January 13, 2018 E-Weekly Chamber Newsletter
Human Resource News
Paid Family Leave policy:

The New York State Paid Family Leave Program effective January 1, 2018, will allow almost all private employees: 1) 8 weeks of paid leave to care for loved ones with a serious health condition, bond with a new child, or to help support their family when someone is recently made active in military service, 2) continuation of health insurance while out, and 3) job protection. Paid Family Leave is funded by employee payroll contributions. Paid Family Leave forms are available here .
SI Chamber Adds New Staff to Strengthen Staten Island’s Workforce

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce announces a brand-new workforce development and human resource service to employers on Staten Island as a benefit to Chamber member businesses and organizations. Employers can now have job listings created and posted on various job search platforms; screening and assessments of potential candidates, and access to a broader network of college candidates. Small businesses and mom and pop stores make up 80% of the SI Chamber membership. These businesses will particularly benefit from these new human resource tools through increased support and assistance with the SI Chamber’s human resource services.

The SI Chamber welcomes Katherine Fitzgerald as their new Talent and Workforce Development Specialist. She joined the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce in late December and is motivated, energetic, and passionate about helping businesses & institutions fulfill their workforce needs. Some of her job responsibilities will include: connecting employers to talented job seekers on Staten Island; providing employers with information related to human resource policies, procedures, and programs; overseeing the Chamber Assist Online Job Board; and acting as the employer liaison for Youth WINS, a multi-organizational workforce partnership. 

You're invited to participate in the 2018  C areer Con !

February 26, 2018
St. John's University
300 Howard Ave Staten Island, NY

The Chamber is seeking interested businesses to
educate over 500 students on career choices:
Free tables for employers!
Recruit high school interns!
Advertise your business! 

T: (718) 727-1900 

Message from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Dear Fellow New Yorker,
I delivered my eighth State of the State address as Governor. In it, I outlined our priorities for the coming year, the challenges we face, and our plans to tackle them.
New York faces unprecedented challenges in 2018, including a federal government that is rolling back progress at every turn. But I promise you this: New York won't back away from our progressive values.
The federal government took aim at New York's economy with their partisan tax bill. But New York is fighting back: we plan to sue the federal government and challenge the GOP tax law as unconstitutional to prevent the double taxation of New Yorkers.

In my address, I also proposed bold action to curb sexual harassment in the workplace, keep our elections safe from foreign actors, lead the fight against climate change, and reform our criminal justice system.
New York will show the nation that progressive and inclusive policies don’t just sound good—they work.

We know that our diversity is our strength, and we won’t stop working toward our progressive vision for New York State.
Ever Upward,
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Danielle Reyes of Wealth and Legacy Group starts the second segment of YEA! as “The Pitch” instructor.
Doreen Inserra, CPA spoke to our Young Entrepreneurs about accounting principles
New Chamber member, Venture House celebrated their grand opening with a Chamber ribbon cutting on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.
Mr. Alan Aurelia – Not-For-Profit
Music Director, Richmond County Orchestra
Mr. Frank Siller – Not-For-Profit
Chairman/CEO, Stephen Siller Tunnels To Towers Foundation
Mr. Ken Tirado – Established
President/Owner, Killmeyer's Old Bavaria Inn
Dr. Carolyn Raia – Established
Director of the Virginia Gruppuso Breast Imaging Center at Staten Island University Hospital
New Tax Law changes and what they mean for you:

It is important to note that this article is a high level over view of the tax law changes that take place January 1st, 2018 – December 31st, 2025. After 2025, with some exceptions, these laws will revert back to the existing tax laws. You are encouraged to work with your tax professional to see how these changes will specifically impact you. 

Individual Tax Rates – Currently the top tax rate is 39.6%,that is being reduced to 37%. There will still be 7 tax brackets with the new law.
Coggno has 1,000's of training courses available in topics such as Human Resources, Business Management, Sales & Marketing, Safety, Accounting, Social Media and more. Training is delivered online, available 24/7 and many come with certificates of completion.

This course includes sample video lessons from author and new media expert Deltina Hay's Social Media Essentials series of courses.
Small Business Outlook Breakfast & 2018 Board Installation

The Historic Old Bermuda Inn 
301 Veterans Rd West, Staten Island, NY
8:00 am start

Louis R. Miller Business Leadership Awards

Presented by the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce and the Staten Island Advance

Sponsored by Richmond County Savings Bank, a division of the NYCB family of banks

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Richmond County Country Club

2018 Staten Island CareerCon

February 26, 2018
St. John's University Staten Island Campus

March Business After Hours

March 20, 2018
Sponsored by United Activities Unlimited
Hosted by National Lighthouse Museum

YEA! Investor Panel

Thursday, March 22 

Annual Chamber Gala

Saturday, April 28

Annual Golf Outing

Tuesday, May 22  

Business After Hours

Thursday, June 21  

Police Officer of the Year Luncheon

Thursday, July 19
Li Greci's Staaten
12:00pm start

Business After Hours

Thursday, September 20
Sponsored by SIFUNPARK
5:30-7:30 pm
(*Rain date September 27) 

Chamber Annual Membership Meeting & Member B2B Showcase

Thursday, October 18

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 24 

Holiday Kick Off Business After Hours

Tuesday, November 27
6:00 - 9:00pm

Building Awards Luncheon  

Friday, December 7

Business Education & Business Event Dates
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