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BALCONY

ACCESS for
SMALL BUSINESS

November 20, 2009

     

   

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New York Business
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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 its business partner Verizon, media partner WCBS Newsradio880, health care partner the American Cancer Society, and small business partner The Greater New York Chamber of Commerce together seek to provide valuable solutions for small business at the
 
BALCONY ACCESS
for Small Business Forum
 
on November 20th at the

Crowne Plaza Hotel
66 Hale Avenue
White Plains, NY
 

FORUM: FREE

Call to register: (212) 219-7777

BREAKFAST DONATION $30
Donate

Registration & Breakfast
begin at 8:00 AM


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 help CAN STATE 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?
 
How can RADIO ADS and INTERNET BANNERS HELP MY BUSINESS GROW?



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.


YOUR INVITATION

We invite you to sign up for our thought-provoking, solution-providing, answer-driven Forum, featuring Small Business experts in finance, health care, business development, and technology.

FORUM: FREE

Call to register: (212) 219-7777

BREAKFAST DONATION: $30
Donate


Crowne Plaza Hotel
66 Hale Ave., White Plains, NY



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


Christine Serrano Glassner
Conference Coordinator
christine.glassner@balconynewyork.com

GREATER NEW YORK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
SMALL BUSINESS EXPO
 
Mark Jaffe, Executive Director
  (212) 686-7220


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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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MEMBER DIRECTORY
FALL 2009


(click the map for the FALL 2009
BALCONY Member Directory
in PDF format)


EXPERT PRESENTERS

Keynote Speaker
Mayor-Elect Adam Bradley
(D-White Plains)



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Special Presentation
Bill Grinker
Chair, New York Small Business Task Force
 


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Access to Capital
Pravina Raghavan
SBA New York District Director



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Technology Solutions for Small Business
Chris Levendos
Verizon FIOS



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Health Care Choices for Small Business


Troy Oechsner
Deputy Superintendent for Health
NYS Insurance Department


 

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BALCONY Wellness Program for Small Business
Peter Slocum
American Cancer Society




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Business Development for Small Business
Jim Malski

President of ActionCOACH of CT




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Many other speakers & panelists
are confirmed and/or invited.



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AgendaFORUM AGENDA


8:00 - 8:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast



8:30 - 9:20 AM
Technology Challenges Facing Small Business 

Chris Levendos, Verizon FIOS
Michael Ridley, NYSTAR
Heather O'Donnell, WCBS Newsradio 880
Chris Zawacki, GreenHouse IT
Ron Koff, Astoria Graphics

9:20 - 9:30 AM
Coffee Break
 
9:30 - 10:00 AM
Keynote
Assemblyman Adam Bradley 
 
10:00 - 10:50 AM
Business Development Solutions

William Grinker, NYS Small Business Task Force
Jim Malski, ActionCOACH
Brian Moran, Moran Media
Barbara Weltman, Big Ideas for Small Business 
Rosemarie Klotz, H & R Block

10:50 - 11:40 AM
Access to Capital for Small Business 

Pravina Raghavan, SBA New York
Bruce Ventimiglia, Saratoga Capital Management
David Kornfeld, Financial Advisor
Paul Quintero, Accion New York
David P. Conrad, Citizens Bank
Louis Scarmardella. Small Business Development Center

11:40 - 12:30  PM 
Access to Healthcare for Small Business

Troy Oechsner, NYS Dept. of Insurance
Ben Geyerhahn, Small Business Majority
Ernie Vitolo, Atlantis Health Plan
Vincent Ashton, HealthPass
Peter Slocum, American Cancer Society
 
12:30 - 1:00 PM
Closing Networking Reception




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

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


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