Markoe-Boyd, Marlene

Markoe-Boyd, Marlene

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Majestic Vending was chosen as an industry leader by the National Merchandiser Association.

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NY1 News featured Bucks member, Stop & Stor, for giving back over 30,000 dollars this year to charities through the Stop & Stor Charitable Fund.

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Several Bucks members were nominated for the Silive.com Reader's Choice Contest: Gerald Peters, Bario's Restaurant and Catering, Zaloom's Auto Repair, Buds and Blooms, Project One.

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Everything Entertainment created a unique rock-themed 50th birthday party for a Staten Island Family.

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Jerry Amerosi, Past President of Bucks and owner\founder of Gerald Peters Jewelry in the Staten Island Mall, spoke to the club this month about the growth of his business over the years and how his sons are being groomed to lead the family business into the future.

Jerry discussed how he takes great pride in offering real, authentic products. Jerry has been able to offer this to his customers because of his commitment to becoming an authorized dealer of a variety of well known and upcoming jewelry lines. Jerry explained that when you are an authorized dealer of a brand you are able to vouch for the authenticity of what you are selling.  Jerry's business philosophy is to offer good products at a variety of different price points and couple it with an excellent level of service.  What is very fundamental to his business is the product. "Price is important but you ultimately have to offer a good product."

 

Jerry first entered the jewelry business in 1984 operating out of Cesar's Bay Bazzar in Brooklyn. In 1992, Jerry left that location and opened up on 18th Avenue in Brooklyn under the name, Gold Mine Jewelers. Noticing that many of his customers were moving to Staten Island he decided to relocate to the Staten Island Mall and opened up there in 1996. In 2016 he moved to a new location in the Mall creating a beautiful store that offered an inviting shopping experience. This new store with a new name - Gerald Peters - allowed Jerry to bring in more high end brands such as Breitling and Mikimoto Pearls. Gerald Peters is named after his sons who are both part of the family business.

In addition to Gerald Peters, Jerry owns a Pandora store in the Staten Island and one in Ocean County, New Jersey.

NY1 News stopped by Zaloom's Auto Repair to discuss with owner and Bucks member, George Zaloom, ways to prepare your car for the coming winter weather.

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The Staten Island Advance Business Reporter published a story on commentary from small businesses regarding promises the new President should keep to benefit these businesses. Bucks member Mario Giammaraco of Bernard Herold was included in the story.

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In a recent article, JCK online featured Gerald Peters owner, Jerry Amerosi, and his sons, who both work in the business with him.

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Bucks member, Ted Malloy of the Limeri Agency, spoke to our group last week about the various insurance policies available to protect small business owners.

Ted discussed changes following 9/11 with respect to the coverage of terrorist attacks. Stand alone terrorism policies are available for businesses however many insurance carriers cover terrorism to some degree through property insurance. Terrorism specific policies can be obtained for those who want to supplement their normal commercial insurance.

 

Employment Practice Liability Insurance is another insurance package that has value to small businesses since it covers claims that an employee's rights were violated or other instances such as failure to promote or hire or illegal background checks. Ted cited that employee lawsuits have risen by 400 percent with the average settled claim costing 75,000 dollars. Cyber liability insurance is also offered to small businesses to cover human error with not protecting computer systems and its data or an outside element hacking a business's computer system. Businesses that have been hacked incur expenses associated with alerting each of their customers to the hacking occurrence and credit monitoring.

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