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Relevant Public Relations Chosen To Market Brand Of Staten Island Small Business Development Center

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Relevant Public Relations LLC has been retained by the Staten Island Small Business Development Center (SI SBDC) in a mission to enhance community awareness of the organization’s free business-mentoring services.

DEAN BALSAMINI, Director of the Staten Island SBDC

DEAN BALSAMINI, Director of the Staten Island SBDC

“Former business journalist Bart Horowitz and his firm, Relevant Public Relations, are talented, creative and dependable, with a solid handle on commerce and news distribution in the New York metropolitan area,” said Dean Balsamini, director of the Staten Island SBDC. “It’s reassuring to have this PR firm and its award-winning leader on our team.”

The SI SBDC is an important community asset, said Barton Horowitz, president of Relevant Public Relations.

“Under the leadership of Dean Balsamini, each adviser and support-staff member at the Staten Island Small Business Development Center is dedicated to helping business people and aspiring entrepreneurs achieve their goals,” Horowitz said. “It’s a privilege to be working with such highly motivated individuals, and gratifying to know that the services I provide to the Center will touch the lives of countless individuals in such a positive way.”

About the Staten Island Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center at the College of Staten Island (SBDC at CSI) is part of the New York State Small Business Development Center, which is administered by the State University of New York.

The center operates as a full-time enterprise during weekday business hours, assisting small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs with a wide array of cost-free confidential guidance and technical assistance.

Since launching in 1993, the experienced advisers of the Staten Island SBDC have worked directly with more than 6,500 businesses, helping them to invest over $146.5 million in the area’s economy, and creating or saving more than 4,500 jobs.

The Staten Island SBDC is located at: The College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Blvd., Building 3A, Room 105; Staten Island, NY 10314-9806.

The Staten Island SBDC additionally operates two outreach sites: The Small Business Development Center, Bay Ridge Satellite Office, in the Santander Building, 9512 Third Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11209, and the Small Business Development Center, Staten Island Office, in the Empire State Bank Building, 1361 North Railroad Ave., Staten Island, NY 10306.

For information about business counseling on Staten Island, the SBDC at CSI may be reached at 718-982-2560, or via email at The Brooklyn office may be contacted at 718-619-5603; the Staten Island satellite office may be reached at 718-873-4496.

About Relevant Public Relations LLC

Relevant Public Relations LLC (Relevant PR), “Where Success is Written®,” is a New York City-based multimedia public relations and marketing company with local, national and global reach. The firm’s founder and president, Barton Horowitz, is a Small Business Administration (SBA) Champion of the Year Award winner and recipient of a 2013 Louis R. Miller Business Leadership Award.

Economically headquartered in the New York City borough of Staten Island, Relevant PR leads businesses, professional practices and organizations to greater heights by cost-effectively integrating all marketing and PR needs into a single efficiently run operation.

Relevant Public Relation’s custom-designed branding strategies succeed due to an innovative recipe of press releases; traditional, digital and broadcast-news distribution; social-media management; Website and blog content; e-mail marketing; commercial copywriting, and more.

Whether your enterprise requires a single press release, a multimedia campaign or the information on a company brochure or Website professionally written, edited or updated, Relevant Public Relations is the right choice.

Relevant Public Relations is available online at, and may be reached at 718-682-1509 or via email:


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