August 2, 2018
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MEMBER NEWS
BRT UPDATE!

Staten Island is one step closer to developing a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system along the North Shore of Staten Island! The MTA voted to approve the $4.8 million 24 month contract for preliminary engineering and environmental work for the North Shore Bus Rapid Transit. Read the Staten Island Advance and amNewYork articles below. 

SI Chamber President & CEO, Linda Baran is quoted in amNewYork about the new BRT movement on Staten Island. “It was always critical for us to get cars off the road, and I think that it’s important now more than ever,” said president and CEO of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Linda Baran, who has advocated for the project for more than a decade. “It’s a way to help residents of low-to-moderate income that don’t have means to get to work, and to link to the West Shore and the corporate park, which are exploding [with jobs] right now. There’s a ton of traffic.”

Consumer Guide NOW in Circulation!
The annual Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Consumer Guide is now in circulation to help Staten Islander with helpful referrals with all our Chamber members listed, whether for shopping or seeking out goods and services, restaurants, culturals or nonprofits, the Guide has it all. Residents can also find valuable information on the Chamber's role with neighborhood programs, employment programs, youth programs, tourism, and more.
Call for Building Awards Applications!

The Building Awards Program is presented by the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce to recognize excellence in design and construction on Staten Island.

The Building Awards will be held on  Friday, December 7, 2018  at the  Richmond County Country Club.

Applications must be submitted by Saturday, September 15.

Judging  will be held  Friday, October 19, 2018 , between 9 am and 2 pm.

Each entry will be judged on its own merit by a panel of judges representing a cross section of the building and design industries.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN:  The application must be completed in full once you start the online process. To review the questions before you begin,  click here . It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete the application form. You should be prepared to attach at least one JPG image of the project (but no more than 10) for judging purposes. The application fee for a single category is $250; add $50 for each additional category you wish to apply for.
Ithaca College School of Business Survey

The faculty at the Ithaca College School of Business is inviting Staten Island Chamber members to answer a survey based on sustainability practices of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in New York State. The survey seeks to identify - among others things - the variety of sustainability programs that SMEs in New York have implemented and whether these measures have paid off. Please consider helping them with their data collection by responding to their survey below.
Calling all Staten Island High School Students!

If you know any Staten Island High School Student looking to start their own business, social movement, or boost their college resume, invite them check out the  Young Entrepreneurs Academy ! The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce is recruiting for the 2018/19 class. Applications are due September 15!
Lauren Giordanella of  NYC Business Solutions , Dr. Abraham Unger of East Shore Local Development Corportation (ESLDC), Irina Solomatin of Irina's Food, and Paola Martinez of  NYC Department of Small Business Services  smile for the camera. This group shot was taken inside of Irina's Food, while the group was visiting Midland Beach.
PICS OF THE WEEK
Every summer the Chamber’s Board Social brings together all of the volunteers who contribute their time, expertise, and support for the Chamber throughout the year. A big thank you to this effective group of leaders!
Photos by Steve White of Staten Arts Photography
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
The New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID) Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer Dominick Brancato are pleased to announce the appointments of Candace Gonzalez and Michael DeVito.
Congratulations to Tom and the Advance Lock & Key Team on
celebrating 50 years in business!
Decades-Old Aurora Computer Technology in Forefront of IT Support for Staten Island Businesses
MEMBER BENEFITS
Check out Morey's Piers Member to Member Discount! An exclusive ticket offer at a special savings for Chamber members.
MEMBER BUSINESS TIP
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