The lines were long and hopes high at a local job fair organized by Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda on Wednesday, April 5 at the Sonia Sotomayor Community Center in Soundview.
The event drew up to 1,200 job seekers and 72 potential employers from government and private agencies and organizations, retailers, hospitals and healthcare organizations, educational institutions and general contractors among many others.
By Robert Wirsing
Source: Bronx Times Reporter
MenusNY is a division of Nouri Data Systems, a web development company operating right here in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx, New York.
Being a small business ourselves, we understand the importance of getting communities to realize the benefits of shopping and doing business locally.
As a member of the Board of Directors for the Throggs Neck Merchant Association and a member of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce, we have frequently debated the issue of “What is the best way to get consumers in a community to shop locally?” Although there are many factors to consider when trying to get consumers to shop locally, all of which are outside the scope of this text, there is one thing that people will always purchase locally. Take-Out Food.
Thus, the creation of MenusNY.
With MenusNY, we can provide a service for the community, restaurants, and any local business that wants to get its information out to the local community.
This effort will provide:
- Local residents with a menu from a local restaurant;
- The restaurant with a full color menu for a fraction of the actual printing cost (menus are sometimes too cost prohibitive for some restaurants to print);
- Local businesses with the opportunity to advertise to local residents.
We believe this is a first step in getting a community to shop locally.
In most communities, most local residents will never know of the existence of a majority of businesses doing business within one mile of their homes. This is a very unfortunate situation for the businesses that are going unnoticed and the community member that thinks it needs to travel outside the community for a particular purchase or service. With MenusNY we are trying to change that, and with your help, we think we can.
If you are a small business or you know a business that can benefit from our services, please feel free to contact us at 347 838-5708, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our co-op page at http://www.menusny.com/co-op.
To search for a favorite restaurant, visit www.menusny.com
If you own a restaurant and want to submit your menu to MenusNY, please send a PDF version of the menu to email@example.com.
We are currently looking for sales persons to help with our expansion process. All interested parties should send an email with their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
The menu submission service is free of charge to restaurants.
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Farmers Market & Hispanic Heritage Month
Last week I joined students from P.S. 108 and many other members of the community at the Jacobi Hospital Farmers Market for a Spanish cooking demonstration in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, as well as a Health Bucks and recipe book giveaway. A dietician from Jacobi Hospital also offered healthy living tips for all. Remember that the Jacobi Farmers Market continues with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables specially available for the Fall every Tuesday through November 20, from 8 AM to 4 PM in front of the hospital at 1400 Pelham Parkway South. And, my office still has Health Bucks available, which are redeemable at the Farmers Market. Come by and pick some up or call us at (718) 931-1721 to request that we mail you some.
Italian Heritage Month
What an Italian Heritage Month we are having! First of all, the Bronx Columbus Day Parade in Morris Park this past Sunday was a rousing success, as always. It was great to see so many members of the community out to celebrate, despite the weather. And then, on Monday, the students from the Italian Langue Class which I co-sponsor with the Italian Consulate, the Bronx Columbus Day Parade Committee, and the Morris Park Association marched with Governor Cuomo in the Columbus Day Parade along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. I was proud to help arrange for an experience I hope those children will never forget!
INTERNSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS AVAILABLE IN MY OFFICE
Internships at my City Council office are available. Current college students, graduate students, or recent college graduates are encouraged to apply by emailing a formal cover letter and resume to Stacy Gardener of my office at SGardener@council.nyc.gov. Interns gain a first-hand experience of local government while assisting in all aspects of my busy office. Prospective interns should have an interest in government or politics and should be comfortable interacting with constituents. Schedules are flexible and positions are available at both my District Office in the Bronx and my Legislative Office in Manhattan. If you have any questions, call Stacy at (718) 931-1721.
Health Events at Jacobi
This October, NYC public hospitals and health centers invite you to “Commit to Be Fit” during their Take Care New York health screening events. In our area, Jacobi Hospital (1400 Pelham Parkway South) will offer blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), and cardiovascular fitness score screenings, as well as diabetes and nutritional information, on Tuesdays in October from 11 AM to 2 PM. No appointment necessary.
The NYC Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), in partnership with the Human Resources Administration (HRA) and Young Men’s Initiative, is inviting young adult service providers to apply for the Work Progress Program, a subsidized wage program for low-income young adults.
In today’s challenging economy, meaningful work opportunities for young adults are limited. In response, the City is reimbursing wages for one-to-three month work opportunities for participants in qualifying youth training and development programs. These opportunities will provide participants with wages to meet immediate needs and valuable experience to build their careers.
This program provides reimbursements for wages only; participating organizations are expected to support program costs with other resources. The overview includes a description of the program and an application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, pending funding availabilities. Programs can begin as early as October 29, 2012.
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact WPP Project Director Moe Magali at MMagali@cityhall.nyc.gov.
Throggs Neck Merchant Association members are invited to attend this month’s TNMA Monthly meeting. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday September 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM.
If you are a merchant that would be interested in joining the TNMA or you have a neighbor merchant that has not been introduced to the association, please extend an invitation to them as well. There is strength in numbers, so the more merchants that join and get involved, the more of a force we become and the more we can achieve for our businesses and our community.
This month’s meeting will be held at Villa Barone Manor, located at 737 Throgs Neck Expressway, Bronx, NY 10465 and the meeting will start at 7:00 PM and will be co-sponsored by TD Bank and Villa Barone Manor.
This month, we will have guest speaker, Ethan Chazin, who will teach you how to “Mine Your Client Rolodex for New Revenue Gold.” During his talk at the TNMA, Ethan will tell you how to achieve maximum sales by showing you how to:
- Mine Your rolodex for the best prospects;
- Identify strategies to cross/up-sell existing accounts;
- Convert leads to prospects to first time customers to repeat clients to raving fans/Apostles;
- Assign a lifetime value to each client;
- Understand the Pareto Principle that 20% of your customers generate 80% of your business – find your TOP 20% and treat them differently;
- Promote your personal BRAND for business success; and
- Create client acquisition, retention, loyalty and customer care programs that matter to your most loyal customers.