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SBS Announces Action Steps Supporting Small Business Owners in the Vicinity of Trump Tower
Commissioner Gregg Bishop of the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) today announced several action steps to address the four key concerns from small business owners in the vicinity of Trump Tower, developed in partnership with the New York City Police Department. Last week Commissioner Bishop met with small business owners to hear their concerns first-hand and to work proactively with other City departments and partners to find solutions. Commissioner Bishop was joined on this tour by Council Member Dan Garodnick, who represents the area around Trump Tower and has been a strong advocate for small business owners in his district. City leaders have agreed to these action steps as an initial response to meeting neighborhood needs, with other conversations ongoing.
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WE NYC Reaches Nearly 1,500 Women with Mentoring, Training, and Other Resources
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop today announced that nearly 1,500 women have been reached through the City's WE NYC program, a new program connecting women entrepreneurs with the resources and support they need to build a thriving business.
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New Workforce1 Career Center in East New York
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Member Rafael Espinal and SBS Commissioner Gregg Bishop announced the opening of a new Workforce1 Career Center in East New York. The new Center is opening just six months following the East New York rezoning and is one of a series of investments that will increase residents' access to good-paying jobs. The center is located at 2619 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207 and is open 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday.
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Small Business Services

SBS and MOCS Release Second Annual Report on the Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative (WCBDI)
The Department of Small Business Services and the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services release a report titled, "Working Together: A Report on the Second Year of the Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative (WCBDI)." The report highlights the accomplishments of the WCBDI and pays close attention to the worker cooperatives served by the initiative.
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Small Business Services

Mayor Announces New Energy Efficiency Program for Apartment Buildings
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the launch of the NYC Building Operator Training Program to help residential buildings cut energy costs up to 20 percent. The new program offers a no-cost, 30-hour training program for small, multifamily building maintenance staff on ways to reduce energy consumption. Participants will learn about energy and resource conservation techniques related to a building\'s heating, electrical and water systems. This training model is designed to reduce energy costs between 5 percent and 20 percent without any major capital expenditures. The first group of participants will begin training on December 6 and the program will fully launch early next year.
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SBS Launches Neighborhood 360° Program To Strengthen And Revitalize Commercial Districts Across All Five Boroughs
Commissioner Gregg Bishop of the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) today announced the launch of Neighborhood 360°, a new program that strengthens and revitalizes commercial corridors that anchor New York City neighborhoods. The program, a first-of-its-kind partnership between SBS and community stakeholders, develops customized, commercial revitalization programs tailored to specific neighborhood needs as identified through a series of Commercial District Needs Assessments (CDNAs) conducted across the five boroughs.
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Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Rule
Subject: Pursuant to Section 1301 of the New York City Charter, the NYC Department of Small Business Services is proposing to continue a program that provides grants to companies that provide school bus transportation in order to encourage such companies to maintain the wages and benefits of those employees who have had prior experience in the industry.
Date: January 31, 2017
Time: 10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Location: 110 William Street
7th Floor
New York, New York 10038

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Compete to Win

Mayor Bill de Blasio named Gregg Bishop Commissioner of Small Business Services, a promotion from his previous role as Deputy Commissioner of the agency's Business Development Division.

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