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FREE To Join.

The YPLD (Young Professionals Leadership Development) is a free membership launched to help and assist the young professional community with their career and business development through networking. SIEDC wants to give this demographic the opportunity to make the connections they need to establish their own network, grow their business, and engage in educational conversations with SIEDC members for professional guidance. At the SIEDC, we are passionate about the growing business on Staten Island, bringing like-minded professionals together and empowering individuals to thrive in their industry and community. There is no membership fee associated with the YPLD-SIEDC. Please see below the application, requirements, services, and member benefits offered to YPLD-SIEDC Members.

Please call LaurenAnn Barbarino at 718-477-1400 ext 827 for more information.

Veteran & Immigrant-Owned Businesses

SIEDC launched an incubator program for Veteran and Immigrant-Owned Businesses. The program’s goal is to assist veterans and immigrant-owned and operated businesses grow through various benefits. 

Program Benefits

  •  Complimentary vending table at the SIEDC Business Conference

  • Complimentary vending table at the SIEDC Green & Clean Festival or the SIEDC Health & Wellness Expo

  • Educational seminars

  • Networking opportunities

  • Marketing via social media

  •  Marketing and technical assistance

  • Introductory email blast

  • Assigned SIEDC client manager 

  •  Invitation to all All Member Meetings

If you are a Staten Island business owner who feels that they may qualify for this program, please call Jacqueline Diaz at 718-477-1400 ext: 829.

Incubator Participants

Emilia Ramirez - Almendro Or Vert Design

Ananamarie Trombetta -  Ananamarie Trombetta ART

Rowland Beoku-Betts - RB2Kids, Inc.

Joseph John Badacka - Best Mozz Inc.

Joseph Badacka - Father and Son Mozz Inc.

Russell Giambrone - RGBS Enterprises Inc.

Art Lauter - New Millennial Training Center

Majlinda Rusi - Captured Traits by M

Igor Yakovled  - Beezy Beez Honey


WE SI

SIEDC launched a start-up incubator program, WE SI, Women Entrepreneurs of Staten Island. The program’s goal is to assist female owned and operated businesses get off the ground through various benefits.

Program Benefits 

  • Complimentary SIEDC Executive Women’s Council membership for one (1) year

  • Complimentary vending table at the SIEDC Business Conference

  • Complimentary vending table at the SIEDC Green & Clean Festival or the SIEDC Health & Wellness Expo

  • Opportunity to participate in the Executive Women’s Council mentoring session

  • Educational seminars

  • Networking opportunities

  • WE SI webpage on the SIEDC website

  • Marketing and technical assistance

  • Introductory email blast

  • Assigned SIEDC client manager (Megan Kenny)

  • MWBE Certification assistance

  • Invitation to all All Member Meetings

If you are a Staten Island resident looking for a job or a Staten Island-based business with an open position to fill, please call Jaclyn Taschetti at 718-477-1400 ext: 823.

Incubator Participants

Donna Ivackovic - The Beauty Suite

Stephanie Grappone - Rodan & Fields

Dana Musco - Touchstone Crystal

Terri Cote - Boutique Boutique

Monique Roiter - Board & Brush