Client Achievements

SBDC Client Achievements

Photos from Grand Openings, events, and more…

Wicked Florist is now open at 4916 Arthur Kill Road in Staten Island.

Phil Am Kusina- Business Advisor Joseph Bottega with his client, Phil Am Kusina, a family- owned restaurant located on the North Shore of Staten Island.

SBDC Business Advisor Joe Bottega posed with his client Robert Nieto and his wife Victoria as they celebrated The Grand Opening of their business “Visions by Victoria Rose on Sunday, September 13th. Visions by Victoria Rose is located inside The Lowe’s Plaza near Arthur Kill Road on The South Shore of Staten Island.

SI SBDC Business Advisor Joe Bottega with client Robert Orazem at The Staten Island H.S. Indoor Track Championships on Sunday 1/17/2016.

Expedia Cruiseship Centers of Staten Island, now open on 3285 Richmond Avenue 10312

SI SBDC Director Dean Balsamini and SI SBDC Business Advisor Joe Muller at the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Expedia Cruiseship Centers with their staff members and the Chamber of Commerce.

SI SBDC Director Dean Balsamini met with Congressman Dan Donovan on October 15th at the SI South Shore Rotary Club. Rep. Donovan gave a presentation regarding the economic conditions on Staten Island and the current conditions on Capitol Hill. Congressman Dan Donovan provided an informative perspective on both the domestic and global matters regarding the political and economic conditions facing the US.

SBDC Director Dean Balsamini and SBDC Business Advisor Joe Bottega with Senator Andrew J. Lanza and Assembly Member Michael Cusick at the 2015 Salute to Veterans Breakfast.

On Tuesday, October 20th SI SBDC Director Dean Balsamini, Senior Certified Business Advisors George Telmany and Edward Piszko, and SBA Representative Tom Rosado visited our client, the Sandy Hook Pilots Association. Reconstruction of their destroyed building from Hurricane Sandy is moving forward and brings resiliency to the Staten Island and NYC maritime industry. The building is scheduled for completion in the winter of 2016.

SBDC Clients in the News

We Rock the Spectrum Children’s Gym:

S.I.’s first special needs gym: ‘Where you never have to say you’re sorry’

December 3, 2016,

The Mustard Seed:

Breakfast Toasts on Point: Mustard Seed Coffee Shop opens in West Brighton

November 21, 2016,

Island Sensory Shoppe of Staten Island highlighted in the Wall Street Journal

December 5, 2015,