Assemblywoman Titus and the Rockaway East Merchants Association Host Small Business Breakfast

March 28, 2006

Assemblymember Michele R. Titus along with the Rockaway East Merchants Association and guest speaker Assemblymember Mark Weprin, Chair of Small Business Committee, hosted an informative Business Breakfast forum at Mrs. D’s Play Group located in Far Rockaway, Queens. This Business Breakfast was coordinated to inform small business owners in the Rockaway community of pertinent legislation as it pertains to small businesses. This legislative package was passed by the assembly to help small businesses thrive in today’s challenging marketplace.

“Small businesses are literally the foundation of our local economies,” Assemblymember Titus said. “That’s why the Assembly has taken great steps to ensure resources are available to help new businesses startup and existing companies grow. Whether it is good, local jobs, responsible environmental stewardship, technological development or strong community pride, New York’s small businesses are the epicenter of positive growth.”

Helping small businesses get off the ground

The Assembly’s measures include several bills to help businesses raise the capital necessary to debut or expand. While large corporations have established inroads to gaining state or federal aid, Assemblymember Titus said smaller companies are too often overlooked. She said these bills provide equal access to vital financial support. Assemblymember Titus said. “We must do everything we can to make sure that these local businesses have the tools and resources at hand to startup, maintain, grow and succeed.