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July 15, 2019

Threat to Wildlife Prompts Open House ‘Balloon Ban’ By Weichert, Realtors® – Evolution Group

New Springville-based real estate agency enacts eco-friendly policy for its open-house celebrations across Staten Island STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (July 15, 2019) – Balloons have long been used to mark the locations of open houses. Their bright colors and breeze-generated movements are effective nationwide in catching the attention of homebuyers – but there is a tragic downside […]
June 20, 2019

Weichert, Realtors® – Evolution Group Tags Staten Island PR Firm Relevant Public Relations as Marketing Rep

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (June 20, 2019) – Weichert, Realtors® – Evolution Group, a Staten Island, N.Y.-based real estate agency, has chosen Relevant Public Relations LLC as its marketing and public relations representative. “I’m looking forward to building a long and beneficial relationship with Weichert, Realtors® – Evolution Group, a family business headed by native Staten Islanders whose combined […]
June 13, 2019

VSB Bancorp Declares 47th Consecutive Cash Dividend

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (June 13, 2019) – VSB Bancorp, Inc. (VSBN), the holding company for Victory State Bank, has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 13 cents per share, payable on July 1, 2019, to stockholders of record on June 21, 2019. “We are pleased to announce our 47th consecutive cash dividend,” said Joseph J. LiBassi, […]
May 31, 2019

Free SCORE-Staten Island Workshop to Spotlight ‘Diversity and Inclusion for Competitive Advantage’

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. –  “Diversity and Inclusion for Competitive Advantage” is the theme of a SCORE-Staten Island business seminar set for Tuesday, June 18. The free “lunch & learn” workshop, hosted by the Northfield Bank Foundation, will guide attendees toward acknowledging, understanding and leveraging diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The seminar’s featured speaker will be […]
May 30, 2019

Staten Island Realtors Advocate in Washington on Behalf of Critical Legislative Initiatives

President Trump addresses audience at 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (May 30, 2019)  – Members of the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) recently gathered with thousands of Realtors® and guests from across the nation in Washington, D.C. While attending the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 13 through 18, SIBOR […]
May 13, 2019

Staten Island Realtors® Seek Assistance in Albany for First-Time Home Buyers

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Representatives of the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) were among REALTORS® from across New York state who gathered in Albany in early May to highlight important real estate-related issues. The Realtors® were there to ask state senators and Assembly members to support initiatives that are vital to the industry, advocating for […]
May 6, 2019

5 Vital Tips for Creating a Digital Marketing Strategy

By Barton Horowitz, President of Relevant Public Relations LLC STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Some aspects of running a business in the 21st Century haven’t changed since time began. Goods or services offered in Biblical times, like those provided today, require a seller and a buyer. Supply and demand. It’s that simple – or is it? Your […]
April 18, 2019

Free Workshop May 9 is Geared for Women Seeking Financial Command

Notable speakers to include attorney, financial advisor and accountant STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – “Women: It’s Time to Take Charge!” is the theme of an upcoming free seminar conducted by women, specifically for women, with the aim of guiding attendees toward financial know-how and secure futures. The SCORE-Staten Island event, presented in collaboration with the Staten Island […]
April 2, 2019

Staten Island’s Open House Weekend, April 6-7, Launches Premier Home Buying Season

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Everyone shopping for a Staten Island home is invited to participate in the borough’s upcoming Open House Weekend. The event, presented by Realtor members of the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, is the largest coordinated initiative of its type on Staten Island, providing home buyers with a […]
March 12, 2019

SCORE-Staten Island, MassMutual to Hold Free ‘Simple Steps for Exiting Your Business’ Workshop March 26

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (March 12, 2019) – A free workshop March 26 presented by SCORE-Staten Island, in partnership with MassMutual, will focus on a vital concern often overlooked by business owners:  Having plans in place for exiting their businesses — either by choice, or involuntarily. During the “Simple Steps for Exiting Your Business” workshop,  Ronald C. […]
January 22, 2019

VSB Bancorp Inc. Concludes 2018 With Net Income Jump Exceeding 216 Percent

The only community-based commercial bank in Staten Island, N.Y., experiences 27 percent increase in annual earnings STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (Nov. 22, 2019) – VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: VSBN) had a net income of $1,017,813 for the fourth quarter of 2018, an increase of $696,277, or 216.6 percent, from the fourth quarter of 2017, according to recently […]
November 28, 2018

9 Tips for Repurposing a Press Release as an Advertorial

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – When used as part of a branding and growth strategy, press releases can assist in building the visibility and reputation of a business, especially when repurposed for blogs, emails and other avenues of digital media. One particular opportunity for press-release repurposing is to create an advertorial, or advertisement, crafted in the fashion […]
November 7, 2018

Staten Island Realtors® Offer Voice-Enabled Searches for Homes

Consumers can now ask Alexa and Google Home to help them find their next house STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – If you are shopping for a home on Staten Island, your search has just gotten a bit easier thanks to a cutting-edge technology embraced by the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR). The organization, provider of the […]
November 2, 2018

Realtors, Chamber of Commerce, Blaze Pizza Unite To Support Kids Cancer Center on Staten Island

Youngsters make their dinner choices as their parents network and look on (off camera) during the fundraiser’s networking segment.                    (Photos: Relevant Public Relations LLC)  Entertainer Al Lambert shares a patriotic tune as Islanders gather on behalf of the Kids Against Cancer Pediatric Oncology Center at Staten Island University Hospital Northwell Health […]
October 29, 2018

Cybersecurity Authority Patrick Buono to Take Spotlight at SCORE-Staten Island Workshop Nov. 15

Head of West Brighton-based Aurora Computer Technology to discuss vital safety measures all business owners need to know STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  (Oct. 29, 2018)– If you own or manage a business, the adequacy of your cybersecurity should be a major concern. According to the FBI, the collective impact of cyber intrusions is staggering. Hackers have taken […]
October 5, 2018

Oct. 24 Fundraiser for Kids Against Cancer Pediatric Oncology Center Spearheaded by Blaze Pizza, Staten Island Realtors, Chamber of Commerce

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, bring in this flyer or SHOW IT ON YOUR PHONE before paying, and Blaze Pizza will donate 30% of proceeds from your meal back to the Kids Against Cancer Pediatric Oncology Center at Staten Island University Hospital Northwell Health: Fundraiser, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., will feature a community-networking ‘event within an event’  beginning 5:30 p.m. with a […]
September 12, 2018

12th Global Real Estate Summit NYC 2018 Set for Oct. 22 at New York Marriott Marquis

‘Mapping the Global Future’ to feature industry strategist Stefan Swanepoel and over 20 presenters and panelists NEW YORK — The annual Global Real Estate Summit NYC will mark its 12th anniversary Monday, Oct. 22, at the New York Marriott Marquis in Midtown Manhattan. Embracing the theme of “Mapping the Global Future,” the daylong conference and trade expo […]
August 3, 2018

Menicucci Villa Cilmi Adds Criminal Defense With Joseph V. Sorrentino

Veteran criminal defense attorney represents clients in New York and New Jersey state courts, and federal courts across the U.S. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (Aug. 3, 2018) – The law firm of Menicucci Villa Cilmi PLLC (MVC) has welcomed prominent criminal defense attorney Joseph V. Sorrentino as an “Of Counsel” member to its legal team. “Practicing in federal […]