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Small Business Services Newsletter - April 1, 2007

Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 17:17:42 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: Small Business Services Newsletter - April 1, 2007

April 1, 2007

Serving New York's Businesses
City Helps Fashion Firms "Design" Business Plans
April 1, 2007 - When the major design houses show off their creations at New York Fashion Week in February and September each year, all eyes turn to the runway. But the fashion industry has an important presence in New York City year round. Full Story

Opening a Restaurant in NYC? Then We're Sending You to Boot Camp
April 1, 2007 - Thinking about opening a restaurant in New York City? "Restaurant Boot Camp," a free, half-day seminar on starting and managing a restaurant, is the right place to start. The course, which is offered at the Lower Manhattan Business Solutions Center, is taught by a business consultant with a specialty in the restaurant industry, and covers everything from obtaining permits to labor laws to the City's health code. Full Story

City Program Connects Your Biz to Show Biz
April 1, 2007 - Looking to tap into business from the City's $5 billion entertainment industry? The Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting's "Made in NY" Discount Card program can introduce your business to the industry. Full Story More Information for Businesses NYC Business SolutionsMinority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise ProgramMayor's Office of Industrial and Manufacturing Businesses

Serving New York's Jobseekers

City Trains Jobseekers for Demands of Today's Economy

April 1, 2007 - For twenty-five years Julius Diaz worked at John Chatillon & Sons, a mechanical scales manufacturer in Kew Gardens, Queens, as a quality control inspector. When the company closed its factory in 2005, Diaz, 55-years-old at the time, was left without a job. Working with a counselor at the Career Center, Diaz decided to use his unemployment benefits for a concentrated training program in computer technology. Diaz attended courses at ACE Computer Training Center in Forest Hills, and is now a COMPTIA Certified A+ and N+ technician. Full Story

Sectors Initiative Charts New Course for Job Training
April 1, 2007 - More than 300 New Yorkers are receiving training for jobs in growing industries thanks to a new partnership between SBS and the Workforce Development Funders Group, a group of foundations which pool their money to address workforce development issues. Full Story

SBS Creates "Organic" Relationship with Whole Foods Market
April 1, 2007 - Robert Libertella, a Staten Island native, is among the 350 New Yorkers who have received jobs at Whole Foods Market's new store, which opened at the corner of Houston and Bowery on March 29. Mr. Libertella, who will be a chef at the new store, said he has "never seen anything like this" in terms of the City placing such a large number of New Yorkers in jobs. Full Story

WIB's Web Expands With Three New Members
April 1, 2007 - Mark Elliott, Robert C. Lieber and Ramon M. Tallaj have recently joined the City's Workforce Investment Board (WIB), the body which oversees and establishes policies for an array of employment and training services for businesses and jobseekers funded by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. Full Story

City Partners to Make New York More Hospitable to Tourism Industry
February 22, 2007 - Kingsborough Community College (KCC) today announced that it has been awarded a $l.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide free training for more than 500 city residents for employment in the hospitality industry. Full Story

More Information for Jobseekers

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Workforce Investment Board

Serving New York's Neighborhoods

BID to Help Sunnyside's Commercial Corridor Shine

April 1, 2007 - Home to dozens of restaurants, the Museum of African Art, and the Thalia Spanish Theater, Sunnyside is a vibrant neighborhood in Queens known for its ethnic diversity. The community, located along the 7 train just minutes from the Queensboro Bridge and Queens Midtown tunnel, is home to growing international restaurants and an expanding arts community. In an effort to support this development and provide additional services to the central commercial corridor of the neighborhood, the Department of Small Business Services is partnering with local groups to develop a Business Improvement District (BID) in the neighborhood. Full Story

Make Your "Next Stop" Right Here!
April 1, 2007 - Thinking about what neighborhood should be your next stop for eating, shopping and sightseeing in New York City? From the views of the City skyline offered from Roosevelt Island to the artists of DUMBO to the "global village" of Jackson Heights, the Next Stop: NYC website offers the low-down on some of the City's most diverse, fascinating and fun neighborhoods along the "F" subway line - and specifics on where to eat, shop and sightsee in each. Full Story

We Want to Know: Who's Making a Difference in Your Neighborhood?
March 19, 2007 - The New York City Department of Small Business Services today called for the nomination of individuals, small businesses and community organizations for the 2007 Neighborhood Achievement Awards, to be hosted by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Commissioner Robert W. Walsh at Gracie Mansion in July. Full Story

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