August 4, 2017 E-Weekly Chamber Newsletter
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MEMBER NEWS

Applications are now being accepted for the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Building Awards Program. The program, now in its 56th year, was designed to acknowledge the building and design industries’ ability to adapt to the diversity of Staten Island’s growing population.


Entries are now being accepted for commercial, residential and mixed-use projects including new construction, renovations, alternations/additions, historical renovations, Sandy renovations, kitchens, bathrooms and other single rooms. Categories include exterior, interior, interior decorating, outdoor space, specialty craftsmanship and green space.


Entries can be submitted by a project’s owner, architect/engineer, builder, general contractor, certified interior designer, interior decorator, craftsman, and/or landscape contractor/designer. Each entry will be judged on its own merit by a panel of judges representing a cross section of several building-related industries. For information about entering the competition, visit sichamber.com or Call the Chamber at 718-727-1900.


The deadline for applications is Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Judging will take place on Friday, October 6, 2017, and the Annual Building Awards Luncheon will take place on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn.


NOW ACCEPTING 2017-18 YEA! PROGRAM APPLICATIONS!!


A good business mixer has food and drink, but this year’s Business by the Beach, hosted by the SI Chamber’s Young Professionals Group, took it over the top with a dessert tower, giveaways, an Italian ice cart, music, games, a selfie booth, and fun raffle prizes.
 

The Young Professionals Group (YPG), part of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, hosted the annual event last Thursday, July 27 at the Vanderbilt at South Beach. The event featured lively music from Partners in Sound; a dessert tower overflowing with cookies and brownies at Mark’s Bake Shoppe’s sponsor table; refreshing Luigi’s Italian Ices; and a selfie booth sponsored by Rab’s Country Lanes. The YPG invited Chamber Chairman Glen V. Cutrona, A.I.A. of Cutrona Architecture PLLC to play his guitar while more than 100 guests sang Happy Birthday to Gerald Amerosi Sr. of Gerald Peters Inc.

PICS OF THE WEEK
July's Breakfast with the President: Dennis Liberti, GroundForce Logistics; Linda Baran, President of SI Chamber; Glen Mancuso, All State (Business Guild 1); Chuck Sommers, GroundForce Logistics; Frank LoGuidice, Charge Media Group; Crystal Mesteres, Charge Media Group; Holly Lira, A. Lira Siding(SICC Membership Council); George Chicolo, Membership Director of SI Chamber; Steve Wakeman, Pride Center of Staten Island; and Louis Fabiano, Reliable Office Solutions (SICC Membership Council).
Chamber members attended a SEM/SEO and KPI's workshop presented by the Staten Island Advance, Thursday, August 3.
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Tekie Geek LLC was honored by Staten Island Small Business Development Center as Business of the Month in June.

T- Mobile celebrated their Grand Opening last Friday, July 28!

MEMBER BUSINESS TIP
An organized, updated office helps a business run efficiently and increases productivity, whether it’s a large healthcare facility or a small auto body shop. That includes much more than notepads, pens, staplers and tape.
 
According to Billy Hanson at Reliable Office Solutions, based in Staten Island, the modern office typically requires:
  • Computer/s with internet/email access, and related software to organize office data
  • Devices to photocopy, print, fax and scan
  • A postage system
  • A telephone system
  • Functional office furniture
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UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
YPG - 5@5 Golf Event (All Ages Welcomed)
Thursday, August 17th
Golf starts at 5:00pm
Networking BBQ is from 6:30-8:00 pm
La Tourette Golf Course, 1001 Richmond Hill Road

Seeking applicants for 2018 Business After Hours
Applications will be accepted through August 31.

Now Accepting 2017-18 YEA! Applications
Applications will be accepted through September 15.

2017 Building Awards Program
2 SPONSORSHIP SPOTS AVAILABLE

Application Deadline: Friday, September 15, 2017
Judging Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
Journal Ads Applications Due: Friday, November 3, 2017
Awards Luncheon: Friday, December 1, 2017

"Back to School" Business After Hours
Sponsored by St John's University

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 pm
St. John's University, Kiernan Suite in Kelleher Center
300 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301

Lions Pride Leadership & Business Roundtable Workshop, Presented by Lions Pride Leadership Company

FREE for Members!
Tuesday September 26,  2017
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Staten Island Advance
950 West Fingerboard Road, SI, NY 10305
Room 303 / RED Room 3rd Floor
(Must Pre-Register, Limited Seating)

Web Design Workshop
Presented by Tom & Co.

FREE for Members!
Thursday October 5, 2017
9:30 am to 11:00 am
The Staten Island Advance
950 West Fingerboard Road, Staten 
(Must Pre-Register, Limited Seating)

2017 Annual Membership Meeting & B2B Expo
SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE

Thursday, October 19, 2017
The Vanderbilt at  South Beach

SAVE THE DATE!
Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 25, 2017
Shop Small, Shop Local!

SAVE THE DATE!
HOLIDAY MIXER
Sponsored by Valpak

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Historic Richmond Town

Business Education & Business Event Dates
Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 41277, Staten Island, NY 10304
718.727.1900  |  sichamber.com