Tuesday, May 5, 2015

VZ News Release: Making a Difference




Verizon Invested More Than $ 2.3 Billion in 2014 to Further Strengthen New York's and Connecticut's Telecom Infrastructure

Verizon Wireless Investments Improve Data Speeds and Enhance Coverage and Capacity in Region

Company's Network Investments Increase Reliability, Fuel Innovation and Economic Growth

NEW YORK - Consumers, businesses and government agencies in New York and Connecticut continued to benefit from Verizon's 2014 investment of more than $1.5 billion in its industry-leading fiber-optic and wireline networks.

Since 1995, Verizon has spent in excess of $1 billion each year to further build, refine and modernize its land-based infrastructure in the two states.

In addition, Verizon Wireless invested more than $830 million throughout New York and northern New Jersey. In the New England states, which include Connecticut<http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150402006180/en/Verizon-Wireless-Announces-Enhancements-4G-LTE-Network#.VS5UKE8rjcu>, Verizon Wireless completed $378 million in wireless network enhancements throughout the region. These investments gave Verizon's customers improved data speeds, and enhanced their network capacity within the region. Verizon Wireless also continued to expand its industry-leading 4G LTE and XLTE networks across the region, to deploy small cells and distributed antenna systems in high-traffic areas, and to roll out Voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Wells Fargo Works Project National Contest





For the second year, Wells Fargo is inviting eligible business owners to enter a nationwide contest to win $25,000 and a business mentorship opportunity. To enter, business owners must submit a 2-1/2 minute video or 600-word essay with a photo responding to questions about their business.  Twenty-five finalists will be selected to each receive $1,000 for their business. Five grand prize winners will be selected from the 25 finalists to receive $25,000 each for their business. The contest runs from May 1 through June 30, and winners will be announced in September. View webisodes from last year’s finalists to see how they’ve taken their business to the next level since participating in the contest.

Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund: Prabal Gurung & Shikshya Foundation



Click here to donate and help Nepal earthquake relief efforts.

Remembering Jack Friedman of the Queens Chamber of Commerce




Well they built the Titanic to be one of a kind, but many ships have ruled the seas
They built the Eiffel Tower to stand alone, but they could build another if they please
Taj Mahal, the pyramids of Egypt, are unique I suppose
But when they built you, brother, they broke the mold 
Terry's Song, Bruce Springsteen 


The Queens Chamber of Commerce joins the greater Queens community in mourning the loss of Jack Friedman. To honor him, we are asking Chamber members, business partners, and friends, to show their love and support for Jack within the New York Daily News Business Expo guide, which will be shared on May 13th at Citi Field. 
This year, we will be featuring a special section called "Memories of Jack" where members of our community can express how he made them laugh, shared his knowledge, or helped them succeed. Jack believed that if the businesses in Queens succeeded, the overall quality of life would continue to be vibrant for the entire borough. 
The Business Expo was always one of Jack's favorite events because it brought thousand of people together to help accomplish just that. The NY Daily News will donate a portion of the sale of these ads back to charities that influenced Jack: The National Diabetes Foundation and the National Kidney Foundation. 
All ads and "memories" should be submitted to Sophia Ganosis at the Queens Chamber of Commerce by emailing sganosis@queenschamber.org.  

MCC Partner News: Delta Announces Full Flat-Bed Seat Modifications Completed on Flights between New York-JFK, SFO, LAX


Delta has completed full flat-bed seat modifications in Delta One™ on flights between New York-JFK, San Francisco International and Los Angeles International airports.
The modifications, performed on Delta's 757 transcontinental aircraft, mark a significant product milestone to deliver one of the most exclusive cabins in the sky to customers flying from coast to coast. In addition to the full flat-bed seats, customers seated in Delta One already receive meals from renowned chef Michael Chiarello, premium entertainment via Delta Studio and additional touches such as Westin Heavenly In-Flight bedding and Tumi amenity kits featuring skincare products from Malin+Goetz.

Delta announced the implementation of full flat-bed seats, in what was then known as BusinessElite, on all flights between New York-JFK and Los Angeles International Airport in June 2014.

Monday, April 27, 2015

MCC Special Initiative: Anti-Human Trafficking Program

By Patricia Cole.
To visit the website, please click here.

I am the founder and director of the Anti-Human Trafficking Program at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Over many years, as I was moving up the management ladder in financial services on Wall Street, I became increasingly involved in nonprofit board work. It gave me a great introduction to the very diverse and expansive world of service. It also ignited the drive to increasingly dedicate my personal time and energy to serve important social justice causes from organizing United Way annual fundraisers, to digitalizing Title 1 school programs to reduce dropout rates, to cheering on the pediatric cancer ward at local hospitals.

Human trafficking is now considered one of the worst human rights violations that take place in the United States and across the world. It is not just a human rights issue, but also a social justice and corporate social responsibility issue.

Last fall, we began an education, advocacy and awareness-raising program with the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce community – called “€œWhat Business Can Do To Fight Human Trafficking.” The MCC is a longstanding and leading business membership organization serving over 10,000 business members in the New York metropolitan area. The MCC mission fosters socially responsible corporate strategy to serve economic and social progress and community development.

Businesses often may have little knowledge or practices in place to prevent human trafficking. They may unknowingly facilitate human trafficking. Good standards, however, can be easily implemented and include adopting relevant corporate compliance policies, educating management and staff, notifying partners and suppliers, supporting effective legislation and leveraging one’s corporate standing within the community.

Broadening the call to action to this part of the business community will lead to significant deterrence of exploitation. This program also enables also enable good businesses to respond to the ever-growing global demand for pro-active social involvement.

The world needs caring and committed partnership and advocacy on behalf of those most vulnerable, those in need of a voice and all those who deserve freedom from modern slavery. Now in my encore, I can truly say that we all benefit from respecting the richness and diversity of older workers talent and insights and contributions. Thank you all!!!

Help Put an End Human Trafficking! If you see something, say something.

National Hotline Number: 1-888-3737-888

24/7 interpreters available/Confidential Text: BeFree (233733)

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Job Opening: Marketing Associate at MCC Corporate Member Scotwork




Company: Scotwork North America
Company Description: The North American Division of the world’s largest independent provider of negotiation training.  
Industry: Marketing and Advertising 
Job Title: Marketing Coordinator
Experience: Associate
Job Function: Marketing
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Parsippany, NJ

Job Description: 

As the Marketing Coordinator, you will work directly under the Director of Operations to develop and maintain ongoing marketing initiatives in order to increase sales revenue for Scotwork North America. You will be responsible for generating brand awareness through the coordination of promotional events and online marketing initiatives. Responsibilities will include:

Following up with incoming business inquiries via phone and email 
Assisting sales team in new business development; researching new companies and contacts, creating engaging marketing materials to be distributed to prospects
Maintaining new business inquiry reports via Salesforce.com and sending weekly updates to team 
Developing creative and engaging marketing materials such as email campaigns, event descriptions and invitations, advertisements and banners.  
Upkeep of social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and LinkedIn. 
Working directly with the CEO, clients and outside vendors to coordinate regional negotiation workshops 
Researching, planning and executing trade show opportunities and corporate events while acting as main point of contact to all outside vendors.
Working directly with copywriter to establish new pitch letter ideas, monthly newsletter topics and webinar topics. 
Working directly with regional business chambers while maintaining working relationships with directors to determine event sponsorship and networking opportunities for you and for the entire sales team. 
Managing outside SEO vendor to establish ongoing successful AdWord campaign
Managing a team of interns on a weekly basis 

Desired Skills and Expertise:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
Team management skills
Event planning and logistics management 
Budget management 
Email marketing 
Social media management; Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn
Basic understanding of media relations
Basic understanding of Google AdWords
Organized and attentive to detail 
Ability to self-motivate and work independently as well as thrive in a team environment

Jessica Day
Marketing Manager
Scotwork North America  400 Lanidex Plaza | Parsippany, NJ | USA | 07054
www.scotworkusa.com      Tel: 1 (973) 428-1991    Mob: 1 (551) 265-5056
Scotwork (n) Negotiation Defining negotiation