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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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    Improved cash flow and future outlook boost latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index; survey also captures attitudes about mobile banking, EMV-chip card technology
     
    New York, N.Y., Feb. 19, 2016 – Small business owners expressed a level of optimism not seen in a year in the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted January 11-15, as the Index’s overall score rose to 67, a 13-point gain from November’s survey. 
     
    The quarterly survey, which measures the optimism of small business owners, had previously declined for three consecutive quarters, falling to an overall score of 54 in November. The January increase was the largest quarter-over-quarter increase since January 2015, when the Index also rose 13 points. 
     
    The bounce in optimism benefitted largely from small business owners feeling better about their cash flow, with 60 percent saying their cash flow was very or somewhat good over the past 12 months – a level not seen since the fourth quarter of 2007. Looking ahead, 66 percent of business owners expect their cash flow to be very or somewhat good in the next 12 months, compared to 63 percent in November. Most other Index measures had small increases or were unchanged in the first-quarter survey.
     
    “The latest Index scores show that small business owners are more upbeat about their current and future business conditions,” said Joe Kirk, Wells Fargo Region President.   “This suggests small business owners are entering 2016 with greater confidence, and cash flow sentiment is driving that optimism.”

    Small business payment trends
    The Index also gauged small business owners’ attitudes about EMV chip-enabled debit and credit cards. Beginning Oct. 1, 2015, merchants needed to convert to new EMV-enabled card processing systems or accept liability for any fraudulent point-of-sale card transactions. To meet the October 1 deadline, merchants were encouraged to update their card processing systems to accept chip-enabled cards. Almost half (48 percent) of business owners surveyed in January said that their card processing system is currently chip-enabled, up from 31 percent in August 2015. 
     
    Of the business owners who have not updated their card processing system to accept chip-enabled cards, 22 percent plan to do so in the next six months, and 14 percent say within the next 12 months. One in five business owners (20 percent) say they never plan to upgrade.

    About the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index
    Since August 2003, the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index has surveyed small business owners on current and future perceptions of their business financial situation. The Index consists of two dimensions: 1) Owners’ ratings of the current situation of their businesses and, 2) Owners’ ratings of how they expect their businesses to perform over the next 12 months. Results are based on telephone interviews with 600 small business owners, with annual revenues up to $20 million, in all 50 United States conducted January 11-15, 2016. The overall Small Business Index is computed using a formula that scores and sums the answers to 12 questions — six about the present situation and six about the future. An Index score of zero indicates that small business owners, as a group, are neutral – neither optimistic nor pessimistic – about their companies’ situations.   The overall Index can range from -400 (the most negative score possible) to +400 (the most positive score possible), but in practice spans a much more limited range. The margin of sampling error is +/- four percentage points. The highest Index reading was +114 in the fourth quarter of 2006, and the lowest reading was -28 in the third quarter of 2010.

    About Wells Fargo
    Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories

    About Gallup
    For more than 70 years, Gallup has been a recognized leader in the measurement and analysis of people’s attitudes, opinions and behavior.  While best known for the Gallup Poll, founded in 1935, Gallup’s current activities consist largely of providing marketing and management research, advisory services and education to the world’s largest corporations and institutions.

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    Initiative will create center for innovation; to be operational early 2016

    You can find the original article by visiting PR Newswire

    NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon today announced an initiative designed to connect with New York City's tech community, in which it will open a coworking space at its landmark building at 140 West Street in lower Manhattan, across from One World Trade Center.

    The space will provide flexible workspace options for startups and entrepreneurs seeking access to a networked community of diverse talent and expertise. Verizon is working with Grind, an experienced operator of premium membership-based coworking communities, to curate the experience.

    As part of the initiative, Verizon will convert 10,000+ square feet of an underutilized floor at its iconic, former headquarters building. The space will connect the coworking community to Verizon's advanced Internet services and provide a platform for modern work in the legacy, Art Deco structure. The company expects to be operational in early 2016.

    "With a rapidly growing tech sector in New York City, and a desire by those firms for high-speed connectivity, reliability and stability, our building will be getting new life as a center of innovation and collaboration," said John Vazquez, Verizon's senior vice president for Global Real Estate.

    The space is being designed by Gensler, a leading architecture and design firm. The objective of the new space is to provide an environment that inspires knowledge sharing and collaboration among members of the coworking community and to enable them to problem solve and co-create with some of the best and brightest in their industries.

    "Grind is excited to form this collaborative partnership with Verizon to create a coworking location that will align with Grind's mission to shape the future of work," said Grind co-founder Benjamin Dyett. "Grind's friction-free business model, premium aesthetic, and culture of innovation combined with Verizon's technology and real estate expertise will deliver a powerful workplace experience to users of the space."

    With a focus on capturing a target audience of start-ups and entrepreneurs, mentorship will be provided through Verizon Ventures, the venture capital arm of the company.

    Verizon has a history of entrepreneur empowerment through The Powerful Answers Award program, which has issued $16 million in awards to date with $6 million more to be awarded later this year. 

    The company looks forward to working with a talented and diverse external community of entrepreneurs, technology developers, community leaders and academics. "We expect this location – and possibly others across the country – will be a dynamic work environment where start-up and creative entrepreneurs can form vibrant interdisciplinary communities geared toward collaboration and innovation," said Vazquez.

    Members will have access to Verizon's high speed broadband and other platform technologies to boost their development opportunities. The space will include open workspace, team rooms, conference rooms, and meeting spaces, to accommodate around 120 people per day.

    Verizon will use the West Street location as a test bed to potentially launch coworking operations with Grind in Verizon locations throughout New York City and other entrepreneurial communities across the country.  Each coworking site will be customized to fit the needs of the particular community it serves.

    About Grind

    Grind is a premium operator of members-only collaborative workspaces designed for 'people who would rather work in a community than at a company'. It is a professional platform designed to fuel the leap from traditional corporate environments to 'the future of work' by offering not only flexible, beautiful spaces, but also communities of like-minded, hard working entrepreneurs who can share advice and expertise to enhance opportunities. Learn more about the Grind and Verizon partnership at www.grindspaces.com/grind-west-coworking.

    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, employs a diverse workforce of 178,500 and generated more than $127 billion in 2014 revenues. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with 109.5 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.verizon.com/news/.

    VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts and other information are available at Verizon's online News Center at www.verizon.com/news/. The news releases are available through an RSS feed. To subscribe, visit www.verizon.com/about/rss-feeds/.

    SOURCE Verizon


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    Dear Friends of the CUNY Building Performance Lab,
    We are excited to announce the re-launch of the NYC Benchmarking Help Center, a partnership of the NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability (MOS) and the CUNY Institute for Urban Systems Building Performance Lab (CUNY BPL).
    As the first of its kind in the nation, the Benchmarking Help Center originally ran from 2011-2013 through a partnership with CUNY BPL, MOS, the NYC Dept. of Buildings, NYSERDA, and the Institute for Market Transformation. The Help Center supported property owners in complying with Local Law 84 of 2009 (LL84), a legislative mandate requiring all buildings larger than 50,000 square feet to annually submit energy and water benchmarking reports. In its first two years the Help Center received over 2,000 calls and helped New York City achieve an impressive 75% first-year compliance rate.  

    The re-launched Help Center is a free, one-stop shop for LL84 information and assistance, with dedicated full-time staff supported by CUNY interns, located at the Building Energy Exchange (BEEx) in downtown Manhattan.  If building owners have questions about deadlines, whether or not a property is covered, how to gather energy and water data, or how to use the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® tool, the Help Center is available to assist.

    The NYC Benchmarking Help Center can be reached at:
    EMAIL: questions@benchmarkinghelpcenter.org
    PHONE: 212-566-LL84 (212-566-5584)
    WEB: 
    www.nyc.gov/ll84helpcenter
    The Help Center also supports the  NYC Energy and Water Retrofit Accelerator, which assists property owners with conducting energy audits and retro-commissioning to comply with Local Law 87, and implementing energy and water upgrades in their buildings.  Together, these two programs are direct building-owner engagement efforts of the City's One City: Built to Last plan, which aims at reducing New York City's buildings-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 30 percent by 2025 through initiatives that address GHG emissions from the city's building stock - the largest source of citywide emissions.  One City: Built To Last is in turn one facet of the City's larger overall One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City plan for 2050, which envisions how New York City will achieve goals in growth, sustainability, resiliency, and equity.
    The Impact of Benchmarking:

    Benchmarking energy and water usage is a key element of the City's Greener, Greater Buildings Program (GGBP), and is valuable for improving a building's operations by providing a clear picture of overall energy and water usage. Furthermore, the aggregated public data allows owners and managers to compare their usage to other buildings, while year-over-year comparisons of the data can help identify and prioritize energy saving opportunities and track progress.
    Benchmarking and Beyond:
    The Help Center's expanded capacity will focus on improving the quality of LL84 report submissions, assisting property owners who have had difficulty complying in previous years, and smoothing the way for properties that may need to conduct benchmarking in the future or want to utilize benchmarking to undertake energy efficiency measures.

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    Thomas Koeppel   Auntie Anne's Pretzels
    Sarah Berman   Avenue of the Americas Association www.aveoftheamericas.org
    Bob Harlow   Bob Harlow Research and Consulting www.bobharlow.com
    Matthew Lovendusky   Brown & Brown of NY www.bbinsnyc.com
    Erin Carr   Columbia Care LLC www.col-care.com
    Julian Cordero   Cordero Law LLC www.mycorderolaw.com
    Brian Antolin   CoTo Travel LLC www.cototravel.com
    Kim Pang   Crohn's & Colitis Foundation www.ccfa.org/chapters/newyork
    Michael Cerasoli   Eagle Global Advisors www.eagleglobal.com
    Tony Miceli   Electrosonic, Inc. www.electrosonic.com
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    Angel Tineo Angel R Tineo,CFP
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    Christophe Le Gorju Business Outreach Network
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    Jack Schursky United ARTs Press www.unitedartspress.com
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    Lauren Logan Orion Development Associates
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    James Hsui James Hsui, PLLC www.jameshsuilaw.com
    Jamil Fialkoff Jamie Fialkoff
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    Kenneth Peshkin MetLife www.metlife.com
    Ken Biberaj Morgan Barrington Associates
    Horace Barker Morgan Stanley Wealth Management www.morganstanley.com
    Eric Siu Mystery Room NYC www.mysteryroomnyc.com
    Yaniv Masjedi Nextiva www.nextiva.com/products/online-fax.html
    Lauren Logan Orion Development Associates
    Georgiana Dancu Pablo Baldini USA www.pablobaldini.com
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    Daniel Rose R & J Capital Group LLC www.getmemortgage.com
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    SpotPog, which connects drivers with a parking space with drivers looking for one, has teamed up with every borough's Chamber of Commerce to convince people to use the app.

    You can find the original article by visiting Crain's New York Business

    By Matthew Flamm


    SpotPog, a free app for swapping public parking spots, launched in New York with some fanfare last June and then seemed to disappear. Its founder is now preparing a new initiative for the app, this time with a specific user in mind.

    Instead of trying to sign up just about anyone with a car who needs a parking space, Manhattan-based SpotPog founder Jacques Blinbaum is targeting people whose livelihoods depend on finding a spot during the day: the city’s thousands of commercial drivers. Blinbaum, with the support of the chamber of commerce in each of the five boroughs, is seeking out electricians, plumbers, cable guys, contractors and the supervisors of commercial van fleets to build a critical mass for the app. A pilot program is set to begin in the coming weeks as drivers come on board.

    "There really is a need in New York for this kind of crowd-sourced parking app," Blinbaum said. "The biggest value is for commercial users. For them, driving around in circles is about missing out on a job."

    SpotPog's first year was a good learning experience for Blinbaum, who is CEO of the Brazilian electronic payments firm F2b, which he founded in 1998. He realized that the app, which shows nearby users available parking spots on a map, has worked best within small, closed communities: SpotPog has been very successful among students at Queens College and health-care workers around hospitals.

    Blinbaum added that he hopes the circles of intense users will eventually overlap and create a community that crosses the city. With F2b as a development partner, he also sees the app one day expanding in the U.S. and internationally.

    Users are given a credit when they first sign up for the app. They then earn a credit by handing their space over to the first user who contacts him or her. The credit system is designed to incentivize drivers to post the spaces they're about to leave, since they'll need that credit for a space the next time they're searching for one.

    Blinbaum says he's looking to build a user base and is not concerned right now with making money from SpotPog. The app also allows homeowners to rent out their driveways for parking, and SpotPog takes a cut of that transaction.

    The company found a receptive ear at each chamber of commerce since parking is such a universal headache, not to mention a source of traffic congestion and air pollution in every borough. About 30% of traffic in the city is believed to come from people searching for a space.

    Blinbaum acknowledges that he will need to educate users in order for the app to succeed.

    "People have to understand there's a tipping point here," he said. "Short of the tipping point, they may get frustrated and not come back. They have to understand they have to build a solution, and they all have to work together to do it."

    Correction: SpotPog allows homeowners to rent out their driveways for parking, and the firm takes a cut of that transaction. That fact was misstated in an earlier version of this article published online April 14, 2016.

    Source:Crain's New York Business

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    New York - U.S. Small Business Administration New York District Director Beth Goldberg announced SBA's 2016 district and national Small Business Week award winners and the agency’s plans to honor this year’s 12 small business owners and advocates for their contributions to small business.

    The awards ceremony is part of SBA’s celebration of National Small Business Week (May 1 – May 7). “Every year since 1963 SBA takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from across the nation through National Small Business Week,” said Goldberg. “This year our district office has four National Award winners who will be recognized by SBA’s Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet during a ceremony in Washington D.C. on May 2. The following day we will honor our New York winners.”

    The New York District Office National Small Business Week Awards Ceremony will be held May 3, 2016 from 10:00 am to Noon; Registration begins at 9 am at 26 Federal Plaza, Conference Center 6th Floor, and Room A/B. Complimentary Continental Breakfast. Open to the Public. Email newyorkdo@sba.gov to RSVP.

    "The nominations for this year’s competition prove, once again, the level of professionalism and success is a trademark of our New York District small business community," said Goldberg. "Not only should the winners be congratulated but every business nominated and considered should be recognized for their accomplishments. Selecting this year's winners was no easy task."

    2016 SBA NY Small Business Week Award Winners:

    The 2016 SBA New York District Office Small Business Person of the Year
    John Durante, Durante Rentals LLC., located in Bronx, NY.

    SBA New York District Office Women Small Business Champion of the Year
    Heidi Kahn, Kahn Architecture - New York, NY.

    SBA New York District Office Exporter of the Year
    Mohammed A. Osman, Karima Shipping Enterprise, Inc. - Bronx, NY.

    SBA New York District Office Home-based Business Champion of the Year
    Antonella Zangheri, Krumville Bake Shop, Inc. - Brooklyn, NY.

    SBA New York District Office Small Business Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year
    Avi Leshes, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce - Brooklyn, NY.

    SBA New York District Office Minority Small Business Champion of the Year
    James Wilson Wood, Independent Media Sales & Services, Inc. D/B/Minority Commerce Weekly - Shoreham, NY

    SBA New York District Office Small Business Financial Service Champion of the Year
    Nancy Carin, Business Outreach Center Network, Inc. /BOC Capital Corp. Brooklyn, NY.

    SBA New York District Office Women Business Center Excellence Award and Region II
    Andrea Ormeno, Queens Economic Development Corporation/Women’s Business Center - Kew Gardens, NY

    SBA New York District Office National 2016 Small Business Investment Company (SBIC)
    Walter H. Barandiaran, Daniel Raynor, Steve Berman of Argentum Capital Partners - New York, NY

    SBA New York District Office National 2016 Phoenix Award for Outstanding Small Business Disaster Recovery
    Stephen Piazza, Maryann Piazza of Majestic Vending and Services, Inc. - Staten Island, NY

    SBA New York District Office National 2016 Dwight D. Eisenhower Award
    Jill Clough-Johnson of Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC/Brookhaven National Laboratory - Upton, NY

    SBA New York District Office National 2016 Subcontractor of the Year
    F. Xavier Fleming of Sound Roof Systems Ltd. - Williston Park, NY

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