Annual Reports

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 2011

Today’s economy has not left Glen Cove untouched. However, signs of life are obvious in downtown Glen Cove. New businesses have opened, our downtown events have taken off with incredible energy, and the downtown looked better than ever this past year.

This effect is the result of the countless hours of time donated by the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District Board of Directors, our members and volunteers. Guiding them all is the Downtown B.I.D. staff: our Executive Director, Francine Koehler, and our Executive Assistant Mary Jirsa.

The B.I.D. has continues to serve as an advocate for the business and property owners and residents of downtown Glen Cove. Regular meetings with the Mayor and attendance at City Council, Planning Board and other agency meetings as necessary have resulted in many issues being addressed and resolved.

Several beautification projects took ugly, overlooked areas and landscaped them back into attractive spots. New holiday lighting increased the brightness of downtown during the dark days of winter. The nicer we make downtown look and feel, the more people will want to be here, and to return. Bringing people downtown is key to attracting desirable new businesses and retaining existing business.

Supporting our downtown community through events that make Glen Cove the place to be also makes Glen Cove stand out on the map. Downtown Sounds on Friday nights in the summer has people thronging the streets. Cruise Night has grown exponentially, bringing people downtown on Thursday nights, normally an off night. Several big, new shows and festivals have also helped to make a name for Glen Cove and its downtown.

To close, I would like to thank our many past and present Board Members for their donated countless hours of service. Our members and our volunteers are the backbone of our programs; they get special thanks for their extraordinary efforts. And finally, the assistance provided by the City of Glen Cove and our other partners and sponsors has made our efforts to date a success. On behalf of our grateful downtown community, please accept my thanks.

Alvin Batista, President


Glen Cove Downtown District Management Association, Inc

Officers

Alvin Batista, President
Michael Puntillo, Vice- President
Leonard Gleicher, Treasurer
Jennifer Rehm, Secretary
Charles E. Parisi, Esq.,
Past President

Directors

Maureen Basdavanos
Nicholas DiLeo
Sal Lombardi
Jeanine DiMenna
Brian Mercadante
Mary Cooper
James O'Grady
Andrew Piliero
Terry Sciubba
Roberta Cerasi

Staff

Francine Ferrante Koehler,
Executive Director

 

Mary Jirsa,
Executive Assistant


Cover Photo: Deutsch Photographics

 

In The Press

Patch- Website Lists Glen Cove on 100 Safest Cities list

Courtesy of Glen Cove Patch:

Glen Cove Rated One of Nation's Safest Cities

Website ranks city twelfth safest in U.S.
By Micah Danney
March 19, 2013
Your chances of being the victim of a crime in Glen Cove are less than in most other cities in the country, according to a recent report.

The website NeighborhoodScout released its list of the Top 100 Safest Cities in the U.S. for cities with populations of more than 25,000 people. Glen Cove ranked 12, one spot higher than Greenwich, Conn. and one behind Sammamish, Wash.

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Glen Cove Downtown BID

BEAUTIFIES DOWNTOWN WITH FLOWER BASKETS
 

Glen Cove, NY – The Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District purchased 83 hanging flower baskets to grace the light poles of the downtown commercial district.

 

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Upcoming Events

 Fall Workshops at the Small Business Development Center at Farmingdale State College


631-420-2000-  Visit the Small Business Development Center's website to register for workshops, and for further information.

Tuesday 09/30/14     9:00AM - 11:00AM   This is Not a Hobby, It's My Business! Taking Your Business and Yourself Seriously
Being an entrepreneur comes with its own set of challenges. Being a woman in business owner adds challenges to that list. This interactive workshop is designed for women who want to learn strategies to counter that list of challenges and make their business a "business" not a hobby. Pre-registration is required.          SBDC Conference Center

$12.00   
Tuesday  09/30/14  6:00PM -  8:00PM       Campaigns that Drive Action: Newsletters & Announcements              At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive actions - collections of marketing activities that help a small business or organization to achieve its goals and objectives. Newsletters and announcements have become a core component of those campaign choices. This workshop will reveal some simple but effective practices and considerations for the small business seeking to make their email newsletters more effective. Pre-registration is required.          SBDC Conference Center
$12.00   Register Online

Wednesday  10/01/14    10/8/14   10/15/14  10/22/14  10/29/14    6:00pm-9:00pm  QuickBooks for Beginners-a five part series:  A hands on five part workshop series designed for beginners interested in learning to accurately set up QuickBooks for your business.  Topics will include how to manage accounts payable, how to manage accounts receivable, and how to navigate QuickBooks with ease.  Pre-registration is required.            SBDC Conference Center
$200.00    Register by 9/24/14 get discounted price of $150.00       

Wednesday 10/08/14     9:00AM - 11:00AM            Business Basics: How to Successfully Start a Small Business   What you need to know to start a small business. Topics will include business types, government regulations, writing a business plan, basic tax information, and financing your business. Pre-registration is required.        SBDC Conference Center
$12.00
Wednesday  10/15/14  9:00AM - 11:00AM              Campaigns that Drive Action: Feedback & Surveys               One important campaign type that is often overlooked revolves around getting feedback from your customers or supporters through the use of surveys, polls, or reviews. This workshop will reveal some simple but effective best practices and considerations for small businesses seeking to build a survey that allows them to gather the valuable insights from their audiences that will allow them to move their organization forward. Pre-registration is required.                SBDC Conference Center          $12.00

Thursday   10/16/14   9:00AM - 12:00PM How to Write a Business Plan      An in-depth, interactive experience designed to help you develop an effective business plan. Pre-registration is required.          SBDC Conference Center               $17.00   

Thursday 10/23/14  6:00PM - 8:00PM       Campaigns that Drive Action: Offers & Promotions                One important campaign type that many small businesses have likely run, but would like to learn more about, revolves around Offers and Promotions. These could be a simple coupon or Facebook campaign. This workshop will help you learn what you need to know about successful deals, and how you might use them for your marketing efforts. Pre-registration is required.                SBDC Conference Center               $12.00   

Wednesday 11/12/14     9:00AM - 11:00AM            Business Basics: How to Successfully Start a Small Business
               What you need to know to start a small business. Topics will include business types, government regulations, writing a business plan, basic tax information, and financing your business. Pre-registration is required.        SBDC Conference Center  $12.00

Thursday 11/20/14     9:00AM - 12:00PM
               How to Write a Business Plan-    An in-depth, interactive experience designed to help you develop an effective business plan. Pre-registration is required.  SBDC Conference Center $17.00

 

DOWNTOWN HALLOWEEN PARADE

 

Saturday, October 25th
Meet at School and Highland Sts. (Staples Center parking lot)
Parade kickoff is 1 PM.
After the parade, participants may trick-or-treat at downtown merchants displaying the BID poster. After the parade, in Village Square: 
The Maniac Pumpkin Carvers will be appearing.
The Fun Bus will be in Village Square.
There will be a Costume Contest, a Pie Eating Contest and a Pie Bake Off.

Registration is required; forms are available below, or by contacting the Downtown BID offices.
The parade is intended for ages 12 and under, costumes are encouraged, (adults can dress up, too).
The Regency at Glen Cove, 94 School St., is sponsoring a ‘Spooky Story Hour’ starting at 12 Noon.

 

 

QuickBooks Basics- October 2014 

 
The Stony Brook Small Business Development Center is offering QuickBooks Basics.

A certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor will teach you basic uses and features of QuickBooks including: setting up, working with QuickBooks lists and bank accounts, entering sales, invoices and receiving payments, creating reports, graphs and analyzing financial data in a computer lab setting.  This is for Windows based computers - not MAC.
 
Prerequisites: Practical beginner's computer skills; word processing and navigation. Knowledge of business
applications such as Excel would be helpful in that you must be able to navigate a database.  No QuickBooks experience required. Materials will be distributed the first evening.
 
 

Tuesdays, October 7, 14 and 21, 2014
Time: 9:00am - 11:00 am
 
Stony Brook Small Business Development Center
Research and Support Services Building, Room 109
Stony Brook University Research and Development Park, Stony Brook Road
Stony Brook, 11794-6016

COST: $125.00 for three sessions
Attendance at all three workshop dates is recommended.
 
Pre-registration and payment is due by 9/30/2014.   NO REFUNDS.

SPACE IS LIMITED. Seats will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

 
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