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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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    Here is a message from Bronze Partner AT&T about their efforts to support education and innovation.


    Marissa Shorenstein

    President

    AT&T New York

    As we all know, dropout rates are a serious issue in the United States. That’s why last spring, AT&T* announced the launch of a new $250 million, 5-year financial commitment aimed at helping more students graduate from high school with the skills they need to succeed in college and careers.

     

    The new and expanded AT&T commitment builds on the work AT&T Aspire has completed in the last four years. AT&T has invested more than $100 million in Aspire since 2008 and has already impacted more than one million U.S. high school students, helping them prepare for success in the workplace and college.


    AT&T Aspire works toward an America where every student graduates high school equipped with the knowledge and skills to strengthen the nation’s workforce. We strive to enable the students of today to become the innovators, entrepreneurs and tech leaders of tomorrow.

     

    As a company looking for individuals with an interest in learning and an appetite for success, we are unwavering in our support for students of all ages to receive an education they deserve so they can go on to lead inspiring careers.
     

    I would like to share with you some recent examples of our investment in learning at work and the opportunities made possible by a good education:

     


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    I toured the Y Scholars program, an after-school program offering rigorous college preparatory classes and activities to high school students, at Harry Vanarsdale Jr. High School in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on April 16. AT&T’s Aspire initiative provided a $240,000, 2-year grant, which enabled the program to expand to serve 9th- and 10th-grade students.

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    I was honored to participate in the graduation ceremony on March 28 of one of the Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) classes. Students had just completed OATS’ “Job Search in the Digital Age” course, for which AT&T provided a $15,000 grant. 

     


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    It was great to check out all the startups at the NYC Startup Job Fair on April 19 at IAC HQ with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Partnership for New York City President Kathy Wylde, State Sen. Brad Hoylman and event organizer Patrick Duggan. AT&T sponsored the Job Fair, which brings together more than 1,000 job seekers and employers from nearly 80 startups, many of which are online and tech companies. 

     

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    As a proud sponsor of the Tribeca Film Institute and Tribeca Film Festival, AT&T helped unite quality films, music, tech and innovation and bring them to New Yorkers during the April 17 to April 28 event. Working with Capital New York, we also enhanced the Festival experience by providing stories about the Festival and its films directly to the public.

     

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    AT&T hosted a Tech Showcase on April 4 in our Lower Manhattan office to exhibit some of our company’s latest technologies and demonstrate the future of innovation and ingenuity.

     

     


     

    We look forward to providing more educational opportunities and promoting even greater innovation to the next generation of forward-thinkers.

     

    Sincerely yours,

     

    Marissa Shorenstein

    President – AT&T New York 


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  • 05/09/13--08:13: Too small to fail
  • This article is by MCC Guest Blogger Gil Effron of Strategies for Growth.


    Remember not too long ago when financial institutions were in trouble and Washington and the mainstream media kept telling us they were “too big to fail” – in other words, too important to allow to fail?

    I think they got it all wrong. When it comes to small business and the people who own and operate those small businesses, I firmly believe that they are “too small to fail” – but not because of any government intervention, media hype, or bailout.

    The majority of business owners I know are extremely resilient. They know success and they know failure. They know that hard work has its rewards.

    They are also stubborn. The idea of failure or defeat does not exist in their vocabulary as evidenced by the fact that if a business owner fails today, but he or she will quickly be up and running in a new business tomorrow – having learned from his or her mistakes and ready to write a new and more successful chapter.

    So I chuckle when I hear the phrase “too big to fail” because unlike the large banks and financial institutions that turn to government for bailouts, those of us in small business turn to our own resources to find a way to make it work. No deep pockets; no bailout. Just creative thinking and strong desire to prove to ourselves we can do it.

    Needless to say this is my roundabout way to remind you that each May the Federal government recognizes small business and its impact on American culture and economy by honoring our 30,000,000-plus small businesses and the amazing people who run them.

    As a part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration is setting aside May 16 through May 20 as National Small Business Week. A weeklong conference in Washington, D.C. will feature lectures, events, and speakers to educate, inspire, and to highlight the contributions of small business owners.

    While I think this recognition is nice, I honestly don’t think it’s enough. Owners of small business need recognition from us.

    So I think we need to find a way to recognize owners of small business. Let’s rename “Small business week” and call it “Take a business owner to lunch week.” And I think we ought to allow the owners of those small businesses to choose the restaurant.

    This entry was posted in Gil Effron and tagged business owners, small business. Bookmark the permalink.

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    This is an article by MCC Guest Blogger Anil Melwani, CPA.


    If your New York small business is growing you may be considering whether hiring additional employees or hiring independent contractors is most cost effective.

    What is the Difference Between an Independent Contractor and a Regular Employee?

    The Internal Revenue Service defines Independent Contractors (IC) as individuals that provide their services to the general public. Sometimes called freelancers, IC’s retain control of how and when they accomplish certain tasks. A business owner contracts with these individuals to complete a project, but the business owner cannot dictate how the contractor completes the project.

    An employee works directly for the business owner. This means that the employee must work when and where the business manager or owner directs. In addition to controlling the when and where, business owners control how the work is done.

    Tax Considerations Based on Worker Classification

    One significant consideration for New York small business owners is payroll related taxes. Maintaining employee-workers requires that you withhold federal and state income taxes and Medicare and Social Security (commonly known collectively as FICA) taxes from each paycheck. Business owners must maintain accurate records and forward these funds to the appropriate revenue center. Employers are also required to pay unemployment tax based on the wages earned for each employee.

    Independent contractors are responsible for calculating and paying their own state and federal taxes. When hiring freelancers a New York employer need not pay any portion of the income tax, FICA tax or unemployment insurance for those subcontractors.

    A word about FICA:

    To help business owners and individual tax payers during the economic downturn, the IRS reduced the Social Security portion to 4.2 percent. For tax year 2013 the rates go back up to 6.2 percent. That means that business owners must contribute 7.65 percent of all gross wages earned by employees up to $113,700 per year/per individual. That percentage includes 6.2 percent for Social Security and 1.45 percent for Medicare.

    After an employee reaches the base wage, employers continue to withhold and match Medicare contributions at 1.45 percent until the employee reaches a threshold of $200,000. After the threshold is met, employers are required to withhold an additional .09 percent and forward those funds to the federal government. Employers do not have to match the additional mandate.

    Because mistakes with payroll and/or payroll taxes are common and very costly, it is usually better for business owners to process their payroll through their accountants or a payroll service such as Paychex or ADP.

    It is important to understand that you cannot just call employees contractors. The IRS has a long list of qualifiers to determine which workers you hire as employees and which fall under the category of contractors or freelancers.

    Determining eligibility involves examining the relationship between the small business and the worker. The IRS provides guidelines and explorative questions for employers to answer about workers; however, there is not a definitive set of qualifiers that clearly define who is and who is not a contractor.

    As a general rule of thumb, if a business owner can answer yes to ANY of the following questions the worker is an employee.
    Does the employer control what and how a worker does his or her job?
    Does the business control what type of equipment is used, the pay schedule and rate and which expenses are reimbursed or disallowed?
    Does the business provide medical insurance, workers compensation, retirement packages and vacation for the worker?
    Is the primary work performed by the worker a necessary, continuing aspect for the business?

    Business owners should always make sure that they have completed and signed W-9 tax forms for each independent contractor and LLC that they work with. This makes the Form 1099 reporting requirement much easier to deal with at year-end.

    Special Circumstances for Small Business Owners

    Sometimes it is necessary to ask the IRS to make the classification. We can help you file a form SS-8 with the government. This is a request for a review and formal determination of worker status. The IRS usually responds within six months to these inquiries.

    If you have questions about worker classification or other accounting needs, please contact Armel Tax and Accounting Services at 646-699-3197 or cpa@armeltax.com.

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    Savas Sevil was forced to move his bike shop from South Street Seaport area after Sandy as he could not get in his building and there were no customers to rent his bikes. He moved to W. 58th St. in the hope of keeping his business alive, expanded his service offerings and hopes to make a go of it. He hopes the new bike lanes and bike share program will also boost his business with more riders wanting to enjoy the spring and summer riding!

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    Please register for the following events and opportunities:

    May 17th: 9-10:30am: MCC Green Finance sub-committee Meeting. Meet with other sustainability and finance professionals to hear the latest NYC updates (free for MCC members, $20 for non-members)

    May 20: 5:30-7:30PM: MCC Green Energy sub-committee meeting: Update on Renewable Legislation in Congress (free for MCC members, $20 for non-members)

    May 29th, 8:30-10am MCC Quarterly Green Networking event Hear MCC members present about their businesses. Please register if you’d like to attend (free for MCC members, $15 for non-members).

    MCC will host its annual Community Benefit Fund Festival on 3rd avenue, 66th-86th streets, on Saturday, June 1st, 12-5PM. We will have a green block to showcase green businesses, organic farming and green community organizations. If you’d like to participate please contact MCC at info@manhattancc.org for an application.

    Announcement from the Green Hospitality Initiative

    The Green Hospitality Initiative (“GHI”), a program funded by the EPA and sponsored by the New York State Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, helps New York restaurants increase both their sustainability and profitability. Through free group and on-site trainings, the GHI assesses current operations and provides individualized reports, specifically for energy reduction, water conservation, and the transition from toxic to non-toxic cleaning chemicals. On Tuesday, June 4th, the GHI will be hosting a group training at the NYSRA offices (1001 Avenue of the Americas, 3rd floor) from 9am-11am, where they will introduce a new format. In addition to presenting on the program and describing it in more depth, they are looking for multiple companies with innovative “green” products and services for the hospitality industry to present to their clients. If you are interested in presenting or attending, or have any questions or concerns, please contact Casey Heil at cmh470@nyu.edu or 914.329.9840 or Alan Someck at asomeck@gmail.com or 516.448.1504.


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    Company Contact Website
    Altria Client Services, Inc Molly Slingerland www.altria.com
    Arch Dental Associates Pankaj Singh www.archdental.com
    Cititrek Claudia Toback www.cititrek.com
    Con Edison - Peter Meloro Peter Meloro www.coned.com
    Delta Air Lines, Inc. Gail Grimmett www.Delta.com
    EditorialCalender.Net Phillip Perry www.editorialcalendar.net
    George Arzt Communications Jane Crotty www.arztcomm.com
    God's Love We Deliver David Ludwigson www.glwd.org
    Goodbye Clutter, Inc. Nancy Heller www.goodbyeclutter.com
    Just Bulbs David Brooks
    Lohmann Associates Edward Lohmann www.lohmannassociates.biz
    New York Health and Wellness Fairs, Inc. Barbara Carmichael www.nyhealthandwellnessfairs.com
    Taylor-Made Training Steven Taylor www.taylormadetraining.com
    Thailand Board of Investment Siriporn Nurugsa www.boi.go.th
    The Family Business Leader Rick Raymond www.thefamilybusinessleader.com
    Top Hat Home Services Gary Mindlin www.tophathomeservices.com
    Walmart Philip Serghini www.walmart.com

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    Adelphi University - Manhattan Center James McGowan www.adelphi.edu
    Alicart Restaurant Group Jeffrey Bank www.alicart.com
    Asphalt Green Carol Tweedy www.asphaltgreen.org
    BIAN International LLC Bill Ghitis www.bianconsulting.com
    CardWiX Grace Sales www.cardwix.com
    Carlos M. Jusino-Berrios M.D. Carlos Jusino-Berrios
    Christian Siriano Holdings LLC Christian Siriano www.christianvsiriano.com
    ChronoNation Eric Abraham www.chrononation.com
    Columbia Business School Alumni Club/NY c/o Clean Lists Tamara Beck www.cbsacny.org
    Conrad Engineers Ernest Conrad
    Consulair, Inc. Ona Burns
    East Midtown Association Rob Byrnes www.eastmidtown.org
    Evan Horowitz Advising Evan Horowitz www.ehadvising.com
    Green Festivals Suzanne Hageman
    GroundLink Jaclyn Sklaver
    Intelligreen Partners, LLC Valerie Corbett www.intelligreenpartners.com
    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Monia Boyder www.jdrf.org
    Li-Lac Chocolates Anthony Cirone www.li-lacchocolates.com
    Metropolitan National Bank Laura Capra www.metropolitanbankny.com
    Middle East Airlines Adib Kassis
    Mildred Elley College David Smith www.mildred-elley.edu
    Monarch Commodity Exports, Inc. Edward Nissan www.moncomex.com
    National Corporate Theatre Fund Bruce Whitacre www.nctf.org
    New York Grant Company Ann Kayman www.nygrants.com
    North American Bancard William Liberis www.BillLiberis.com
    Opening Ceremony Chelsea Halbach www.openingceremony.us
    Paradigm Organizing Elizabeth Kaplansky www.ParadigmOrganizing.com
    Presti & Naegele Andrew Presti www.pntax.com
    Quality Optical Harry Levi www.92eye.com
    Rennert International Peggy Marion www.rennert.com/translations
    Robert Kern Robert Kern
    Sherry Lane Entertainment Sherry Lane www.sherrylane.com
    Statewide Fire Corp Pamela Coppola www.StatewideFireCorp.com
    Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP Ralph Siciliano www.thsh.com
    TargetCast tcm, Inc Salvatore Chieffalo www.targetcast.com
    Time Equities, Inc. Nadja Galloway www.teiofficeleasing.com
    Time Warner Cable Business Class Britton Wenzel www.timewarnercable.com
    Torkan USA Inc. Torkan Maham www.torkanusa.com
    United Capital Source Jared Weitz www.unitedcapitalsource.com
    United Security Systems Dana Goffer www.weprotect.com
    Ventura Insurance Brokerage Christine Sadofsky www.venturainsurance.com
    Yorkville Newsstand Bernard Uhlfelder

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    Company Contact Website
    7-Eleven Adrienne Ricci www.franchise.7-eleven.com
    Aaron F. Glover Aaron Glover www.va.gov
    AMINYC Peter Acken www.aminyc.com
    Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP Kuldeepak Acharya www.anchin.com
    AXA Advisors - Paul Berkman Paul Berkman
    Bennett Kirschner, Esq. Bennett Kirschner
    Country Bank Maribel Aviles www.countrybankonline.com
    Flushing Bank Kelly Fenton www.flushingbank.com
    Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel George Amato www.frankecampbell.com
    Freedom Management International Abdoul Diallo www.fmitrading.com
    GustOrganics Alberto Gonzalez www.gustorganics.com
    Hall Partnership Architects, LLP Timothy Hall www.hallarchitect.com
    Hodgson Russ LLP Cathy Fleming www.hodgsonruss.com
    Jets.com Damian Klinger www.cpjets.com
    John C. Flanagan, M.D., F.A.C.S. John Flanagan
    John Petschauer Inc. Erwin Petschauer www.jpins.com
    McBurney YMCA John Rappaport www.ymcanyc.org/mcburney
    Patricia Tidwell PhD Patricia Tidwell www.patriciatidwell.com
    Pepper International Carol Pepper www.pepperinternational.com
    Pines Harbor Realty Kris Graboski
    Robert P. Russo, C.P.A. PC Robert Russo www.robertprussocpa.com
    Savoy Bank Magda Souffront www.banksavoy.com
    Sedesco, Inc. Huseyin Unver www.sedescoinc.com
    Sterling National Bank Barbara De Marco
    Strategies for Growth Gil Effron www.gileffron.com
    TD Bank - Josephine Longo Josephine Longo www.tdbank.com
    Technology & Marketing Ventures Inc June Klein www.the-5th-estate.com
    The Corcoran Group Nina Liebman www.corcoran.com
    The Taub Law Firm, P.C. Matthew Taub www.taublawfirm.com
    United Credit Solutions Inc Ingo Nowottny www.ucsolutions.org
    WithumSmith+Brown, PC Ilona Lyubashevsky www.withum.com
    Worldview Entertainment Holdings Inc. Christopher Woodrow www.worldviewent.com

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    Company Contact Website
    Beekman Estate A Palmer www.thebeekmanestate.com
    Berkeley Place Housing Corp. Norman Rosenfried
    BSC Travel, Inc. Louise Shohet www.bsctravelinc.com
    Colorfast NY Lani Doktori www.colorfast.net
    Constant Contact Wendi Caplan-Carroll www.constantcontact.com
    Cynthia Marcia Stern Cynthia Stern
    Eclectic/Encore Properties Inc. Suri Bieler www.eclecticprops.com
    e-Commerce for Small Business Paul Bifani www.ecommercesmallbiz.com
    Emerge212 Keith Fearon www.emerge212.com
    Exit Realty Landmark Duane Thomas
    Group Health Solutions Inc. Rob Bujan www.grouphealthsolutions.com
    HFH Planning, Inc. Henry Hanau www.HFHPlanning.com
    Howard Ash Inc Howard Ash
    Loews Hotels Lark-Marie Anton www.loewshotels.com
    Mad River Bar and Grille Michael Mastellone www.madrivergrille.com
    Maison Classic LLP Laurent Weil
    Mount Sinai Medical Center Brad Beckstrom www.mountsinai.org
    New Frontiers in TBI, Inc. Sean Lewis www.nftbi.com
    NEX Worldwide Express Hakan Ozcilingir www.shipnex.com
    Partnership for New York City Kathryn Wylde www.pfnyc.org
    Proviatek, Inc. Amit Roy www.proviatek.com
    QED National Colleen Molter www.qednational.com
    Sale & Pepe Caterers Peter Semetis www.salepepefinecatering.com
    Seek New York LLC Rebecca Frey www.seeknewyorkllc.com
    Sound on the Run Claude Cascioli www.procommsound.com   
    Stranded Designs Emily Strand www.strandeddesigns.com
    The Marmara Manhattan Nur Ercan www.marmara-manhattan.com
    The Parker Companies Tom Walsh www.parkerplants.com
    The People's Improv Theater Derek Mize www.thepit-nyc.com
    TLM Associates Thomas McMahon www.tlmnyc.com
    Two Rivers Associates, LLC Yasushi Sasaki www.tworiversassociates.us
    Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Joseph Kirk www.wellsfargo.com

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    This article was submitted by MCC Guest Blogger Melanie Gass of Centerpoint Solution. You can also see more info at Microsoft Princess.

    Windows 8 has sold over 100 million licenses since its debut on October 26, 2012, but that doesn’t mean everyone who has it found their way on day one. For example, my 12-year old neighbor received a new Windows 8 laptop for his birthday. Two days later he knocked on my door and asked “Aunt Melanie, where’s the power button?” 

    Here’s my top 5 tips to survive day 1:

    1. Desktop: There is a tile on the start screen called desktop. Find it and click it.

    2. Locate a Program: The software you use is now called an app. When you need one, move your mouse to the bottom right corner while in the desktop, and choose search. Type in the name and open it.

    3. Pin programs to desktop: When you find a program and want to access it instantly, pin it to your desktop. Right-click the open program along the bottom of the screen in the desktop and choose Pin this program to taskbar.

    4. Charms are the new start button: The power, control panel and search options are all there. Move to the bottom right corner, and the charms appear!

    5. Close a program: If you launch a program from the tiled start screen, the close button doesn’t exist. Move your mouse to the top of the screen, and a hand will appear. Left-click and hold, and drag to the bottom. It’s closed. 

    Windows 8 will include new ways of working. But if you can conquer your fear of change, it can make you more productive than you ever imagined overall! 

    Note: Swipe and finger pointing work on touch screens in lieu of mouse instructions above.


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  • 05/17/13--11:12: Looking for Summer Interns?
  • Now entering its second year, CTE Summer Scholars recruits students from a number
    of New York City’s strongest career and technical education (CTE) programs in
    • information technology, and
    • advertising and media.

    Participating students are rising seniors and juniors who have been selected
    for the program through a rigorous application process.

    Please click here for all the details.

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    DAG TECH PRESS RELEASE
    May 20, 2013

    DAG Tech announces Digital Currency Initiatives

    DAG Tech intends to be the first Manhattan IT services firm to accept Bitcoins

    New York, NY -- 05/09/13 -- DAG Tech LLC announces digital currency initiatives to accept Bitcoin online payments via CoinBase Bitcoin wallets. These payment options will be integrated into DAG Tech's industry leading electronic store on estore.dagtech.com for payment on IT services, cloud services, applications, and products. Bitcoin is an encrypted peer-to-peer digital currency with a conversion rate of $122.65 USD to 1 BTC (via www.bitcoinstore.com at 14:32 EST 05/20/2013).
    Coinbase is a Bitcoin wallet and platform where merchants and consumers can transact with the new digital currency Bitcoin. Coinbase has 137,000 users and conducts 98,000 transactions per month
    (via coinbase.com 14:40 EST 05/20/2013). Manhattan based Union Square Ventures has recently announced a $5M investment in CoinBase.

    About DAG Tech

    DAG Tech is an innovative and reliable IT solutions firm, based in New York City and Washington DC. Since 1999, DAG Tech has consistently delivered quality results and grown its clientele and technical expertise. In addition, DAG Tech has become a tech industry leader. DAG Tech has launched a revolutionary EStore estore.dagtech.com, where customers can buy IT services, cloud services, applications, and products online. The services firm has designed and launched Seven Gems, a modular build-it-yourself cloud-based Voice-over-IP system (www.sevengems.us), Private Terminal web-secure desktops, and Violetbox network attached storage.

    Press Contact:
    Anna Zhakovich
    annaz@dagtech.com
    1-212-537-4402 x121
    DAG Tech

    Source:
    DAG Tech LLC
    1-888-566-8118
    130 W 29th St Suite 608
    New York NY
    www.dagtech.com


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    The Deputy Mayor of Barcelona, Sonia Recasens and Xavier Carbonell, Director General of the Barcelona Chamber, joined MCC’s president Nancy Ploeger at the MetLife offices to sign the agreement and discuss initiatives. Other Barcelona city executives joined the meeting as well.

    MetLife hosts, Felix Malitsky and Sunita Bajaj had a chance to talk with the representatives about Barcelona Growth, the city’s economic initiative to spur international business.. MetLife has offices in over 60 countries and has a strong presence in Barcelona. They are looking forward to further engagement with the chamber and its members in Barcelona
    Manhattan News - Manhattan Chamber of Commerce | New York, NY


    Manhattan News - Manhattan Chamber of Commerce | New York, NY

    Photos taken by Jeffrey Holmes.
    http://www.jeffreyholmes.com

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    This article was submitted by MCC Guest Blogger Stephanie Shalofsky of The Organizing Zone.

    Getting your NYC office organized goes way beyond clearing the extraneous papers that are piled up on your desk, credenza and possibly even the floor. It also involves adopting good habits for managing the hundreds (maybe thousands) of e-mails that are cluttering up your inbox. Scanning through these messages can be as overwhelming as sorting through the paper piles that surround you. 

    Identifying ways to more effectively manage e-mail is of interest to many business owners as the typical business e-mail user sends/receives 110 messages each day and can spend a significant amount of time managing them. This task is further complicated if you have a tendency to use your inbox as your ongoing to-do list. The inbox should be no more than a temporary holding location for new messages until they have been processed and deleted, filed or placed in an action folder.  

    Below are my top 5 tips for productively managing email.  

    1. Be proactive. Take control of your e-mail. Establish a schedule for checking your inbox at set intervals during the day. Process the messages during each interval, responding to those that can be addressed in 2 minutes or less and moving those that will require more time into an Action Folder so that you can address during time that has been scheduled to do so.

    2. Set a maximum. In order to keep the number of e-mails in your inbox at a very manageable level, determine the maximum number of e-mails that you will allow to collect in the inbox. Once this quantity has collected, your priority task for the day will be processing your e-mails so that you are back in control.  

    3. Write concise messages. The single best way to improve productivity is to structure e-mail messages that are both clear and concise, use bullet points and short paragraphs for a quick read, identify the next steps and focus on only one subject.

    4. Is it necessary? Get into the habit of determining if an email should be drafted before starting to type. Assess whether the information that is being communicated is complete, relevant and timely. If it is, there is a good chance that the issue or question can be completely addressed with a minimum of back/forth.

    5. Avoid “one word” responses. Replying “Thanks” or “Great” to messages that you receive is not only a time waster for the recipient but could also add unwanted mail in your inbox. He/She will need to spend a few seconds opening the message and while there is no need to respond may be tempted to do so.

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    SUNY New Paltz International Programs will host approx. 225 young Latin American young professionals on our campus in July of this year. They will participate in business & English for business purposes seminars on campus, as well as participate in weekly field trips to New York City . The business seminar topics are:

    • Marketing and value management
    • Corporate financial management
    • Strategic thinking
    • Competitive project management

    We are seeking NYC business professionals to come to our campus in New Paltz and do presentations on Thursday July 11, and Thursday July 18, in these topic areas. We will host 2 sessions on these dates, a mid morning session from 10-11:30, and a mid afternoon session from 2:00 – 3:30.

    The presentations should be geared to participants in one of these tracks, and present a business problem that the participants could break into small groups and work on elements of, then present their findings to the group.

    We can pay a modest honorarium, and pay for roundtrip bus or MTA fare (Trailways comes directly from Port Authority to New Paltz). If you are interested, and could present on either Thursday July 11, or July 18, 2013 to these groups, we would encourage you to apply.

    To apply:
    Send us an email at iib@newpaltz.edu giving us a short description of your business, your topic area, and a current resume / CV. We will review your proposals and select the top 4-8 for each date.
    Thank you for your interest and feel free to contact us at iib@newpaltz.edu with your questions.

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    Gain Valuable Insight into Health IT Strategies, Policies, and Tools, and Network with National Thought Leaders and Key Decision Makers 

    The Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2) is pleased to extend a special invitation to qualified Manhattan Chamber of Commerce members to join us at one of the most exclusive and progressive health IT summits in 2013.

    The iHT2 Health IT Summit in New York, taking place September 17-18 at the McGraw-Hill Conference Center will bring together more than 200 national thought leaders and decision makers addressing the most pressing issues surrounding health care and information technology. Participating organizations include St. Luke’s University Health Network, Cardinal Health, Yale New Haven Health System, NEHI, Continuum Health Partners, and many more.

    Our unique agenda includes presentations and panel discussions that cover:
    · Meaningful Use Stage 2,
    · Privacy & Security,
    · Telehealth,
    · Data & Analytics,
    · Health Information Exchange,
    · Patient Engagement,
    · Accountable Care, and much more.

    Attendees also can earn continuing education certificates at this exclusive event.

    Qualified* Manhattan Chamber of Commerce members are eligible for a complimentary scholarship pass. Scholarship passes are limited to two per organization, so claim yours before they run out. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    Full Registration Link - http://hub.am/16fjW7R
    Agenda - http://ihealthtran.com/newyorkagenda2013.html

    *Note: Complimentary scholarship passes are exclusively for employees of provider organizations, government agencies, and accredited university programs. Vendors and consultants do not qualify. Limit of two per organization.

    To learn more please contact Jennifer Brusco at Jennifer.brusco@ihealthtran.com or (720) 302-3785. This offer is not available anywhere else online, and is not available to current registrants. Limited supply is available. Registration is subject to approval. Vendors & Consultants interested in learning about discounted passes please contact Matthew Raynor at matt@ihealthtran.com or 561-748-6281.

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    Please join us for the following events and opportunities:

    Join us tomorrow! May 29th, 8:30-10am MCC Quarterly Green Networking event! Hear MCC members present about their businesses. Please register if you’d like to attend (free for MCC members, $15 for non-members).

    June 1st, 12-5PM Green Block at the annual Community Benefit Fund Festival on 3rd avenue, 66th-86th streets, on Saturday, June 1st, 12-5PM. We will have a green block to showcase green businesses, organic farming and green community organizations. Look for us around 82-83rd streets!

    June 6th: 9-10:30am MCC Green Design and Construction sub-committee meeting Meet at the Green Building Center and hear this month’s speaker, Susan Aiello of Interior Design Solutions (free for MCC members, $20 for non-members)

    June 7th: 9-10:30am: MCC Green Finance sub-committee Meeting. Meet with other sustainability and finance professionals to hear the latest NYC updates (free for MCC members, $20 for non-members)

    June 24th: 5:30-7:30PM: MCC Green Energy sub-committee meeting: Update on Renewable Legislation in Congress (free for MCC members, $20 for non-members)

    Announcement from the Green Hospitality Initiative

    The Green Hospitality Initiative (“GHI”), a program funded by the EPA and sponsored by the New York State Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, helps New York restaurants increase both their sustainability and profitability. Through free group and on-site trainings, the GHI assesses current operations and provides individualized reports, specifically for energy reduction, water conservation, and the transition from toxic to non-toxic cleaning chemicals. On Tuesday, June 4th, the GHI will be hosting a group training at the NYSRA offices (1001 Avenue of the Americas, 3rd floor) from 9am-11am, where they will introduce a new format. In addition to presenting on the program and describing it in more depth, they are looking for multiple companies with innovative “green” products and services for the hospitality industry to present to their clients. If you are interested in presenting or attending, or have any questions or concerns, please contact Casey Heil at cmh470@nyu.edu or 914.329.9840 or Alan Someck at asomeck@gmail.com or 516.448.1504.


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    BY BLOOMBERG NEWS
    MAY 24, 2013 12:31 P.M.


    (Bloomberg) -- Delta Air Lines Inc. sharpened the jockeying for the highest-paying passengers in New York, the biggest U.S. aviation market, as it opened a $1.4 billion international terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport. 


    A joint venture with Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd., in which Delta is taking a 49% stake, will include seven daily JFK flights to London's Heathrow airport once the purchase is completed this year, President Ed Bastian said in an interview before today's inauguration of the new facility.

    Read more here : http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20130524/REAL_ESTATE/130529916#utm_source=Daily%20Alert&utm_medium=alert-html&utm_campaign=Newsletters


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    This article was submitted by MCC Guest Blogger Gil Effron http://thegrowthteam.org/blog/

    Sweatshop or Sweetshop? 

    BY GIL EFFRON

    This article was submitted by MCC Guest Blogger Gil Effron http://thegrowthteam.org/blog/
    After hauling away several loads in the family automobile (ideally sized for New York driving), I concluded that downsizing could be a whole lot easier if we "up-sized" the family vehicle to one capable of transporting more and thereby reducing the number of trips. So off we went in search of the perfect SUV.



    Now, there's nothing I enjoy more than spending time wandering through new car showrooms. And one Saturdayafternoon my wife and I found ourselves in a new car dealership -- a brand we've owned before and one we've always been satisfied with, but a different dealership. 

    It was a busy Saturday afternoon at the dealership. But in a matter of minutes we were approached by a young man who was obviously at the beginning of his career in new car sales.  

    We talked and he showed us an SUV in the showroom. We asked to take a test drive and he stepped away to grab a key that we could take on our test drive. (Of course, a better test drive for me would have been to see how much extra "downsizing" I could fit in the back!) 

    While we were waiting for the salesman to return, we couldn't help but observe an angry looking manager stomping his way over to one of the other salespeople who was in the midst of talking with a customer. The irate and insensitive manager impatiently interrupted. Read more...

    As always, the best way to learn how to connect the dots between marketing and the sales process is the 5-step strategy that I outline in my book, How to Give Your Business an Extreme Marketing Makeover. Learn more. CLICK HERE.

    Best regards, 


    Gil Effron

    Gil@GilEffron.com

    GilEffron@TheGrowthTeam.org

    555 Fifth Avenue, 14th Floor

    New York, New York 10017

    347-920-3272 | 800-226-2428 

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