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March 25, 2020

3 Ways to Gather Accurate Information During the COVID-19 Crisis

By Barton Horowitz, President of Relevant Public Relations LLC STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Anxious and confused by the ongoing flow of coronavirus-related information? Some of what we all are seeing and hearing is false information, misinformation and disinformation. The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) describes “the speed and level of misinformation and disinformation circulating in the […]
March 23, 2020

50th Consecutive Cash Dividend Announced By VSB Bancorp, Inc.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – VSB Bancorp, Inc. (VSBN), the holding company for Victory State Bank, recently declared a quarterly cash dividend of 15 cents per share, payable on April 1, 2020 to stockholders of record on March 20, 2020.   “We are pleased to announce our 50th consecutive cash dividend. Our earnings allow us to continue to […]
March 19, 2020

Retirement Living in Staten Island Isn’t Only Option For Seniors Seeking Nearby Luxury Apartments, Nature

A springtime tour of the nearby Villas in Manalapan, N.J., should be on the must-do list of active-adult Islanders searching for the perfect upscale 55-plus community  STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – For many people, the arrival of spring sparks a primal sense of reconnecting to the outdoors. For active seniors relocating from Staten Island to nearby Manalapan, […]
March 19, 2020

Island’s Realtors® Announce ‘Top Producers’

Staten Island Board of Realtors® puts annual awards ceremony on hold in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Staten Island, N.Y. – The Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) has notified its best-achieving members of 2019 of their “Top Producers” status, but the annual gathering celebrating their accomplishments has been put on hold. Originally scheduled for March 19, […]
March 19, 2020

Staten Island Firm to Lead Marketing and PR Campaign For Villas, a High-End New Jersey Senior Community

Relevant Public Relations is chosen for its ‘solid grasp of the healthcare and real estate sectors, as well as an awareness of vital consumer demographics’ STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The Villas, a Hackensack Meridian Health-orchestrated luxury apartment community for seniors, has chosen Staten Island, N.Y.-headquartered Relevant Public Relations LLC as its public relations and marketing representative. “I […]
March 13, 2020

5 PR-Survival Tips for Businesses Challenged By Coronavirus COVID-19

By Barton Horowitz, President of Relevant Public Relations LLC STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Despite the anxiety and strain placed upon commercial operations in the midst of the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, small-business owners might sustain – or even grow – their enterprises through this challenging period. This could be accomplished by utilizing a variety of public relations […]
March 10, 2020

SIBOR’s Realtor Day 2020 Top Producer Awards Breakfast and Trade Show Canceled Due to Anti-COVID-19 Initiative

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) Realtor Day 2020 Trade Show & Top Producer Club Awards Breakfast scheduled for March 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield, had been canceled. At approximately 3:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 11), Sandy Krueger, CEO of the Staten Island Board of Realtors, issued the following statement: “The […]
February 13, 2020

Free Staten Island Workshop Feb. 25 to Instruct Business Owners on Growth Tactics

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – An exciting learning opportunity for small-business owners will take place Tuesday, Feb. 25, when SCORE-Staten Island teams up with the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, TD Charitable Foundation, and the 5 Chamber Alliance to present “Defining Your Business for Success: Tools for Purposeful Business Planning.” The free workshop will feature SCORE Certified Mentor John Quadrino, […]
February 13, 2020

Search for Luxury Senior Apartments on Staten Island Leads to Nearby New Jersey Community

Independent living and lavish resort-style amenities await active adults who select a residence at the Villas in nearby Manalapan, N.J. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Active Staten Island seniors seeking to downsize, or reside closer to loved ones in suburban New Jersey, have an exciting, new option. Just a half-hour drive from the Outerbridge Crossing, the Villas […]
February 12, 2020

Staten Island Home Prices Continued to Rise in January, Records Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12, 2020 Staten Island Home Prices Continued to Rise in January, Records Show Staten Island, N.Y. – On Staten Island, home prices are continuing to gain traction, with the median sales price increasing to $550,000 in January, a rise of 2.1 percent over the same month a year ago, according to […]
January 17, 2020

Northfield Bancorp Inc. to Acquire VSB Bancorp, Inc., Expanding Staten Island Franchise

Northfield Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFBK) (“Northfield”), parent company of Northfield Bank, and VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: VSBN) (“VSB”), parent company of Victory State Bank (“Victory”), announced in December 2019 the signing of a definitive agreement pursuant to which VSB will merge with and into Northfield.  The transaction reflects an in-market acquisition of an institution that shares […]
January 17, 2020

Staten Island Board of REALTORS® Inducts 2020 President for Second Term

FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2020, and Thereafter Staten Island Board of REALTORS® Inducts 2020 President for Second Term Scott Setaro takes the oath for the second time as president of the borough’s largest professional organization STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Scott Setaro, broker/owner of Weichert, Realtors® Evolution Group was inducted as the 2020 president of the Staten […]
January 10, 2020

SCORE-Staten Island’s Jan. 22 Workshop to Address HIPAA Compliance and Technology

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FRIDAY, JAN. 10, 2020 SCORE-Staten Island’s Jan. 22 Workshop to Address HIPAA Compliance and Technology STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – If you work in the healthcare industry, having a grasp of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 is a must. This is why you won’t want to miss the upcoming […]
December 16, 2019

VSB Bancorp, Inc. Announces 49th Consecutive Cash Dividend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MONDAY, DEC. 16, 2019 VSB Bancorp, Inc. Announces 49th Consecutive Cash Dividend STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – VSB Bancorp, Inc. (VSBN), the holding company for Victory State Bank, recently declared a quarterly cash dividend of 15 cents per share, payable on Jan. 2, 2020 to stockholders of record on Dec. 20, 2019. The action, announced […]
December 5, 2019

Staten Island Board of Realtors’ Leaders are in Place for 2020

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. –  As the calendar advances toward the end of the year, leaders of the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) are positioned to embrace their responsibilities within the organization.  Elections held in October completed the selection of the Realtor association’s directors for 2020. Officers elected at an earlier time include Scott A. Setaro, who will […]
November 21, 2019

SCORE-Staten Island Business Mentor Rita Jackson Feted by Staten Island Not For Profit (NFP) Association

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Rita Jackson, a certified SCORE-Staten Island business mentor and prolific community volunteer, was recognized as a “Community Hero” at the recent Staten Island Not For Profit (NFP) Association’s Community Service Awards Breakfast. During the event, held Nov. 17 at LiGreci’s Staaten, West Brighton, a variety of individuals were recognized for their diligent […]
November 14, 2019

Military Vets at Staten Island Nursing Home are Recognized for Their Service

November 11, 2019

SCORE Staten Island Business Workshop NOV. 13 to Explain Benefits of LinkedIn

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (Nov. 11, 2019) – If you are not taking fullest advantage of LinkedIn to help grow your business, SCORE-Staten Island is offering an opportunity to get you on the right track with a free “lunch & learn” workshop Wednesday, Nov. 13. The free seminar, sponsored by Northfield Bank Foundation, will guide attendees toward an understanding […]