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Spotlight Event - February 23, 2024

Black History Awards Networking Breakfast, 8:45 am, Friday

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Mayor Adams Announces New MyCity Business Site

Today, Mayor Adams unveiled the MyCity Business site, a new website designed to help NYC businesses save time, avoid frustration, and connect more easily with City resources. MyCity Business site is the newest phase of Mayor Adams’ MyCity portal, and will serve as an easily accessible, all-in-one resource for applications, permits, licenses, and related information needed to open and operate a business in New York City. Features of the new site include:

 

  1. MyCity Chatbot: A cutting-edge AI virtual assistant to help businesses quickly find the information they need from across more than 2,000 web pages and articles.
  2. NYC Funds Finder: Connects entrepreneurs with financing assistance through community development financial institution partners and other lenders.
  3. Step by Step Guides: Centralized information regarding licenses and permits for specific business needs.
  4. Emergency Preparedness Resources: Actionable items to ensure businesses are ready for anything.

 

The MyCity Business site is the result of a cross-agency collaboration between the New York City Office of Technology and Innovation and the Department of Small Business Services, advancing priorities outlined in Mayor Adams’ “Rebuild, Renew, Reinvent: A Blueprint for New York City’s Economic Recovery” and delivering on recommendations in both the inaugural report of the city’s Small Business Advisory Commission and New York City Councilmember Julie Menin’s “Creation of a One-Stop Shop Small Business Portal” bill, which was signed into law by Mayor Adams in 2022. Still in its beta phase, the MyCity Business site and the chatbot will expand in the coming months.

2024 Yankee Stadium - Hiring Information


I know this is way in advance, just giving you and your team a heads up. We will be looking to hire a minimum of 350 new officer in February 2024. The interviews will be conducted the 1st and 2nd week of February 2024.  All applicants will need to have with them the below requirements at time of interview.

Please make sure they are able to commit to all the games highlighted blue, on the calendar below.

As always thanks for all your help!!!

 

The following will be required at time of application: (NO EXCEPTIONS) 

*PLEASE READ THE ATTACHEDMENTS AS IT WILL PROVIDE REQUIRED INFORMATION TO OBTAINING: NYS Security Guard License and/or Fire Guard F-03,

WHICH WILL BE NEEDED NO LATER THAN THE 2ND WEEK OF FEBUARY, 2024*

 

  • NYS ID (MUST BE ACTIVE)
  • SS
  • HIGH SCHOOL, GED OR TRANSCRIPTS
  • NYS SECURITY GUARD LICENSE (MUST BE ACTIVE, AND YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED YOUR 16HR TRAINING) If you do not have your guard license YOU HAVE TIME, please open the attachment on how to obtain it. You will need to have it by the first week of February 2024
  • FIRE GUARD F-03 (MUST BE ACTIVE) If you do not have your F-03 attached is the study guide to obtain it. You will need to have it by the first week of February 2024
  • ABLE TO WORK FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE MORNING, DAYS AND EVENINGS, ON WEEKDAYS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS
  • ABLE TO STAND, WALK, GO UP AND DOWN STAIRS FOR A MINIMUM OF 5 HOURS
  • ABLE TO WORK ALL BASEBALL GAMES HIGHLIGHTED ON THE BELOW 2024 SEASON CALENDAR , IN ADDTION TO ALL SCOCCER GAMES, FOOTBALL GAMES, CONCERTS, AND SPECIAL EVENTS (TBA)


  Maria.Ortega@securitasinc.com

NATIONAL GRANT OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCED FROM THE GREG HILL FOUNDATION’S RESTAURANT STRONG FUND & GRUBHUB

The Greg Hill Foundation’s Restaurant Strong Fund & Grubhub are pleased to announce

$750,000 in grant opportunities to support growth in small business restaurants nationally. This grant

program is made possible by the Grubhub Community Fund.

On October 16, 2023, The Restaurant Strong Fund will begin accepting applications for the Restaurant

Strong Grants. This grant cycle is focused on providing opportunities that impact revenue growth and

areas including, but not limited to: updating technology/equipment necessary to enhance day-to-day

operations, marketing & public relations services, staff training programs, incentivized wages, or

maintenance/updating of current infrastructure.

Restaurants will have the opportunity to apply for this grant by providing specific plans outlining how the

grant will be utilized and expectations of growth. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 will be awarded

depending on need and growth opportunity showcased in the application. Grants will be limited to singlelocation

restaurants that meet the following criteria:

• Must be currently open and operating in the United States (contiguous)

• Completed application form

• Provide a detailed explanation for the need of a grant and how it would be utilized if awarded

• Provide evidence of need

Applications will be open from Monday, October 16, 2023 through Tuesday, October 31, 2023. A

portion of funds will be dedicated to the five boroughs of New York City and Chicago’s Cook County as

well as small businesses who have been open for three years or less. Applications will be notified on

Giving Tuesday, Tuesday, November 28, 2023 of their status.

More information about the previous grant programs Grubhub and Restaurant Strong Fund have partnered

on can be found here.

About The Greg Hill Foundation's Restaurant Strong Fund

The Greg Hill Foundation responds to the immediate needs of families that have been touched by tragedy. Since its

inception in 2010, the foundation has provided over $27 million in grants to families and individuals in need. The

Greg Hill Foundation’s Restaurant Strong Fund was established in March of 2020. The fund was created to help aid

the Hospitality Industry as restaurants closed and employees were left out of work due to Covid-19. The Restaurant

Strong Fund provides various grant opportunities available to Restaurant Employees and Restaurant Owners.

About Grubhub

Grubhub is part of Just Eat Takeaway.com (LSE: JET, AMS: TKWY), a leading global online food delivery

marketplace. Dedicated to connecting more than 32 million diners with the food they love from their favorite local

restaurants, Grubhub elevates food ordering through innovative restaurant technology, easy-to-use platforms and an

improved delivery experience. Grubhub features more than 365,000 restaurant partners in over 4,000 U.S. cities

  restaurantstrong@thegreghillfoundation.org

New York State Biodefense Commercialization Fund

he $40 million Biodefense Commercialization Fund was created to encourage and accelerate the development and commercialization of solutions for serious infectious disease threats, including COVID-19 and its variants, while fostering the creation of new life science businesses and supporting industry growth. The Fund has offered grants to startup companies and academic institutions that are developing promising diagnostics, vaccines, therapeutics, and such other innovations as epidemiological surveillance tools, environmental controls, and clinical care advances that address or mitigate infectious disease threats. For the current application period, New York State seeks applications focusing on the specific areas of interest highlighted below in the section titled Areas of Interest.

The Biodefense Commercialization Fund is intended to provide financial resources that will:

  1. Expand the state’s life science ecosystem to enhance employment opportunities;
  2. Bolster the ecosystem by identifying, developing, and supporting commercial advancement of promising scientific innovations that generate solutions in the critical area of infectious disease and pandemic resilience;
  3. Fast track advanced intellectual property (IP) from New York’s research institutions, accelerate the growth of companies across the state, and encourage companies from outside of New York to relocate to expand the state’s commercial life science industry;    
  4. Increase the state’s resilience to broadscale infectious disease threats; 
  5. Help to further position New York State as a safe, healthy place for people to live, work, and recreate; and
  6. Expand opportunities available to a broad range of innovative companies.


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Low Interest Small Business Loans for NYC Entrepreneurs

Low Interest Small Business Loans for NYC Entrepreneurs


If you’re a NYC-based business – a startup, growth-stage business, or needing a boost after the pandemic – our NYC Small Business Opportunity Fund is a trusted, affordable way for you to invest in your business.


• No minimum credit score required

• Loans up to $250,000 at 4% fixed interest rate

• Free business support

• Easy to apply

• No application fee


Apply today and get your business on a sustainable path toward growth and success. Or, if you’ve already applied, spread the word to other small businesses.


The NYC Small Business Opportunity Fund is made possible through public-private partnerships with Goldman Sachs’ One Million Black Women, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF), local Community Development Financial Institutions(CDFIs), and small business service centers.


Call 888-SBS-4NYC for questions or help with your application.


SBA Working Capital Loans Available in Parts of New York (CT, MA, NJ & PA) for Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Drought

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available in parts of New York and adjacent counties in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations with economic losses due to drought that began Aug. 9.  

The declaration includes Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Westchester counties in New York; and the adjacent counties of Bronx, Columbia, Nassau, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster in New York; and Fairfield and Litchfield in Connecticut; Berkshire in Massachusetts; Bergen, Passaic and Sussex in New Jersey; and Pike in Pennsylvania. 

Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster. The loan amount can be up to $2 million with interest rates of 3.04 percent for small businesses and 1.875 percent for private nonprofit organizations, with terms up to 30 years. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/ela/s/ and should apply under SBA declaration # 17675.



ESD New Workforce Development Grant Programs

The multi-year OSWD funding includes $150 million for new grant programs administered by ESD that will support employer-driven, high-skilled workforce training programs.

SBA Micro Loans

Looking for capital for your small business or startup? Through SBA's microloan program, entrepreneurs can borrow up to $50,000 for working capital, inventory, supplies, and more. The average microloan is about $13,000.

Westchester County Business FIRST Grant Program

Westchester County Business FIRST Grant Program for Diverse Businesses The deadline for Westchester County registered MWBEs, SDVOBs & DBEs impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic to apply for a Business FIRST Grant is 5:00 PM on October 21, 2022.