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www.balconynewyork.com

BALCONY

ACCESS for
SMALL BUSINESS
ROCHESTER, NY

February 19, 2010

   
    

, NYSUT Citizens Bank  American Cancer Society RGVALF  Small Business Majority  Entre Computer Services
CNBYB   Saratoga Capital Management   Verizon

 
 


Finding  Common Ground Between
New York Business
and Labor


January 29, 2010





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BALCONY ACCESS for
SMALL BUSINESS FORUM


 
Small Businesses across New York State are facing the most challenging economy in our history as revenues decline, the cost of health care increases, access to capital diminishes, and markets shrink.
 
BALCONY, the Business and Labor Coalition of New York -- with  business partners Citizens Bank and Canandaigua National Bank and Trust, health care partners Excellus and the American Cancer Society, labor partners NYSUT and
the Rochester and Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation - RGVALF, trade association partner Small Business Majority, and technology partners Pulse Marketing Group and Entre Computers -- together seek to provide valuable solutions for small business at the

BALCONY ACCESS
for Small Business Forum
 
on February 19th at the

Colgate Rochester
Crozer Divinity School
1100 S. Goodman Street
Rochester, NY

8 a.m. - noon

FORUM: $25
(Optional)

Call to register: (212) 219-7777
Register by Feb. 12, 2010

REGISTER ON-LINE $25


(optional $25 payment)
BALCONY is a 501C4
Contributions are not tax deductible.

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Registration & Breakfast
begin at 8:00 AM

SPECIAL BALCONY
SMALL BUSINESS REPORT:
                                                                                             

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THE ISSUES

 

How can my business SURVIVE the credit crunch ?
 
How can my business MAINTAIN a line of credit?
 
Where can my business FIND AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE for its employees?
 
How can my business AFFORD A PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN for my workers?
 
  How can my business IMPROVE its marketing?
 
How can e-commerce EXPAND my business? 
 
What CAN STATE and FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROVIDE my business?
 
What steps can my business take to LIGHTEN MY TAX OBLIGATIONS?
 
How can my business KEEP its CUSTOMERS and FIND NEW CUSTOMERS?
 
 



What can be done to help the more than 100,000 New York small businesses survive and prosper during this current economic crisis? Businesses that are the backbone of our state's economy...
businesses that employ more than one million people
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BALCONY ROCHESTER
FORUM COMMITTEE



Lou Gordon - Director BALCONY

James Nofziger - Co-Director 
BALCONY Rochester

Tom Gillett - Co-Director
BALCONY Rochester

Hillary Clarke - Regional Advocacy Director and Federal Issues Manager Eastern Division, American Cancer Society

Mike Leary -Senior VP of Administration, Rochester Primary Care Network
 
EXPERT PRESENTERS

Keynote Speaker
Honorable Chris Lee
(Congressman, 26th District)

The Honorable Chris Lee

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AgendaFORUM AGENDA (updated 2/18/10)


8:00 - 8:30 AM
Registration and Breakfast


Small Business Expo Networking
Welcome - Tom Gillett, Co-Director BALCONY Rochester, NYSUT


8:30 - 9:20 AM
Access to Health Care

Panel Moderator: Lou Gordon, Director, BALCONY
Eileen Wolff (Regional Director of Strategic Health Initiatives, American Cancer Society)
Ben Geyerhahn (New York Project Director, Small Business Majority)
Jim Bertolone (President, Rochester and Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation)
David J. Mack (Senior VP, Corp. Relations, Excellus)
 

9:20 - 10:00 AM
Keynote:

Introduction by Hillary Clarke, Regional Advocacy Director, American Cancer Society

The Challenges Facing Small Business,
and the Federal Response
Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26)
 
10:00 - 10:10 AM
Coffee Break
 
10:10 - 11:00 AM
Access to Business Development and Capital

Panel Moderator: Lou Gordon, Director, BALCONY
Malcolm Richards (Branch Manager, Small Business Administration)
Darlene Anthopoulos (Regional Manager, Citizens Bank)
Jeffrey Barker (Vice President, Commercial Services, Canandaigua National Bank and Trust)

11:00 - 11:50 AM
Access to Technology Solutions

Panel Moderator: Lou Gordon, Director, BALCONY
Paul Bornemann (VP of Information Systems Consulting, Entre Computer Services)
Jim Bartolotta (Chief Executive Officer, Pulse Marketing Group)
Marquett Smith (President, Upstate New York Region for Verizon Wireless)

Matt Fregoe (District Manager, H&R Block)

11:50 - Noon
Closing Networking Reception

Closing remarks: Tom Gillett, Co-Director, BALCONY Rochester, Regional Staff Director, NYSUT
Several other speakers have been invited.
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FOCUS

Our forums will feature timely and informative workshop discussions with experts, advocates and governmental officials on how small businesses can survive during the current, uncertain economic times.  Specifically, we will focus on

  • Access to Health Care
  • Access to Technology Solutions
  • Access to Business Development
    and Capital

We are engaging key local elected officials including Mayors, members of Congress, and legislators to address these topics.


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BALCONY CO-CHAIRS
 
                  NYSUT                   Saratoga Capital
                                                  Management
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MEMBER DIRECTORY
WINTER 2010


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BALCONY Member Directory e-Book


Call, Write or Email BALCONY
 BALCONY: 
633 Third Avenue, 16th Floor 
New York, NY 10017
212-219-7777

www.balconynewyork.com
 
Contact: Lou Gordon
BALCONY Director



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BALCONY, the Business and Labor Coalition of New York, represents more than 1,000 New York businesses, labor unions, and trade associations. BALCONY seeks common ground in the public policy debate in New York to spur economic development through the adoption of business/union friendly, socially responsible common sense laws that maintain and improve the quality of life for working New Yorkers.

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