Wednesday, May 23, 2012

NYC Business Success stories, Spring 2012

Congratulations to MCC Members Spring, 2012

Marissa Shorenstein, former spokeswoman for both Andrew Cuomo and David Paterson, was named president of MCC Bronze Partner AT&T New York.

MCC Silver Partner Constant Contact(R), Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to more than half a million small organizations worldwide, announced the promotion of Wendi Caplan-Carroll to senior regional development director for the New York metropolitan region. The New York metropolitan region has rapidly expanded since Wendi Caplan-Carroll joined Constant Contact in 2008.The region's growth has been largely driven by Wendi's commitment to small businesses and her ability to foster strategic partnerships with recognized industry organizations, facilitating easy access for small organizations seeking results-oriented online marketing training and resources.

MCC Board Member Ann Kayman of The New York Grant Company spoke at NYC Finance Expo 2012 on March 28 at the New York Bar Association. She spoke about “Grants, Economic Incentives & Green Finance.”

Ramon Ray of was honored by the SkedX blog recognize as a "Top 10 Twitter Small Biz Rock Star." Way to go!

At a recent MCC Chairman’s Breakfast, Thomas Rizk of the Royal Danish Consulate General secured a meeting with speaker Cas Holloway, Deputy Mayor of Operations.  They will discuss waste initiatives in NYC and Denmark and discuss possible improvements for NYC.

MCC Board member Philip Kiracofe of Horizen Ventures recently presented at the MCC Transportation Transformation Summit on April 26. He spoke about MTB Ayiti - Mountain Biking and Adventure Tourism in Haiti. Also his Failure Club project was nominated for a Webby Award. It is a web based show about supporting people in pursuing nearly impossible goals.

United Way recognized MCC Platinum Partner Wells Fargo with a Summit award for exceptional volunteer engagement. Wells Fargo is United Way's top national campaign raising $56 million annually, plus 52,700 team members volunteered 1.5 million hours in 2011 – a 10.8% increase over last year. One of the most innovative aspects of Wells Fargo's extensive volunteer efforts is a unique Volunteer Leave Program that provides fully paid leave for up to four months for team members to work on a significant volunteer project impacting a nonprofit organization or school. In 2011, Wells Fargo awarded volunteer leave to more than 26 team members representing more than 32.5 months of paid leave. Wells Fargo also offers extensive volunteer awards including Volunteer Service, Volunteer of the Year, Cash for your Cause, Shared Success and other regional awards.

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