Attend an event in Staten Island in March

The month’s calendar is jam-packed with business events

March 3

Workshop: Business Planning Basics

The New York City Department of Small Business Services presents this course which will teach you how to organize your business idea into a structured plan, identify and promote your business to potential customers, fulfill the legal requirements of starting your business and develop your financial projections. 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. NYPL South Beach, 21 Robin Road.

March 5

Workshop: Website Fundamentals

Websites are a great way to inform customers about your products and services. In this high-energy, fast-moving course, you’ll learn basic information needed to develop a website that best suits your business needs. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. NYC Business Solutions Staten Island Center, 120 Stuyvesant Place, 3rd Floor.

March 8

The 5 Chamber Alliance MWBE Awards

This annual event — held in a different borough each year — honors the leaders, innovators and dedicated minority- and women- business owners in New York City. Each borough-wide Chamber, inclusive of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, respectively, honors one woman and one minority business owner from their borough. 4 to 8 p.m. Restoration Plaza, Billy Holiday Theater, 1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn. Call (212) 473–7875 or email for more information.

March 20

SI Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

Sponsored by United Activities Unlimited and Hosted by National Lighthouse Museum, this event allows attendees to mix, mingle and network with Staten Island’s business professionals. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. National Lighthouse Museum, 200 Promenade at Lighthouse Point. $20 Members-Only Price, $40 Non-Member Price. Register at or call (718) 727–1900

March 22

Staten Island Board of Realtors Realtor Day Trade Show

Vendors will showcase the latest in products and services and experts will be on hand to share their knowledge and provide cutting-edge business solutions.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn. Additional information is available online at