow legislators and industry experts in discussing how video game design and development can become part of upstate's economic renaissance.

October 30, 2013
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Stavisky, Kim and Koo Kick Off First Korean Restaurant Week in Flushing

Flushing, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing,) Assemblymember Ron Kim (D-Flushing,) and Councilmember Peter Koo (D-Flushing) kicked off Flushing’s first Korean Restaurant Week by sampling Korean fare at Shinjung Galbi.

October 24, 2013
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GALLIVAN HOSTS 30 AREA BUSINESSES AT SEMINAR IN EAST AURORA

EAST AURORA - Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) joined with the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce Tuesday morning to host a small business seminar and networking event at the Gleed Auditorium at the Aurora Town Hall.

Nearly 30 local businesses from East Aurora and surrounding communities took part in the ninety minute session that featured presentations from Sen. Gallivan and business development and marketing consultant Frank Swiatek.

October 22, 2013
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Cuomo Signs Farm Cideries Bill

Friday, October 18, 2013

October 21, 2013
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Groundbreaking for Ben’s Kosher Deli and Restaurant in Scarsdale

Senator Stewart-Cousins broke ground at Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen and Restaurant in Scarsdale. The two story facility located on Central Avenue will offer kosher catering deli and restaurant service. It will also have a full bar and feature an extensive list of freshly made daily specials that will appeal to a broader customer base, in addition to the traditional Kosher deli fare that made Ben's famous. This will be Ben's seventh location, joining its three locations in Long Island, one in Queens, one in Manhattan and one in Boca Raton, FL.

October 18, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD OFFICIALS CONGRATULATE MERRICK’S SMALL BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilman Gary Hudes, and Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad recently congratulated Merrick Chamber of Commerce member Margaret Biegelman on being named 2013 Small Businessperson of the Year. 

     Margaret is a professional Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker at Douglas Elliman Real Estate with over 10 years of experience. A longtime Merrick resident, Margaret serves in a number of community service organizations, including the Merrick Chamber of Commerce, the Merrick Kiwanis Club, and the Merrick American Legion Auxiliary.

October 18, 2013
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Farm Cideries License Bill Signed by Governor Cuomo

Bill Delivers on Promise Made at the NYS Wine, Beer, and Spirits Summit Signing Kicks off Cider Week NY, Sponsored by Taste NY

 

October 17, 2013
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Senator Gianaris Speaks at Long Island City Business Women Meeting

Senator Michael Gianaris addressed a meeting of LIC Business Women and took the opportunity to discuss his work fighting for women’s rights in Albany and to help small businesses thrive in western Queens. Women’s issues took center stage this year as Senator Gianaris and his colleagues in the Senate Democratic Conference fought tirelessly to codify Governor Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Agenda.

Check out this Western Queens Gazette story for more. 

October 8, 2013
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Senators Carlucci, Valesky, Gallivan and Marchione Host Regulatory Reform Hearing in Rockland County

Bipartisan Senate Panel Focuses on Improving Economic Climate for Small Businesses

NANUET, NY – Today, members of the Senate Majority Coalition held a public hearing on ways New York State can improve its business climate and reduce the many costly regulatory burdens facing entrepreneurs and small businesses.  This marked the sixth in a series of ten statewide industry-specific public hearings held on regulatory reform. 

October 7, 2013
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"Wine In Due Time" Store Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins showed her support for local businesses by attending the ribbon cutting ceremony for Wine In Due Time, a a boutique wine store located on the beautiful Yonkers waterfront, on Friday, October 4th. Along with Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and City Councilman Chris Johnson, Senator Stewart-Cousins welcomes store owner Sepi Pashaie and staff to the neighborhood.

October 6, 2013
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Senators on Regulatory Reform

Senator David J. Valesky appeared on Capital Tonight on YNN this week, along with Sens. Patrick Gallivan and Kathleen Marchione, to talk about the regulatory reform hearings they have been conducting around the state to find burdensome and unnecessary regulations. Watch the interview here.

October 4, 2013
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SENATOR GALLIVAN HOSTING TWO SMALL BUSINESS SUMMITS IN WESTERN NEW YORK

Seminars in East Aurora And Geneseo Will Feature Guest Speaker, Networking Opportunities

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Deputy Republican Conference Leader For Economic Development, will host a pair of small business seminars later this month in cooperation with area chambers of commerce.

October 2, 2013
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Senator Lee Zeldin Attends 3rd Annual Unidad Latina Conference

Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley) Saturday marked the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month by attending the annual Unidad Latina Conference in New York City.

October 1, 2013
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GALLIVAN’S REGULATORY REFORM PUSH CONTINUES ACROSS THE STATE

Two Wyoming County Farmers Travel to Watertown to Testify Before Senate Panel at Agriculture Forum

September 26, 2013
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NYS Senate Forum on Regulatory Relief--Agriculture

Video of the 9/18 bipartisan public hearing on regulatory reform, with a special emphasis on agriculture, that was hosted by Senate Agriculture Chair Patty Ritchie, at the State Office Building in Watertown.

September 23, 2013
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