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Welcome to the Manhattan Chamber of CommerceManhattan Chamber of Commerce (MCC) is a vibrant business membership organization comprised of a cross section of 10,000 business members and subscribers ranging from sole proprietors to large corporations and multi-national firms. Connect with entrepreneurs, leaders and executives by becoming an MCC member today and help your business grow. Our mission is to advocate for, connect and educate the business community in Manhattan.

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    MCC is in the business of helping companies. When we recently helped Corporation Service Company with a certificate of origin, they were very happy with the assistance they received. Here’s what they had to say to our brilliant office manager who manages these requests to assist with international trade:

    I love you!!!!!!!

    You are so wonderful and helpful. What would the Chamber do without you?

    Thank you,

    Luis Rodriguez
    Corporation Service Company-NYC
    1180 Avenue of the Americas., Ste#210
    New York, NY 10036
    800-221-0770 Ext: 52022

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    ©2014 CSRwire, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

    The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, in partnership with Bloomberg LP, honors the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year as determined by an annual survey.

    Benchmarking and sharing the best practices of community engagement offers companies that participate in The Civic 50 a roadmap for using their time, skills, and other resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business. The Civic 50 will help translate good intentions into sound business practices for years to come.

    For more information, visit or email

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  • 06/18/14--08:24: NYC Fashion Fellows Program

  • The NYC Fashion Fellows is a year-long fellowship (in it’s second year) – managed by the 92nd Street Y (92Y) in partnership with the NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) – designed for rising stars in fashion management who have been identified by their employers and the NYCFF Selection Committee as future leaders in fashion. As part of the Fashion.NYC.2020 initiative to support the long-term growth of the City’s fashion industry, the program helps Fellows advance to the next stage of growth in their professional careers and their organizations and will strengthen the community of fashion professionals as a whole through mentorship, educational seminars, and networking. Exclusive mentorship relationships and program partners are senior leaders from some of the world’s top organizations like Coach, Versace, JCrew, DVF, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ann Taylor, Birchbox, Brooks Brothers, Bloomingdales, Theory and more. Fellows are future fashion leaders in Gucci, Tory Burch, DVF, Tod’s Group, Saks Fifth Avenue, Donna Karen, Coach, Juicy Colture, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Macy’s, Dagne Dover, Frieda and Nellie, and more. Since January, I’ve been invited to private and semi-private events with Kenneth Cole, Alexis Bittar, Eran Cohen, and Marigay McKee, with many more to come between now and December including Frank Zambrelli (Co-Founder + Partner at Banfi Zambrelli), Tony Spring (new Chairman + CEO at Bloomingdale’s), and Katia Beaucamp and Hayley Barna (Birchbox Co-Founders). To learn more, please email or visit our website at

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    MNN Networks airs an original series Cajun cooking show straight from the Bayou.
    Over one year in the making Cajun in the City will be airing its first episode from an original series on MNN Networks.
    Cajun in the City host Cajun Ken will be bringing the bayou to the big apple with mouth watering Cajun and southern dishes.

    A fun and entertaining cooking show unlike anything on a major network. Produced and filmed by a movie production team that has an eye for food and style. This show really cooks a southern meal in the 30 minute program and brings back cooking to the kitchen. The goal of the show is to inspire peo-ple to get in the kitchen and cook using local fresh ingredients.

    All press are invited to watch the premiere debut on New York’s MNN June 24th at 11AM. TWC CH 56-FIOS-34-RCN 83.

    Any press that request a private episode viewing before airing, contact Pentloft Studios office at

    Live link watch at (June 24th)

    Interviews are welcome with the host Cajun Ken and executive producers

    Press Additional information is available on the website and on the

    Facebook page

    For more information please contact us at:

    Cajun in the City


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    New York City, N.Y. – June 17, 2014 – To celebrate the bank's newest retail locations in New York City, TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, will host grand opening celebrations throughout Manhattan on Friday, June 20th.

    Starting at 11am grand opening celebrations will be held at:

    • 182 Broadway (John & Broadway), Manhattan

    • 1375 Broadway (37th& Broadway), Manhattan

    • 910 Eighth Avenue (54th& 8th), Manhattan

    Entire families – including pets – are invited to participate in the grand opening celebrations, which are free and open to the public, with activities including:

    • Appearances by the TD Mascot

    • Snacks and refreshments

    • Giveaways, games, and prizes including a drawing to win a $1,000 shopping spree

    Local charities will be on hand for an official ribbon cutting ceremony at each location. Ribbon cuttings times are listed below:

    • John & Broadway:             10:45am

    • 37th& Broadway:                12:30pm

    • 54th& Eighth Avenue:       1:30pm

    TD Bank focuses on delivering legendary customer service by providing the longest banking hours in the area, hassle-free products, treats for kids and biscuits for dogs. For the convenience of its customers, the lobby hours of the new stores will be:

    The new store will target Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. LEED is an internationally-recognized mark of excellence by the U.S. Green Building Council which incorporates principals of sustainable site selection, low water usage, energy efficiency, use of recycled materials and other categories.

    About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®

    TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J.To learn more, Find TD Bank on Facebook on Twitter at

    TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Torontostock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD". To learn more, visit


    Media Contact:

    Kate Toy

    Office: 856-533-5344

    Cell: 856-952-3677

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  • 06/20/14--09:00: MCC Testimonial
  • "I just needed to say that I found your blog via Google and I am glad I did. Keep up the good work and I will make sure to bookmark you for when I have more free time away from the books. Thanks again!"

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    Dear Friends:

    AT&T has a long standing commitment to LGBT equality and empowerment. Starting in 1975, AT&T became one of the first Fortune 500 companies to adopt a non-discrimination policy toward sexual orientation, and in 1998, one of the first to adopt domestic partner benefits for LGBT employees.

    AT&T also has the first LGBT employee resource group in corporate America. Founded by employees in 1987, the LEAGUE at AT&T — the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Organization — is one of the company’s 11 employee resource groups aimed at networking, collaboration and professional development.

    Since then, we have continued to provide benefits and unique programs for LGBT employees. We are proud to be consistently listed in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s “Best Places to Work” for LGBT employees. Our dedication to supporting LGBT employees hallmarks the inclusive and diverse culture fostered at AT&T.

    In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, AT&T launched the second annual “Live Proud” campaign that is centered on awareness, empowerment and, most importantly, pride. The “Live Proud” campaign will cross the nation this summer as we celebrate in cities across the country, including New York where we will be celebrating Pride June 27-29. The festivities will culminate in our League members, employees and friends marching together in the parade on Sunday, June 29th.

    Also for the second year in a row and as part of “Live Proud”, AT&T is teaming up with LGBT advocate and world-renowned performer Adam Lambert to encourage the LGBT community and beyond to create unique memes that represents how they “Live Proud” and share those memes via social media.

    Among the memes submitted and shared via Facebook and/or Twitter, four lucky winners will be chosen at random for a chance to meet Adam at a private event in New York City. One lucky “Grand Prize” winner will be selected to attend the private event, in addition to spending one-on-one time with Adam prior to the event. An additional five winners will receive an AT&T technology prize package.

    From now through Aug. 10, we encourage you to join the movement in the following ways:

     "Like” the AT&T Live Proud Facebook page by visiting
     Submit a unique meme that represents an AT&T “Live Proud” moment.
     Share your meme with others online, using the hashtag #ATTLiveProud — and be sure to tag @ATTNYC or @adamlambert

    Learn more about how we “Live Proud” straight from Adam Lambert in the blog post he wrote following the announcement of this year’s campaign.

    I hope to see you celebrating Pride this month online and on the streets!


    Marissa Shorenstein
    New York State President, AT&T

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    Register Now!




    If you are just beginning or expanding your business and you are seeking to meet with procurement officers, technology innovators, small and medium sized businesses (SME's), or global market leaders, you will find them all at the 19th World Congress on IT (WCIT) being held in Guadalajara, Mexico from September 29-October 1, 2014. This event will provide you with unparalleled access to the largest ICT network in the world.

    The WCIT is the most prestigious and most important gathering of ICT industry and government executives and officials, global institutions and civil society in 2014. Often referred to as the “Olympics of the ICT industry, the WCIT 2014 will host more than 2,000 delegates from approximately 80 countries.

    Once registered, you will:

    • Have the opportunity to schedule business meetings in advance of the congress;
    • Receive a full admission pass to all congress activities;
    • Be able to select companies to meet at certain prescribed times and locations during the congress;
    • Receive personalized assistance from our concierge service, as well as technical support on site;
    • Have the opportunity to attend special workshop sessions and lectures on how to do business as well as business opportunities within Mexico and Latin America.

    Participants will also enjoy:

    • WITSA’s Global ICT Excellence Awards Gala;
    • Attendance at Key congress sessions;
    • Access to the exhibition area;
    • Individualized scheduled B2B meetings:
    • B2B workshops and lectures;
    • Global network from over 80 countries
    • And much, much more…….

    Who should attend?

    • Small and medium sized businesses (SME’) in the ICT sector looking for business opportunities with other SME’s in the ICT industry as well as in other industries to include health care, education, human resources, marketing, environment, finance, communications and consulting as well as large companies within these and many mores sectors. SME’s looking for high-quality, competitively priced software and information products to maximize and improve their operations.
    • Large businesses and government procurement managers looking for high-quality, innovative and competitive hardware, software and telecommunication suppliers for their companies and governments.
    • Large companies seeking highly qualified sub contractors.
    • All size companies looking for global partnership opportunities.

    How will the program benefit you?

    By participating in the WCIT 2014’s B2B program you will:
    • Expand your business network globally;
    • Have the opportunity to expand your business internationally;
    • Identify potential business partners/ investors;
    • Understand how to do business in Mexico and Latin America;
    • Learn about industry trends and challenges;
    • Listen to co “father” of the Internet talk about the Evolution of the Internet;

     Listen to Global CIO’s talk about their perceptive of the ICT industry and their future ICT requirements.


    For more information:
    Visit our website:
    Like us on Facebook: WCIT 2014
    Follow us on Twitter: @WCIT2014

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    From Forbes by:
    Eric T. Wagner Contributor

    Breaks my heart.

    According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months. A whopping 80% crash and burn.

    But why? What can we learn from the colossal amount of failure with small business that we can apply to our own business aspirations?

    In my 30 plus years as a serial (yes – hate that word too) entrepreneur, and through my exposure to thousands of entrepreneurs via my company Mighty Wise Media, I have seen plenty.

    And yes, at surface level the primary reason businesses fail is they simply run out of cash.

    But trust me — the cracks in the foundation start well before the brutal day of financial collapse.

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    ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations in Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens and Richmond in New York of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by heavy rain, and flooding on April 29-30. The deadline to apply for a physical damage disaster loan is July 28, 2014.

    Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property. Businesses and non-profit organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets.

    For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private
    non-profit organizations of all sizes, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.

    Interest rates are as low as 2.188 percent for homeowners and renters, 2.625 percent for non-profit organizations and 4 percent for businesses with terms up to 30 years. The SBA sets the loan amounts and terms based on each applicant’s financial condition.

    Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at

    Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to Loan applications can be downloaded from Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

    The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is July 28, 2014. The deadline to return economic injury applications is March 2, 2015.

    # # #

    For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at

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    Name Company Name Website
    Kelly M Brown Posh Baby Boutique Inc.
    Jeannette Lofas Stepfamily Foundation
    Ben Seldon Seldon Marketing
    Kristen Broggini First Data
    Andrew Nemeth University of Phoenix
    Adrienne Garland WomanCon
    Nisha Hayes Douglas Elliman Realestate
    Camille Baez Santander
    Julia Andres FineFomeFinds
    Robert Lopez Blue Water Construction & Restoration Corp.
    Kaitlyn Falk Wong Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    Robbi G Muir Robbi Muir Design
    James Harrigan James Harrigan Life Coaching
    Liza Horan Media Moxie LLC
    John Shegerian Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.
    John Shegerian Green is Good Radio
    Susan R Meyer Susan R Meyer Coaching & Consulting
    David Selig Selig & Associates
    Shelley Lindauer Shelley Lindauer
    alice grega alicegregabooks
    Marlo Franconeri Broadview Networks
    Tony Andreoli Massey Knakal
    Jalena Hay Jay Hay
    Ava Seavey Avalanche Creative Services, Inc.
    Andrea Adler Holistic PR
    Frederick H. (Rick) Shuart, Jr. Services For the Underserved,
    Whitney Barrat Old Seaport New York
    Rebecca Morse Healthful Enterprises LLC
    Jing Tian Fashion Galaxy Alliance
    Paula London Port Authority New York/New Jersey
    Victoria Tkacheva Pergola Restaurant
    Robert Sirianni Jr. Brownstone Law
    Vitaly Kagan AAA All Voice And Data Inc
    Deirdre King KPS Security, Training & Investigations
    Oliver Roe Insperity

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    Name Company Name Website
    Serena Arrabito American Lung Association of the Northeast
    Cigdem Bostan HALACH GOLD INC
    Seth Dinsky Active Staffing Solutions
    Anthony Ray Ray Law International, PC
    Max Joel Solar One
    Thomas McMahon TLM Associates
    Caroline van Scheltinga Blocadi Capital LLC
    Augustine John JOHN, JACOB & VAYALUMKAL, LLP
    Gustavo Rangel JWU LLC
    Mauricio Rojas Marathon Energy Corporation
    Aileen Gemma Smith Vizalytics Technology
    Warren Davis Warren Davis - Human Resources Consulting
    Chris Castillo CwCastle Associates
    Chelsea Halbach Opening Ceremony
    Rose Sager Embassy of Bahrain
    Colette Malouf Colette Malouf Inc.
    Barry Korn Barrett Capital Corporation
    R. Ashton Wall Colloquium Depot, LTD.
    Hedi White Haug Realty Corp.
    Peter Aubrey-Smith Stellar Re Intermediaries, Inc.
    Jeff Gorman SunEdison

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    The NYC Economic Development Corporation in partnership with New York International has opened applications for the fall 2014 World to NYC program, which has a focus on smart and sustainable cities.

    Emerging companies from the US and abroad are eligible to participate in the program, which runs from September 29 to October 1, 2014. The application period is open now through August 22.

    World to NYC will provide knowledge exchange and collaboration between cutting-edge companies already present in the city and those considering New York City for their US / East-coast expansion.

    Over three days, participants will have the opportunity to meet leaders of large corporations, tech entrepreneurs, investors, lawyers who specialize in business incorporation and immigration issues, NYC government officials, and other expats who have expanded their businesses to NYC, among many others. Delegates will also take tours of workspaces and incubators, prominent NYC companies, and different tech neighborhoods in NYC.

    Through this program, NYC is setting the stage for urban efficiency, sustainability, and innovation --inviting the most promising startup companies from around the world to present their solutions in the context of continuous urbanization and its economic opportunities for New York City’s citizens, businesses, and partners.

    Who are we looking for?

    We are looking for digitally-enabled technologies (including software, hardware, and connected devices) that make cities more intelligent, efficient, and resilient by optimizing use of energy, resources and the built environment. While we welcome interest from any company focusing on the application of technology to urban sustainability, the following sectors are of particular interest:

    • mobility & transportation
    • energy, including clean generation, smart grid, and efficiency
    • intelligent infrastructure

    What will the program include?

    The 3- day program will include:
    • networking opportunities
    • introductions to potential business partners
    • information useful to companies expanding into New York City
    • other events. 

    The program runs Monday-Wednesday (September 29th – October 1st), allowing sufficient time on Thursday and Friday for participating companies to schedule their own business meetings in the city.

    The program is free of charge and participants are responsible for their own airfare, hotels, etc.

    You can find more information at: including a link to the on-line application.

    0 0, is a website dedicated to exploring the side streets of Manhattan. For almost two years, Betsy Bober Polivy, the creator of Manhattan Sideways, has been walking from the East River to the Hudson with the sole purpose of promoting the businesses on these streets.

    The project began as a whimsical idea of crisscrossing the side streets of Manhattan and has quickly become a top source that celebrates small businesses and introduces viewers to all that makes up a neighborhood. Through vibrant photography and videos alongside detailed descriptions, the Manhattan Sideways team pounds the pavement every day to provide information on boutiques, bars, restaurants, hotels, galleries, gardens, historic sites and more.

    In a statement, Betsy noted that the Avenues — the major north to south thoroughfares of the island — are well-covered by the media and well-traversed by shoppers and travelers. “I wanted to get off the beaten path and explore the side streets. In fact, the development of Manhattan’s iconic grid, starting at 1st Street and continuing up to 155th Street, envisioned the side streets as being of greater importance than the avenues,” she said. “I am literally walking side to side, east to west, beginning on 1st Street and wending my way north. My goal is to walk the numbered side streets and document every commercial establishment, and other places of interest, with special feature write-ups along the way." Presently, the site has 45 streets on it. There are almost 8,000 entries with a new street getting ready to go up every week to ten days.

    Please take a moment to look at the site and to explore many of the hidden gems about which Betsy has written. To gain a better understanding of Manhattan Sideways, you might want to watch the recent Fox 5 News interview

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    From Changing the Game:How Business Innovations Reduce the Impact of Disasters Page 7

    By Nancy Ploeger, President, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce 

    Jacqueline Goewey, owner of Made Fresh Daily on Front Street in the South Street Seaport of New York City, has been in business for more than five years and has more than five full-time and part-time employees.

    She opened her café just as the recession hit. She was just starting out and says the recession actually allowed her to focus on the finer points of running a business and it has gotten better and better every year—until Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012.

    Goewey’s business dropped off tremendously, and not only was she faced with a disastrous business situation but—to add insult to injury—she also lives in the area and could not even get into her apartment for months after the storm. She had to sublet an apartment and eventually find a new one.

    The day after the storm hit, Goewey, her manager, and staff gathered in boots and work clothes to go into the café, assess the damage, and begin clean-up efforts. There was a surge of seven feet of water at the front of her store and four feet in back. Even though the café is elevated off the sidewalk (four small steps to enter the café and about a three-foot elevation), the surge swept through the restaurant.

    All of the machines were ruined. The only good thing is that the café lacks a basement, unlike many other stores and shops in the Seaport area, so Goewey had no electrical issues to contend with. Her furnace had to be repaired to the tune of $4,000 and she had to purchase new refrigerators and lost thousands of dollars in food, products, and supplies.

    However, the group “worked like dogs” to clean up and get the café open as quickly as they could. They were able to reopen just before Thanksgiving—less than one month after the hurricane. For weeks, they were the only business open on their street.

    Goewey trimmed her staff, hoping to hire them back as business took an upswing. As construction workers moved in and out of the area, she offered breakfast and lunch specials to attract their business. Also, the local residents came back, grateful for her café and for her dedication to reopening, as she offered not only great food but also a place where they could hang out and meet fellow Seaport business owners and residents.

    One of Goewey’s neighbors, Victor Chan, owner of Suteishi Japanese restaurant a few doors down, came to her with an innovative idea. Because most of her baking was done in the early morning and most of her clients came from early morning to about 4 p.m., Chan asked Goewey if he could share her kitchen. He could prepare food for takeout during the evening, when her shop was closed, and this way he, too, could retain his customers even though he could not offer restaurant seating. Goewey agreed, and the two owners supported each other to keep their businesses open and serve their customers. Goewey says that Chan’s staff even helped her staff package and wrap cookies for a special event she was doing to help raise funds for a local nonprofit.

    Their staffs worked well together during the few hours a day they overlapped and became quite close; they keep in touch even today. Suteishi was able to keep 60% to 70% of its business just through deliveries and worked out of Made Fresh Daily for 10 months.

    Made Fresh Daily’s business continued to increase, and Goewey was able to rehire her staff. The café was doing just fine until fall 2013, when one of the Seaport area’s attractions,

    Pier 17, shut down, resulting in fewer tourists. After the tough and long winter of 2013–2014, Goewey is looking forward to spring, when she can greet her returning customers, support her community, and serve her delicious food.

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    Hear what MCC Member Faith Kinslow of True Identity Branding had to say about MCC’s Networking and Toot Your Own Horn Breakfast hosted by TD Bank:
    “Just wanted to tell you that I thought today's event was excellent. Hearing a 2 minute presentation from several people made me aware of which professionals have synergy with my skill set. I feel like I got to know many more people than usual although I only got to speak to two of the speakers. I made my way over to the two whose businesses I was most interested in hearing more about. It gave me the information to recommend them to people I know. I hope we do a lot more "Toot Your Own Horn" events. I think they are most valuable and practical.”

    Best regards,
    Faith Kinslow, Copywriter/Brand Strategist
    True Identity Branding Know who you are. Say who you are. Mobile: 917-607-3267

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    Friends of LiquidTalent,
    LiquidTalent is becoming the go-to-place for exceptional professionals to discover one another and work together through short-mode projects. We believe that work should be more autonomous, mobile and lifestyle driven. Defined projects, with clear timelines, deliverables and budget, are great building blocks to make this vision a reality.

    "Look around you. The way work gets done is changing. Work is being reduced into smaller pieces, changing the process both for companies that buy work and for professionals delivering work for pay. Whether you are a full-time employee, a professional considering independence, a career independent consultant, or an organizational leader tasked with evolving your company’s workforce equation, one thing is clear: the new Project Economy has arrived and is here to stay." - mbo partners

    We have been listening and learning from the very beginning. We have listened to our early users, to our advisors and to our contemporaries and have kept our finger on the pulse of the overall independent market. We have maintained flexibility and are now taking a more focused approach. As we enter into our 10th month of operation, we have digested and applied what we've heard from the marketplace and have narrowed our focus to two core areas - the Technology and Creative industries. 
    New description:
    LiquidTalent is an on-demand developer marketplace for your project-based technology needs. Our mobile app and website allow you to post projects and review exceptional candidates within hours.

    Our specialization: 
    Mobile apps (iPhone and Android), Web-based mobile apps, Websites, Mobile-responsive websites, Software, Wireframes and Design

    Notable partnerships: 
    General Assembly, DevBootCamp, Google and other leading technical organizations, colleges and universities.

    We are currently sourcing paying projects for your company's technology + creative needs; specifically mobile app and website builds. We are also on-boarding talented technologists and creatives so please reach out if you, or your colleagues, want to join our community and start generating more income. To ensure the most effective experience, we recently hired a Concierge to facilitate the entire process of pairing projects with professionals. 

    Two articles for fun:
    The Future of the Workforce May Be Part-Time (Larry Page)
    The Way Your Work is Going to Change (Richard Branson)
    Thank you all for your continued support of LiquidTalent. We're excited to keep listening, and building meaningful tools that enhance your life.  

    Alex, Scott and the LiquidTalent team

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    Marissa Shorenstein
    New York State President, AT&T

    Dear Friends:
    Summer is in full swing — and we couldn’t be more excited to offer New Yorkers several unique summertime initiatives to keep you safe and connected while you have fun in the sun!
    Whether you’re relaxing in one of New York City’s many outdoor spaces or rushing through the streets to get to your destination, we are committed to providing you with the most reliable 4G LTE network whenever and wherever you are—keeping you connected to things that matter to you most.

    Here are a few ways we’re keeping you connected this summer:
    AT&T Street Charge
    AT&T Street Charge solar powered mobile charging stations launched for a second year in a row in May. The initiative offers a solution to New Yorkers who are always on the go and need to remain connected, providing them with a free charge to their mobile device across the five boroughs.

    We have set up charging units in more than 20 parks, beaches and outdoor gathering spots throughout the city, offering a quick charge to users’ phones, tablets and similar devices.

    AT&T Street Charge grew out of a need for a sustainable power source in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and took on a life of its own when we deployed more than two dozen solar-powered units across the city last summer.

    After receiving such positive feedback about last year's program, we doubled the number of units — 45 in total — to provide a sustainable solution to keep people connected while they enjoy the sun and summer months.
    We made some additional upgrades to the units to make them more weather resistant, able to withstand higher usage and ensure users have the best experience possible while charging.
    Learn more about AT&T Street Charge and where to find your nearest charging unit here.

    WiFi in the Parks
    Complementing AT&T Street Charge, AT&T’s Wi-Fi in the Parks initiative provides free Wi-Fi to New York City park goers — regardless of their provider — in more than 25 parks locations across all five boroughs.

    We recently announced that free Wi-Fi is now available at the High Line between 14th and 16th streets as part of this popular initiative.
    Connected Intersections
    Building on AT&T’s national efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of texting while driving, we are committed to improving New Yorkers’ commutes across all modes of transportation, be it walking, riding, driving or using mass transit. Part of that commitment is helping to improve safety on New York City streets.

    In June, AT&T, along with NYU Poly, NYC Media Lab and Challenge Post, launched Connected Intersections, a challenge focused on creating technological solutions to improve traffic safety on city streets and in other urban environments using the collective power of the city's transportation, technology and academic and advocacy communities.
    The challenge focuses on making the roads safer by taking advantage of smartphone sensors, phone-to-phone communications and natural user interfaces, among other technologies, to help create smart and useable solutions.

    To kick-off the initiative, AT&T and NYC Media Lab released a paper, titled “Exploring How Mobile Technologies Impact Pedestrian Safety,” which draws on research from around the country to examine smartphone distraction and other impediments to traffic safety.

    According to the paper, recent statistics show New York City pedestrian fatalities in car crashes were four times greater than the national average. “Driver inattention” was cited by the NYPD as the cause of about a third of all crashes. In 2012, New York City experienced 10,925 crashes between pedestrians and cars, and in 2013, there were 14,845 pedestrian-car crashes. Researchers believe many of these types of crashes are occurring because pedestrians and drivers are distracted by their smartphones or other electronic devices instead of paying attention to the road.
    We are looking for developers, designers, technologists and UX/UI/IxD professionals to create solutions to improve traffic safety and reduce collisions in NYC, and are looking forward to unveiling participants’ submissions at the end of the challenge in October.
    Learn more about Connected Intersections and how to register for the challenge here.
    Whether it’s a day at the beach, a picnic in the park or a trip across the city from one meeting to the next, AT&T wants to keep you safe and connected.  I am excited about our innovative summertime initiatives and hope to see New Yorkers getting a quick charge on the go, connecting online in a park or creating the next street-safety technology over the next few months!

    Marissa Shorenstein
    New York State President, AT&T

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    Date: 10/27/2014-10/30/2014
    Location: TBD

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