CSI Renames Business School in Honor of Jay and Lucille Chazanoff

Jay and Lucille Chazanoff

The College of Staten Island’s School of Business was officially renamed in honor of Jay and Lucille Chazanoff last month after the philanthropic couple donated $7.5 million to the school – the largest single donation the College has ever received. The Todt Hill couple, who met while attending classes at Staten Island Community College, a… Continue reading CSI Renames Business School in Honor of Jay and Lucille Chazanoff

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Development Flourished in 2019 as SI Saw Continued Growth in Both Commercial and Residential Projects

A number of large scale retail and residential projects continued to boost Staten Island’s economy in 2019, indicating a borough-wide construction boom. Neighborhoods such as Charleston, Tottenville, Travis and Stapleton all benefitted from the surge. Here’s a look at what’s blooming in all corners of our borough: The Boulevard This two-story Main Street shopping concept… Continue reading Development Flourished in 2019 as SI Saw Continued Growth in Both Commercial and Residential Projects

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Year in Review: What Affected Borough Business Most in 2019?

For the Staten Island business community, the launch of 2019 was best defined by uncertainty. While the national economic outlook was positive in January, major setbacks seemed to plague local business owners here: Plans for the highly anticipated New York Wheel had just been dashed, a proposed homeless shelter that threatened the North Shore’s ongoing… Continue reading Year in Review: What Affected Borough Business Most in 2019?

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Co-working Concept Continues to Evolve on Staten Island

When Kevin Lawrie decided to launch one of Staten Island’s first shared office spaces in 2013, his initial idea was to start lean and gain all of the necessary insight into what the borough’s temporary renters were looking for. “We had shared desk space, a couple of chairs and a communal spot for coffee,” Lawrie… Continue reading Co-working Concept Continues to Evolve on Staten Island

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Local BIDs Organize a Strong Marketing Effort for Small Business Saturday

Since its launch in 2010, Small Business Saturday has offered a much needed holiday boost to local businesses across the nation. In fact, American Express, the official sponsor of the program, reports that spending on that day has now reached over $100 billion throughout the US – not a bad takeaway for only nine days… Continue reading Local BIDs Organize a Strong Marketing Effort for Small Business Saturday

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New Bankruptcy Law Offers Relief to Small Businesses

Starting February 20, 2020, small business owners on the brink of bankruptcy can breathe a little easier as Congress’ Small Business Reorganization Act goes into effect. “I have been practicing bankruptcy law for 42 years and I am extremely excited about this new law because, simply put, it is a phenomenal breakthrough for small business… Continue reading New Bankruptcy Law Offers Relief to Small Businesses

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Is Retail Shrinking? New Citywide Storefront Vacancy Analysis Identifies a Lull in Staten Island’s Business Landscape

Despite evidence of continued economic expansion and an excessive launch of new retail properties throughout Staten Island, a new in-depth analysis released last week by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer shows that the rate of empty and vacant storefronts across the five boroughs has skyrocketed by nearly 50 percent over the past decade.… Continue reading Is Retail Shrinking? New Citywide Storefront Vacancy Analysis Identifies a Lull in Staten Island’s Business Landscape

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Corporate Events Take on a New Look As Business Owners Think Outside of the Box

For years, the Greenbelt Conservancy has played as the host to one of the borough’s most casual and innovative fundraising events: Titled the Blue Jean Ball, the gathering is held under the stars on a warm June evening at the Carousel for All Children and is hailed for its live music, craft beer and wine… Continue reading Corporate Events Take on a New Look As Business Owners Think Outside of the Box

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Made On Staten Island: Film Production Increases Here as BP Encourages Movie Making in All Corners of the Borough

Film production takes place at Pouch Camp.

There’s been an uptick in those ubiquitous yellow film production signs around the borough lately, a universal scattering of the mysterious markers in notable places from Snug Harbor to Historic Richmondtown and beyond. And if you binge-watch programs like The Blacklist, Ray Donovan and The Sinner, you’ll undoubtedly see glimpses of Staten Island in the… Continue reading Made On Staten Island: Film Production Increases Here as BP Encourages Movie Making in All Corners of the Borough

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