Small Businesses Damaged by Sandy?

If your business or personal belongings or both suffered damages due to Hurricane Sandy first, my heart goes out to you.  I only lost electric and heat and hot water for about 8 days and compared to others it was merely a major annoyance.  A friend on Staten Island who is a florist, lost two cars and had his shop completely flooded out.  He so far has received a standard (I’m told) check from FEMA for $2,400 which, he tells me, barely makes a dent in his damage expenses.  He’s still arguing with his insurance company about his claims. I […]

Hurricane Relief

The college is currently assessing the needs of our community and identifying efforts specific to FIT. As these initiatives are being developed, some activities are currently underway.     Canned Food Drive Sponsored by Food Bank for New York City Drop-off Locations: The Center, Dubinsky 7th Floor UCE Office, Business & Liberal Arts Center, 9th Floor Lobbies in Pomerantz, Feldman, and Dubinsky     Blood Drive Sponsored New York City Blood Center Thursday, November 15, 10 am to 7 pm Great Hall, Conference Center       Donations Sponsored by the Red Cross Text REDCROSS to 90999 for a $10 donation […]

Volunteering Can Be Good for Business

The holiday season isn’t the only time to think of giving back. In these hard pressed financial times, it may be easier to give of your time than to make a cash donation. Have you considered being a volunteer? For those of you thinking, what’s in it for me? I have one word for you plenty! Where do you find volunteer opportunities? A good place to start is the website By putting in a location (NY, NY) and trying out a few different key words such as fashion, sewing, retail business, small business and the word intern, numerous volunteer […]