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November 21, 2017

Victory State Bank Marks 20th Anniversary

Formed with initial capitalization of $7 million, Staten Island’s only community-based commercial bank now has total equity of $32.7 million and nearly $400 million in total assets STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (November 2017) – Victory State Bank, Staten Island’s only community-based commercial bank has marked its 20th anniversary, flourishing in tandem with the borough’s vibrant business sector […]
October 24, 2017

VSB Bancorp Inc.’s 3rd Quarter of 2017 Leaps Nearly 28 Percent Compared to Same Period a Year Ago

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (Oct. 2017) – VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: VSBN) – Staten Island’s only community-based commercial bank – recently reported net income of $724,213 for the third quarter of 2017. The figure represents an increase of $157,046 – or 27.7 percent – from the third quarter of 2016. “Our year over year earnings results show robust […]
October 5, 2017

John J. Amodio Takes Helm as Chairman of SCORE Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Staten Island business leader John J. Amodio has taken the helm as chairman of SCORE Staten Island. The organization, dedicated to fostering a vibrant small-business community within Staten Island, provides cost-free mentoring and education to both aspiring and established entrepreneurs. Amodio was appointed to the position during a recent general meeting of […]
July 5, 2017

SCORE Staten Island: Small Businesses Have Advantages Over Bigger Competitors

STATEN ISLAND. N.Y. – As an entrepreneur, not every day may go as smoothly as you’d like, but that’s OK. As you face obstacles while building your enterprise, experts emphasize the importance of reflecting upon the many advantages small businesses have over their bigger competitors. “Keep the pluses of business ownership in mind – not only during […]
June 16, 2017

Hyperbaric Chamber Added to Treatment Options At 6,000-Square-Foot New Jersey Sports Chiropractic

Vitaeris320 joins an ever-growing selection of therapeutic technologies benefiting patients at Dr. Frank Mandarino’s state-of-the-art chiropractic facility in Morganville, N.J. MORGANVILLE/MONMOUTH COUNTY, N.J. – New Jersey Sports Chiropractic PC – a practice embracing traditional and newly innovative non-pharmaceutical treatments – has added a hyperbaric chamber to its ensemble of state-of-the-art therapeutic devices. “Our goal is to […]
June 14, 2017

9 Prerequisites of Turning a Hobby into a Business

If you are considering to transform your hobby into a money-making enterprise, the small-business mentors of SCORE Staten Island are sharing this sound advice: Don’t rush into things. Running a successful business centered on doing something you love is the dream of many entrepreneurs. What could be more gratifying than making a living sharing your talents […]
June 7, 2017

Staten Island Realtors® Advocate in Washington, D.C., for Homeownership and Commercial Real Estate

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – More than 9,600 Realtors® recently traveled to Washington, D.C., on behalf of current and future home and property owners. Gathering at the 2017 REALTOR® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in May, representatives of the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) joined fellow Realtors from New York state and across the nation to […]
May 15, 2017

VSB Bancorp 2017 1st Quarter Gains $21.2M in Assets

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – (April 2017) First-quarter results of VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: VSBN) show an increase of $21.2 million in assets, or 6.4 percent, at March 31, 2017, from December 31 of the last year. Also up, is the net income of $619,820 for the first quarter of 2017, which signifies an increase of $70,424, or […]
May 3, 2017

SIBOR Golf Outing June 20 to Benefit Children with Cancer

 Realtors’ Challenge Cup to Raise Funds for local Sunrise Day Camp  and new Kids Against Cancer unit at Staten Island University Hospital Northwell Health STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (May 3, 2017) – The Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) will be holding its annual Realtors’ Challenge Cup fund-raiser June 20 to assist two local initiatives that focus on […]
April 20, 2017

‘Open House Weekend’ May 6-7 to Complement Staten Island’s Premier Home-Buying Season

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (April 20, 2017) – Shopping for a new home? The Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) will soon be featuring a special event you won’t want to miss: Open House Weekend. Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, Realtors across Staten Island will be participating in the largest coordinated event of its type […]
April 12, 2017

4 Ways to Reduce the Angst of Writing a Business Plan

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – A business plan is not only important for starting your business, it’s also an indispensable tool for helping you manage and grow your enterprise. SCORE Staten Island, an organization providing cost-free mentoring and education to both aspiring and established entrepreneurs, describes a business plan as a road map for the operation of a […]
March 24, 2017

Island’s Realtors® Honor ‘Top Producers’ at Start of Daylong Trade Show

Staten Island Board of Realtors® celebrates outstanding performance during day showcasing many of the latest innovations in real estate products, services and technologies Staten Island, N.Y. (March 24, 2017)  – The Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) honored its best-achieving members yesterday [March 23] during an awards breakfast at the start of its annual Realtor® Day […]
March 15, 2017

SIBOR’S Realtor Day Trade Show March 23

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (March 15, 2017) – Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) Realtor Day is set to take place March 23 at the Hilton Garden Inn, in the borough’s Bloomfield community. The trade show annually attracts hundreds of Realtors, as well as other professionals serving the real estate industry. The event will feature more than 100 […]
March 7, 2017

SCORE Staten Island Workshop to Focus on ‘Planning for Social Security Retirement Benefits’

Free seminar March 22, presented by Richmond County Savings Bank, to address a variety of vital questions (CLICK HERE TO EASILY PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP) STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (March 7, 2017) – It’s been 82 years since Social Security was created to promote the economic security of Americans –  but are you personally prepared to take best […]
February 24, 2017

SCORE Staten Island Relocates to Staten Island Advance Building

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (Feb. 24, 2017) – SCORE Staten Island is relocating from Castleton Corners to Grasmere as of Feb. 28. The prominent small-business mentoring organization is resettling its operations within the iconic Staten Island Advance building, 950 West Fingerboard Road. The updated facility is conveniently located, with ample parking for visitors. Dedicated to providing cost-free […]
February 23, 2017

Emusi App’s Singing Text and Email Repertoire Expands As Consumer Demand Intensifies

App makes it easy to instantly message someone with a song that mirrors your emotion or celebrates a special occasion  NEW YORK – Whether you need a friend to drive you to the airport, want to send an attention-grabbing birthday or congratulatory message, or simply seek to stay in touch, you can do it instantly – and […]
February 16, 2017

SCORE Staten Island Suggests 5 Technologies to Give Small Businesses an Edge

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – New businesses abound throughout Staten Island – from St. George to New Dorp to New Springville to Tottenville. But as a recently published Staten Island Advance article points out, not all new enterprises succeed. The article, “7 Reasons Why Staten Island Small Businesses Fail,” addresses such common entrepreneurial errors as: Not properly […]
February 7, 2017

Staten Island REALTOR® Inaugurated as President of New York State Association of REALTORS®

Dawn M. Carpenter is a past president of the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® and chair of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Staten Island Realtor Dawn M. Carpenter took the oath of office Monday, Feb. 6, as the 2017 president of the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR). The association’s […]