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NYSSCPA Members Volunteer to Help NYC Small Businesses in Wake of Superstorm Sandy

By:
Alonza Robertson, NYSSCPA Media Relations Manager
Published Date:
Dec 11, 2012
NEW YORK (December 11, 2012) – Members of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants are volunteering their expertise to help New York City small business owners who have been hurt by Superstorm Sandy.
 
More than 100 members of NYSSCPA have agreed to volunteer with NYC's Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYEDC) to provide pro bono services over the next three months to small business owners across all five boroughs who need help with insurance claims, personal injury claims, measuring business interruption, economic damage calculations and business valuations.
 
Additionally, the NYSSCPA volunteers will also assist with data collection, preparation and analysis for tax filings and payment issues; casualty-loss deductions, re-licensing and other general business questions.
 
“Service is at the core of our profession and a central tenet of our Society,” said NYSSCPA President Gail M. Kinsella. “I’m proud of members who are volunteering to connect business owners with resources and information to help them rebuild their livelihoods.”
 
The Business Solutions program is also expediting low-interest emergency loans of up to $25,000, as well supplemental grants, funded by the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, of up to $10,000 to small business owners.
 
Small business owners who have had their businesses interrupted due to Superstorm Sandy and should call the NYC Business Solutions Center nearest their location.
 
Bronx Center:  Phone 718.960.7910
 
Brooklyn Center:  Phone 347.296.8021
 
Lower Manhattan Center: Phone 212.618.8914  
 
Queens Center:  Phone  718.577.2148 
 
Staten Island Center :  Phone  718.285.8400                        
 
Upper Manhattan Center: Phone 917.493.7243
 
Washington Heights Center:  Phone 212.928.3400
 
For more information please contact Alonza Robertson, media relations manager for the NYSSCPA, at 212.719.8405 or arobertson@nysscpa.org.