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May 2, 2018

Turnout for SINY Women’s Health & Wellness Fair Ignites Plans for Annual Return of Event

Visitors to the expo explored stations featuring leading medical industry experts; traditional and holistic resources and products, and the latest information on health insurance options STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The SINY Women’s Health & Wellness Fair was greeted with enthusiasm and bustling activity by participants and visitors during its recent inaugural debut. The admission-free event, held […]
November 2, 2017

5 Reasons a Blog is Vital for Your Business

Marketing and public relations firm headquartered on Staten Island, N.Y., emphasizes importance of blogging STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Blogs are significant, if not essential, to most businesses. Nowadays, such online essays, articles and news features are ubiquitous – for a variety of reasons. “Misinterpreted by some entrepreneurs as either an unwarranted business expense or a nonbeneficial […]
June 29, 2016

9 Tips to Get Your Press Release Published

It Takes a Bit of Know-How to Get a Media Release Noticed By Barton Horowitz, President, Relevant Public Relations LLC During my previous years as a business journalist and columnist, I would receive and review press releases on a daily basis. Some of the solicitations would merit publication, while others were destined for the trash. Much […]
November 12, 2014

Santa Seeks Helpers To Cheer Seniors

Gifts sought for Realtors’ outreach to nursing home residents  STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (Nov. 12, 2014) –  Not just youngsters will be on Santa’s list again this year. As the Staten Island Board of Realtors progresses toward its 100th anniversary in October 2015, volunteers from the organization will be visiting lonely senior citizens in the borough’s nursing […]
March 19, 2014

Staten Island Board of Realtors Honors ‘Top Producers’

Daylong trade show begins with Awards breakfast (FOR MORE PHOTOS, ClICK HERE TO  VISIT THE STATEN ISLAND BOARD OF REALTORS ON FACEBOOK) Staten Island, N.Y. – The Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) honored its best achieving members on March 13 during the group’s annual Top Producer Awards Breakfast. The event, sponsored by Continental Home Loans […]
November 14, 2012

Staten Island Board Of Realtors Opens Up Its Online Housing Listings To Storm Victims

In the aftermath of Sandy, there is not much housing to go around, so the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) is teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and city and state agencies, to make it easier to find housing on the Internet. Journalist Monica Brown of NY1 visited SIBOR headquarters on Monday to […]
November 9, 2012

SIBOR Website Lists Rentals Available For Hurricane Victims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012 Staten Island Realtors’ Website Lists Rentals Available For Hurricane Victims                              Realtors work with property owners to provide                 ‘ terms designed to ease the burden of storm-ravaged victims’ STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) is working to provide affordable accommodations for families and individuals […]
June 24, 2011

SIBOR Sponsors PS 22 Graduation; School's Famous Chorus Wows Crowd

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Staten Island Board of REALTORS (SIBOR) was the principle sponsor for the PS 22 5th-grade graduation final assembly. “Supporting education in our community is an initiative that Staten Island Realtors embraces which pride,” said  Kathleen O’Leary Garbarino, president of the SIBOR. “The PS 22 administration, faculty and parents continually roll out the […]
June 9, 2011

The Truth About Staten Island: Frank J. Reali III Family Foundation Awards Community Members At Annual Fundraiser

The Frank J. Reali III Family Foundation held its annual “Heart of a Champion” fundraiser on June 9, giving awards to community members who helped raise funds for the organization, which aims to provide free heart screening to children. CARDIAC SCREENING PROGRAM The Frank J Reali III Family Foundation in collaboration with Staten Island University Hospital has […]
April 13, 2011

Victory State Bank encourages participation in tomorrow's Staten Island's Dine Out Against Hunger drive

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Victory State Bank, a sponsor of Staten Island’s Dine Out Against Hunger initiative, wants to remind consumers about tomorrow’s campaign and the opportunity to help those in need. You don’t need a fancy invitation to get in on Dine Out Against Hunger on Staten Island, explains the Staten Island Advance.  Just go to any participating […]
March 22, 2011

Annual home show at the College of Staten Island to feature local businesses, contractors

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Home Show on Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the College of Staten Island Sports and Recreation Center, 2800 Victory Blvd., Willowbrook. The Annual Home Show, sponsored by the Home Improvement Contractors Association of […]
March 17, 2011

Smart Strategies For Making Money

Entrepreneur Jason Fried offers the most fundamental of all small-business advice: how to get good at making money: One thing I do know is that making money is not the same as starting a business. For entrepreneurs, this is an important thing to understand. Most of us identify with the products we create or services we […]
March 3, 2011

Staten Island, N.Y.'s Victory State Bank Blasts Rocky Economy With Rise In Net Income

STATEN ISALND, N.Y.  —  Despite a stumbling economy, Staten Island, N.Y.-based Victory State Bank experienced a jump in net income for 2010. Reflecting an increase of 4.7 percent for the year ended 2010, VSB Bancorp Inc.’s (NASDAQ GM: VSBN) pre-tax income rose to $3,466,764, compared to $3,312,040 for the previous year. Net income for the year […]
February 17, 2011

Feng Shui Home Tips: How To Check the Flow of Chi

With all the emphasis on good Chi for good feng shui, it is really important to get into the habit of regularly checking the energy flow in your home.  Be especially mindful about creating a good flow of Chi whenever you are redecorating, renovating, or just want to reposition the existing furniture for better feng shui. […]
February 15, 2011

Business-for-Sale Market Ready to Expand

By DOMENIC RINALDI, ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE Based on my own observations from more than two decades in the field of business brokerage and mergers and acquisitions, many small businesses that survived the economic downtown are now seeing renewed strength in their top-line revenues, and solid or growing bottom-lines.  In fact, the bottom-line cash flow for a number of […]
January 8, 2011

Noted Business Strategist, SBA Award Winner To Offer Marketing Advice During Free Seminar At the College of Staten Island

NEW YORK (Jan. 8, 2011) – If you are a business owner whose goals for 2011 include bigger returns, head for the College of Staten Island (CSI) on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 12. That’s when the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at CSI will present “Marketing Your Business.” The free seminar will focus on strategies […]
January 3, 2011

Relevant PR Commentary: Don’t Neglect ‘Old-Fashioned’ Ways Of Communicating In Today’s Social-Media Rich Society

By BARTON HOROWITZ, president Relevant Public Relations With increasing numbers of people interacting on the Web, it’s become far too easy to lose ourselves in cyber space for extended periods of time. While online social-media activity can be an effective way of staying in touch with friends and business associates, it arguably lacks the warm emotional […]
December 29, 2010

Four Essential Questions To Ask Yourself When Conducting Business

By BARTON HOROWITZ, president of Relevant Public Relations There is no shortage of advice when it comes to running a business. Today’s information highway is paved with recommendations, instructions, guidance and litter –- lots and lots of litter. Here is some advice you can bank on, courtesy of Rotary International: “The Four-Way Test of things we […]