MCC congratulates MCC Silver Partner Microsoft, MCC Corporate Member Kimpton Hotels, MCC Corporate Member Friedman, MCC Corporate Member Anchin, Block & Anchin, MCC Corporate Member Eisner and MCC Member Skanska for making the Crain’s list of Best Places to Work in NYC! (December 7)
Blane Charles, who opened the design and wellness consultancy Beau-T by Blane, was quoted in the October 12th edition of USA today in the article, “Your office: At home, in a tent, or something more formal.” Blane was quoted about the increased use of social media for entrepreneurs.
MCC member Stefan Doering of BEST Coaches, Inc. was quoted in the article “NYC incubator helps green companies grow” (Crain’s, November 20th) Mr. Doering is a green business coach and instructor teaching environmental entrepreneurialism at Columbia’s Center for Environmental Research and Conservation. The article details the new Manhattan incubator space opened by Green Spaces.
MCC Corporate Member Café Metro for its support of MDA and Jerry’s Kids.
Cartridge World celebrated the opening of two new locations in Newton and Mays Landing, New Jersey in December.
EMazzanti Technologies, a Hoboken-based computer networking firm, announces today its selection by Hewlett-Packard (HP) as the NYC Metropolitan Area HP SMB Partner of the Year. Awarded as a recognition of excellence, as eMazzanti was picked out of a field of the finest candidates. HP originally chose one hundred out of thousands of Partners to focus their business development efforts. The computing giant then further narrowed the field down to the six best partners. After further deliberation, eMazzanti was then declared the NYC Metro Area’s HP SMB Reseller Partner of the Year. (August, 2009)
Robert S. Schwartz, C.Ped. has been elected Vice Chairman of the National Shoe Retailers Association’s Board of Directors effective October 1, 2009. Schwartz is the President and CEO of Eneslow Pedorthic Enterprises Inc., which operates Eneslow, The Foot Comfort Center, Eneslow Pedorthic Institute (EPI), and www.eneslow.com. Schwartz is also the Managing Director and on the board and executive committee of the 23rd Street Association, a New York City civic and trade organization. It includes the 23rd Street Community Projects a 501(c) 3 Foundation, with the theme of Waste Not, Want Not, which advocates on behalf of conservation and preservation. Eneslow, The Foot Comfort Center was founded in 1909 and is a family owned business providing high quality, stylish and comfortable shoes, as well as therapeutic accessories, on-site shoe makeovers and repairs and custom-made footwear. Eneslow has three retail locations in New York City: two in Manhattan (470 Park Avenue South @32nd Street and 1504 Second Avenue @ 79th Street) and one in Little Neck Queens (254-61 Horace Harding Expressway, @ LIE Exit #32). Schwartz won the Retailer of the Year Award at the 2009 MCC Awards Breakfast program.
Valerie Bennis of Essence of Vali participated in an Entrepreneur Book Camp sponsored by New York City and the FastTrac NYC Business Expo. It took place at The Levin Institute on Eeast 55th Street on October 3rd. I am particpating in an event where they are show casing companies that completed the program.
It’s been a busy fall for MCC Corporate Member David Kistner of Green Apple Cleaners.He was named Green Business of the Year at MCC’s annual awards ceremony. This is the inaugural Green Business Award from MCC and was sponsored by MCC Partner Action Carting Environmental Services. Coverage of David and his business included Business Wire “Green Apple Cleaners Marks Third Year as NYC’s Only Dry Cleaner Using CO2 and Water” (September 17th) , “In Focus: This Cleaner Is Greening the Big Apple” Smallbiz.com, October 12th and “Guilt Free Laundy” Time Magazine, November 23rd.
Greg Barber of Greg Barber Company was the featured printer for Climate Week NYC and was featured on their website www.climateweeknyc.org.
Ellen Herman, Senior Managing Director of MCC Partner Jones Lang LaSalle, made Real Estate New York’s list of “Women of Influence” (September/October 2009). She spearheads JLL’s nonprofit practice group and handles a wide variety of transactions for nonprofit groups in the NYC area and nationally.
Karen Bausman of Karen Bausman + Associates was included in the Urban Visionaries Silent Auction at 7 World Trade Center on November 2nd: The work of artist Karen Bausman will be included in the 150th Anniversary silent auction presented by The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in honor of distinguished figures who have made outstanding contributions to city life. This year’s honorees include Yoko Ono and Thom Mayne among others.
Mike Tracy of NYC bar and lounge Katwalk NYC was featured in the story “Backbone of Recovery: Small Biz” on CNNmoney.com on October 21, 2009.
Leni Schwendinger of Lights Project Ltd had some exciting new projects this fall. At the heart of Dallas’ downtown revitalization, Light Projects has illuminated a contemporary space offering to the public lawns, gardens, fountains, a dog run and open-air shelters. In addition to the park design collaboration, Light Projects has created the public art commission SpectraScape. This site-specific, illumination-art series of installations consists of programmed bands of video-generated light built into, and emanating from, an array of architect-designed shelter structures intended to attract visitors into the park. In Fort Worth, Texas the West Seventh Street Bridge is one of the city’s most highly travelled connectors between downtown and the Cultural District. Light Projects was selected from a field of invited artists to propose an integrated art concept for a distinctive replacement bridge designed by the Texas Department of Transportation. Their winning proposal evokes wondrous, contemplative perspectives drawn from the vast open skies of Texas and their relation to the meandering banks and currents of Fort Worth’s beloved Trinity River. The concept, Starry Trail Crossing, will amplify and extend the bridge’s oblong arch design using sculptural elements. From underneath the bridge, interwoven clusters of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) will be visible.
Fox 5 featured Petite Palate presenting a Family Thanksgiving on a Budget during their Holiday Schedule on Fox 5’s Good Day New York Street Talk.
Solar One, New York City’s first solar-powered “Green Energy, Arts, and Education Center,” that inspires New Yorkers to become environmentally responsible city dwellers, presents SOLAR 2: The First Carbon-Neutral, Net-Zero Energy Building in New York City. Construction is set to begin at the end of 2009.
MCC Bronze Partner VideoBio was featured on NY 1 news in the story “Video Resumes Offer Reel Advantage on December 13, 2009. MCC President Nancy Ploeger and MCC Chairman Jeffrey Bernstein were featured in the piece.
by Laura Bucko, Director of Communications, MCC