Markoe-Boyd, Marlene

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Saturday, 13 February 2016 10:55

City Regulatory Agencies visit Bucks.

The NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings hosted a forum at a recent Bucks meeting in which many NYC regulatory agencies attended.

Read the  full article here.

Our very own Ray Laursen of Country Awards & Trophy Center got to witness a heartwarming accomplishment from a young bowler.

Read the full article here.

Dr. Acker is continuing his education to better treat his patients' overall health.

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Bucks member, George Zaloom, has had several people come into his repair shop who have accidentally put diesel fuel in their car.

Read how it happened and what to do if it happens to you.

Bucks member, Gregg Iliceto, CPA, discussed tax tips with the club membership at a recent meeting.

Gregg advised members to look for opportunities to make equipment purchases for your business that can be deducted on your tax filings. Gregg often advises clients to do this before the year's end because a company can save money by purchasing needed equipment such as trucks and heating and air conditioning units that results in an expense that is fully tax deductible.

Additionally, Gregg used his remarks to warn club members to consider getting a PIN number from the IRS to protect from people fraudulently filing on your company's behalf to gain the proceeds from your company's filing. This happens when unscrupulous individuals get someone's social security number. They use the number to make up fax tax filing documents and file them on your behalf.

Lastly, Greg discussed changes to the filing schedule for different corporation structures for next year.




Meagan Devereaux, the Director of Business Development for the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, spoke to our members this month about the benefits of being a member of the Chamber.

Using several statistics, such as that over 100,000 people are visiting the websites of Chamber members having first visited the Chamber's Consumer Guide, Meagan discussed the value of being a member of the Chamber through promotion of your business through materials such as the Consumer Guide and the Chamber's referral program. Additionally, members have access to a Help Desk to assist in resolving issues with government agencies and other outlets and enjoy a "member to member" discount program that is available to themselves and their employees.

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to also host a variety of community programs such as: a Veterans Discount program in conjunction with Assemblyman Cusick, the Young Entrepreneurs Program that allows high school students to design their own business\market their own product or service, and a program with NYC Small Business Services where they are currently collaborating on an initiative, " Chamber on the GO," which is aimed at SBS coming to business owners with their business support services.

Meagan also reminded the group that the Chamber is 120 years strong and, as a result, has an institutional memory and history on the issues important to local business owners and all Staten Islanders such as transportation, the environment, and economic development. The Chamber spends a good of their time lobbying on the issues of important to our community.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 11:06

Winter Car Tips shared by Zaloom's on NY1 News

Bucks member, George Zaloom, offers helpful advice for your car during these snowy, winter months.

Watch the NY1 News segment here.

Announcing changes he will be making in his business soon, Butch Galante of Galante Home Improvement, spoke to club members at a recent meeting about the importance of designing an exit plan for your business.

Butch began his career working in the maritime industry on the local docks and then as a deckhand on the Staten Island Ferry. This was followed by his entry into the home improvement industry which also involved operating a wood shop.  Realizing that he still enjoyed managing construction projects, but was not interested in the day-to-day business tasks such as managing payroll, insurance issues, etc., he is building a new relationship with an existing business to enable him to continue his trade. Noting that there comes in a point in your life when it is time to simplify your life he advised members to always look for opportunities to re-design the way you operate your business.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 17:09

Bucks member, APB Security, Featured in Crain's

Bucks member, APB Security, was recently featured in Crain's with a profile piece on the company and its growth and new location.

Read the full article here.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 13:24

Maryann Piazza to receive Lou Miller Award !

Long-time Bucks member, Maryann Piazza of Majestic Vending, will be receiving the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce's Lou Miller Award this year.

Read the full article here.