Issues: Small Business

Greek Peak Grand Opening

I was happy to be invited to celebrate the grand re-opening of Greek Peak. Congratulations to new owners John Meier (pictured) and Marc Stemerman on the new amenities at the resort. 

January 9, 2014
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Senator Griffo's Weekly Column #1: The Right Route For Government

Happy New Year!

My wife and I did some traveling for the holidays. Our destination was the same as the year before – and many years before that. One thing had changed, however. We didn’t agree on how to get there.

Governing is a lot like a road trip. All participants share a common destination, but the disagreements are always about what exact route to take.

State legislators and the governor, regardless of political affiliation, all want to help New York attract good-paying jobs and grow our economy. We also want to invest in our children and keep spending in check while maintaining services.

This week, Governor Cuomo will unveil his roadmap in a State of the State address. As always, I’m looking forward to hearing his plan.

January 2, 2014
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Perkins: Harlem Leaders Left Me Out of Secret Meeting to Discuss Urban League Project

New York Daily News Article, December 12, 2013, author Jan Ransom. Senator Perkins continues to advocate for the fair treatment of the commercial tenants at 121 W 125 Street (site of the Urban League Project) and demands continued public discourse and engagement not more private meetings regarding the Urban League Project. To read the full story please click this link.

December 16, 2013
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Statement from Senator Joseph A. Griffo regarding Economic Development Council funding

“I’m tremendously pleased by today’s announcement that New York is committing $163.7 million to important economic projects in the regions I represent. We truly have the best collaborators and leaders in economic development right here.

The Council remains impressed with the North Country, whose projects earned ‘top performer’ status for the third time in a row. These ‘firecracker’ projects, as the regional leaders call them, will enhance Northern New York’s status as a premier tourism destination and make the area more attractive to forward-thinking businesses, especially those in the biotechnology field.

December 11, 2013
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Seward: Governor’s New York State Tax Relief Commission Report Is Step In Right Direction

ONEONTA, 12/10/13 - State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today commented on recommendations offered by the governor’s tax relief commission:

“Broad-based tax relief measures, that will make New York more economically competitive and ease the tax burden on hardworking individuals and families, are at the top of my priority list for 2014.

December 10, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES MERRICK PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY ON GRAND OPENING OF ITS NEW LOCATION

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Merrick Chamber of Commerce and local officials in celebrating the grand opening of Merrick Pediatric Dentistry’s new location. 

     Merrick Pediatric Dentistry, which recently relocated to a new location at 1756A Merrick Avenue in Merrick, is a child-friendly office which focuses on helping children maintain good dental and oral health and teaching them about good dental habits to keep their teeth healthy. Senator Fuschillo offered his best wishes to Dr. Rania Elbaz, the owner of Merrick Pediatric Dentistry, for many years of continued success.

December 10, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS WITH MERRICK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS IN CELEBRATING THE GRAND OPENING OF SAN MARZANO BRICK OVEN PIZZERIA

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Merrick Chamber of Commerce and other community officials in celebrating the grand opening of San Marzano Brick Oven Pizzeria. 

     San Marzano’s, located at 38 Merrick Avenue in Merrick, is an Italian restaurant offering a variety of pizzas, calzones, appetizers, and deserts. Senator Fuschillo extended his best wishes to the staff at San Marzano’s for many years of success.

December 3, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS RECOGNIZED AS LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR BY THE LONG ISLAND HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Senator Jack M. Martins was recognized as the Legislator of the Year by the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at the chamber's 25th Annual Gala of the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 

Senator Martins was honored to be recognized among the other honorees for their accomplishments and to be bestowed with the Legislator of the Year honor by such a prestigious organization as the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

December 2, 2013
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Senator Farley Promotes Supporting Small Businesses

As the holiday shopping season officially is under way with today’s “Black Friday” events, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) strongly suggests people to shop locally on Saturday, November 30th, which is also known as “Small Business Saturday.”

“Small businesses truly are the backbone of our communities,” Senator Farley said. “We rely on small businesses as the economic engine to keep New Yorkers working and raising their families here in New York State.”

To learn more about the Small Business Saturday initiative, Senator Farley recommends visiting http://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba_initiatives/small_business_saturday_2013

 

November 29, 2013
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'Small Business Saturday' ~ Saturday, November 30, 2013 ~ Read more

Read Senator O'Mara's November 25, 2013 column on the importance of "shopping small."

The Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce has announced a daylong series of activities and events to celebrate "Small Business Saturday" in and around Schuyler County.  Read more HERE

November 26, 2013
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Griffo announces $8.5 million for Rome

Empire State Development grant will extend water, sewer to residents, businesses

ROME – Sen. Joseph A. Griffo today announced that the state is providing $8.5 million to the City of Rome for a major water-sewer improvement project.

The funds, which come from Empire State Development’s Economic Transformation Program, are for a two-phase project in the north, west and south corridors of Rome.

November 20, 2013
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November 15, 2013
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Senator Klein Announces Major Job Creation Program, “START-UP NEW YORK” in the Bronx

BRONX, NY– Standing under the dome of the Gould Memorial Library at Bronx Community College (BCC), State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced that BCC will be a host site for START-UP New York, a groundbreaking initiative that allows select colleges and universities to create tax-free zones on or near their academic campuses.

November 14, 2013
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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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